I’m skeptical that Watts really grokked Chesterton and think Chesterton would have vehemently disagreed that gnosis is about wonder. (Gnosis is about master of secret knowledge. And one of the by-products of that is the destruction of wonder. When you pull a thing apart to see how it works, the inveterate response of human beings is, “Oh that! We know how *that* works. Nothing amazing about *that*.” The heart of gnosis is not wonder, but pride. I understand the Hidden History of Our Time you simpletons don’t.)
But for all that, Watts does get that the heart of Chesterton was wonder and gratitude. I like that he appreciate that in the man. Check out this interesting talk from an unexpected source.