Alan Watts

Alan Watts

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

Source/Notes: Paraphrase. Original: "When I use the word mythology, or myth, I don't mean something that is false. I mean an idea or image by which people make sense of the world." Source: "Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life: Collected Talks 1960–1980" (2011 edition) by Allan Watts, p. 99

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Source/Notes: The essence of Alan Watts by Alan Watts (1977), p. 74 - ISBN: 9780890872109

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