Following from Alan Watts' acclaimed book on Zen Buddhism The Way of Zen, he tackles the Chinese philosophy of Tao.
Alan Watts was a philosopher, academic and theologian, who wrote and spoke widely on Asian philosophy and theology. He became a cult figure in the 60s and 70s, lecturing and presenting radio shows in San Francisco and the Bay Area. His ideas especially gained a following in counter-cultural circles, including among the Beat generation. He is best known as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. He was the author of more than twenty books on the philosophy and psychology of religion including Behold the Spirit, The Way of Zen, and Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: A Mountain Journal. He died in 1973.
Watts begins with scholarship and intellect and proceeds with art
and eloquence to the frontiers of the spirit ... This is a profound
and worthy work, left by a teacher to echo and re-echo. * Los
Angeles Times *
Profound, reflective, and enlightening. Moreover, the text supplies a sense of his ebullient spirit behind the revelation of Tao. * Boston Globe *
A remarkable book because of Alan Watts's talent for communicating Eastern ways of thought ... This book is a 'must'. * Shambhala Review *
Beautifully produced... classic work which examines the Chinese philosophy of Tao, with fine examples of Chinese calligraphy. -- Yoga & Health