For the week of May 26, 2006:
“The point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.” ~Alan Watts
What are the circumstances that causes one to question the long traditions they’ve been taught? How, and why does one question their role in society? While many people have pondered these questions, very few are able to communicate simplistic, yet spiritual alternative ways of seeing the universe, without the structure of religion. And so for many, this is the appeal of Alan Watts, who, since the 1950s, has consistently been one of the most popular voices on the Pacifica Radio Network.
While his death in 1973 saddened listeners worldwide, Alan Watts’ spirit is alive and well, and to this day his Sunday morning show (it’s all re-runs now!) on Pacifica Radio KPFK enjoys throngs of the faithful. This week on From the Vault, we’ll listen to Alan Watts, a great interpreter of Eastern philosophies for the West and a fixture in Pacifica Radio’s History.
Archival recordings used in this week’s episode:
BB0527.01 – Alan Watts – “Introduction to Way Beyond the West” MORE INFO
BB0528.14 – Alan Watts – “Truth and Relativity” MORE INFO
BB5264 – Alan Watts – “Man Is A Hoax” MORE INFO
BC1680.01-02 – Pearls On A String: A Memorial Tribute to Alan Watts 2 CD Set MORE INFO
SZ0194 – Alan Watts – “On God” MORE INFO
BB0528.27 – Alan Watts – “Love of Waters” MORE INFO
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