Category Archives: Alan Watts

The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are – Alan Watt (1966)

“During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer Alan Watts began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anxiety and what it really means to live a life … Continue reading

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USCO

Gerd Stern, NO OW NOW, USCO Two Mantras, 1966-70 “USCO was an American media art collective in the 1960s, founded by Gerd Stern, Michael Callahan, and Steve Durkee in New York. USCO, an acronym for Us Company or the Company … Continue reading

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The League for Spiritual Discovery

The Brotherhood (E59WP0 – Lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD, blotter paper). “The League for Spiritual Discovery was a spiritual organization inspired by the works of Timothy Leary, and strove for legal use of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for the purpose of … Continue reading

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This Is IT – Alan Watts (1962)

“Psychedelic music began with the tiniest possible bang: a minuscule pressing of a self-produced LP by Zen Buddhist scholar Alan Watts. In one cosmic flash of inspiration and group improvisation, the next two decades of musical innovation was pre-supposed: psychedelic … Continue reading

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Theodore Roszak – The Making of a Counter Culture (1969)

“When it was published twenty-five years ago, this book captured a huge audience of Vietnam War protesters, dropouts, and rebels—and their baffled elders. Theodore Roszak found common ground between 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of … Continue reading

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