Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: A Mountain Journal
Over the course of nineteen essays, Alan Watts ruminates on the philosophy of nature, ecology, aesthetics, religion, and metaphysics. Assembled in the form of a “mountain journal,” written during a retreat in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais, CA, Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown is Watts’s meditation on the art of feeling out and following the watercourse way of nature, known in Chinese as the Tao. Embracing a form of contemplative meditation that allows us to stop analyzing our experiences and start living in to them, the book explores themes such as the natural world, established religion, race relations, karma and reincarnation, astrology and tantric yoga, the nature of ecstasy, and much more.
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A wonderful introduction to Alan Watts who was one of the first people to bring Eastern ideas to this country. Like many popular-izers, he can tend to oversimplify at times, but also makes a good case for the integration of ideas. This is his more personal journal, written later in his life. Read full review