The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness by Alan WattsThe Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness by Alan Watts

The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness

byAlan WattsForeword byTimothy Leary, Richard Alpert

Paperback | May 10, 2013

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A classic account of the psychedelic experience

The Joyous Cosmology is Alan Watts's exploration of the insight that the consciousness-changing drugs LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin can facilitate 'when accompanied with sustained philosophical reflection by a person who is in search, not of kicks, but of understanding.' More than an artifact, it is both a riveting memoir of Watts's personal experiments and a profound meditation on our perennial questions about the nature of existence and the existence of the sacred.

Includes Watts's article 'Psychedelics and Religious Experience'
Spiritual philosopherAlan Watts, student of Buddhism, Anglican minister, chaplain at Northwestern University, and author of more than twenty books, died in 1973.
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Title:The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of ConsciousnessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:152 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.34 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 0.34 inPublished:May 10, 2013Publisher:New World LibraryLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1608682048

ISBN - 13:9781608682041

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Editorial Reviews

'Alan Watts describes with startling clarity and poetic beauty his drug-induced experiences.'
-Contemporary Psychology

'The Joyous Cosmology is a carrier wave of information and insight, which has lost none of its subtlety, suppleness, or zest.'
- from the new introduction byDaniel Pinchbeck, author ofBreaking Open the Head

'A stirring introduction to one of mankind's newest self-examinations.'
-Newsweek