January 6, 2015 will be the 100th birthday of Alan Watts, the English-born writer on Eastern and Western religion whose work had an immense influence on the Beatniks of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. Watts also had a tremendous influence on my thinking, and, when I published a pair of essays on him at Counter-Currents (here and here), I was delighted to learn that he had influenced a number of other writers in the New Right milieu.
In honor of Watts’s centenary, Counter-Currents will publish an online symposium, with a special focus on what is useful or problematic in his work for the New Right. Suggested topics include the relationship of Watts to Traditionalism, Social Credit, European neo-paganism, Dimitrije Mitrinovic, the recovery of European folkways, the critique of modernity, environmentalism and ecology, dandyism, the Beats and the Hippies, drugs and mysticism, the Left-hand path, etc.
If you would like to participate in the symposium please contact me at [email protected]. If you wish to offer a suggestion, email or post a comment below.
Remembering Martin Heidegger:
September 26, 1889–May 26, 1976
Remembering T. S. Eliot:
September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 372 Greg Johnson, Jim Goad, & Thomas Steuben on America’s Decline
Remembering Charles Krafft: September 19, 1947–June 12, 2020
Remembering Francis Parker Yockey: September 18, 1917–June 16, 1960
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 370 Greg Johnson, Mark Gullick, & Stephen Paul Foster Ponder The Deep Questions
The Consolation of Philosophy
Remembering D. H. Lawrence:
September 11, 1885–March 2, 1930