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Columbus, Peter J.

Works: 9 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 2,313 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: B945.W324, 191
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Most widely held works by Peter J Columbus
Alan Watts--here and now : contributions to psychology, philosophy, and religion( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Watts--Here and Now explores the intellectual legacy and continuing relevance of a prolific writer and speaker who was a major influence on American culture during the latter half of the twentieth century. A thinker attuned to the spiritual malaise affecting the Western mind, Watts (1915-1973) provided intellectual and spiritual alternatives that helped shape the Beat culture of the 1950s and the counterculture of the 1960s. Well known for introducing Buddhist and Daoist spirituality to a wide Western audience, he also wrote on psychology, mysticism, and psychedelic experience. Many idolized Watts as a guru-mystic, yet he was also dismissed as intellectually shallow and as a mere popularizer of Asian religions (the "Norman Vincent Peale of Zen"). Both critical and appreciative, this edited volume locates Watts at the forefront of major paradigmatic shifts in Western intellectual life. Contributors explore how Watts's work resonates in present-day scholarship on psychospiritual transformation, Buddhism and psychotherapy, Daoism in the West, phenomenology and hermeneutics, humanistic and transpersonal psychology, mysticism, and ecofeminism, among other areas
Alan Watts--in the academy : essays and lectures by Alan Watts( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To commemorate the 2015 centenary of the birth of Alan Watts (1915?1973), Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice have assembled a much-needed collection of Watts?s scholarly essays and lectures. Compiled from professional journals, monographs, scholarly books, conferences, and symposia proceedings, the volume sheds valuable light on the developmental arc of Watts?s thinking about language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy. This definitive collection challenges Watts?s reputation as a?popularizer? or?philosophical entertainer,? revealing his concerns to be much more expansive and transdisciplinary than is suggested by the parochial?Zen Buddhist? label commonly affixed to his writings. The editors? authoritative introduction elucidates contemporary perspectives on Watts?s life and work, and supports a bold rethinking of his contributions to psychology, philosophy, and religion
Alan Watts--in the academy : essays and lecture by Alan Watts( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guest Editor's Introduction: Alan Watts, again( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Psychotherapy East and West: a retrospective review, part II( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: This is the second of a two-part retrospective reflection on Alan Watts' Psychotherapy East and West . Part I, focused on 1961-1970 assessments in academic journals, noted the text's innovative alignment with countercultural and human potential movements, plus critical appraisals of Watts' approach to the ego. Part II concerns subsequent considerations of Psychotherapy East and West, including (1) later academic and literary reviews based on 1970s-1980s reissues of the text, (2) developments in 'Orientalism' and postmodernism, and concluding with (3) the twenty-first-century views of Bankart, Kripal, and Puhakka
Jung Watts: notes on C.G. Jung's formative influence on Alan Watts( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: This article contains brief notes concerning C.G. Jung's early influence on Alan Watts' life and work. Three themes are addressed. First is the bearing of Jung's commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower upon Watts' early thinking about Christianity in relationship to the East. Second is Jung's contention that analytical psychology offers a viable mode of understanding the religions of Asia. Third is the shadow side of Alan Watts, particularly the extent to which Watts understood and accepted his own demons. A brief conclusion addresses these themes in light of the continuity and change in Watts' intellectual life
Mount McKay( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alan Watts--here and Now: Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion (SUNY Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology) by Donadrian L Rice( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The creative experience in engineering practice : implications for engineering education by Peter J Columbus( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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