Why Not Now? with Alan Watts

Why Not Now? is a documentary film on the life and works of Alan Watts, and follows his life-journey and philosophy as it emerged and was embraced by the youth of the counter culture and subsequent generations. Why Not Now? has been screened before half-a-dozen audiences and met with enthusiastic applause, with one viewer commenting that it was "a time machine that takes you back to the real heart of the revolution!"

The documentary includes classic interviews, vintage film, art, and photos. to which we added contemporary footage of Japan and Big Sur, music by Garth Brooks, animation by Simpson's animator Eddie Rosas, and Japanese-style woodcut prints by Tom Killion, brought to life by special effects artist Bruce Walters. The result is a refreshing and engaging look at Alan Watts in the language and media of his time, directed by his son, Mark Watts. Each film comes with a bonus DVD disc with an hour off additional material, The Essential Alan Watts, a well as "The Animated Alan Watts", featuring vintage animations from The Fine Art of Goofing Off and shorts by the creators of SouthPark.

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Alan Watts Re-Animated!

Every order for Why Not Now? will now include an animated reel featuring vintage and contemporary animations of the spoken words of Alan Watts. This 23 minute DVD includes extracts from the groundbreaking 1972 series "The Fine Art of Goofing Off" as well as a couple of animations produced by the SouthPark creators and animators. The reel has been met with joyous laughter and standing ovations at recent film showings, and is not to be missed!

Film Patrons:

Edward Rosas & Jasmin Thomson
Pericles Gregoriou
Marcia Vickers
David Berry
Matthew Wood
Tom Killion
Gabe Osterlund
Steven Stern
Dean William Rudoy
Bruce Walters
Max Talan
Greg Slepak & Bob Jesse
Mary Austin
Jamison Combs
Steven L H Ma
Max Major
Joshua Robertson & Young Mi Choe
Steven Mandala
Maria Pessino
Bob McClay
Dennis Dooley
Roy Tuckman & Diane Schmidt
Larry Buzin
Eric Jackson

Film Sponsors:

Adam Jeal
Alan Broomhead
Alexandra Dianna
Allen & Jenny Sowell
Amir Karkouti, Chelsea Laursen
Andrea and Shawn College
Andrew Peake
Arman Darini
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Bob Hart
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George and Julia Williams
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Ian Gunn
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J. S. Allen & Aniela Szyndler
Janine Meinhardt
Jeff Lieberman
Jeffrey and Eva Rea
Jennifer Lynch & Laura Fuller
Jimmy Svensson
Jin Shin Do (R) Foundation, Nordic Section
Joey Buhrer
John Attebury
John Devor
John Read
Jonathan Benner
Josh Geller & Kara Light
Joshua Alex Turner
Julie Niere
Justin & Janet Barton
Kevin Frenzel
Laura Neil
Linda Heinen
Lloyd and Alberta Sargeant
Lucy Mercer
Lyndelle Palmer-Clarke
Mark O'Leary
Mary Mc Fadden
Max E. Johnson
Michael Carpenter
Mondo Quinn
Nickolas and Georjal Verykios
Nyla Walker
Peter M. O'Donnell
Phil Allen
Reichard & Alesia Robbins-Grodis
Rich Kooyer
Robert Labicane
Robert Webb
Roger Martinez
Ruairi Murphy
Ryan D. Godbey
Ryan Fox
Scott Dukart
Scott Kinnaird
Scott Michael Robertson
Sharon Jones Williams
Skip Vogt & Wes Worley
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Summer Listening Returns: Rare 60's West Coast Alan Watts Recordings

Back by request following the recent 'Mad Men' finale depicting Alan Watts OM'ing with a group out on the lawn at the Esalen Institute, we are once again offering thirty-two historic talks by Alan Watts recorded in San Francisco and Big Sur in the late sixties. A few of these talks are dialogs, one with Esalen co-founder Michael Murphy, and one each with Carl Rogers, Lynn White and Maurice Friedman. All of the talks are fascinating!

This remarkable audio series is offered on an MP3 format disc and by direct download. Links to MP3 downloads via Hightail file will be send within one to two hours of ordering.

Downloads and Discs

Summer Listening with Alan Watts - Series One

OM, the Sound of Hinduism

Do You Do It, or Does It Do You? 1
Do You Do It, or Does It Do You? 2
Do You Do It, or Does It Do You? 3
Do You Do It, or Does It Do You? 4

Ecological Crisis 1 with Lynn White
Ecological Crisis 2

Intelligent Mindlessness 1
Intelligent Mindlessness 2

Value of Psychotic Experience 1
Value of Psychotic Experience 2

Whose is the Kingdom? 1
Whose is the Kingdom? 2
Whose is the Kingdom? 3
Whose is the Kingdom? 4

Words, Sound, and Silence 1
Words, Sound, and Silence 2

Joyous Cosmology

Joy to the World Liturgy
Psychedelic Experience 1
Psychedelic Experience 2
Psychedelic Experience 3
USA 2000 with Carl Rogers

The More it Changes

Who Is It That Knows There Is No Ego?

Diamond Way

Transformations of Consciousness 1
Transformations of Consciousness 2

Turning the Head or Turning On? 1
Turning the Head or Turning On? 2

Alan Watts Interview with Michael Murphy

Beat Zen, Beat Hasidism Dialog with Maurice Friedman

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