Cloud Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: A Mountain Journal

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Over the course of nineteen essays, Alan Watts ruminates on the philosophy of nature, ecology, aesthetics, religion, and metaphysics. Assembled in the form of a “mountain journal,” written during a retreat in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais, CA, Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown is Watts’s meditation on the art of feeling out and following the watercourse way of nature, known in Chinese as the Tao. Embracing a form of contemplative meditation that allows us to stop analyzing our experiences and start living in to them, the book explores themes such as the natural world, established religion, race relations, karma and reincarnation, astrology and tantric yoga, the nature of ecstasy, and much more.

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tions, assembled in the form of a journal and here published in paperback for the first time, were written at Alan Watts' retreat in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais, California. Many current themes are discussed, including meditation, nature, established religion, race relations, karma and reincarnation, astrology and tantric yoga, and the nature of ecstasy, but the underlying motif is the art of feeling out and following the watercourse way of nature, known in Chinese as the Tao. Watts suggests a way of contemplative meditation in which we temporarily stop naming and classifying all that we experience, and simply feel it as it is.

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Alan W. Watts, who held both a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, is best remembered as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. Standing apart, however, from sectarian membership, he has earned the reputation of being one of the most original and “unrutted” philosophers of the twentieth century. Watts was the author of some twenty books on the philosophy and psychology of religion that have been published in many languages throughout the world, including the bestselling The Way of Zen. An avid lecturer, Watts appeared regularly on the radio and hosted the popular television series, Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life,in the 1960s. He died in 1973.

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Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First UK Edition. These ruminations, assembled in journal form, were written at Watts' retreat in the foothills of Mt Tamalpais, CA. Current themes are discussed, including meditation, nature, established religion, race relations, reincarnation, karma, astrology, tantric yoga & the nature of ecstasy, but the underlying motif is the art of feeling out & following the watercourse way of nature, known in Chinese as the Tao. Watts suggests a way of contemplative meditation in which we temporarily stop naming & classifying all that we experience, & simply feel it as it is. Preface The Water And the Mountain The Watercourse Way Flowing with the Tao The Future of Ecstasy The Reality of Reincarnation Implications of Karma Spectrum of Love Black &/or White Consider the Lilies What on Earth Are We Doing? Incantation of the Stars Was Jesus a Freak? What Shall We Do with the Church? Do You Smell? On the Tantra The Art of Contemplation The Zero-one Amazement Protogenesis 191 pages. Foxing to covers, endpapers and page edges . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Religion, Theology; Religion & Theology; ISBN: 0224009729. ISBN/EAN: 9780224009720. Inventory No: 234802. Bookseller Inventory # 234802

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