Guest speaker: Alan Watts
NOTE: This program is still available at the Internet Archive.
Alan Watts’ son sent the following message requesting that his father’s talks be removed from the Psychedelic Salon … bye bye Alan!
Mark Watts Said,
Lorenzo if you leave the Alan Watts materials up you will be sued before this month is out.
Lorenzo, my father’s talks are copyright protected. Please don’t post any more of his talks on your podcast and remove the ones you have in the archive.
If you want to listen to this talk you will have to pay his son for the privilege. … Too bad, I thought information wants to be free. I wonder what Alan would say about this?
… although, if you Google “alan watts mp3 torrent” you can find thousands of Web sites that provide free downloads of Watts material.
Also, you will find many hours of free Alan Watts videos on YouTube. … So maybe it is only the Psychedelic Salon that Mark objects to.
[NOTE: All quotations are by Alan Watts.]
“So we have to think again and try and find out, think deeply, what is fundamentally taboo in this culture and perhaps in other cultures as well. What information, in other words, would really let the cat out of the bag and give away the show?”
“But you see, the trouble about deep secrets is they can’t be repressed indefinitely.”
“And we don’t even think that we had anything personally to do with the fact that our fathers once had an evil gleam in their eyes, but that evil gleam was you … coming on.”
“And so underneath the opposition, or the polarity, between self and other or between any other pair of opposites you can think of there is something in common.”
“This is the description of anxiety: Anxiety is the fear that one of a pair of opposites might cancel the other … forever.”
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