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Reality, Art and Illusion

Narrated by: Alan Watts
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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Alan Watts discusses the Indian philosophy of the world as maya - under its multiple meanings as illusion, art, magic, creative power, measure, etc. Various techniques in the arts are used to illustrate the delicate and vibrational character of the material world, and to suggest a new approach to the old philosophy that the universe is "mind" only.

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  • Jonathan
  • 21-01-2015

Amazing

I feel that Alan Watts has explained everything that has to do with anything else.

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  • sam
  • 05-09-2015

welcome to reality

loved it. life changing . one of the best lectures by alan watts. a must

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  • Jacob Ermete
  • 06-07-2020

One for revisiting and fast listen through

As someone who enjoys Eastern spirituality and art, I love the clairvoyance Watts brings to how art is an extension of the universe playing. I find myself revisiting this recording whenever I'm feeling creatively uninspired.

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  • Lamar
  • 27-01-2016

Good Infornation

Some info here that is not in Essential Lectures.
A Few long pauses as usual, but also some volume issues in places. Very good perspectives though :-)

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  • Terry
  • 30-01-2019

This man is simply incredible. Listen and listen!

I could listen to Alan Watts for the rest of time. This audio and particularly for me the final chapter is absolutely transcendental. Alan takes all the walls created by our western cultural view, cuts right through and leaves you with something rather beautiful.

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  • Sue Shepherd
  • 25-09-2016

All that Jazz...

a fascinating recording of lectures given by Alan Watts... I fell in love with his voice!
the recording is a little hard initially as Alan is obviously slapping a stick on the board of information... but once over that he is wonderful to listen to.

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  • babyrobot
  • 03-04-2019

Sleeping zen master

I love to play Alan Watts on my long hauls to California. He sends me into a sound sleep and I always wake up wiser.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-2018

Love it!

Alan Watts is such a joy listening to! recomend it to anyone who wants to stretch the mind

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  • Davie
  • 17-03-2018

Really good!

I loved this. I just wish it was longer! Alan Watts was truly ahead of his time. Fantastic!