San Jacinto Valley's Other Legacy
The San Jacinto Valley is a microcosm of the consciousness raising movement
Allan Hartley, Editor of New Perspectives: A Journal of Conscious Living (www.newperspectivespublishing.com), will give a presentation, about people who were at the forefront of movements that promoted self development and conscious living, on Sunday, August 29, at 3:00 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living (the Domes) at 40450 Stetson Avenue in Hemet, California. Phone: (951) 658-5157. Cost is $15.00 per person. Sign up at CSL or pay at the event.
Dr. Evarts Loomis, the Father of Holistic Medicine, practiced “Medicine for the Whole Person” in Hemet for 30 years.
|The San Jacinto Valley is a unique place with a past inhabited by people who were devoted to finding meaning and promoting self awareness, and the sense of one’s place in the universe.|
There were men like Dr. Evarts Loomis and James Ingebretsen who valued a “change in consciousness rather than a spiritual conversion.” J. Krishnamurti was concerned with “what is” rather than “what should be or ought to be.” Gerald Heard had a deep concern for “awareness and a capacity to appreciate human potential.” Alan Watts was an interpreter of Eastern religions and especially Zen. Dane Rudhyar, the composer, poet and philosopher lived and wrote books in San Jacinto. Ingebretsen brought David Bohm, Joseph Campbell, Stanislav Grof, James Hillman, John Lilly, and others to his retreat in San Jacinto to lead workshops. These people came to the foot of the San Jacintos, manifested ideas, disseminated them, and then moved on.
Thousands of years before Americans, the Californios, the Spaniards, and Native Americans there were the dinosaurs (one of the largest archeological and paleontological finds in the country is here). This is about how these layers of life impacted and impressed upon the movement of consciousness and constant self development.
It is about coming to this place — using the vitality of life, adding to the mix, and then
sharing with the rest of the world. Through the intensity of life acting on life in this little
valley we are able to see the influence spread out to the greater California — and beyond.
San Jacinto Valley’s Other Legacy
August 29, 2010