Andy

May 25, 2012

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

If it's new age or 'alt' or 'woo' it probably can be tracked back to the Esalen Institute.

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

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.