In my own way an autobiography, 1915-1965

by Watts, Alan, 1915-1973.

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Summary
In this new edition of his acclaimed autobiography — long out of print and rare until now — Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution. A child of religious conservatives in rural England, he went on to become a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. Watts's portrait of himself shows that he was a philosophical renegade from early on in his intellectual life. Self-taught in many areas, he came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. Suzuki. Told in a nonlinear style, In My Own Way combines Watts's brand of unconventional philosophy with wry observations on Western culture and often hilarious accounts of gurus, celebrities, and psychedelic drug experiences. A charming foreword by Watts's father sets the tone of this warm, funny, and beautifully written story. Watts encouraged readers to "follow your own weird" — something he always did himself, as this remarkable account of his life shows.
Contents
The stoned wood
Tantum religio
I go to the Buddha for refuge
On being half-miseducated
My own university
Dawn in the western sky
The sunwise turn
Paradox priest
Interlude
Journey to the edge of the world
Beginning a counterculture
Other selves
Breakthrough
The soul-searchers
The sound of rain.

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Subjects Watts, Alan, 1915-1973
Zen Buddhists United States Biography
Philosophers United States Biography
Zen Buddhists England Biography
Philosophers England Biography
Nonfiction
Philosophy
Electronic books.
1915-1973.
Publisher Novato :New World Library,2007
New World Library2011
Edition 2nd ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781577319931
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