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The American Soul RushEsalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege$
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Marion Goldman

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814732878

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

New Beginnings

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(p.161) Conclusion
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The American Soul Rush
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Marion Goldman

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0008

This concluding chapter examines the broad impact of spiritual privilege on twenty-first-century Americans. Even in the midst of deep recession, spiritual privilege does not disappear. If anything, it continues to spread, as people seek ways of improving their lives during a painful economic downturn. Critics view alternative spirituality and the optimism that grounds it as futile modes of self-deception. Many more people, however, find comfort in the doctrines and practices that first came together at Esalen. The Institute continues to provide a range of spiritual paths and a unifying doctrine to encourage ever wider transmission of spiritual privilege and ever greater participation in the soul rush.

Keywords:   spiritual privilege, alternative spirituality, Esalen's doctrines, spiritual paths, soul rush

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