The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts

Alan Watts' "The Book" is a profound exploration of the nature of self and consciousness. Watts challenges the Western concept of individuality, drawing on Eastern philosophy and modern science to argue that the self is an illusion intricately connected to the entire universe.

This work questions societal norms and taboos that discourage self-awareness and unity with the cosmos. Through engaging narrative and thought-provoking insights, Watts encourages readers to reconsider their identities and the artificial boundaries that separate them from the world around them.

Featured quotes from the book:

“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”

“We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.”

“Society is our extended mind and body.”

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