Happy 60th birthday, Esalen

I’ve spent the last five days at Esalen, the famous spiritual workshop centre on the coast of Big Sur in northern California. I was invited to take part in a seminar on the ‘superhumanities’ at Esalen’s centre for research.

I’ve been wanting to visit Esalen for years, and it hasn’t disappointed. Just in terms of physical beauty, it is astonishing. It’s perched on cliffs looking out over the Pacific Ocean, with a…

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Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.