As the cover states, Watts is “writing beautifully the unwritable.” Watts calls himself a ‘spiritual entertainer’, and The Book is my favorite bundle of both his gifts: spiritual potency and invigorating entertainment. Though he draws from Vedic mythology, physics, meditation, even thermodynamics, the clarity with which his message comes across is disarmingly simple:
“We do not need a new religion or a new bible. We need a new experience – a new feeling of what it is to be ‘I’…The basic thing is therefore to dispel, by experiment and experience, the illusion of oneself as a separate ego.”
This is the book that, if I could, I’d slip under every angsty teenager’s pillow on Christmas Eve.