British-born philosopher and interpreter of Eastern mystical thought Alan Watts lectured on "Transformations of Consciousness: Fears and Fascinations."  A convert to Zen Buddhism and, at this period, to psychedelic aids to meditation, Watts was the author of many books, including The Way of Zen (1957), The Joyous Cosmology—Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness (1962) and Beyond Theology—The Art of Godmanship (1964).