There once was a man who said, “Though,
It seems that I know that I know,
what I would like to see
is the “I” that sees me,
When I know, that I know, that I know.
There was a young man who said, “Damn,
For it certainly seems that I am
a creature that moves
in determinate grooves;
I’m not even a bus, I’m a tram!”
There was a young man who said, “God,
I find it exceedingly odd
that a tree, as a tree
simply ceases to be
When there’s no-one around in the Quad!”
Young man, your astonishment’s odd;
For I’m always around in the Quad,
so the tree (as a tree)
never ceases to be,
Since observed by yours faithfully, God.
I have a collection of audio and pdf files on OneDrive
Some of his books in searchable pdf format are here: link
A collection in epub and mobi format is available from https://b-ok.cc/s/Alan%20Watts
The mobi files can be read using Kindle.
The Internet Arc-hive has some of his writings: link
A good collection of lectures, entitled “Out Of Your Mind”, as text and audio, is available from https://www.organism.earth/library/author/alan-watts
This series contains some of his most profound insights. It is useful to be able to check the transcript after hearing something significant.
Latin advenire, from ad- ‘towards’ + venire ‘come’
Adventure come from the same latin root.