This is IT, and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience

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9780091347314: This is IT, and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience

These essays, written between 1956 and 1960, deal with the relationship between mystical experience and everyday life. The author claims that we need to disentangle ourselves from habits of speech and thought which make it impossible to see that everyday experience is the real thing.

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Watts, Alan
Published by Rider, UK (1978)
ISBN 10: 0091347319 ISBN 13: 9780091347314
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Book Description Rider, UK, 1978. Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 159 pages. "The most impressive fact in man's spiritual, intellectual, and poetic experience has always been . the universal prevalence of those astonishing moments of insight which Richard Bucke called 'cosmic consciousness'" (in "This is it" first sentence). This book offers six essays, written between 1956 and 1960 which deal with the relationship between mystical experience and everyday life. The author claims that we need to disentangle ourselves from habits of speech and thought which make it impossible to see that everyday experience is the real thing. The title essay on cosmic consciousness includes the author's account of his own experiences in the inner realm. 'Instinct, Intelligence and Anxiety' is a study of the paradoxes of self - consciousness; Spirituality and Sensuality' presents a lively debate on the false opposition of spirit and matter; and 'The New Alchemy' gives a balanced account of the states of consciousness akin to spiritual experience. This collection also includes the text of the.author's celebrated pamphlet 'Beat Zen, Square Zen and Zen.' Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 055191

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Published by Rider & Co (1978)
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Book Description Rider & Co, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Minor Shelfwear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005116524

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