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Genuine Fake: A Biography of Alan Watts

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Among the leaders of the 1960s 'San Francisco Renaissance', none was more charismatic than Alan Watts. His books became the bibles of the hippy movement, and his teachings, including Eastern religion, introduced thousands to new ways of seeing themselves. From interviews with his contemporaries, friends and relatives, and from a study of his writings, Monica Furlong has dr ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published January 27th 1986 by William Heinemann Ltd (first published January 1st 1986)
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Before I start reading in a subject (this time, Buddhism), I like to read a biography of a person who is noted for writing in the field. Imagine my surprise, that not only was he an alcoholic, but he did not meditate! Meditation is essential in Buddhism and other mystic, going-within, esoteric practice. It reiterates to me that change in oneself is the most difficult.
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Obituary from The Guardian, Friday January 17 2003
by Michael De-la-Noy

Monica Furlong, who has died of cancer aged 72, would have achieved distinction through her writings alone. But she was always on the lookout for good causes to espouse, and once she had thrown in her lot with the Movement for the Ordination of Women, and with the aims of secular feminism in general, she became to many women - a
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