earlier human potential workshops and divine
- earlier human potential workshops were guided by a general assumption that one must face one’s fears and limitations in order to “break through” to a deeper vitality and a greater human potential. The “ego death” which took place for some people on psychedelic drugs prefigured the interest in the “breakthrough” which might happen in a workshop if one faced one’s fears. It was a secular psychology, dionysian, yet not transcendental … Richard Alpert, an associate of Timothy Leary on the Harvard faculty, returned from India dressed in white robes and renamed Baba Ram Dass. His message was clear: growth was not a random process of breaking out in all directions. There was a place of consciousness to reach, and one needed a guru to get there. “God,” or Divine Consciousness had arrived in the Human Potential Movement
- Maupin 1998
- ‘Chakras,’ or energy centers had been described in the esoteric literature of kundalini yoga or Chinese alchemy.
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“founders” the teachers and innovators who were teaching at that time, such as Rolf, Lowen, Selver, whitehouse, and Pearls, had their own origins in