Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
In a way, we are like the blind man who was asked to touch separate parts of an elephant -- and then attempt the nearly impossible task of describing the totality of the creature he was touching. In this classic work Alan Watts shows us that we are all somewhat blind to the greater reality of the world around us. Our limited perception only allows us to sense isolated pieces of life and keeps us from fully understanding how those pieces go together, and from understanding our relationship to the universe and to our fellow human beings. Most importantly, this perception keeps us from fully understanding ourselves.

The Book sparkles with warmth and wisdom, brilliantly blending and synthesizing Eastern and Western thought. This is the very essence of Alan Watts' philosophy, derived from his years of study and spiritual exploration. The Book is a guide to life, a way to remove impediments to our spiritual vision so that we can experience greater harmony and fulfillment. This program is narrated by Ralph Blum, bestselling author of The Book of Runes.


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