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REVIEW ¼ The Joyous Cosmology Ó The Joyous Cosmology is Alan Watts’s exploration of the insight that the consciousness changing drugs LSD mescaline psilocybin can facilitate “when accompanied with sustained philosophical reflection by a person who is in search not of kicks but of understanding” More than an artifact it is both a riveting memoir The Joyous Cosmology is Alan Watts’s exploration of the insight that the consciousness changing drugs LSD mescaline psilocybin can facilitate “when a. Alan Watts the student of comparative religions and exponent of Zen to the West was originally reluctant to euate some of the experiences readily afforded by the psychedelics to those obtained through long yogic disciplines He changed his views after some experiences with the drugs and this book is his contribution to the discussion a contribution specifically focusing on the emotional and religious aspects of the experienceI had a similar experience in college For some months a Buddhist monk from China lived on the Grinnell campus conducting group meditations characterized by chanting I participated in these sessions and befriended the fellow Among our many discussions we debated the relative merits of his preferred method to that preferred by most of the students at the college Not having had the experience he tried 500 micrograms of LSDAfterwards in the North Lounge of the Student Forum he told me that the experience had one caused him to revise his originally negative opinion of the drug and two made him aware of having been conceited about his own spiritual achievement I was uite impressed by his honest humility

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Iveting memoir of Watts’s personal experiments a profound meditation on our perennial uestions about the nature of existence the existence of the sacre. Čeština nížeAlan Watts had to be a great man I would like to sit with him on the grass observe the surrounding nature and contemplate the workings of this world After all how it would look like can be found by listening to his recordings or reading his booksThe book The Joyous Cosmology surprised me above all opinions that you will not hear or you will not see anywhere else Alan Watts by beautiful playing with words allowed me to get into a completely different world whether it was physical or the world Mr Watts was trying to introduce to us the world that for most of our population is hiddenA book full of thoughts for example What if we could remove our barriers and return to our roots Or Why there is such a big difference between a friendship and relationship with our loveAs a whole the book was great but I should read it in my native language because by reading such a book in a language you do not know as a native speaker you will probably miss a lot of important details as I did and you will not be able to understand the whole context of the bookAlan Watts musel být skvělý člověk Přál bych si sedět s ním na trávě pozorovat okolní přírodu a rozjímat nad světem Ostatně jak by to asi vypadalo se dá zjistit už jen při poslechu jeho nahrávek anebo při čtení jeho knihKniha The Joyous Cosmology mě překvapila především názory které jen tak nikde jinde neuslyšíte nebo neuvidíte anebo krásným hraním si se slovy které mě již v krátkém odstavci dokázali přenést do úplné jiného světa ať už toho našeho fyzického anebo toho pro většinu populace skrytého který se nám pan Watts snažil tak představit Kniha plná myšlenek k zamyšlení například “Co kdybychom dokázali odstranit naše zábrany a vrátili bychom se k naším kořenům” anebo “Proč je mezi kamarádstvím a vztahem s naší “láskou” takový rozdíl”Jako celek byla kniha skvělá akorát jsem měl knihu číst v mém rodném jazyce jelikož číst takovouto knihu v jazyce který neumíte jako rodilý mluvčí vás připraví o mnohé důležité detaily kvůli kterým občas nepochopíte celý kontext již tak složité knihy

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The Joyous CosmologyCcompanied with sustained philosophical reflection by a person who is in search not of kicks but of understanding” More than an artifact it is both a r. I sometimes feel as though some of Alan Watts's descriptions of his cosmology can't possibly be improved upon He is at once very succinct and very poetic his language is communicative and engaging without ever coming across as obtuse or obnoxious I would have loved to have seen Watts write fiction because his use of metaphor and analogy is inspiringOstensibly this is a book about a philosopher taking psychedelic drugs While his views on drugs are interesting and probably ahead of his time that's not the centrepiece of this book for me For me what makes this a great read is that the universe is being described by somebody who seems to be in both perfect understanding and absolute awe of it A lot of people who want to understand the universe start with popular science books; in my opinion they'd be better off starting here