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  • Published: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781570629402
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

Become What You Are

Expanded Edition



The prominent Zen Buddhist scholar and author of The Wisdom of Insecurity draws on Taoism, Christianity, and other world religions to explore the dilemma of seeking your true self

In this collection of writings, including nine new chapters never before available in book form, Alan Watts displays the intelligence, playfulness of thought, and simplicity of language that has made him so perennially popular as an interpreter of Eastern thought for Westerners. He draws on a variety of religious traditions, and covers topics such as the challenge of seeing one's life “just as it is,” the Taoist approach to harmonious living, the limits of language in the face of ineffable spiritual truth, and the psychological symbolism of Christian thought.

  • Published: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781570629402
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Alan W Watts

Alan Watts was the foremost Western expert on Eastern thought, specialising in Zen Buddhism. He was the author of a number of books on the philosophy and psychology of religion, which have continued to be in popular demand over the past forty years.

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