THE OTHER SIDE OF EDEN: LIFE WITH JOHN STEINBECK

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Re: THE OTHER SIDE OF EDEN: LIFE WITH JOHN STEINBECK

Postby admin » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:10 pm

Index

Abrams, General, 123
AI-Anon, 187, 195, 197, 198, 199, 232,
236, 238, 245-46, 247, 248, 249,
252, 269, 285
Al-Anon Abuse, 309
Alcoholics Anonymous, 291-96, 303,
308
Alcohol Rehabilitation Center (ARC),
187
Alpert, Richard, 114, 137, 139, 141
Anonymous Artists of America, 137
An Quang Pagoda, 125, 126
Armed Forces Radio and Television, 86,
103, 123, 148
Autobiography of a Yogi (Yogananda), 141
Azure Acres, 288-90, 291, 293, 308

Bagmati River (Nepal), 222
Balaban, John, 159, 160
Beatles, 143
Be Here Now (Ram Das), 141
Benson, Jackson, 82
Big Book, The, 283, 288
Black, Claudia, 307
Black Elk, Wallace, 250, 255-56, 257
Blouin, Denault, 344
Bly, Robert, 18
Born in Tibet (Trungpa Rinpoche), 220
Bornstein, Mark, 147, 310
Boulder, Colo., 24, 37, 55, 58, 147, 158-
59
Boulderado Hotel, 34, 55, 154, 195
British Columbia, 24, 26, 37
Brothers, Milton, 95
Buddhism, 29, 37, 124, 128, 185, 257
American, 320
bardo, 208
Bodhicitta, 30
Bodhisattva, 30, 184
dathun, 39
dharma, 31, 185
Mahayana, 31
ngondro, 183-84, 231
Paramitas, 189
Samsara, 28
Tantric Master, 31
Tantric Vajrayana, 31. 41
Tibetan, 57, 174, 202, 204, 319
Three Marks of Existence, 29
Yanas, 183-85
Buddhist riots, 125
Burroughs, William, 27, 76, 156, 180,
190-92
Burroughs, William, Ir., 76, 154-57, 180

Campbell, Duncan, 203, 327, 328
Cannery Row (film), 181-82
Caputo, Philip, 163
Carpenter, Liz, 83
Cassady, Carolyn, 180, 192, 308
Cassady, Neal. 180, 192, 308
Catcher in the Rye, The (Salinger), 70
Catch-22 (Heller), 70
Cedars Sinai Hospital, 289, 296
Chateau Lake Louise, 39, 40, 54
"child within," 60-61
Choki Nyima Rinpoche, 220
Chuang Tse, 115
Ciao, Manhattan (film), 345
Cleland, Max, 164
Clinton, Hillary, 333
Coconut Monk. See Dao Dua
Congress Watch, 333
Corso, Gregory, 27, 190
Craig, Kier, 311-12
Crazy Wisdom gurus, 31
cults, 40, 41
Cultural Elite, 25

Dalai Lama, 31, 197, 298, 310, 319, 320-
21
Dao Dua, 128-34
Dao rhuc, 132
Death in Venice (Mann), 241
Delhi, India, 237-38
Dellenger, David, 114
Denver magazine, 87
Deuprey, Dan, 332-33, 334-36
Dharma Bums (Kerouac), 26
Diehl, Miss, 146
Direct Path, The (Harvey), 201
Disabled American Veterans, 87, 161, 162
Dispatch News Service, 86, 124
Douglas, Michael. 70
Dr. Lao (cat), 12, 61, 93
Dylan, Bob, 112, 115, 274

East of Eden (Steinbeck), 80, 81-82, 98,
146, 304
Eatun, Gary, 295, 314
Ekhart, Meister, 125
Ellsberg, Daniel, 102
Englander, Maurice, 25
Erikson, Erik, 163

Father Principal, 18
Feinstein, Diane, 170
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 190
Fields, Rick, 328
"Flight" (Steinbeck), 304
Flynn, Errol, 86
Flynn, Sean, 86, 345
Fonda, Jane, 46
Ford, Betty, 197
Forgotten Village, The (Steinbeck), 95
Forgotten Warrior Project on Vietnam
Veterans, 162
Fort Bliss, 97
Forward, Susan, 307
Four-Gated City, The (Lessing), 243
Friedan, Betty, 114

