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By Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice

Considers the contributions and modern value of Alan Watts. Alan Watts—Here and Now explores the highbrow legacy and carrying on with relevance of a prolific author and speaker who was once an immense effect on American tradition throughout the latter half the 20 th century. A philosopher attuned to the non secular malaise affecting the Western brain, Watts (1915–1973) supplied highbrow and non secular possible choices that contributed to shaping the Beat tradition of the Fifties and the counterculture of the Nineteen Sixties. renowned for introducing Buddhist and Daoist spirituality to a large Western viewers, he additionally wrote on psychology, mysticism, and psychedelic adventure. Many idolized Watts as a guru-mystic, but he was once additionally pushed aside as intellectually shallow and as an insignificant popularizer of Asian religions (the “Norman Vincent Peale of Zen”). either serious and appreciative, this edited quantity locates Watts on the vanguard of significant paradigmatic shifts in Western highbrow existence. members discover how Watts’s paintings resonates in present-day scholarship on psychospiritual transformation, Buddhism and psychotherapy, Daoism within the West, phenomenology and hermeneutics, humanistic and transpersonal psychology, mysticism, and ecofeminism, between different components. “Columbus and Rice have prepare a quantity that's good conceived, good written, good edited, and obtainable to undergraduates in addition to scholars.” — selection “Watts was once a stunningly exceptional writer—far greater than virtually an individual writing then or now; he truly had grasped ‘the essence of Zen.’ each essay during this ebook throws new gentle at the relevance of his rules for this present day, and those written by means of people who find themselves additionally old figures within the circles Watts moved in and wrote out of supply interesting historic tidbits. I enthusiastically suggest this book.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, writer of Esalen: the USA and the faith of No faith Peter J. Columbus is Administrator of the Shantigar starting place in Rowe, Massachusetts. Donadrian L. Rice is Professor of Psychology on the collage of West Georgia. also they are the coeditors of Psychology of the Martial Arts.

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It is an energy that is of God. It is pure, uncorrupted, and available for our use. The Light is in every aspect of your experience and your expression. You have never been less than the Light. That’s who you are in the fullness and the glory of all your consciousness. And the Light is not sitting around, chanting and looking holy all day. The Light is the total beingness of all consciousness, on all levels, at all times. The Light is everywhere. When you accept that, you’ve made your first step.

Get into the Spirit and use that to flood through all the other levels. Be 100 percent everywhere in Spirit. It’s the only way to experience multidimensional consciousness. Any other way is failure and illusion. 23 T he Christ Resides in You The Bible speaks of God’s “only begotten Son” (John 3:16). That Son, that Christ Consciousness, is in each one of us, and it is the invisible part of us, the God part of us. When Jesus manifested that Christ Spirit in the world, it became easier for us to recognize it and realize that each of us possesses a part of that within ourselves.

And as you move more into the Spirit within you, someone looking from the outside might not notice the difference in you, which can be a real slap to the ego, so the ego may want to reassert itself, out of self-importance. But if you are in your ego, you are not in your Soul. You will know you are in your Soul when you are just being ordinary, just living your life simply and directly, doing what is in front of you without looking for recognition. 19 Y ou Are a Multidimensional Being You are on all levels of Light.

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