Alan Watts was a master at coaching others on how to live fully NOW in the present moment. If you like The Power of Now, The Four Agreements, and The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama, and you’re interested in how to stop being stressed and start living an abundant life, you should listed to this recording.
Also helpful to Helpful for Law of Attraction and the Everything Game. And sometimes just fun to play at a party and chill with Alan Watts on in the background. Other speakers known for these mind expanding topics are Eckhart Tolle, Jim Carrey, Charles Bukowski, Ram Dass, and Terence McKenna.
Many of the concepts Alan Watts discusses share points of view with the likes of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and other stoic philosophers as wells as ancient Zen Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Christian theologians.
Watts, along with many of his cohorts were known for exploring various ways of expanding the mind including LSD and other psychedelic substances. LSD was not banned in the US until 1967 so experimenting with it before that time would not have the same illegal connotations that it would have in today’s America.
Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master’s degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.