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 was 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!
Edward Rosas & Jasmin Thomson
Dean William Rudoy
Greg Slepak & Bob Jesse
Steven L H Ma
Joshua Robertson & Young Mi Choe
Roy Tuckman & Diane Schmidt
Allen & Jenny Sowell
Amir Karkouti, Chelsea Laursen
Andrea and Shawn College
Cassiano M. Zanetti
Clear Mind Happy Heart
David & Jie Schwan
David Whitaker Sr
Dawn M Perri & Darlene M Nordstrom
Eric J. Meacham
Frederik Carbon & Katrien Vermeire
Gabriel Isabel & Henry
George and Julia Williams
Heidi Carver Collier
Ilona and Igor Miltchman
J. S. Allen & Aniela Szyndler
Jeffrey and Eva Rea
Jennifer Lynch & Laura Fuller
Jin Shin Do (R) Foundation, Nordic Section
Josh Geller & Kara Light
Joshua Alex Turner
Justin & Janet Barton
Lloyd and Alberta Sargeant
Mary Mc Fadden
Max E. Johnson
Nickolas and Georjal Verykios
Peter M. O'Donnell
Reichard & Alesia Robbins-Grodis
Ryan D. Godbey
Scott Michael Robertson
Sharon Jones Williams
Skip Vogt & Wes Worley
Stephen Bennett Spencer
Steve and Nicole Maselunas
Steven Swimmer (SSwimmer.com)
Susan Bainter Baghdadi
Wet Spackle Products
Will Simpson & Mary Zuber
Essential Alan Watts Video Collection
If you enjoyed the original Alan Watts video segments in the Why Not Now? film and on the Essential Alan Watts bonus disc, and would like to see more of Alan in these timeless programs, we are now offering twelve original half-hour video recordings in the Essential Alan Watts Video Collection, including both color and black and white selections recorded in 1960 and 1972.
This remarkable collection of half-hour programs by Alan Watts is now available as a six DVD set. The set includes four color TV programs with Alan taped by his son Mark aboard the SS Vallejo in Sausalito, California in the spring of 1972, and eight early black-and white television programs taped at the KQED studios in 1960. These talks reveal Alan Watts as a masterful philosophical entertainer, taking advantage of the visual medium to present talks on Far Eastern arts, gardens, architecture, and even the martial arts. This limited-time offering may be ordered as a DVD set or in conjunction with the Alan Watts Audio Collection on MP3 discs for a complete immersion into Alan's ideas.
Work as Play
Judo and Fencing
Zen In Gardens and Architecture
Buddha and Buddhism
Tao in China
Zen in Painting
Life of Zen
Buddhism and Science
Buddhism and Christianity
Out of the Trap with Alan Watts
The Out of the Trap audio series features twenty-eight live recordings of Alan Watts selected from in-depth seminars and public lectures, including a rare talk on education plus the experimental recording OM, a sonic experience of mediation and sacred Hindu texts on human identity. These seminars were recorded in the sixties abroad Alan Watts' ferryboat, the SS Vallejo, and at Esalen in Big Sur, and the lectures were given in San Francisco and Los Angeles before enthusiastic audiences at the height of the counter culture movement. Both offer powerful insights that have truly 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.
"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!
To purchase the app please use the following link: