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Alan Watts
« on: May 11, 2014, 03:00:41 PM »
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I've been enjoying Alan Watts' lectures lately. I'm sure many people here already know the fellow, but I'll post one here for the benefit (I think) of anyone who don't:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bB5X5vzbSY

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Re: Alan Watts
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 04:49:53 AM »
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Still buzzing off Alan?

I once got into a hermetic retreat listening to his words for a solid week getting to grips with my mortality and the playfully nihilistic nature of the dualistic reality. It was a truly therapeutic experience. Not only because of him, but for all I've learned before and after, I no longer fear death or any kind of negative experience except physical pain and the suffering of those I love. If I were any more nihilist I would vanish in a puff of smoke... or just stop eating and moving.

I would suggest the writings and words of this man to anyone.

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Re: Alan Watts
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 09:28:50 AM »
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Still buzzing off Alan?


Still buzzin'!
I even found a short clip that seems quite tailored to our cause in opposing Mr Molyneux's pretentious outpourings.

... or just stop eating and moving.


Based on my subjective experience I would recommend both of those practices, for a finite period of course - 3/4 months max and not complete immobility or fasting (although in India I think there are those who have achieved both of those things for similar lengths of time)


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Re: Alan Watts
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 03:40:17 PM »
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I already did this for 5 months as a young adult when I would spend all my money on drugs, so I couldn't eat consistently. Nor could I go anywhere because I had no money, and all the entertainment I needed was going on in my head anyway because I was tripping balls or recovering from the last time I tripped balls.

Great clip, and appropo for sure. I was listening to this 9-tone tuning fork healing track and I listened to him over it. :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiFqhMX8OOg
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Re: Alan Watts
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 05:16:14 PM »
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Very nice indeed. Thanks

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Re: Alan Watts
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 01:59:45 AM »
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Thanks Prodigal Son, I enjoyed that.
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Re: Alan Watts
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2014, 09:13:36 AM »
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Lots of rhetoric and metaphor, analogy, poetic speak.

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Re: Alan Watts
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014, 09:23:58 AM »
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Lots of rhetoric and metaphor, analogy, poetic speak.

Yep. He also plays gongs in some presentations. I'm sure its appeal is not universal.

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Re: Alan Watts
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 05:07:57 AM »
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Nice short and orchestrated clip: