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Introduction: Esalen, the Soul Rush, and Spiritual Privilege

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter details the history and philosophy behind the Esalen Institute, its impact on society since its inception in the 1960s, as well as the background of research in exploring ... More


Spiritual Privilege and Personal Transformation

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the four central dimensions of spiritual privilege: religious affinities, cultural and religious capital, social networks, and economic resources. Esalen diffused spiritual ... More


Living Privilege: Four Esalen Men

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes how four men who have been profoundly influenced by the Institute enact spiritual privilege in different ways. Their personal histories also illuminate the ways that different ... More


The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Marion Goldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

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 ... More


Conclusion: New Beginnings

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter examines the broad impact of spiritual privilege on twenty-first-century Americans. Even in the midst of deep recession, spiritual privilege does not disappear. If anything, ... More


Gender at Esalen

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how two widely known narratives about Esalen's early years cemented men's centrality at the Institute. Men's narratives and their initial priorities created a space to explore ... More


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