Will appeal to fans of Joseph Campbell and anyone interested in world mythology, particularly expressions of nonduality throughout the world’s spiritual traditions
Watts’s lectures are frequent viral sensations on YouTube, often accompanied by animation and music
Several Facebook groups host ongoing discussions of Watts’s work, collectively generating hundreds of thousands of likes from tens of thousands of members
Alan Watts: Through his books and lectures, Alan Watts (1915–1973) introduced millions of Westerners to Eastern philosophies such as Vedanta, Taoism, and Zen Buddhism. Born in England, Watts immigrated to the United States in his twenties, worked as a chaplain and teacher, and wrote more than twenty books, including the bestsellers The Way of Zen and The Wisdom of Insecurity.