This is It

This is It

Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience


'A spiritual polymath, the first and possibly greatest' Deepak Chopra

The spiritual is not to be separated from the material, nor the wonderful from the ordinary

This remarkable collection of essays from pioneering Zen scholar Alan Watts offer a challenging and comprehensive insight into 'cosmic consciousness'. From the paradoxes of self-consciousness to psychedelics and the connection of spirit and matter, this is a mind-opening exploration into the relationship between spirituality and ordinary life.


  • The perfect guide for a course correction in life
    Deepak Chopra

About the author

Alan W Watts

Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer and speaker who was best known for his expertise in Eastern philosophies including Zen Buddhism and Taoism. He wrote over 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, the meaning of life, concepts and images of God and the non-material pursuit of happiness.
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