Alan Watts-"The Spirit Of Zen-The Way Of Life, Work And Art In The Far East"-
1960-Grove Press-5" X 8"-136 pages-Softcover Book-With Illustrations-Signed
By Author.....Alan Wilson Watts(6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British writer and speaker known for interpreting and popularizingBuddhism,Taoism, andHinduismfor a Western audience. Born inChislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and beganZentraining in New York. He received a master's degree intheologyfromSeabury-Western Theological Seminaryand became anEpiscopalpriest in 1945. He left the ministry in 1950 and moved toCalifornia, where he joined the faculty of theAmerican Academy of Asian Studies.Watts gained a following while working as a volunteer programmer at theKPFAradio station inBerkeley. He wrote more than 25 books and articles on religion and philosophy, introducing the emerginghippie counterculturetoThe Way of Zen(1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. InPsychotherapy East and West(1961), he argued that Buddhism could be thought of as a form ofpsychotherapy. He consideredNature, Man and Woman(1958) to be, "from a literary point of view—the best book I have ever written".He also explored human consciousness andpsychedelicsin works such as "The New Alchemy" (1958) andThe Joyous Cosmology(1962). The book has been autographed on the title page by Alan
Watts. Please note the book was signed hear the end of Alan Watts' life so there are tremors in the signature...................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.