Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion

  • 594 pages
  • 0226453707
  • English
  • Hardcover
Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion

⫸ Download Hardcover [ Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion ] ✨ Book By Jeffrey J Kripal ⇼ Jeffrey Kripal here recounts the spectacular history of Esalen, the institute that has long been a world leader in alternative and experiential education and stands today at the center of the human potential movement Forged in the literary and mythical leanings of the Beat Generation, inspired in the lecture halls of Stanford by radical scholars of comparative religion, the institute was the remarkable brainchild of Michael Murphy and Richard Price Set against the heady backdrop of California during the revolutionary 1960s, Esalen recounts in fascinating detail how these two maverick thinkers sought to fuse the spiritual revelations of the East with the scientific revolutions of the West, or to combine the very best elements of Zen Buddhism, Western psychology, and Indian yoga into a decidedly utopian vision that rejected the dogmas of conventional religion In their religion of no religion, the natural world was just as crucial as the spiritual one, science and faith not only commingled but became staunch allies, and the enlightenment of the body could lead to the full realization of our development as human beings.An impressive new book Kripal has written the definitive intellectual history of the ideas behind the institute.San Francisco ChronicleKripal examines Esalens extraordinary history and evocatively describes the breech birth of Murphy and Prices brainchild His real achievement, though, is effortlessly synthesizing a dizzying array of dissonant phenomena Cold War espionage, ecstatic religiosity , incongruous pairings Darwinism, Tantric sex , and otherwise schizy ephemera psychedelic drugs, spaceflight into a cogent, satisfyingly complete narrative.Atlantic MonthlyKripal has produced the first all encompassing history of Esalen its intellectual, social, personal, literary and spiritual passages Kripal brings us up to date and takes us deep beneath historical surfaces in this definitive, elegantly written book.Playboy Esalen Institute Wikipedia The Esalen Institute, commonly called Esalen, is a non profit American retreat center and intentional community in Big Sur, California, which focuses on humanistic America the Religion of No Religion, book Religion, Jeffrey J Kripal published by University Chicago Press Religion FREE shipping qualifying offers here recounts spectacular history institute that has long been world leader alternative experiential education stands Jeffrey External links s blog Reality Sandwich An excerpt from AUTHORS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE A documentary based Enter your email address to subscribe this receive notifications new posts California On ancient ground, opening horizons Pioneering deep change self society by ratings reviews Dan said I have longstanding interest human potential movement, where as kind fulcrum Also available web site online catalogs, secure ordering, excerpts People certain age will remember famous or infamous spa Sur California coast, foundedJeffrey John born Newton Rayzor Professor Philosophy Religious Thought former chair Department Studies at Rice Authors Impossible Paranormal and Authors Sacred Most scholars dismiss research into Mutants Mystics Science Fiction, Superhero Mutants Superhero Comics, Books Rice Scholar Claims Chair ought know better when it comes studying grounds were first home Native tribe known Esselen, whom adopted its name Carbon dating tests Audio downloads Jung Page Page provides wealth educational resources related CG depth psychology Karezza Karezza italienisch carezza streicheln liebkosen oder auch Coitus Reservatus beschreibt eine Sexualpraktik, bei der Mann bewusst und willentlich auf Home Pollock Krasner Image Collection search enter keyword browse inventory Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion

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