The Joyous Cosmology is a brilliant arrangement of words describing This is, of course, exactly the distinction which Alan Watts wants us to transcend. But Mr. The Joyous Cosmology is Alan Watts’s exploration of the insight that the consciousness-changing drugs LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin can. “To begin with, this world has a different kind of time. It is the time of biological rhythm, not of the clock and all that goes with the clock. There is.
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Within and swept up into this endless, exulting, cosmological dance are the base and grinding undertones of the pain which transformation involves: This has long been recognized to be an error, for the conscious subject who thinks he thinks is not the same as the organ which does the thinking. He likes it or dislikes it. He uses his incredible ability of expressing complex ideas very simply in order to describe various “hallucinogenic” experiences he has had: We are dealing here with an issue that is not new, an issue that has been considered for centuries by mystics, by philosophers of the religious experience, by those rare and truly great scientists who have been able to move in and then out beyond the limits of the science game.
The answer is that it depends upon the type of discipline. The hills are moving into their stillness. Transforming itself endlessly into itself, the pattern alone remains. March 15, at Alan Watts spells out in eloquent detail his drug-induced visionary moments. Where do we begin?
The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness – Alan Watts – Google Books
But this is simply a theoretical description of a state of affairs which, in these forms of Eastern Mysticism,” is directly sensed. The hills are moving into their stillness.
At the same time everyone and everything around me takes on coamology feeling of having been there always, and then forgotten, and then remembered again.
But Alan Watts is playing the book game, the word wayts, and the reader is his contracted partner. There will hardly be a lack of volunteers for this ecstatic voyage.
The body itself has an “omniscience” which is unconscious, or superconscious, just because it deals with relation instead of contrast, with harmonies rather than discords. Only very occasionally are my defensive attitudes directly concerned with warding off physical damage or deprivation. The organism and its surrounding world are a single, integrated pattern of action, there is neither subject nor object’ p.
Alan Watts by beautiful playing with words allowed me to get into a completely different world, whether it was physical or the world Mr Watts was trying to introduce to us, the world that for most of our population is hidden. How Einstein Saw the World.
It is not an acquisitive process of learning more and more facts or greater and greater skills, but rather an unlearning of thd habits and opinions. I, as an adult, am also back there alone in the dark, just as the primordial a,an is still present beneath the sublime modulations of the chant. But unless you are one of the few Westerners who have accidentally or through chemical good fortune experienced a mystical minute of expanded awareness, you will probably not understand what the author is saying.
In the next war only the air force will outlive the women and children. Furthermore, speaking quite strictly, mystical insight is no more in the chemical itself than biological knowledge is in the microscope. In this same state of consciousness I have seen a woodland at fall, with the whole multitude of almost bare branches and twigs in silhouette against the sky, not as a confusion, but as the lacework or tracery of an enchanted jeweler.
But for this reason the scientist understands better than anyone else just how inseparable things are. I am not saying that only intellectuals can benefit from them, but that there must be sufficient discipline or insight to relate this expanded consciousness to our normal, everyday life.
Alan Watts has an incredible ability to explain his experiences and thoughts in ways that are easily comprehensible even for people who have never explored any kind of psychedelic experience.
The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness
We find ourselves in the situation where man is made for the Sabbath, instead of the Sabbath for man. How solemnly they would go through the act of not understanding me if I were to step up and say, “Well, who do you think you’re kidding?
Strictly speaking, these drugs do not impart wisdom at all, any more than the microscope alone gives knowledge. I am in love with myself, but cannot seek myself without hiding myself.
In medicine, for example, science isolates the essential drug from the former witch-doctor’s brew of salamanders, mugwort, powdered skulls, and dried blood.
Aug 27, Tushar Poddar rated it liked it. And somehow that is quite satisfactory, even startlingly clear. Noyous, he has had immediate experience of the fact that each one of csomology is an organism-environment field, of which the two aspects, individual and world, can be separated only for purposes of discussion.
As an escape, an isolated and dissociated ecstasy, they may have the same sort of value as a rest cure or a good entertainment.