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The Wisdom of Huston Smith
The life of Huston Smith reads like an adventure novel. One of the foremost religious scholars in the world today, Smith has lived in a missionary household in China, monasteries in Japan, and a sweat lodge in North America. Smith has engaged many of the contemporary wisdom giants--including Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama--and believes in the eternal mystery of life, cau ...more
Audio CD, Abridged, 0 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Hay House
(first published March 13th 2002)
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I really respect Smith and was looking forward to this audiobook. I gave it a 3 because what Smith had to say was excellent, but I would give the organization of the book and the interviewer a 2 at best. This was not the audiobook I wanted was hoping for. When I heard this was made up of a series of interviews I didn't anticipate this would detract from the book. However, the interviews were arranged in an no apparent order, some points were repeated and the interviewer made references to other ...more
Smith was born in Suzhou, China to Methodist missionaries and spent his first 17 years there. He taught at the Universities of Colorado and Denver from 1944–1947, moving to Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the next ten years, and then Professor of Philosophy at MIT from 1958–1973. While at MIT he participated in some of the experiments with entheogens that professor Timothy Leary c ...more