Trying to tell the story of Esalen Institute’s 50 years with a word limit—of transcendent movement and massage, world-changing work in human potential and Gestalt psychology, of LSD and El Niño, of Hunter S. and Joan B.—is as mindful as leaving the hallowed grounds without a massage. But there’s another way to explore its identity: Live a day there. Or at least catch 22 hours.

Monterey County Weekly, Monterey, California, Oct. 4, 2012