Esalen Institute


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Esalen Institute

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An institute located in Big Sur, California, that was the spiritual home of the 1960s counter-cultural “human potential movement”, which combined a rest camp and 20th-century religious retreat; it was the birthplace of the Gestalt movement and Swedish/Esalen massage.
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Although Atlas Shrugged condemned socialism and championed capitalism and free markets, its influence, along with that of the Esalen Institute, led to the Special Self.
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the grounds of the Esalen Institute which are gorgeous, but not very
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