Latest Esalen Institute Stories

2012-09-25 23:00:53

On the road with Phil Cousineau, author of bestselling The Painted Word, and host of PBS Global Spirit. (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Joseph Campbell described Phil Cousineau as a five-tool threat–a writer, photographer, filmmaker, editor, and teacher. As the great Huston Smith says, "Cousineau's love affair with words in contagious." From the medieval scourge of abbey-lubbers to the unpronounceable floccinaucinihilipilification (considered the longest English word by the Oxford English...

2011-04-20 17:04:00

BIG SUR, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring means renewal, and where better to spike the senses than Big Sur, TripAdvisor's® #7 Best U.S. Destination (Traveler's Choice, 2010) sporting 90 miles of iconic outback from Carmel to San Luis Obispo. Just in time for tourism season, Scenic Highway 1 is scheduled to officially reopened April 21, 2011 following a March 16, 2011 slide and road closure south of Carmel. Top stops from Point Sur Lighthouse Station to...

2011-02-10 04:19:00

* Wake Up and Roar: Finding Your Voice, Dancing Your Dance, and Singing Your Song * Bali Spirit Fest 2011: Silence, Inhale, Exhale * 28 day residential Esalen® Massage Certification BIG SUR, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Come awaken your voice, explore your soul, and nourish your body in the exotic land of Bali! Moving Ventures invites you to join us at three fabulous locations throughout the island of Bali for each of these wonderful programs!...

2008-07-11 06:00:24

By Laura Bly Even as more than 300 uncontained wildfires burn across Northern and Central California and a storied stretch of the Big Sur coast probably will stay off-limits to visitors through early next week, the state's tourism industry is scrambling to reassure vacationers that most hotels, attractions and campgrounds are open and unaffected. About 1,700 wildfires have scorched more than 1,000 square miles and nearly 100 homes in the state since a lightning storm struck more than...

2004-11-25 03:00:16

Holistic education centers are shifting focusfrom changing yourself to changing the world TURN ON, TUNE IN, drop out. Timothy Leary's immortal exhortation prompted millions of countercultural baby boomers to turn their energies inward, to explore the inner reaches of their psyches and souls through psychedelics. As psychedelics gave way to other spiritual pursuits, the New Age movement was born, and along with it came a series of holistic educational centers-among them the Omega Institute...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'