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Social and Personal Transformation

Esalen: 50 Years Ago, A 'Crazy Place On A Godforsaken Road' Launched The New Age Movement

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.25.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In 1962, on a stunning stretch of land bordering the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California, two Stanford graduates founded a retreat center called The Esalen Institute. Their goal: Create a space where people could explore holistic approaches to wellness and personal transformation.