Podcast 207 – “A Tribute to Alan Watts”


Guest speakers: Dr. John Lilly, Laura Huxley, and others


This podcast begins with a short clip of Alan Watts speaking about human consciousness. Then we join Dr. John Lilly, Laura Huxley, and a few other friends who are discussing the life of Alan Watts a few months after his death in November 1973.


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  1. Comments from original blog page: http://www.matrixmasters.net/blogs/?p=1455

    Trunk Slamchest
    What is the “surgeon story” mentioned by John Lilly in this Podcast? I’m unable to find any specifics about it on the Internet.

    my guess –

    Q: A father and his son are in an automobile. They have an accident. The father is killed, and the son is rushed to the hospital. A surgeon is called in to perform an intricate operation. When the operation is successfully completed, the surgeon looks at the boy’s face for the first time and says, “Why that’s my son!” How could that be?

    A: The surgeon is a woman. She is the boy’s mother.

    – gender roles were being questioned heavily at the time.

    2 urls i recently gathered came to mind as i listened to this podcast:



    I have been listening to a lot of Alan Watts lately. Looking forward to this one. Thank you very much 🙂

    Robin Datta
    An amazing episote. The section on Watts speaking gets to the meat of the matter. And I did not know thai he was in effect (in camera) a co-author of The Teachings of Don Juan.

    @Robin: … yes, that comment about the Don Juan’s teachings book also took me by surprise. Wouldn’t you just love to hear what Alan and Terence McKenna would have to say about those books today.

    Huzzah! A new podcast at last! I love Alan Watts. I especially enjoy the podcasts because I can listen to them while doing my art work. Can’t do videos because of a slow connection.

    BTW, I find Watts’ lectures often bear many repeated listenings, much as Terence McKenna’s do. It takes me more than one session to get down his rap so I can remember his principal ideas and how they hang together.

    I havnt listened yet, but I wanted to say thanks for posting some audio of Dr. John Lilly. I have found so little of his work in audio on the net! Many thanks fo rall you do!

    alan watts – music and life (produced by trey parker and matt stone)

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