The Psychedelic Experience

https://alanwatts.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/psychedelic-experience.mp3 Part 1 Consciousness-Altering Medicine 00:00 Almost all the great religions of the world are in some way associated with a drink. Judaism and Christianity with wine, Islam with coffee,...

Power of Space

https://alanwatts.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/power-of-space.mp3 Part 1 00:00 I suppose you may think it rather nervy of me to devote this whole seminar to talking about nothing. But it’s about space. And in most people’s minds space is just nothing unless it’s...

On Commerce

https://alanwatts.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/on-commerce.mp3 00:00 So since we’re under the auspices of the School of Business, I’m going to talk about commerce. And basically, the word “commerce” is very friendly, because it means “communion interchange;”...

The Houseboat Summit

An extended conversation between Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder on the problem of whether to “drop out or take over,” conducted on Alan Watts’ houseboat in 1967.

The Problem with Christianity

https://alanwatts.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/problem-with-christianity.mp3 00:00 —by giving a brief résumé of the second session that was held yesterday afternoon. As you remember, I had started out in the very beginning of the seminar to give you an outline of...

On Instinct

https://alanwatts.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/on-instinct.mp3 00:00 Somebody raised the question at the end of this morning’s session about instinct, and the instinct for survival, the instinct for procreation, so on. This is fascinating, because we’ve changed...