Brian Wheeler

Brian L. Wheeler, M.A. is a doctoral student in the East-West Psychology program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Near completion, his dissertation proposal is tentatively titled “Intimations of a Sustainable Future: Paradox, Alan Watts’ Cosmology, and the Nature of Life,” which focuses on the philosophical implications of mystical experience and Watts’ cosmology. Brian received an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion through CIIS’ Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program, and his B.A. from Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College for an interdisciplinary degree titled “Writing, Worldviews, and Experience of the Self.” Currently the editor of AlanWatts.org, his former career involved magazine editing, freelance journalism, and copywriting in the kiteboarding and wakeboarding industries—sports that he has been practicing for decades. Devoted to exploring the mysteries of life, human potential, and cosmic connection, he writes from the ground of inquiry, experience, and scholarly creativity. Based upon the life and works of Alan Watts, Brian is working on his first book: Cosmic Fruit — Awakening to a New View of Life.