Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.
Carefully selected by his son and archivist Mark Watts, You're It: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found features more than 10 hours of newly restored historic talks from the "spiritual entertainer" who helped define Eastern thought to audiences in the West. Here is a rare chance for listeners to experience the enduring brilliance of one of the greatest spiritual voices of the 20th century.
Not really a book, just a bunch of lectures. Some interesting content but also a bunch of annoying chicks in the audience constantly laughing at his bad jokes. But entertaining and insightful.
This is it!
Like sitting with an old friend, these recordings give us Alan Watts' flair for bringing Eastern thought to the Western Mind with his own unique wit and insight. Not sure what the last reviewer was saying about 3 1/2 hrs, it says 10+ hours and it delivers. If you can manage the cost, a must have for anyone interested in these meaningful ideas!
I would highly recommend this to those on the "lose you ego" trip
If you've been on a trip to go beyond your ego, I highly recommend this work, its a nice collection that hits all the essentials. If you've followed Ram Dass or Eckhart Tolle, it is important you listen to the pointers Watts gives as they are a "darker" side to the spiritual journey. This is like spending 12 hours with a Zen master who knocks you over, again and again until you see more and more into the mechanics of ego. In the end, you will see you cannot improve yourself and never could and in seeing this, you find just the improvement you were looking for.