Download PDF by Don Lattin: Following Our Bliss: How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties

By Don Lattin

ISBN-10: 0060730633

ISBN-13: 9780060730635

ISBN-10: 0061366161

ISBN-13: 9780061366161

The sixties reworked America's non secular lifestyles. along with his attribute perception, wit, and dramatic reporting, popular San Francisco Chronicle journalist Don Lattin takes the 1st complete examine the non secular legacy of that outstanding time, considered in the course of the eyes of these who grew up on the middle of a few of the era's wildest experimentation.

The sixties introduced an explosion of non secular and non secular exploration, remarkable in its scope, fervor, and sheer creativity. Lattin finds how and why New Age ideals, feminist spirituality, jap religions, Tai Chi and yoga, religious therapeutic, and different replacement practices have taken such company root in American culture.

Lattin not just explores dramatic adjustments within the middle American groups of religion -- Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish -- he additionally tells the tales of what has occurred to the likes of the Moonies, the Hare Krishnas, communes and ashrams, and to the kids born into quite a few religious groups. He indicates how non secular traits this day, together with the booming Christian rock circulate, Buddhist punks, and modern Catholics wrestling with sexual ethics and church authority, have their roots in debates all started within the sixties.

In this stimulating odyssey via American spirituality -- then and now -- Don Lattin makes it transparent why we have to comprehend sixties spirituality if we wish to observe who we're today.

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After a year of intense national media coverage, another bishop would resign in disgrace. Cardinal Bernard Law admitted he had covered up the sex crimes of his priests, and by the time he finally left the chancery, the public’s confidence in the Roman Catholic Church had plummeted. By December 2002, pollster George Gallup reported, 40 percent of American Catholics were less likely to put money in the collection plate. But the church was in trouble even before the twenty-year-old sex scandal resurfaced in Boston, Los Angeles, and other cities.

Gwen Watson’s lament got me thinking about the legacy of other families with deep roots in the Catholic left of the Sixties. ” Stories about these left-wing Catholic priests, Fathers Daniel and Philip Berrigan, were hard to miss during the war in Vietnam and ever harder to find in the 1980s and 1990s. These brother priests were among the Catonsville Nine protesters and served three and a half years in prison for pouring homemade napalm on hundreds of draft cards in May 1968. Philip Berrigan was ordained as a Josephite priest in 1955.

22 following our bliss puritanical. I’ve slowly tried to restrain a lot of the nudity. ”5 Murphy’s vision for Esalen is a place for serious study and analysis of the body and the mind, an experiential think tank where scientists and mystics come together to unlock the mysteries of higher consciousness and paranormal phenomena. ” But it’s famous for the baths, which were there before Murphy or his grandfather ever heard of the place. Nothing bothers him or his longtime Esalen associate, George Leonard, more than people using Esalen and hot tub in the same sentence.

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