The Upstart Spring: Esalen and the Human Potential Movement: The First Twenty Years
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The Upstart Spring: Esalen and the Human Potential Movement: The First Twenty Years

  • Publish Date: 2004-02-04
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Walter Truett Anderson

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The first responsible account of an important, uniquely American happening - worthwhile reading for anyone who wants to piece together the social undercurrents of the '60s
-Robert Marquand, Christian Science Monitor

A charming, gossipy multiple biography of the curious gurus who spawned Esalen . . . a complex story, but a sequential one nonetheless, with feuds and psychic shoot-outs, games of capture the flag and smell the roses.
-Arthur Hough, San Francisco Chronicle

Upstart Spring tells Esalen's riveting, unfinished story - even-handedly, entertainingly, with sympathy, and yet holding little back.
-David Toolan, Commonwealth

An absolute delight: brimming with juicy gossip, and as carefully crafted as a page-turner novel. And it has substance, the gift of a therapist who also happens to be a cultural historian with a good eye for the telling meta-detail.
-Sandy McDonald, New Age Journal

Walt Anderson has the requisite experience, humor, and affection (if not detachment, since Esalen teaches, indeed proves, that detachment is a universal impossibility) to carry off a wonderful account.
-Stewart Brand, Co-Evolution Quarterly

A wonderful read, consistently entertaining on several levels.
-Michael Rossman, Associate for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter

A superb wrap-up of a notable influence on our popular culture. -Rita Fink, Pacific Sun


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