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Modern Civilization, Watts maintains, is in a state of chaos because its spiritual leadership has lost effective knowledge of man's true nature. Neither philosophy nor religion today gives us the consciousness that at the deepest center of our being exists an eternal reality, which in the West is called God. Yet only from this realization come the serenity and spiritual power necessary for a stable and creative society.
One of the most influential of Alan Watts's early works, The Supreme Identity examines the reality of civilization's deteriorated spiritual state and offers solutions through a rigorous theological discussion on Eastern metaphysic and the Christian religion. By examining the minute details of theological issues, Watts challenges readers to reassess the essences of religions that before seemed so familiar and to perceive Vedantic "oneness" as a meeting ground of all things – "good" and "evil." In addressing how religious institutions fail to provide the wisdom or power necessary to cope with the modern condition, Watts confidently seeks the truth of the human existence and the divine continuum.
In this eye-opening account of "metaphysical blindness" in the West, Watts accents this dense exploration of religious philosophy with wry wit that will engage inquiring minds in search of spiritual power and wisdom.
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Book Description Wildwood House, London, 1973. new edition, 1973. hardback, 8vo, 204pp, edges browned and slight foxing, otherwise clean and sound, no inscriptions, Very Good / Good dustwrapper; wrapper edges scuffed and fraying. ISBN: 0704500345. Seller Inventory # 458937
Book Description Wildwood House Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Second Edition. Publisher's hardback in very good condition: firm, square and tight with no snags or splits, just a trifle rubbed. Complete with original dustjacket: in decent shape, just slightly rubbed and moderately edge-worn. Contents sound and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in presentable condition. Seller Inventory # 091286
Book Description Wildwood House Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Mild wear only to black boards w/bright gilt titles on spine, edges tanned, pages clean, binding tight, glossy jacket is clipped, has some edge wear, 1" closed tear bottom front cover, large author photo rear cover. New ed of book originally published in 1950. Dispatched from the UK same or next working day. Seller Inventory # 002561