Retreat : How the Counterculture invented Wellness-9781912248780

Retreat : How the Counterculture invented Wellness

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The counterculture of the Sixties and theSeventies is remembered chiefly for music, fashion, art, feminism, computing,black power, cultural revolt and the New Left. But an until-now unexplored, yet noless important aspect - both in its core identity and in terms of its ongoingsignificance and impact - is its relationship with health. In this popular and illuminating culturalhistory of the relationship between health and the counterculture, MatthewIngram connects the dots between the beats, yoga, meditation, psychedelics,psychoanalysis, Eastern philosophy, sex, and veganism, showing how the hippiesstill have a lot to teach us about our wellbeing.

Published 14/07/2020 (Repeater Books) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 524 pages