Corps of Discovery
Jay Ogilvy

September 2015


This issue of the eZine is devoted to one of the longest running series of meetings ever sponsored by Esalen’s Center for Theory & Research. Originally known by the acronym, Sursem, standing for Seminars on the Survival of Bodily Death, and later re-envisioned as the Corps of Discovery, these meetings extended over 15 years, brought together over 50 researchers, and resulted in two popular volumes written and edited by Ed Kelly (and others) who is the author of most of this eZine. Esalen cofounder, Michael Murphy, and Vice Chairman of Esalen’s board of trustees, Jeff Kripal, provide two short introductions. Our readers can receive a special 40% discount on both Irreducible Mind and Beyond Physicalism with the code 4F1BEYOND on the publisher's website or by by calling toll-free 800-462-6420. This offer expires 11/10/15.

Jay Ogilvy
Editor-in-chief