Teaser Tuesday – The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are


I admit that I don’t normally read “self-help” type books, but there is a certain sub-set of them that I find fascinating.  I will also admit that some of this particular book was entirely beyond me.  There are some things that are so large it’s hard to even fathom.  I believe that’s why I love these types of books so much; I love challenging my beliefs and at the same time, trying to find out who I am, if that’s even possible.


I read The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts last fall and honestly couldn’t get enough.  I was sad when I reached the last page.  I will definitely be reading this one again because I know it will reveal new and fascinating things to me a second, third and fourth time.

This was my “review” on Goodreads that I actually forgot I wrote:

“I might have to read that one a few times to get the full impact. Truly mind blowing and life altering.”

I downloaded it on iBooks and there are so many amazing quotes that I can’t even imagine going through it and picking one at random.  I would probably end up re-reading the whole thing again, which isn’t such a bad idea… But, I went on Goodreads instead and found one to put here as my teaser.  I hope you enjoy!

“Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
Alan W. Watts

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



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