Alan Watts: Prickles and Goo



20080310_watts.jpgAlan Watts is probably my favorite comparative religion philosopher (What, you don’t have one? Check out Huston Smith and Joseph Campbell too.) He deftly presents Eastern and Western philosophies with respect to scientific ideas of the modern era. His audio recordings I especially enjoy on my iPod since he has a great speaking voice.

Imagine my surprise when I found that the guys behind South Park have produced some Flash animations to a few of these audio recordings (Watts was an avid lecturer). Not exactly the kind of thing I thought they’d go for, but it turns out Trey Parker was exposed to Watts as a young child by his Buddhist parents.

There are 6 in total and I think this one is my favorite. I was tempted to post them all in one go, but I’ll focus attention a bit at a time.

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