The Wisdom of Insecurity

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 16, 2011 - 160 pages
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An exploration of man's quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy.

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User Review  - Kronomlo - LibraryThing

The book, "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle, was released in 1997 and is still a very popular book on spirituality. "The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety" came out in 1951, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - MargaretPinardAuthor - LibraryThing

I have to say I was into the first half much more than the second; whether this was due to other circumstances is highly likely... Interesting framework to understand the past, present, future, as well as the whats and whys of life... Read full review


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Alan W. Watts, who held both a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, is best remembered as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. Standing apart, however, from sectarian membership, he has earned the reputation of being one of the most original and “unrutted” philosophers of the twentieth century. Watts was the author of some twenty books on the philosophy and psychology of religion that have been published in many languages throughout the world, including the bestselling The Way of Zen. An avid lecturer, Watts appeared regularly on the radio and hosted the popular television series, Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life, in the 1960s. He died in 1973.

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