AMERICAN PHOTO
LAND OF THE BODY AND THE SOUL
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March/April 1990
Art Director: Mark Gartland
 
If Jesus put the God in man, California put the man in God‑making life there a choice subject for photographers. At Big Sur's Esalen Institute, photographer Ed Kashi sat in on a massage technique workshop (top left). Kashi's mummies (center left) are in fact very much alive and enjoying the afterlife of a mineral bath at Murrieta Hot Springs Resort near San Diego. Superstar photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark pictured actress Rae Dawn Chong with her personal trainer (bottom left), a must‑have service in L.A.

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Meanwhile, patrons of the Universe of You Studios in Mann County's Corte Madera get their brains massaged with light and sound patterns (right). High‑tech photographer Roger Ressmeyer took a tongue‑in‑cheek look at this New Age technique.

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