Alan Watts is a British philosopher who, if you let him, will consistently blow your mind. On the advice of a friend of mine, I started listening to him each night as I went to sleep. It had a similar effect to doing mushrooms, only without the giggling–as I fell asleep, it felt as though Alan Watts was making my mind bigger. Huge, amazing ideas bounced around in there, running into other ideas and turning into even larger ones. Existential problems wrapped themselves around each other, and by the time I woke up, I was thoroughly exhausted.
Surfing in Ireland can be scary. Pairing Alan Watts’s thoughts on the illusion of fear with dark, stormy Ireland is perfect.