Category Archives: House of Zen

Exploring The Abyss (Terence McKenna)…


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Date: April 03, 2019

01) Exploring The Abyss (Terence McKenna)


“This is one of the first long public lectures McKenna gave, dated back to 1982.”

Strictly speaking…I’m not necessarily using this sub-blog series, in the way I’d originally envisioned…

…It was going to be something closer to The Bible Survey, or The Koran Study…actually delving into religious texts…

…As time has moved on, and that plan has moved further out into the distance…this idea has laid dormant…But I started running across philosophers [Alan Watts, Terence McKenna] who were in some way linked with Buddhism…or at least Hinduism…and I wanted to start posting them in a series, as I find them interesting [even if I do think there is some issue that can be taken with them, at times]…

…So…I decided to commandeer this sub-blog, to host such content…I hope I am not perverting it, too much…as some of this may stray outside of Buddhism.

I still would like to get back to the origins of this project, read and discuss Buddhist [and likely Hindu] texts and philosophy…Maybe, it will eventually happen.

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Alan Watts – Acceptance of Death…


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Date: May 01, 2019

01) Alan Watts – Acceptance of Death


“If you are afraid of death, be afraid. The point is to get with it, to let it take over – fear, ghosts, pains, transience, dissolution, and all. And then comes the hitherto unbelievable surprise; you don’t die because you were never born. You had just forgotten who you are.”

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Alan Watts – Choice…


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Date: April 30, 2019

01) Alan Watts – Choice


“Alan Watts discusses choice and the thoughts process behind it. Our choices are fundamentally what shape our character, and more importantly our life as a whole.

“The data for any situation is infinite. So what you do is, you go through the motions of thinking about what you will do about this. But worriers are people, who think of all the variables beyond their control of what might happen. Choice is the act of hesitation we make before making a decision.”

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Alan Watts – What Happens If You Stop Talking To Yourself All The Time…


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Date: April 15, 2019

01) Alan Watts – What Happens If You Stop Talking To Yourself All The Time


“Alan Watts. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York.”

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Alan Watts Explains What Awakening Means…


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Date: March 25, 2019

01) Alan Watts Explains What Awakening Means


“As the New-Age con artists and gurus continue to get richer and gain more followers by mixing nonsense and woowoo with genuine spiritual teachings of the east, I think it’s important to keep the pure teachings alive.

In this clip Alan Watts explains what “Awakening” means, and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with saying Namaste or finding significance in seeing the clock when it’s 11:11 or thinking that the placement of planets in the solar system somehow affects your mood and personality…”

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