The Essential Lectures of Alan Watts: Death Video
Next up...

Sign Up NowWatch the full video - and many others - now with your Gaiam TV subscription!

The Essential Lectures of Alan Watts: Death (1972)

Episode 8
Only available in Canada, United States

We tend to think of life as a linear happening with a definite beginning and a definite ending. However Eastern models look at life as a circular and recurring event because what happened once will always happen again. Alan Watts comments on the circle of life and our response to the surprising event of being born in the first place.

Alan Watts
Henry Jacobs


Nothingness Video
Episode 1 Nothingness
Nothingness (1972)
Episode 1
, 28 minutes
In common speech we often say that you can't get something for nothing. However here Alan Watts puts for the opposite idea that you can't have something without nothing!
Only available in Canada, United States
Ego Video
Episode 2 Ego
Ego (1972)
Episode 2
, 30 minutes
Alan Watts was concerned with the way we trap ourselves in words. He considered it unfortunate that we separate the “I” from reality and think of “I” in terms of how others see us or the image that we want to project.
Only available in Canada, United States
Meditation Video
Episode 3 Meditation
Meditation (1972)
Episode 3
, 30 minutes
As Alan Watts explains, “A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts and loses touch with reality.” He covers basic mediation techniques, including listening without naming and mantras or sonic ...
Only available in Canada, United States
God Video
Episode 4 God
God (1972)
Episode 4
, 29 minutes
For many of us, the image of God as a gray-bearded omnipotent and omnipresent supreme being has become implausible, yet the common sense notions of divine authority surrounding that image persist.
Only available in Canada, United States

People who watched this also watched

Join the Conversation

Login or sign upsign up to add a comment

cgillette, posted on November 28, 2014

Mr. Alen Watts is very well read and in deep belief in his understanding of all he speaks. he paves a road to understanding and enlightenment for everyone to follow , and deeper than that , to learn what he has come to accept. it may have been over 40 years ago, but the truth reveals it self because truth is ever lasting, timeless, and changeless. a wonderful lecture (series). Charles gillette

More From Gaia

Password is case sensitive.