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<! Contents, v or vii!> Contents Illustrations 000 Acknowledgments, Sins, and Delight 000 Part One Openings Introduction: On Wild Facts and Altered Categories 000 Part Two Geographic, Historical, and Literary Orientations (1882¿1962) 1. Slate¿s Hot Springs: Homestead, Family Spa, Literary Paradise 000 Part Three The Empowerment of the Founders (1950¿1960) 2. The Professor and the Saint: The Early Inspirations of Michael Murphy 000 3. Buddhism, Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Early Inspirations of Richard Price 000 Part Four The Outlaw Era and the American Counterculture (1960¿1970) 4. ¿Totally on Fire¿: The Experience of Founding Esalen 000 5. Mind Manifest: Psychedelia at Early Esalen and Beyond 000 6. Mesmer to Maslow: Energy and the Freudian Left 000 7. Perls to Price: Consciousness and the Gestalt Lineage 000 8. Esalen Goes to the City: The San Francisco Center 000 9. On Ecstasy, Education, and the End of Sex: George Leonard and the Human Potential 000 10. The Serpent Spine of Spirit and Sex: Don Hanlon Johnson and the Somatics Movement 000 Part Five The Occult Imaginal and Cold War Activism (1970¿1985) 11. The Cosmic Womb: Stanislav and Christina Grof and the Counsels of Spiritual Emergence 000 12. Golf in the Kingdom: Plato and Ramakrishna for Republicans 000 13. Jacob Atabet and the Tantra of Physics 000 14. Superpowers: Cold War Psychics and Citizen Diplomats 000 15. Sex with the Angels: Nonlocal Mind, UFOs, and An End to Ordinary History 000 16. The Tao of Esalen: The Spiritual Art and Intuitive Business of Managing Emptiness 000 Part Six Crisis and the Religion of No Religion (1985¿1993) 17. The Religion of No Religion: The Donovan Era 000 18. Realizing Darwin¿s Dream: The Transformation Project and The Future of the Body 000 Part Seven Before and After the Storm (1993¿2006) 19. After the Storm: Reassessment, Disaster, and Renewal 000 (In)Conclusion The Future of the Past and the Mystical Idea of ¿America¿ 000 Abbreviations 000 Notes 000 On Rare Things: The Oral, Visual, and Written Sources 000 Index 000
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United States -- Religion.
Religion and culture -- United States.