Guest speaker: Alan Watts
NOTE: This program is still available at the Internet Archive.
Alan Watts’ son sent the following message requesting that his father’s talks be removed from the Psychedelic Salon … bye bye Alan!
Mark Watts Said,
Lorenzo if you leave the Alan Watts materials up you will be sued before this month is out.
Lorenzo, my father’s talks are copyright protected. Please don’t post any more of his talks on your podcast and remove the ones you have in the archive.
If you want to listen to this talk you will have to pay his son for the privilege. … Too bad, I thought information wants to be free. I wonder what Alan would say about this?
… although, if you Google “alan watts mp3 torrent” you can find thousands of Web sites that provide free downloads of Watts material.
Also, you will find many hours of free Alan Watts videos on YouTube. … So maybe it is only the Psychedelic Salon that Mark objects to.
[NOTE: All quotations are by Alan Watts.]
“Christianity is, of all religions in the world, the one uniquely preoccupied with sex.”
“Most churches in America and in England and in other parts of the Western world are, frankly, sexual regulation societies.”
“So we have, in a very special way, got sex on the brain, which isn’t exactly the right place for it.”
“There is no way of making a hedge grow like pruning it. There is no way of making sex interesting like repressing it.”
“That the physical world is transient, it seems to me, to be part of its splendor.”
“Neither the church nor the opponents of the church have clearly understood that the secret, or unconscious, motivation of sexual repression is to make it all the more interesting. And on the other side, it has not been clearly understood that sexual biology and all that goes with it is a figuring force, on the level of biology, of what the whole universe is about, ecstatic play.”
“If you’ve got a prudish father and mother you should be very grateful to them for having made sex so interesting.”
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