The Road to Goldfield — Throwaway Instagram Post

More nonsense but a tribute to Christmas Humphreys. (on the right)

Alan Watts was the great popularizer of Eastern religion in the 1960s and 1970s. We owe him a great debt for bringing the east to the west. But, really, he was copying Christmas and especially D.T. Suzuki.

When you read Suzuki you realize how much time you wasted on Alan Watts. Although English was not his native language, he wrote well and understandably. Watts never impressed me with any original insights, both Humphreys and Suzuki did.

And then I lost complete interest in Eastern religions when I read Krishnamurti.  (internal link, one of many posts I have on him). You may, too.


By thomasfarley01

Business writer and graphic arts gadfly.

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