In celebration of the waters that bring life to all things, Alan Watts reflects on the separation between human civilization and the natural world.
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“Perhaps the ghastly mistake was just that step in man’s evolution which made it possible for him to comment, to reflect upon life as a whole. In being able to stand aside from life and think about it, he put himself outside it and found it alien.” – Alan Watts
In this unique and experimental recording, Alan Watts discusses
- The beauty of life on the waters in Sausalito, California
- The rhythms of nature
- Time and timelessness
- The transformation of one form into another
- The separation of man from the natural world
- Objecting and Objectifying the world
- Identity and being able to know knowing
- The spacious environment of the ocean
“Although the rhythm of the waves beats a kind of time, it’s not clock or calendar time, it has no urgency. It’s timeless time, because I know I am listening to a rhythm which has been just the same for millions of years.” – Alan Watts