A brilliant distillation of Zen philosophy, this wonderful and elegant hardback edition of one of Alan Watts’s earliest books would make a great gift for any spiritual seeker. It’s a previously rare work that was first published in 1948 and it features succinct and charming ink drawings and calligraphy done by Watts himself. He was a great expert on Zen Buddhism but for me his greatest skill is the wit and perceptiveness of his writing. The work of Alan Watts was a gateway for many of us into a life of spiritual exploration and practice and it’s truly gratifying to witness his work being rediscovered by a new generation of readers. This short book is described in the preface as “a haiku, a condensation of profundity that beckons to new understandings”.
96 pp, 191 x 139 mm, Hardback, 2019