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JOAN WATTS & ANNE WATTS at Books Inc. Berkeley

Joan and Anne Watts photos and Collected Letters of Alan Watts cover image

Joan Watts and Anne Watts, daughters of countercultural icon, philosopher, and author Alan Watts (1915-1973), share The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

Philosopher, author, and lecturer Alan Watts (1915-1973) popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. Today, new generations are finding his writings and lectures online, while faithful followers worldwide continue to be enlightened by his teachings. The Collected Letters of Alan Watts reveals the remarkable arc of Watts's colorful and controversial life, from his school days in England to his priesthood in the Anglican Church as Chaplain of Northwestern University to his alternative lifestyle and experimentation with LSD in the heyday of the late sixties. His engaging letters cover a vast range of subject matter, with recipients ranging from High Church clergy to high priests of psychedelics, government officials, publishers, critics, family, and fans. Watts' letters were curated by two of his daughters, Joan and Anne Watts, who have added rich, behind-the-scenes biographical commentary. Watts wrote more than twenty books during his lifetime, including The Way of ZenThe Wisdom of InsecurityThe Meaning of HappinessPsychotherapy East and WestThe Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You AreThis Is It, Joyous Cosmology, In My Own Way: An Autobiography, and Tao,the Watercourse Way.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
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The Collected Letters of Alan Watts Cover Image
By Alan Watts, Joan Watts (Editor), Anne Watts (Editor)
$32.50
ISBN: 9781608684151
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: New World Library - December 1st, 2017