The Joyous Cosmology by Alan Watts (1962) trade paperback book

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Alan W. Watts, Timothy Leary, and Richard Alpert - The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness

New York: Vintage Books, 1962. Trade paperback. Wraps. 95 pp. Illustrated with mind-bending photographs of fractal patterns in nature. Very good condition. Clean pages, no markings.

Leary and Alpert contributed a forward (and probably a couple pounds of peyote) to the effort; Watts was responsible for the feature essay, of which I reproduce here a representative sample: "There is Mary, beloved in the usual dusty world, but in this world an embodiment of light and gold, daughter of the sun, with eyes formed from the evening sky--a creature of all ages, baby, moppet, maid, matron, crone, and corpse, evoking love of all ages." So throw on your shaman poncho, pop a few donkey laxatives, and experience an adventure.

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