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Contents Introducing Esalen Jeffrey J. Kripal and Glenn W. Shuck 1. Human Potential Before Esalen: An Experiment in Anachronism Wouter J. Hanegraaff 2. Sacred (and Secular) Self-Fashioning: Esalen and the American Transformation of Yoga Catherine L. Albanese 3. Notes on the Prehistory of the Human Potential Movement: The Vedanta Society and Gerald Heard's Trabuco College Timothy Miller 4. Reading Aurobindo from Stanford to Pondicherry: Michael Murphy and the Hindu Tantric Transmission (1950-1957) Jeffrey J. Kripal 5. The Only Way Out Is In: The Life of Richard Price Barclay James Erickson 6. Spirit and Shadow: Esalen and the Gestalt Model Gordon Wheeler 7. Esalen and the Cultural Boundaries of Metalanguage Robert C. Fuller 8. Michael Murphy and the Natural History of Supernormal Human Attributes Ann Taves 9. From Sarx to Soma: Esalen's Role in Recovering the Body for Spiritual Development Don Hanlon Johnson 10. Satan's Hot Springs: Esalen in the Popular Evangelical Imagination Glenn W. Shuck 11. Esalen Institute, Essence Faiths, and the Religious Marketplace Marion S. Goldman Afterword Michael Murphy Contributors Index
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United States -- Religion -- Congresses.
Religion and culture -- United States -- Congresses.
Esalen Institute -- Congresses.