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Esalen Institute, Mother Church 'Spiritual But Not Religious' People, Faces Midlife Crisis

(41) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 7:04 AM

BIG SUR, Calif. (RNS) Perched atop the rugged splendor of the California coast south of Monterey, the Esalen Institute is the mother church for people who call themselves "spiritual but not religious." Over the last five decades, hundreds of thousands of seekers have come to this incubator of East-meets-West spirituality...

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Harvard Psychedelic Club: 1956 Footage Of Housewife's Acid Trip

(557) Comments | Posted January 15, 2011 | 11:35 PM

Here's some rare footage of an experimental LSD session that I came across doing research for my next book, a group biography of British writer Aldous Huxley, philosopher Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. It's from a television program, circa 1956, about mental health issues.

The...

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My Book on Acid

(3) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 1:12 PM

You never know who will show up or what to expect when you face the folding chairs and start reading from your new book.

Especially when the book you just wrote is all about LSD.

On Tuesday night, I made my fourth bookstore appearance to promote my new...

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