The Wisdom of Insecurity
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Wisdom of Insecurity


  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307809865


The Wisdom of Insecurity Book Description :

We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not—and cannot—know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present—and live fully in the now. Featuring an Introduction by Deepak Chopra....

The Age of Anxiety
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Age of Anxiety


  • Author : W. H. Auden
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-27
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691138152


The Age of Anxiety Book Description :

An annotated critical edition of Auden's last, longest book-length poem....

Become what You are
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Become what You are


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781570629402


Become what You are Book Description :

In this collection of essays, Watts displays the playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him one of the most popular lecturers and authors on the spiritual traditions of the East. Watts draws on a variety of religious traditions and explores the limits of language in the face of spiritual truth....

Sabotage
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Sabotage


  • Author : Trinity Jordan
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621360490


Sabotage Book Description :

Without proper respect for ourselves, we don’t really live connected with God and others the way God has designed. During fourteen years of pastoral ministry Trinity Jordan has walked with a lot of people through their struggles. What he has noticed is that THIS is really about THAT in their lives. The THAT is almost always rooted in insecurity. Our unlove, lack of confidence, and acceptance of ourselves have alienated us from God and others. When Jesus says the greatest commandment is to love God and love others as we love ourselves--the key in that verse is us loving ourselves. Insecurity sabotages the abundant life God has for us here on earth. Sabotage deals with the root issues behind our insecurities, including comparing ourselves with others...

Eastern Wisdom  Modern Life

Eastern Wisdom Modern Life


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781577319221


Eastern Wisdom Modern Life Book Description :

Alan Watts introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies. But he is also recognized as a brilliant commentator on Judeo-Christian traditions, as well as a celebrity philosopher who exemplified the ideas — and lifestyle — of the 1960s counterculture. In this compilation of controversial lectures that Watts delivered at American universities throughout the sixties, he challenges readers to reevaluate Western culture's most hallowed constructs. Watts treads the familiar ground of interpreting Eastern traditions, but he also covers new territory, exploring the counterculture's basis in the ancient tribal and shamanic cultures of Asia, Siberia, and the Americas. In the process, he addresses some of the era's most importa...

The Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Book


  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-09-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307807878


The Book Book Description :

In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence....

In My Own Way
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

In My Own Way


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2011-02-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1577319931


In My Own Way Book Description :

In this new edition of his acclaimed autobiography — long out of print and rare until now — Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution. A child of religious conservatives in rural England, he went on to become a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. Watts's portrait of himself shows that he was a philosophical renegade from early on in his intellectual life. Self-taught in many areas, he came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. Suzuki. Told in a nonlinear style, In My Own Way combines Watts's brand of unconventional philosophy with wry observations on Western culture and often hilarious accounts of gurus, celebrities, and psychedelic dr...

Nature  Man and Woman
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Nature Man and Woman


  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-07-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307822987


Nature Man and Woman Book Description :

In Nature, Man and Woman, philosopher Alan Watts reexamines humanity’s place in the natural world—and the relation between body and spirit—in the light of Chinese Taoism. Western thought and culture have coalesced around a series of constructed ideas—that human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled; that the mind is somehow superior to the body; that all sexuality entails a seduction—that in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, our distrust of emotion, and our loneliness and reluctance to love. Here, Watts fundamentally challenges these assumptions, drawing on the precepts of Taoism to present an alternative vision of man and the universe—one in which the distinctions between self and other, spirit and ma...

The 48 Laws of Power
Score: 4.5
From 136 Ratings

The 48 Laws of Power


  • Author : Robert Greene
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2000-09-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101042451


The 48 Laws of Power Book Description :

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Bo...

Beyond Human Nature

Beyond Human Nature


  • Author : Jesse J. Prinz
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-01-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846145728


Beyond Human Nature Book Description :

In this provocative, revelatory tour de force, Jesse Prinz reveals how the cultures we live in - not biology - determine how we think and feel. He examines all aspects of our behaviour, looking at everything from our intellects and emotions, to love and sex, morality and even madness. This book seeks to go beyond traditional debates of nature and nurture. He is not interested in finding universal laws but, rather, in understanding, explaining and celebrating our differences. Why do people raised in Western countries tend to see the trees before the forest, while people from East Asia see the forest before the trees? Why, in South East Asia, is there a common form of mental illness, unheard of in the West, in which people go into a trancelike state af...