Turning On Author:Rasa Gustaitis Miss Gustaitis is a top journalist-reporter who wrote for well-known newspapers and journals before she became a free lance writer. — In this readable book she describes her experiences at Esalen and the Big Sur, California. It is an eye-witness description of what Maslow called ?the Third Force? in American psychotherapy? psychoanalysis and beha... more »viorism being the other two. This new trend focuses primarily on sensual awareness and on the ?I-thou? interaction. Concepts from Yoga and Zen Buddhism are used to teach sensory responsiveness. This whole new movement, although diversified in aim and action, is also referred to as the human potentialities movement.
Miss Gustaitis visited with the various settings and participated in their respective programs and activities, which included an LSD trip. She spent time with Dr. Fritz Perls and his Gestalt seminars and attended Dr. Bill Schutz's encounter groups« less