I love this so much. Watts has always been one my favorite philosophers. Hearing his words superimposed with the different movie clips made watching this all the more interesting and ethereal.
”We live in a culture where it has been rubbed into us in every conceivable way that to die is a terrible thing. And that is a tremendous disease from which our culture in particular suffers.” – Alan Watts
Alan Watts also had a great deal to say about more formal religious ideas of death.
In the lecture below, from a 1959 American television program, he explains a particular Buddhist concept of reincarnation and rebirth through various realms.
His thoughts and ideas help demonstrate that far from being fearful over the inevitability and mystery of death , as it was for Watts, ”one of the most creative thoughts I ever thought in my life.”