Video Description: Delving into the historically complicated human relationship to divinity, Alan Watts describes the trap of separateness.
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In this episode, Alan Watts explores:
The sensation of our own existence
Jewish Christian mythology
Identifying with the tribe
Universal law and the roots of justice
Freud and the energies of the psyche
Man as a product of nature versus the supernatural
The idea that we were all subjects of a divine king you might say was a political model based on the organization of the great city-states of the ancient near east. That image, you see, has absolutely haunted Western man throughout his whole development because he has felt that he is in the universe on probation and sufferance. He doesn't quite belong here." – Alan Watts