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Out of Your Mind Speech

Out of Your Mind

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In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of Asia and India.

Now, with Out of Your Mind: Essential Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives, you are invited to immerse yourself in 12 of this legendary thinker's pinnacle teaching sessions about how to break through the limits of the rational mind and begin expanding your awareness and appreciation for the Great Game unfolding all around us.

Whether you're completely new to Alan Watts or familiar with his work, here is a rare opportunity to experience him at his best, improvising brilliantly before a live audience on Out of Your Mind: Essential Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives.

©2005 Alan Watts (P)2005 Alan Watts

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    Anthony Goodman B-right-on 29/03/2016
    Anthony Goodman B-right-on 29/03/2016
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    "Life saving, and yet ending my fear of death!"

    As a great fan of Alan Watts, I'd heard many of his talks over and over, but when I landed this compilation in my mp3 player, I was given 14 hours of his finest speech. That was originally shortly before being admitted to hospital for a stem cell transplant, a risky procedure for rebooting my immune system with healthy young bone marrow cells, while the cancerous cells destroying my bones were killed off with a massive dose of chemo poison.

    I mention this to illustrate the extraordinary experience I had in being kept safe, mentally, emotionally and spiritually by Alan Watts' unarguable description of reality from the inside-out. For two weeks, Alan kept me company as my ailing immune system was destroyed and then rebooted. His words eased my fears as they described my own being and relationship with the Universe in the most simple terms.

    On my way to recovery, I eventually grasped that which most people couldn't conceive. Not because it requires any great intellectual feat, but because we are not conditioned to experience the world from the inside-out, a perspective from which death cannot exist as a direct experience, anymore than birth can.

    This material is profoundly capable of shifting one's perspective with repetitive listening, and Alan Watts' beautiful voice makes it a pleasure to listen to again and again. as moments of epiphanic A-Ha come thick and fast.

    Get it...

    33 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Benvenuto 27/02/2016
    Benvenuto 27/02/2016
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    "Wonderful."

    Alan Watts had the most beautiful way of drifting us listeners to the serenity that is our pleasure of listening to his lectures. I would recommend this to anyone who takes a moment to glance at this review... You won't regret listening to this... :) The journey through this title is a funny one, much humour making the listening all that easier as well as taking in all the lessons :) - enjoy!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Maltesir 26/08/2016
    Maltesir 26/08/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "A must must listen."

    How can I even start to express by words how insightful and amazing is Alan Watts. You must get this, it will change the whole perception of life.

    Get it!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jo 28/06/2016
    Jo 28/06/2016
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    "Beware"

    This is the same set of lectures and anecdotes as You're It - almost identical. I sent it back.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Hassan 08/08/2016
    Hassan 08/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant! "

    Absolutely enjoyed these talks by Alan Watts, what a joy to listen to him. Highly recommended!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Blakeway Europa 29/01/2017
    Jamie Blakeway Europa 29/01/2017 Member Since 2014

    Signature? on a keyboard? eh?

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    "Loved it. listening for a second time now."

    Loved it. listening for a second time now. Alan Watts is unique in that he doesn't ever sound like he's preaching and has a soothing calminv voice and great sense of humor. Really good.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    stuart 25/09/2016
    stuart 25/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "genius real genius"

    I listen to this as much as possible, Alan is so intelligent and explains in such a simple to understand way everything about life.
    use this book as a bible for life and you'll achieve whatever you truly desire.
    what an incredible man

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    Mr. J. Alliban 30/07/2016
    Mr. J. Alliban 30/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Mind expanding"

    As an introduction to Eastern philosophy for a Western mind this was incredibly eye opening. It has changed the way I think about many aspects of reality and helped to strengthen my spiritual understanding. I am excited to read more of Watts' material and to discover more Eastern spiritual thought.

    The delivery was intelligent and witty although I felt that the structure was a little random and that many of the parts ended a bit abruptly. In his defence however, this was a lecture series and not a book.

    Part of me felt a little robbed that I had to wait until my 37th year to discover such ideas. It's both interesting and rather frustrating that this way of thinking is almost entirely missing from our culture. A culture in which competition and hierarchy are such important aspects...

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    Amazon Customer 05/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "What a lovely man!"

    Deep, cheerful and delivered like a true showman. Philosophy at it's best. What a dude!

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    "I am so grateful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Out of Your Mind to be better than the print version?

    I've not read the print version, so can't compare, but I am really enjoying audio books and nothing like listening to Alan


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of Your Mind?

    So many gems!<br/>


    What does Alan Watts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His humour.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many bookmarked.


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  • Brian
    24/11/15
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    "not dissapointed"

    Even better than "You're It" with mostly new recordings that I have never heard before

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/12/16
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    "Be careful before buying"
    If you could sum up Out of Your Mind in three words, what would they be?

    Great but watchout


    Any additional comments?

    Be careful when buying this audio book or any audio book being packaged with Alan Watts lectures because it seems they fill these audiobooks with the same lectures so if you buy two different books you might actually be buying the same thing twice. Unfortunately there is no way to figure this out ahead of time

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • c.hewlett
    Miami FL
    08/12/15
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    "Brilliant. & Terrific to be able to listen rather than read!"

    Wonderful to have the chance to not only receive the wisdom of this brilliant man, but to also actually hear the material as the original talk (& not read by a narrator). Thank you to everyone that made this possible. Fascinating material, perfect format.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Jermaine McGruder
    09/11/15
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    "One of the Best"

    This collection of original speeches by Alan Watts is amazing. It very detailed and very entertaining. Alan Watts has a way of taking serious ideas and explaining them in a humorous way. If you like philosophy, get this book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Maven
    28/10/16
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    "Another great book"

    This book is as amazing as other Alan Watts books. However, if you already purchased "You're it" then this book is very very similar with identical talks.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • james patrick
    19/07/17
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    "loved it"

    mind opening. Alan Watts has changed my life. This book helped me cope with the loss of my mother and father. so very grateful!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Arzell
    Atlanta GA
    03/05/16
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    "I love Watts"

    The book is so relaxing. Although, there are sections where he sorts of repeats himself and even in separate lectures, he repeats some of the same lessons. The book is lengthy however repetitive. But if you enjoy Alan Watts then you enjoy his Laugh, & jokes or stories and his voice. Recommended for Alan Watts followers. Not a beginner book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • IW, Albuquerque
    30/03/16
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    "great further listening after "Youre It!""

    in YI Watts talks a lot about the uselessness of what's he s saying, in this he says what he can the best anyone could

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hefty Smurf
    Eastern WA USA
    21/03/16
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    "Out of my mind :)"

    Enlightening as always with Alan Watts.
    Some of my favorites concepts directly from his lips :)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sandro Myrrha
    15/03/16
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    "Very good!"

    Excellent narrative, interesting points of view, dynamic flow of subjects.The author has a deep understanding about western philosophy and knows how to share it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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