"The way to become one with the universe is to trust it as another, as you would another, and say; "Let''s see what you''re going to do." But in doing that--in saying that to everything else that you have been taught to think of as not you--you are saying it to yourself. Because finally, you do not know where your decisions come from.
The data for a decision in any situation is infinite, so what you do is go through the motions of thinking out what you''re going to do about this, and when the time comes you make a snap judgment. You may make a mistake, you may take a bad gamble, but in the long run you are acting on a principle which has the backing of evolution; this is the way biological evolution goes on, the constant delegation of authority.
We're always entering a new environment. We don't ever know fully what the new environment is because the only environments we know are the past ones. There is always then operating in the development of cellular life on any level a new way of organization, higher than any existing form, and we''re never aware of it until after its happened."
- Alan Watts, "Do You Do It, Or Does It Do You?" Part 3
Contributing to the Alan Watts Organization
In the 1950s Alan Watts spoke on public radio and offered talks to public radio stations across the country. The longest-running show has now been on the air in Los Angeles on station KPFK for a mind-boggling seventy years! The radio shows began an outreach effort by Alan with the help of his friend and sound-innovator Henry 'Sandy' Jacobs and the Berkeley radio station KPFA. In more recent years, as technologies evolved, the organization began offering some of his most popular talks on YouTube and other web platforms.
Now for the past few months the organization has begun a series of 24-7 live audio streams on the Alan Watts Organization Channel, and in the coming weeks will offer the seminars "World as Self" and "Do You Do It, or Does It Do You?" to listeners online. In addition the Organization's channel will soon begin World Premieres of fresh talks and television programs from the archives that have not been aired in many instances for 50 years or more (see our link to the livestream is below).
Please help support these efforts and ongoing work at the Alan Watts digital archives by contributing to the nonprofit today. And because you are on the organization's mailing list we will let you know when the first Premieres emerge from the vault and begin streaming later this month. To-date we have raised $19,303 out of a goal of $40,000 to recover talks from old digital formats (including DAT tape) and transfer video to current formats with upgraded soundtracks. And transfer talks from the remaining original tape reels has now been fully funded through the generosity of a patron donor.
Best wishes and Thank you,
Mark Watts & The Alan Watts Organization