British Roots of the Yankee Human Potential Movement

Contrary to what many Yankees like to believe, both the US foreign policy and even its “alternative” movements have the fingerprints of the British ruling class  all over them. For example Aldous Huxley, guru of the 1960s drug culture,  would be mentored in the ways of Monte Verità, Ascona through the mentorship of D.H. Lawrence. It was through Lawrence’s teachings that Aldous Huxley and others would form the core of the group, The Children of the Sun. Lawrence’s teaching of Ascona would go on to shape the Human Potential Movement and Esalen Institute.  Carl Jung was also a significant member of the Monte Verità, Ascona.

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