Links for this Post: These links are playlist files which when either opened with a streaming audio player like the free Winamp or clicked on if a playlist file player is already configured in windows. Each of them are KPFK Pacifica programs which open with sections of the Alan Watts talk.
As readers of Vision Thing and those aware of the work of Island Foundation know, I am quite interested in the ideas of Aldous Huxley. Island Foundation focuses on Aldous Huxley’s novel Island and its ideas for developing a new culture.
I have discussed these ideas in my essays Island’s Vision: Toward a Psychedelic Culture A Call for a Psychedelic Sanctuary, LSD and Aldous Huxley’s Island: Setting Sail for a Better Country
I also published in the publication I edited Island Views, the transcript of a talk that my friend Ram Dass gave at the 1993 Aldous Huxley Centennial called Brave New World or Island: The Word Must Decide
A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from my friend Michael Shields about a broadcast on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK of a four past series of programs which included portions of a talk that Alan Watts gave about the novel Island four decades ago. Alan Watts was a philosopher well regarded by members of the Sixties Counterculture. I’ve posted about him several times including Alan Watts Philosopher of the Counterculture Featured on Project Unicorn
The links at the beginning of the post are to a program called Something’s Happening with Roy of Hollywood. The links are radio playlist files which need to be configured to a media player like Winamp or a variety of other streaming audio players. The portions of the program with the Alan Watts material is at the front of of the programs so you do not have to listen to the entire broadcast to here the entire series.