A revelatory primer on what it means to be human, from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (Deepak Chopra)—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.
At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.
In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.
I can not put to words how thought provoking and eye opening this book is. Buy it, read it, and then read it again.
This book will change your entire perception on life
Just read it :)
It helped put things together that i failed to notice before. I feel less confused and more relaxed and for others it will completely change their lives all at once, it was not to much of a turn of events for myself because I had already heard a lot of his teachings, and even if you have heard him you still should to read this!