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The American Soul Rush Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Author: Marion Goldman
Publisher: New York NYU Press 2012
Series: Qualitative Studies in Religion Series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Yoga. Humanistic Psychology. Meditation. Holistic Healing. These practices are commonplace today. Yet before the early 1960s they were atypical options for most people outside of the upper class or small groups of educated spiritual seekers. Esalen Institute, a retreat for spiritual and personal growth in Big Sur, California, played a pioneering role in popularizing quests for self-transformation and personalized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Goldman
ISBN: 9780814732878 0814732879 9780814733387 0814733387
OCLC Number: 962749151
Description: 1 online resource (220 Seiten)
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Esalen, the Soul Rush, and Spiritual Privilege 1 Esalen's Wellspring: Foundational Doctrines 2 Esalen's Reach: A Brief History 3 Spiritual Privilege and Personal Transformation 4 Living Privilege: Four Esalen Men 5 Gender at Esalen 6. Esalen's Legacies Conclusion: New Beginnings Appendix 1: Experiential Exercises: When Words Fail Appendix 2: The Walter Truett Anderson Collection References Index About the Author
Series Title: Qualitative Studies in Religion Series

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