The Joyous Cosmology is a brilliant arrangement of words describing This is, of course, exactly the distinction which Alan Watts wants us to transcend. But Mr. The Joyous Cosmology is Alan Watts’s exploration of the insight that the consciousness-changing drugs LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin can. The Joyous Cosmology by Alan W. Watts download free PDF ebook Joyous Cosmology – Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciusness – by.
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It might be at least the tip of an Ariadne’s thread to lead us out of the maze in which all of us are lost from our infancy.
Faces become all ages at once, for characteristics that suggest age also suggest youth by implication; the bony structure suggesting the skull evokes instantly the newborn infant. Mar 12, Arley A added it. Alan Watts, the student of comparative religions and exponent of Zen to the West, was originally reluctant to equate some of the experiences readily afforded by the psychedelics to those obtained through long yogic disciplines.
That is to say, we must acquire a far greater sensitivity to what the organism itself wants to do, and learn responsiveness to its inner motions. True, the seed does not intend to move itself with the wind, but neither did I intend to have arms and legs.
As well try to understand a book by dissolving it in solution and popping it into a centrifuge.
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The following pages make no attempt to be a scientific report on the effects of these chemicals, with the usual details of dosage, time and place, physical symptoms, and the like.
But this is an ascending hierarchy of maneuvers, of stratagems capping stratagems, all symbolized in the overlays of refinement beneath which the original howl is still sounding.
But Western teachers work on the exoteric and democratic principle that everything possible must be done to inform and assist the student so as to make his mastery of the subject as easy as possible. And perhaps a reawakening for someone who had made the journey before, or an insight for a person well practiced in something like Yoga or Zen. The offenders wstts feel guilty zlan often positively righteous in their opposition to this legal hypocrisy, and so emerge from prison loathing and despising the social order more than ever.
He accepts it or resists it. But what this means is that we cease to attribute joyohs to these echoes and mirror images. A divorce is news; a happy marriage isn’t. We made, then, an initial experiment at Keith’s office in Beverly Hills in which I was joined by Edwin Halsey, formerly private secretary to Ananda Coomaraswamy, and then teaching comparative religions at Claremont.
But at the same wwatts color and light are the gift of the eye to the leaf and the sun.
This is why Shiva has ten watgs, for he represents the dance of life, the omnipotence of being able to do innumerably many things at once. The only answer seems to be that of the present group.
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There is no point from which to alwn life, or stand against it. I maintained that, for lack of any better solution, they should be restricted for psychiatric prescription. It is an imaginary, socially fabricated self working against the organism, the self that is biologically grown. But I qualified as an expert insofar as I had also a considerable intellectual knowledge of the psychology and philosophy of religion: Thus the subtle and wonderful gradations that lie between the two are almost entirely lost.
The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness
I contemplate the mystery of trash in its immediate manifestation: It was an innocent time, before the powers that be had really found out about what a gaping hole into their walls of modern vices their initial allowance of the use of LSD and mushrooms had blown. Does the order of the brain create the order of the world, or alzn order of the world the brain?
And he has along with this the verbal equipment of a poetic philosopher to teach and inform. Open Preview See a Problem?
This is simply to say that the use of such powerful medicines is not to be taken lightly, as one smokes a cigarette or tosses down a cocktail. But finally, rapacious and all-embracing cosmic selfishness turns out to be a disguise for the unmotivated play of love. Instead of being a body he “has” a body. As I watch, the mood changes.
Relative to our own times, the prosecution of sumptuary laws is as tyrannical as any of the excesses of the Holy Inquisition or the Star Chamber.
Ordinarily I am lost in a maze. It is quite commendable, how Watts manages to put into words these complex experiences. How is this to be brought about? The main body of the work, while occasionally poetic and beautifully written, is rambling and friv I feel aatts it would be impossible to review this book without comparing it to The Doors of Perception. Cosmollgy is wattts “original identity” which ordinary language and our conventional definitions of man so completely conceal. Transforming itself endlessly into itself, the pattern alone remains.
While his views on drugs are interesting and probably ahead of his time I sometimes feel as though some of Alan Watts’s descriptions of his cosmology can’t possibly be improved upon. I use that word deliberately and shall use it again.
Light, sound, touch, taste, and smell become a continuous warp, with the feeling that the whole dimension of sensation is a single continuum or field.