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 CynthiaSM
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The only Alan Watts book I've read is The Way of Zen which is very good. Not only does he consolidate, compare and constrast Zen across India, China, and Japan but he explains things in a way I could (mostly) understand.

As far as CDs or books on tape, can't point you to anyplace in particular. My former-SO sent me stuff as .mp3 files and a CD he burned. I don't know where the stuff came from.
 lyingcheat
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Where can I find more Alan Watts audio?
Posted: 2/18/2013 6:04:17 PM
I only know a little about Alan Watts, and haven't listened to any of this stuff, so I can't make recommendations, but I like a challenge so I had a bit of a search...
As far as the best, or most accessible, do a bit of research. Find out what he is most famous for saying, writing, or doing, and track down the audio or video that touches on that. Or look for the youtube videos that have the most plays - they're probably the most sought after.

This is what I found in just a brief search.

A couple here -

Alan Watts: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life - Season 2 (1960)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA1C3BAC2EB58EE47

here -
http://www.openculture.com/2011/09/alan_watts_introduces_america_to_meditation.html

Or both full series available (to purchase) here -
Alan Watts on Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life (1959, 1960)
http://www.gaiamtv.com/tv/alan-watts-eastern-wisdom-and-modern-life

Audio (to purchase) here -
http://www.bigsurtapes.com/merchant.mv183.htm

More audio (to purchase) here -
http://www.alanwattsseminars.com/

More audio (to purchase) here -
http://www.learnoutloud.com/Resources/Authors-and-Narrators/Alan-Watts/431

You'll probably be able to find most things free though if you spend some time googling the general title, or specific titles, and following links.

For instance...

Alan Watts: A Conversation with Myself - Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aufuwMiKmE
Alan Watts: A Conversation with Myself - Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ8WeLrtFnY
Alan Watts: A Conversation with Myself - Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RcjATFcbq4
Alan Watts: A Conversation with Myself - Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RcjATFcbq4

Alan Watts - The Way of Zen - Parts 1 to 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEuxNsvPjww

The Road to HERE ~ Alan Watts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCInjQ4omlA&list=PLWOSSGLD0VXVROQWBQOOSGNFNZYTK01ZU
Check the side bar on this page - there are tons of links

A search of youtube using 'Alan Watts' reveals 6 pages of videos -
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Alan+Watts&oq=Alan+Watts&gs_l=youtube-reduced.3..0l4.44059.47458.0.47931.10.8.0.2.2.0.271.1523.2j1j5.8.0...0.0...1ac.1.v34ztpZjk_g

There are lots of links here -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts#Audio_and_video_works.2C_essays
And even more here -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts#External_links

- Alan Watts Podcast – The official Podcast of Alan Watts
http://www.alanwattspodcast.com/

- Master Enlightenments Arts Seminars and Lectures by Alan Watts – Looking at many different forms of enlightenment – Recorded by Henry Jacobs in 1964/65 who set up the original Alan Watts radio network.
http://www.wattstapes.com/

- Alan Watts Online – Project Unicorn (also via Archive.org)
- Alan Watts Lectures and Essays Audio, video, essays and articles – resources from deoxy.org
http://deoxy.org/watts.htm

- Alan Watts' This Is IT: The First Psychedelic LP essay by Patrick Lundborg
- Alan Watts Resource Compilation A collection of audio and video links of Alan Watts lecture and essays
http://funkdafunk.com/AlanWatts.html

- watts.progressiveradionetwork.org Gary Nulls online station with Alan Watts show including some archived audio lectures.
http://watts.progressiveradionetwork.org/


The official site -
http://www.alanwatts.net/
http://www.alanwatts.net/watts.htm#recordings

A few more -
http://cuttingthroughthematrix.com/audio.html

Trey Parker, one of the creators of South Park, was raised in Colorado, where his father attempted to teach him Buddhism. Now, years later, Parker and his animation pal Matt Stone have brought to life the teachings of Alan Watts, the comparative religion expert and philosopher. Under the FurryCarlos Productions banner, the two tapped South Park animators Chris Brion and Todd Benson to keyframe three of Watts’ recordings, which can be viewed below.
http://coldhardflash.com/2007/07/flash-animated-philosophy-from-south.html


For the youtube videos... it's pretty easy to find a youtube downloader so you can have, and keep, the videos on your local machine. Just check out a reputable free software site like cnet or tucows and take care installing anything - always choose manual install, not 'Full' or 'Automatic' and always opt out of the 'bonus free add-ons' like 'toolbars' and 'search assistants'.

Have fun.
 CynthiaSM
Joined: 2/24/2012
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Where can I find more Alan Watts audio?
Posted: 2/18/2013 6:10:42 PM
^^ LOL Lyingcheat. You must have been really bored.

I was going to let OP do his own googling - just couldn't bring myself to spoon feed him. OP, the term "Alan Watts" should get a bazillion hits. Probably hundreds on Youtube or Hulu alone.
 Island home
Joined: 7/5/2009
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Where can I find more Alan Watts audio?
Posted: 2/18/2013 11:34:16 PM

For the youtube videos... it's pretty easy to find a youtube downloader so you can have, and keep, the videos on your local machine. Just check out a reputable free software site like cnet or tucows and take care installing anything - always choose manual install, not 'Full' or 'Automatic' and always opt out of the 'bonus free add-ons' like 'toolbars' and 'search assistants'.


I've found the easiest way around such problems especially with window8 that downloading the browser Torch. It has the media capture built in
http://www.torchbrowser.com/


I was going to let OP do his own googling - just couldn't bring myself to spoon feed him. OP, the term "Alan Watts" should get a bazillion hits. Probably hundreds on Youtube or Hulu alone.

I thank the op for alerting me to Allan Watts I am now educating myself to his philosophy via youtube
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