“The world is a marvelous system of wiggles,” says Alan Watts in a series of lectures. He means that the world, as it really exists, does not comprise of all the lines, angles, and hard edges that our various systems of words, symbols, and numbers do. Humanity has made astounding progress by creating and reading “maps” of reality out of language, numbers, and images, but we run an ever more dangerous risk of mistaking these maps for the land. In this 1971 National Educational Television program, A Conversation With Myself, Watts claims that our comparatively simple minds and the simple technologies they’ve produced have proven desperately inadequate to handle reality’s actual complexity. But what to do about it?