Get this from a library! Tao: the watercourse way is not to be taken lightly. profound, reflective, and enlightening." Add to Wish List. Tao: The Watercourse Way. The book is scholarly without being stuffy... in fact... quite to the contrary as this book is fun because you can feel the joy in the soul of the author in every word. And, this way is not a way that can be approached through any means whatsoever. Tao: The Watercourse Way. If one truly has a concept of their spirituality reading here this might give you an idea how embrace more fully the spiritual nature of your chosen religion. First, I use it personally and in my work. --Boston Globe According to Deepak Chopra, Watts was a spiritual polymatch, the first and possibly greatest. If you want an introduction to Taoism, don't buy this book. After reading it i found myself questioning my own thought process. All positive reviews › Alan E. Senior. Love him - all he writes. —Boston GlobeAccording to Deepak Chopra, "Watts was a spiritual polymatch, the first and possibly greatest." Sure, one cannot fully name or explain the Tao, but Alan comes about as close as one could. This page works best with JavaScript. It was as if my mind was caught in a vicious "ego" circle. Alan Watts takes the reader through the history of Tao and its interpretations by key thinkers such as Lao-Tzu, author of the Tao Te Ching. He knows a lot about Chinese caligraphy and about Taoism in general, so his interpretations of many well-known and already-translated verses adds a fresh new perspective, and I think a valuable one. Write a review. What I found was that pretty well everything I'd learned was right there in Watts, plus a few inimitable bits of his own. Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2019. Sharing the important and beautiful things. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2017. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British writer and speaker known for interpreting and popularising Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism for a Western audience. It is not an introductory book on Taoism; there are plenty of those on the market, by Alan Watts and others. Tao: The Watercourse Way has 6 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace ... 1 Customer Review. Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2013. Following Alan Watts' acclaimed book on Zen Buddhism The Way of Zen, he tackles the Chinese philosophy of Tao. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. If you've ever cracked open the Tao Te Ching, it can be baffling at times. I enjoy the reflective quality of the text, but wanted to know more. How are ratings calculated? Visit Watercourse Way. It is also clear that there are many unexplained background assumptions at work. Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2017. TAO: The Watercourse Way by Alan & Al Chung-liang Huang Watts ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 1, 1975 A gaily highhanded, epicurean book, as Watts was increasingly inclined to produce in his later years, and boxed in as it is between collaborator Al Chung-liang Huang's worshipful and pained fore- and afterwords, it is a gem to remember Watts by. Alan Watts. Read "Tao: The Watercourse Way The Watercourse Way" by Alan Watts available from Rakuten Kobo. : Alan Watts, Al Chung-liang Huang. Critics agree that this last work stands as a perfect monument to the life and literature of Alan Watts. He received a master's degree in theology from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and became an … Excellent book. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Insightful commentary. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. All-time favorite, served for the first research paper I ever wrote. If you already know the Tao, and want to take your understanding further, this book succeeds admirably. Tao: The Watercourse Way, the final work by philosopher Alan Watts, was published posthumously in 1975. Alan Watts is a true master of bringing the Eastern thought into the Western sphere of thinking. Critics agree that this last work stands as a perfect monument to the life and literature of Alan Watts.--Publisher description. 7 Reviews. Alan Watts was one of the most enlightened minds of the twentieth century, and Tao: The Watercourse Way is the culmination of that enlightenment. The first chapter is devoted to Chinese ideograms, which made perfect sense to me. Tao: The Watercourse Way, the final work by philosopher Alan Watts, was published posthumously in 1975.This is the first book I've read that was penned by Watts himself and I was so pleasantly surprised. Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2018. It was one of his best. This is the first book I've read that was penned by Watts himself and I was so pleasantly surprised. The world is still paying for religious and spiritual intolerance. Much like "Spirit of Zen", Watts uses his wording and expressions, as well as citing sources from the tradition, to gently introduce Taoism to one unfamiliar with the philosophy/religion/lifestyle. Book Review: Tao: The Watercourse Way By Alan Watts Summary: Alan Watts gives readers who may have no background on the subject a sense of some of the key concepts of Taoism. 165 Channing Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301 Phone (650) 462-2000. Souvenir Press also publish Alan Watts' 'The Tao'. As this it not a religious text if you are looking for a new religion keep looking.