Today it’s great to have Michael Murphy on the podcast. Michael is co-founder of Esalen Institute, a pioneer of the Human Potential Movement, and author of many influential books on extraordinary human potential.
[1:38] Michael’s early life
[4:09] Michael’s connection with religion
[8:00] How Michael and Dick Price met and founded the Esalen Institute
[14:34] Michael’s connection to Abraham Maslow
[19:07] Michael’s guest list for Esalen
[27:12] How Michael built Esalen
[33:00] Michael’s thoughts on black-white encounter groups
[40:53] How Esalen Institute’s geography informs its practices
[43:59] Integral Transformative Practice (ITP)
[47:40] How Michael defines heart & soul
[53:48] What is our deepest birthright?
[56:28] Where Michael sees humanity going
[1:06:14] How to carry on the Human Potential Movement
Hello Scott. Given your interests, you might be interested in scanning my recent book “Embodied Conflict: the neural basis of conflict and communication” (Routledge, 2018). I’d be happy to send you a copy. Let me know if you’d like a copy.
Great to hear Michael Murphy. I arrived at Esalen in 1973 and lived there for several months in the milk truck I was living in at the time. I studied closely with Dick Price while there. He was a deep influence on my life.
Onward. My best.