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The Resource Greetings from Utopia Park : surviving a transcendent childhood, Claire Hoffman

Greetings from Utopia Park : surviving a transcendent childhood, Claire Hoffman

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Greetings from Utopia Park : surviving a transcendent childhood
Title
Greetings from Utopia Park
Title remainder
surviving a transcendent childhood
Statement of responsibility
Claire Hoffman
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Claire Hoffman's alcoholic father abandons his family, his struggling wife, Liz, tells five-year-old Claire and her seven-year-old brother, Stacey, that they are going to heaven--Iowa--to live in Maharishi's national headquarters for Heaven on Earth. For Claire's mother, Transcendental Meditation--Maharishi's method of meditation and his approach to living the fullest possible life--promises world peace and Enlightenment just as their family is falling apart. At first this secluded utopia offers warmth and support, and makes these outsiders feel calm, secure, and connected to the world. At the Maharishi School, Claire learns Maharishi's philosophy for living and meditates with her class. With the promise of peace and Enlightenment constantly on the horizon, every day is infused with magic and meaning. But as Claire and Stacey mature, their adolescent skepticism kicks in, drawing them away from the community and into delinquency and drugs. To save herself, Claire moves to California to live with her father, breaking from Maharishi completely. After she works for a decade in journalism and academia, the challenges of adulthood propel her back to Iowa, where she reexamines her spiritual upbringing and tries to reconnect with the magic of her childhood"--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Hoffman, Claire
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hoffman, Claire
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Hoffman, Claire
  • Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Journalists
  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Journalistes
  • Méditation transcendantale
  • Journalists
  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
Label
Greetings from Utopia Park : surviving a transcendent childhood, Claire Hoffman
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part one: Believing. Initiation ; The Hoffman curse ; Stranger in a strange land ; Levitation ; Taste of Utopia ; Fortunate are we! ; Utopia Park ; On the program ; 200 percent of life -- Part two: Doubting. Dad comes home ; Your meditation brought down the Great Wall ; The costs of karma ; Ojas ; Townie ; Meth heads and meditators -- Part three: Searching. Adulthood ; A new Utopia ; The flying course -- Epilogue
Control code
921864773
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780062338846
Lccn
2017301075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921864773
Label
Greetings from Utopia Park : surviving a transcendent childhood, Claire Hoffman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part one: Believing. Initiation ; The Hoffman curse ; Stranger in a strange land ; Levitation ; Taste of Utopia ; Fortunate are we! ; Utopia Park ; On the program ; 200 percent of life -- Part two: Doubting. Dad comes home ; Your meditation brought down the Great Wall ; The costs of karma ; Ojas ; Townie ; Meth heads and meditators -- Part three: Searching. Adulthood ; A new Utopia ; The flying course -- Epilogue
Control code
921864773
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780062338846
Lccn
2017301075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921864773

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