Alan Watts Free Speech

Alan Watts lived from 1915 to 1973. He practiced several styles ...of meditation while young, and practised zen in New York before acquiring a Masters Degree in Theology to become an Episcopal priest. Watts was critical of religious outlooks that he found to be dour, guilt-ridden, or militantly proselytizing. It did not matter whether he found the attitudes within Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism.

For his entire adult life, Watts explored the nature of human awareness, as well as the relationship between humanity and the natural world.

Watts studied written Chinese and practiced Chinese brush calligraphy, pursued interests in Zen Buddhism, Taoism, Vedanta, Christianity, psychology, "the new physics", cybernetics, ecology, semantics, mythology, process philosophy, the arts, natural history, and the anthropology of sexuality.

Watts's explorations and teachings brought him into contact with many noted intellectuals, artists, and environmentalists. Alan Watts was a Scholar at San Jose State University. Watts directed, and was a professor of Comparative Philosophy at the American Academy of Asian Studies (later to become the California Institute of Integral Studies). Alan Watts had a fellowship at Harvard University. Watts was instrumental in the development of the Esalen institute, and was a resident scholar there, as well.

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