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review Psychotherapy East and West ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Thoughtful and thought provoking involving vast knowledge and research and deeply serious in intent — Los Angeles TimesBefore he became a counterculture hero Alan Watts was known as an incisive scholar of Eastern and Western psychology and philosophy InPiritual philosophies He examined the problem of humans in a seemingly hostile universe in ways that uestioned the social norms and illusions that bind and constrict modern humans Marking a groundbreaking synthesis Watts asserted that the powerful insights of Freud and Jung which had indeed brought psychiatry close to the edge of liberation could if melded with the hithe. A very stimulating book it took me a while to get through because it's dense and jam packed with thoughtfulness In comparing eastern spiritual practices and western psychotherapy attempting to show a way beyond the double bind of erroneous mental captivity one easily finds oneself tied to he comes up with the most poignant and sharp ways of expressing himself Man can he branch out Two uotes Life is above all a spontaneous process and as we have seen to command spontaneity to say that one must live is the basic contradiction imposing the double bind on us all Ordinary language refers to life but music is living But life itself is made to behave as ordinary language when it is lived for a purpose beyond itself when the present serves the future or when the body is exploited for the purposes of the soul Such a way of life is therefore beside itself insane and because it is being made to behave as language and words it becomes as empty as mere words Read this

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Rto secret wisdom of the Eastern traditions free man from his battle with the self “If we look deeply into such ways of life as Buddhism and Taoism Vedanta and yoga we do not find either philosophy or religion as these are understood in the West We find something nearly resembling psychotherapy” This synthesis is as powerful now as it was then and as ripe for revival. Life is not a problem to be solved Loved the focus on social double binds and how a therapist or zen master will essentially become a mirror for the student What a marvelous author watts is

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Psychotherapy East and WestThoughtful and thought provoking involving vast knowledge and research and deeply serious in intent Los Angeles TimesBefore he became a counterculture hero Alan Watts was known as an incisive scholar of Eastern and Western psychology and philosophy In this 1961 classic Watts demonstrates his deep understanding of both Western FreudianJungian psychotherapy and Eastern s. One of Alan Watts' mediocre books correlating Eastern philosophy of liberation with Western 70's era psychology Its main premise is that both address the suffering caused by the double bind of social conditioning which is basically the demand that we follow a strict system of rules while also being genuine an impossible contradiction of expectations This book is very old for such a new field as psychology so it's limited to the theories of Freud Jung Carl Rogers existentialism and gestalt therapy Most of what we know about the human mind came after this book was written so this book definitely counts as outdatedThis book has its moments There were a few explanations that I found extremely interesting and helpful particularly the chapter The Ways of Liberation which explained nirvana and rebirth in such reasonable terms Otherwise most of this book was drab