Just So

  • by Alan Watts
  • Narrated by Alan Watts
  • 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

"If you were God," asked Alan Watts, "what kind of universe would you create? A perfect one free of suffering and drama? Or one filled with surprise and delight?"
With Just So, the celebrated philosopher and self-described "spiritual entertainer" invites us to explore the hidden dimensions that shape both the cosmos and our personal experience of it.
From the 1950s to the 1970s, Eastern spiritual philosophies ignited in the West profound new ways of perceiving ourselves and the mysteries of life. And from the beginning, Alan Watts was at the forefront - sparking insight after insight at live gatherings and radio broadcasts. Today Alan Watts' books and recordings bring perennial delight to new listeners of all ages and beliefs.
Here the luminary author and speaker explores three often overlooked yet essential universal dynamics: connection, play, and pleasure. This exceptional collection of sessions includes three complementary seminars:
The Cosmic Network - a journey into the interconnected web of the personal and the infinite
Ecological Awareness - reflections on how humanity and nature evolve through discovery and "purposeless" play
The Pursuit of Pleasure - how a true materialism connects us fully through our senses with others and to the natural flow of the cosmos.
Along the way you'll explore many other themes, at turns humorous, prophetic, and more relevant today than ever. What unfolds is a liberating view of life that arises from possibility and the unpredictable - perfect and "just so" not in spite of its messy imperfections but because of them.


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Alan Watts is more relevant today than ever

We need more teachers like this in our lives. I have been listening to Alan's teachings now for a couple years. Wish I found this in my twenties. Practical advice and deconstruction of things I was taught as a child. In a time when insulation and separateness are all we hear about, it is a real eye opener to see we really haven't come as far as you think. Still lots of work to do. These are words that will ring true, if you let them.
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- Will Foley

If you've enjoyed any lecture of his on YouTube you're going to be enthralled

A combination of over 20 hours of Watts speaking of self realizations and the true meaning to life. I have new perspective for everything I have done and will do moving forward.

I'm already restarting the audiobook because of how fantastic the first 1/3 of it is. The middle half is extremely intellectual and philosophical so one might feel a sort of drone, but the final third is reward enough for sticking it out.

I recommend listening at 1.25x
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- Eric Celedonia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2017
  • Publisher: Sounds True