4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 2 December 2011
Growing up in Portland, OR in the early 70s, I regularly listened to and was fascinated by Alan Watts' Pacifica Radio broadcasts, which originated at KPFA in the Bay Area. Watts was a superb writer and had few peers in making complex topics understandable, but I came to his many books only after being inspired by his "lectures" on those Pacifica radio shows. There was nothing like it on the air. Alan Watts not only has something to say; how he says it is wonderful to the ear. His voice is unmistakable and he makes complex connections with ease, bringing the audience along every step of the way, all without taking himself too seriously which only emphasizes his mastery of the subject matter. This extensive collection from the early 70s era captures Watts, in style and content, perfectly.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2011
Having had this set for a number of years I noticed that no one has reviewed this on Amazon UK. Well what can you say about the man who managed to explain the unexplainable !
Having many books in my collection written by many experts , Masters etc, not one of them is able to quite put into words and explain what Zen , Tao , Buddhism is all about,like Alan Watts does. He manages to do it in a language and format that really can enlighten those hidden corners of the mind.
If you have read Alan Watts, listening to him is another depth !
Highly recommended to those looking for clarity in a language and description anyone can follow.