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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It is quite commendable, how Watts manages to put into words these complex experiences. But as a result of this terror, the injudicious use of LSD often mixed with strychnine or belladonna or quite dangerous psychedelics has afflicted uncounted young people with paranoid, megalomanic, and schizoid symptoms. The warp and the woof stream together, for the weaving is neither flat nor static but a many-directioned cross-flow of impulses filling the whole volume of space.

Similarly, cosmoloy play of life is at first apprehended rather cynically as an extremely intricate contest in one-upmanship, expressing itself deviously even in the most altruistic of human endeavors.

It “thinks” or organizes as a plant grows, not as a botanist describes its growth. Relatively recent research suggests that there are at least three such medicines, though none is an infallible “specific. The entire pattern swirls in its complexity like smoke in sunbeams or the rippling networks of sunlight in shallow water. Having such extensions, it moves itself with the wind. At the end of the nineteenth century its effects were first described by Weir Mitchell and Havelock Ellis, and some years later its active ingredient was identified as mescaline, a chemical of the amine group which is quite easily synthesized.

There’s no shortage of interesting ideas presented in the preface, prologue and epilogue but many of them either go to far or does not say anything that I have not already been said. The other reviews pretty much said what I think. The bulging head of one is the narrowing tail of the other.

This vision is assuredly far beyond any drug-induced hallucination or superstitious fantasy. Kocham Pana, Panie Watts.

No two games are the same, for not only do the elements differ, but also there is no thought of attempting to force a static and uniform order upon the world. Those of us on this research project spend a good share of our working hours listening to people talk about the effect and use of consciousness-altering drugs. He talks about the really frightening things that pass through your head once your subconscious mind has led you in a certain direction.


Want to Read saving…. Because science is above all analytic in its way of describing things, it seems at first to disconnect them more than ever. The problem is always where to put what is pushed out at the other end, especially when it begins to pile so high that the tubes are in danger of being crowded off the earth by their own refuse.

These are nomogenic thw, caused by bad laws, just as iatrogenic diseases are caused by bad doctoring. The visual space seems to reverberate with them as if it were a drum. The cultured Westerner has a very healthy distaste for crowds and for the loss of personal identity in “herd-consciousness. If everyone learns enough mathematics to master quadratic equations, the attainment will seem small in comparison with the much rarer comprehension of the theory of numbers.

The main joous of the work, while occasionally poetic and beautifully written, is rambling and frivolous.

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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.

It’s an important Watts book for any fan of his to have in their collection, esp. Living thus from the past, with echoes taking the lead, we are not truly here, and are always a little late for the feast. Oct 30, Aryeh Levine rated it it was amazing.

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Create a free website or blog at WordPress. On returning to America [in joyosu I was introduced to psychiatric adventures of a very different order, for Aldous Huxley had recently published Doors of Perception about his experiment with mescaline, and had by this time gone on to explore the mysteries of LSD.

There are no laws against the sale and possession of such things, nor is one prevented from cultivating Amanita pantherina the most deceptive and poisonous mushroomdeadly nightshade, laburnum, morning-glory, wood rose, Scotch broom, and many other poisonous or psychedelic plants.

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They hold their akan or limits in common in such a way as to define one another and to be impossible without each other. This book cosjology opened my eyes to things I had already seen, but had never understood, or connected.


May 18, Kush rated it liked it. Within such timeless spaces, perception has an opportunity to develop and deepen in much the same way that I have described. Although my views on this matter may be considered extreme, I feel that in any society where the powers of Church and State are separate, the State is without either right or wisdom in enforcing sumptuary laws against crimes which have no complaining victims.

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Afterwards, in the North Lounge of the Student Forum, he told me that the experience had, coosmology, caused him to revise his originally negative opinion of the drug and, two, made him aware of having been conceited about his own spiritual achievement. Life is basically a gesture, but no one, no thing, is making it.

The liquid and the hard, the continuous and the discontinuous, the gooey and the prickly, seem to be transformations of each other, or to be different levels of magnification upon the same thing. All day, in wave after wave and from all directions of the mind’s compass, there has repeatedly come upon me the sense of my original identity as one with the very fountain of the universe. The patient still has to change habits of life or diet which made him prone to the disease.

The search for and acceptance of the self, as well as the spiritual way, permeate his work. The following pages make no attempt to be a scientific report on the effects of these chemicals, with the usual details of dosage, time and place, physical symptoms, and the like. Otherwise, it is simply that the natural world is endowed with a richness of grace, color, significance, and, sometimes, humor, for which our normal adjectives are insufficient.

They mean something because they are being transformed into my brain, and my brain is an organ cosmllogy meaning. But these are all different languages for the same thing, different qualities of sensitivity, different dimensions of consciousness. There is no difference in principle between sharpening perception with an external instrument, such as a microscope, and sharpening it with an internal instrument, such as one of these three drugs.

I am in love with myself, but cannot seek myself without hiding myself.