Remembering Alan Watts
(January 6, 1915–November 16, 1973)
Alan Watts was born on this day in 1915. A prolific scholar and dazzling stylist, Watts is best known as the chief popularizer of Asian philosophy for the Beat and Hippy movements, but he was also an original thinker in his own right and a quiet man of the Right. In commemoration of his birth, I wish to draw your attention to these works at Counter-Currents:
- Martin Aurelio, “The Wisdom of the East?“
- Counter-Currents Radio Podcast no. 401, “Five Essential Books“
- Greg Johnson, “Alan Watts at 100” (Spanish translation)
- Greg Johnson, “The Spiritual Materialism of Alan Watts: A Review of Does It Matter?” (French translation)
- James J. O’Meara, “Alan Watts: The First Alt-Academic“
- James J. O’Meara, “‘PC is for Squares, Man’: Alan Watts and the Game of Trump“
- James J. O’Meara, “Re-Kindling Alan Watts,” Part 1, Part 2
- James J. O’Meara, “There and Then: Personal and Memorial Reflections on Alan Watts“
Note: James O’Meara’s essays on Watts have been collected in his book Mysticism after Modernism: Crowley, Evola, Neville, Watts, Colin Wilson & Other Populist Gurus (Colac, Victoria: Manticore, 2018).
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