Alan Watts started writing essays at the age of sixteen, for the journal of the Buddhist Lodge in London. Developing a reputation over the next forty years as a foremost interpreter of Eastern philosophies for the West, he developed a large audience who felt enriched through his books, tape recordings, radio and television appearances, and public lectures. He became widely recognized for his Zen writings. Watts wrote more than twenty-five books, all building toward a personal philosophy he shared honestly and joyfully with readers throughout the world. His book Still the Mind is an invaluable guide that shows you the great miracle of who you really are. Alan Watts passed away in 1973 at his home in northern California.