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The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

Posted on | September 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

The book on the taboo against knowing who you are - free pdf ebook by Alan WattsThe Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Allan Watts is a radical piece about the unrecognised but mighty taboo—our tacit conspiracy to ignore who, or what, we really are. Briefly, the thesis is that the prevalent sensation of oneself as a separate ego enclosed in a bag of skin is a hallucination which accords neither with Western science nor with the experimental philosophy-religions of the East—in particular, the central and germinal Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism. This hallucination underlies the misuse of technology for the violent subjugation of man’s natural environment and, consequently, its eventual destruction.

THE BOOK On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
A radical piece about the unrecognised but mighty taboo—our tacit conspiracy to ignore who, or what, we really are.
Written by: Alan Watts
Published by: Sphere Books Ltd
Edition: 1973
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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2 Responses to “The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are”

  1. David Mayer
    May 23rd, 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    Thank you for offering this book acknowledging that looking within is taboo. Thanks for the free taboo information.
    “—our tacit conspiracy to ignore who, or what, we really are.” describes my problems well.

  2. Dave
    July 19th, 2019 @ 10:41 pm

    I’ve been running from myself for 36 years. Unwilling to believe I can really reason things out for myself just as well or better than anyone out there. I am my own final authority. Looking for others to tell me the truth. Afraid to really confront my demons, my shadow self. Time to stop running and confront the devil in me!

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