Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Comments by Caliban

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  • Michael thoughtfully tipped me off so I could respond to these comments.

    The original “Manual of Gestalt Practice in the tradition of Dick Price” was posted on a Google site to enable community members to comment. Naturally, many people in the Esalen community were interested. The site was disabled when the revised edition was published. However, Apple Publishing and Barnes and Noble both picked up the original edition, so it may still available on iTunes and Nook Books as eBooks. Google the title to check.

    The revised edition is only available as a printed book for use by teachers of the practice. But it is also available to the public through my Lulu website page. See: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Callaban

    I’d also recommend Seymour Carter’s interview for anybody interested in Dick’s Esalen, back when he was doing work on extreme states. Seymour worked with Dick back in the day. Seymour died in the Ukraine last year, while leading Gestalt workshops in Russia.

    I posted an excerpt from the Gestalt Manual that was relevant to Michael’s Esalen group. I will leave it posted for the time being. It is available here: http://goo.gl/iuImg

    I also wrote an article for Michael, as an introduction for his group. It is still available online, so I’ll leave it posted for the immediate future here: http://goo.gl/i5pt1m

    There is some good background information about Dick and his life that is available on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Gestalt.Praxis
    and here:

    I want to take this chance to say how much I appreciate Michael Cornwall’s efforts to preserve the groundbreaking work of Richard “Dick” Price, Julian Silverman, and the Esalen sponsored Agnews State Hospital research project. Michael has earned the gratitude of many people….