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The Alan Watts Collection

The man who brought Eastern wisdom to the West. Alan Watts was a gifted speaker and writer who greatly influenced the counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s. We are happy to share his collected talks—consisting of 19 curated albums, 180 unique talks, and over 142 hours of audio—with a new generation of listeners.

Alan Watts became very popular for his radio series, “Way Beyond the West.” As the radio show expanded nationwide, Watts toured the country lecturing and growing his audience. He would eventually write over twenty-five books, including The Wisdom of Insecurity and The Way of Zen. Watts died in 1973, in his library on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California.

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