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Michael Murphy

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Michael Murphy co-founded the Esalen Institute, in Big Sur, California. In 1980 he helped create the Esalen Institute's Soviet-American Exchange programme which promoted and foreshadowed greater communication between Soviet and American writers, social activists and political leaders. Murphy is the author of such books as Golf in the Kingdom, The Future of the Body and The Life We Are Given (with George Leonard). He lives in Sausalito, California.