Zen Meditation Break with Alan Watts: Gooey Prickles and Prickly Goo

Alan Watts was a former Anglican priest turned scholar of Japanese Zen.

An icon of the 1960s counter-culture, Watts used to go around giving spontaneous and magical lectures at American college campuses, turning-on students to Eastern forms of reflection and meditation.

Here’s a short clip of Alan Watts being rather playful, talking about the yin-yang of “gooey prickles” and “prickly goo”—which was his way of also talking about “straights” and “hippies”—or conservatives and liberals: 

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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