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The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

by Alan Watts Author

In this work by the Eastern philosopher and counterculture icon, Alan Watts asks what is the true meaning of "the self." He claims that our ingrained conception of ourselves as being distinct and separate from the world is not only fundamentally flawed, but is a dangerous source of alienation in our lives. Drawing from the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta, Watts argues that the self is not only not distinct from the universe, but an integral part of it.