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It Started in SF as a Jazz Group and Now it's a Religion

An epic performance from Sammy Davis, Jr from the 1969 movie Sweet Charity looks very much like a precursor to Burning Man. He is a preacher, singing about his new church which is sweeping the nation. 1,602 more words

2016

Providence or Something Like It

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I was naked, eyes closed, head against the wall of the building pictured above, soaking in a tub of steaming water that smelled like boiled eggs, listening. 1,132 more words

Conscious Living

Education, The Tavistock Institute and ‘America’s Best Kept Secret’

In updating a monograph on The Manchester Method recently, I came across an historic document written about the Tavistock Institute. Its rhetoric about this evil threat to America, and to all its most cherished values, persists in articles written today. 761 more words

Esalen's Gardens

For your weekend viewing pleasure, a magical place. This place soaks up all the love it receives and gives back in food & beauty. I’m sure it is the work of many, many people, but two I know who put in a great deal of care into this wonderland are Shirley Ward and Kyle Evans. 22 more words

Big Sur

Artwork as Process or Product? Seeking Wisdom in the Balance

I was with 16 students at the Esalen Institute last week, teaching landscape painting. Once again, as I have twice a year for about the last 15 years, I journeyed with each painter as they encountered, and tried to make some sense of, the spectacular land and seascape. 849 more words