Out of the Trap with Alan Watts
Summer Listening for 2014

The Out of the Trap series features over twenty hours of Alan Watts' most engaging talks drawn from his in-depth seminars, plus a rare talk on education and OM, a sonic experience of mediation and sacred Hindu texts on human identity.
These live sessions were recorded in the sixties at Esalen in Big Sur, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before enthusiastic audiences at the height of the counter culture movement, and offer powerful insights that have fully come of age.

Do You Do It, or Does It Do You? 1- 4
Birth, Death and The Unborn 1- 2
Cosmic Network 1- 4
Ecological Awareness 1- 4
Education for Non-Entity
Future of Communications 1- 4
Problems in Meditation 1- 3
Pursuit of Pleasure 1 - 4
Nothingness & Ego
OM, the Sound of Hinduism

To download the series, and receive the full collection on disc, please use the link below.

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"Just what should a young man or young woman know to be 'in the know'? Is there, in other words, some inside information, some special taboo, some real lowdown on life and existence that parents and teachers either don't know or won't tell?"
Alan Watts from The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are.

For the Alan Watts Out of the Trap App we've combed through dozens of Alan Watts lectures to select what we feel are some of his most discussed and most inspiring ideas.
The app is now available on iTunes for iPod and iPod Touch, and features a curated selection of insightful audio extracts, 50 beautifully illustrated flip cards, vintage animations, and an element of surprise.
Mind expansion is just a click away, no psychedelics necessary!

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New Documentary Film

Why Not Now!" with Alan Watts is now available along with the "Essential Alan Watts" in a biographic two-DVD set, and may be ordered at the link below. The documentary film on the life and works of Alan Watts began conceptually as a shared storytelling in which the narrative would support Alan's own telling of his story. However during development it became apparent that most of the story could be told through Alan's own words, particularly when supported by the wealth of original media we had uncovered including video, film, and photos. The entire process took about eighteen months after the initial video restoration, and in the end we were delighted to discover how much of the story was 'in the can' once the puzzle pieces came together. To this we added contemporary footage of Japan and Big Sur, music, animation by Eddie Rosas of Alan as a young man, and a fly-through of woodcut prints by Tom Killion brought to life by special effects artist Bruce Walters. The film was initially titled "Being in the Way" but with the new approach the title was changed to "Why Not Now!", drawn from an LP on the art of contemplation recorded by Alan in 1968.
Each film comes with The Essential Alan Watts, a bonus disc of video materials we couldn't fit into the film, and The Animated Alan Watts (see description below).

Mark Watts


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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!

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