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The Legacy of Alan Watts

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wattsyoungJanuary 6, 2015 will be the 100th birthday of Alan Watts, the English-born writer on Eastern and Western religion whose work had an immense influence on the Beatniks of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. Watts also had a tremendous influence on my thinking, and, when I published a pair of essays on him at Counter-Currents (here and here), I was delighted to learn that he had influenced a number of other writers in the New Right milieu.

In honor of Watts’s centenary, Counter-Currents will publish an online symposium, with a special focus on what is useful or problematic in his work for the New Right. Read more …

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Le materialisme spirituel d’Alan Watts

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Alan Watts
Does It Matter?: Essays on Man’s Relation to Materiality
New York: Vintage, 1971

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Remembering Alan Watts:
January 6, 1915 to November 16, 1973

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Editor’s Note:

I first published this piece in 2011. I am republishing it as a notification that this time next year, Counter-Currents will publish a symposium in honor of Alan Watts’ 100th birthday. Contact me at [email protected] if you wish to write a paper.

Alan Watts is one of my favorite writers. Read more …

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Podcast no. 14 
Interview with Charles Krafft, Part 1

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Alan Watts:
January 6, 1915 to November 16, 1973

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Alan Watts was born on this day in 1915. In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to three works on this website:

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Interview with James J. O’Meara

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Before beginning this interview, I knew very little about James J. O’Meara. Based simply on his writings, Read more …

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The View from Hippie Hill

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A number of years ago I went through a long period of depression, and when I found myself coming out the other end of it, I developed an interest in “Eastern Philosophy.”

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Remembering Alan Watts:
January 6, 1915 to November 16, 1973

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Alan Watts is one of my favorite writers. Born in Chislehurst, Kent, England, Watts was raised an Anglican, but became a Buddhist at age 15. In 1941, while Watts was living in New York City, his first wife Eleanor had a mystical vision of Jesus. This led him to return to Anglicanism.

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The Spiritual Materialism of Alan Watts:
A Review of Does it Matter?

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Alan Watts
Does It Matter?: Essays on Man’s Relation to Materiality
New York: Vintage, 1971

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