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Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.

Carefully selected by his son and archivist Mark Watts, You're It: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found features more than 10 hours of newly restored historic talks from the "spiritual entertainer" who helped define Eastern thought to audiences in the West. Here is a rare chance for listeners to experience the enduring brilliance of one of the greatest spiritual voices of the 20th century.

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  • Rich S.
  • 02/12/2011

All the Watts you'll ever need

This series of lectures is a comprehensive compilation of Watts teaching on Buddhism, Zen, Hinduism and Taoism. Plus there is also the humor of his one-of-a-kind philosophy based on years of studying the Eastern religions and philosophy. As an Anglican Priest he also has great insights into Christianity. Once you've listened to this you've got everything Watts had to give. Although like me, you may find yourself drawn to rehearing these humorous and insightful talks over and over again.

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  • Rajesh
  • 26/12/2010

Excellent!

I had never heard of Alan Watts. I've heard many other philosophers like Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and others explain eastern/western spirituality, but the way Alan Watts explains it is very easy to understand and profound. I would have to say this is one I'll listen to several times.

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  • Grant
  • 12/01/2013

My thinking was provoked.

Alan Watts died 11 years after I was born, and I had not been exposed to his work until now. And I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this recording of his discussions. It made me think. It made me laugh. It confirmed some of my deepest held convictions and dispelled a few misconceptions, especially my opinions, which apparently were not well formed and insufficiently researched, of Zen Buddhism and Hinduism. This collection of Watts speaking before small groups of people some time in the late 60s or early 70s is poorly recorded and often long, but it felt perfectly captured and all-too-short to my ears.

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  • Doc S. Hodges
  • 09/05/2011

A life changing look at ancient philosophy

I've listened to Alan Watt's for years but this collection is unique. Over several recorded talks he ties keys themes of the great faiths into a common liberating thread. No particular religious point of view is needed and neither are they demeaned. Like so many profound ideas, you may not get it on the first pass but after hearing it from more than one point of view it becomes clearer than ever.

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  • David
  • 02/08/2012

Alan Watts is groovey.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Just discovered him, so I guess that makes me late to the party. Better late than never.
Makes complex ideas digestible and interesting. One of the few authors I would listen to a book and then listen to it again immediately.

Any additional comments?

Currently reading The Wisdom of Insecurity. Another treasure trove of insights.

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  • Kelly-Ann Denton
  • 04/08/2010

brilliant

This man is a genius. The audiobook is perfect for people who are tired of the "spin" associated with spirituality and want to deepen their understanding of the possibilities & philosophies of the human condition.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26/09/2011

The perfect audio for those who love to think

So many people out there like to present thoughts and ideas in a way that gives you the answer.....The answer from their perspective. Alan Watts, in "You're It!" presents thoughts, ideas and perspectives that encourage you to think for yourself. He does not tell you what to do, or how to do it....He allows you to arrive at that on your own. What you do with it is up to you.

Alan Watts does not speak "like" anything....He is an intellectual (An intellectual is a person who uses intelligence (thought and reason) and critical or analytical reasoning in either a professional or a personal capacity.) and if this sort of thing bores you....Well, listen to it three more times.

I find that I randomly select a chapter and listen for a bit every day.....It's that good.

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  • Greg
  • 18/01/2012

This book will transform your life!

Alan Watts is a man of immense intelligent. The most brilliant man who ever lived! He is a master at painting concepts & ideas with words. His words have the power to shatter your world into million pieces. His wisdom is from another realm, since he has tapped into that infinite intelligence and he can speak from that space. If you truly give this book a chance you will be transformed by it. You will know the truth as he knows it, this truth will be directly experienced by you, it won't be just another idea, believe system, philosophy or thought swimming in your mind, but you will directly know this truth to be self evident and you will be liberated. Know this then "What you take to be the thinker ...of the thought....is just one of the thoughts." :) Tat Tvam Asi

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  • Javier Chavez
  • 20/10/2016

Though repetitive, essential Watts

Watts does repeat himself about the yin and yang of life at times but it correlates to what he talks about in that specific lecture. Nevertheless, this lecture runs deep into a beautiful view of the world and the individual. It fits well with "Out of Your Mind." I recommend OYM first then this one. Both are equally interesting that touch different topics. Highly recommended!

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  • Scott
  • 29/01/2014

Should be required reading for high school

While you won't be in agreement with everything Alan Watts says, nor find all of his topics compelling, you're bound to find new perspectives in this book. Even if you've studied Hinduism, Buddhism, and contemporary philosophy, you're bound to learn something significant about these topics from Alan Watts. Maybe you'll emerge from listening to this book a bit more enlightened, a bit more tolerant, and a bit wiser. I feel as though I did.

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