[FROM THE DUST JACKET] "Our main object will be to describe one of the most incomparably beautiful myths that has ever flowered from the mind of man, or from the unconscious processes which shape it and which are in some sense more than man. We shall not be concerned with how much of the myth is woven out of historical facts, and how much out of fiction -- seeing that we have defined myth as any narrative, factual or fanciful, which is taken to signify the inner meaning of life. This is, furthermore, to be a description and not a history of Christian Mythology, which would require a work to itself, since our aim is to show what this flower is, and not how it might have been put together. After description, we shall attempt an interpretation of the myth along the general lines of the philosophia perennis, in order to bring out the truly catholic or universal character of the symbols, and to share the delight of discovering a fountain of wisdom in a realm where so many have long ceased to expect anything but a desert of platitudes." -- from the Prologue.
262 pages long.
[FROM TJB] In my opinion, reading this one book constitutes the surest way to get even a modernist to appreciate the Catholic Church's traditional (Tridentine) rite of Mass. Watts was the former Episcopalian minister who first popularized Zen Buddhism in America.