- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: New World Library; 2nd edition (14 Jun. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1608682048
- ISBN-13: 978-1608682041
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness Paperback – 14 Jun 2013
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"Alan Watts describes with startling clarity and poetic beauty his drug-induced experiences."
-- "Contemporary Psychology"
""The Joyous Cosmology" is a carrier wave of information and insight, which has lost none of its subtlety, suppleness, or zest."
-- from the new introduction by Daniel Pinchbeck, author of "Breaking Open the Head"
"A stirring introduction to one of mankind's newest self-examinations."
Alan Watts describes with startling clarity and poetic beauty his drug-induced experiences.
The Joyous Cosmology is a carrier wave of information and insight, which has lost none of its subtlety, suppleness, or zest.
from the new introduction by Daniel Pinchbeck, author of Breaking Open the Head
A stirring introduction to one of mankind s newest self-examinations.
About the Author
Spiritual philosopher Alan Watts, student of Buddhism, Anglican minister, chaplain at Northwestern University, and author of more than twenty books, died in 1973.
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Top Customer Reviews
He credits it for having a political dimension and is positive about its potential uses sacramentally or ceremonially for being joyous.
It could be beneficial for a new generation of users to appreciate his depth of understanding.
Are the psychedelic agents 'pearls before swine? 'He raises the question.
For more, I shall eventually put stuff on my blog at [...]
There is a great talk by Alan Watts on Lsd. It's easily found online. That is the wisest and most level headed talk ever to do with psychedelics. Where Terence McKenna spoke to the initiates, Alan Watts talks to the suits and to the straights and he somehow comes across as persuasive!
I recommend the publishers provide a CD or downloadable option.