Midnight, On Earth
Episode 131 - The Mystical Origins of Christianity w/ Alan Watts
In this episode, Brynn Anderson and I listen to another rare and powerful lecture from the legendary... Alan Watts. Alan discusses the mystical aspects of the Christian experience and how those concepts can be traced back to it's origins. He also talks about the metaphors and the greater meaning of the Jesus story.. As we listen Brynn and I take notes, then after the lecture we discuss what we learned.. Drop In!
Alan Watts Bio:
Alan Watts was a well-known British philosopher, writer and speaker, best known for his interpretation of Eastern philosophy for Western audiences. Born to Christian parents in England, he developed interest an in Buddhism while he was still a student at King’s School, Canterbury. Subsequently, he became a member of a Buddhist Lodge, where he met many scholars and spiritual masters, who helped him to shape his ideas. He was a prolific writer and began writing at the age of fourteen. Many of his early works were published in the journal of the Lodge. At the age of twenty three, he migrated to the USA, where he first received training under Zen master, but left before he was ordained. He then studied Christian scriptures and functioned as a priest in Chicago for six years before leaving for San Francisco to pursue an academic career. Simultaneously, he started giving talks on Eastern philosophy and soon developed a wide audience both at home and abroad. Apart from writing more than 25 books, he has also left an audio library of nearly 400 talks, which are still in great demand.
Brynn Anderson Bio:
Life long lover of all things nature, Brynn Anderson has been studying herbs for over 27 years...
Her natural mindset has led her to a life of herbology, and a life of teaching. She operates the company 'Vital Force Herbs' an organic herbalism company based in Portland, OR.
All the products Brynn creates are made with ingredients grown in her own organic garden.
Brynn's service is rooted in providing an outlet for the plant spirit to assist all life on Earth.
Combining both aspects of her life, herbalism and teaching, Brynn wishes to guide all humanity to a new understanding of the world around them, and the bountiful medicinal gifts of the Earth.