Ray first came to Esalen in the 60-ies…Interview with Ray at his home on Pfeiffer Ridge. We were touching on many quintessential Big Sur subjects. One hour and forty-three minutes.
Some dog noise in the beginning – sorry about that.
NOTES about the content: Back To The Land, Summer farming in Missouri.
Vietnam War, 1967 Summer of Love at Esalen, Selig Morgenrath, Helmuth Morgenrath, Esalen septic tank and Alan Watts – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts
Will Schutz – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Schutz
Big Sur Construction, Frank and Walter Trotter, Don McQueen…
“It is embarrassing how fortunate we are…I walk outside and I don’t see anything.‘
“Community is food for the soul…”
“2013 Pfeiffer Fire…the house burnt down, all was lost…it really is a Global Warming event.”
“A building should not ‘detract’ from the land: my hat’s off to Mickey…”
“It used to be that you had to change your life to be here, now you can bring your life with you” Bob Skiles
Insurance claims after the fire…buying replacements…