Alan Watts is one of my favorite writers. Born in Chislehurst, Kent, England, Watts was raised an Anglican, but became a Buddhist at age 15. In 1941, while Watts was living in New York City, his first wife Eleanor had a mystical vision of Jesus. This led him to return to Anglicanism.
The Spiritual Materialism of Alan Watts:
A Review of Does it Matter?
French translation here
Does It Matter?: Essays on Man’s Relation to Materiality
New York: Vintage, 1971
Part 3 of 6. For the whole series, click here.
2. The Nature of Man
As we have seen, Lawrence believes that men (most men) need to have a woman in their lives. Their relationship to a woman serves to ground their lives, and to provide the man not only with a respite from the woes of the world, but with energy and inspiration. (more…)