Garcia, Jerry, 45
ghat, 215, 22
Ginsberg, Allen, 27, 156, 180, 190, 309
Gleason, Jackie, 46
Golden Notebook, The (Lessing), 243
Golden True, 249-50, 257, 267
Gopal, 226, 231
Grapes of Wrath, The (Steinbeck), 12, 38,
110, 150, 303
Grauerholtz, James, 191
Great Stupa, 214
Gunther, Kathy, 146

Halberstam, David, 102
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 173
Hamilton, Dessie, 7
Hamilton, Samuel, 6
Hamilton, Tom, 7
Harper, Paul, 24, 281
remarriage, 246-47
Harvey, Andrew, 201
Hazel den, 309
Herr, Michael, 152
Hesse, Hermann, 141
Higher Power, 310
Himalaya Mountains, 221
hippies, 25-26
Hoffman, Abbie, 110-]3
Hotel Continental, 122
Hui-neng, 125
Huxley, Laura, 16

Identity, Ideology, and Crisis: The Vietnam
Veteran in Transition (Wilson), 162
"Importance of Being Stoned in Vietnam,
The" (Steinbeck IV), 86, 108
In Touch (Steinbeck IV), 86, 109

John of the Cross, Saint, 125
Johnson, Lady Bird, 83, 98
Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 98-99, 132,
134, 148
Joint United States Press Office, 124
Joplin, Janis, 274

Kaplan, Michael. 332-35
Karma Thinley Rinpoche, 250
Kathmandu, Nepal, 40, 177, 211, 226
Kennedy, John E, 112
Kennedy, Robert E, 118
Kerouac, Jack, 26, 192, 308
Kesey, Ken, 154, 190, 192
Khentse Rinpoche, 237
King Baby Behavior, 199
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 118
Krishna, 226
Kunen, James, 123
Kuralt, Charles, 303, 329

LaBorde, Roger, 250-51
La Jolla, Calif., 272, 273, 295
Laing, Marguerite, 180, 235, 308
Laing, R. D., 180, 235, 308
Landesman, Fran, 192, 193-94
Landesman, Jay, 192
Lao Tse, 115
Leary, Timothy, 114, 139
Le Bar, 34, 35, 74, 195
Lenn, Anna Sommer, 38, 170
death, 208- 10
Lenn, Ernest, 170
death, 260-62
Lessing, Doris, 243
Levy, Mitchell. 196
Liberalism, 115
Lincoln School, 213
LSD, 11s-16
Luckey, Captain, 105-106

MacLise, Andrew, 218
MacLise, Hetty, 218, 219, 220-21, 226,
228, 229
MacLise, Ossian, 218, 219, 221, 226,
228, 229
Maharishi, Mahesh Yogi, 141-43
Mailer, Norman, 190
Mann, Thomas, 241
Marcuse, Herbert, 114
Marpa, 203-204
Maslow, Abraham, 114
McClure, Mike, 27
McDade, Dr. Peter, 274
McDonald Center, 288
Mcintosh and Otis, 304
McNally, Terrence, 72, 329
McQueen, Steve, 46
Meditation in Action (Trungpa Rinpoche),
27
Mekong River, 127-28
Melody, Pia, 307
Meredith, Burgess, 145
Meyer, Johnny, 41-42, 49, 50, 52
Miller, Alice, 203, 307
Miller, Henry, 46
Millet, Kate, 27
Monique, 121
Mukpo, Diana, 39, 175, 206-207
Mukpo, Gesar, 344

Nader, Ralph, 333
Nanichuri, 216
Naropa Institute, 27, 30, 37, 203, 309
Anthropology Department, 257
Kerouac School of Disembodied
Poets, 159, 190
Naropa Bookstore, 39
Native American and Buddhist
Women's Council, 258
Native American teachings, 257
Nguyen Cao Ky, 125
Niland, Jack, 204-205
Nolte, Nick, 182
Norwood, Robin, 180
Nova Scotia, 206-207

Once There Was a War (Steinbeck), 97
On the Road (Kerouac), 26
Orlovsky, Peter, 180

Palmer, John, 345
Parini, Jay, 321
Parker, Dorothy, 150
Pearl, The (Steinbeck), 95
Phillips, Michael. 182
Phoenix Island, Vietnam, 87, 127, 129,
131, 133
Pigpen, 45
Po Chu-i, 347
Pokhara, Nepal, 216-17, 224
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, 87, 160-
68, 187, 250, 280-81
Powa Anchuk, 217

Ram Das, Baba, 27, 137, 141-42
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 15
Rechy, John, 155
Red Pony, The (Steinbeck), 15, 147, 228
Rich, Tom, 201-202, 311-12
Rishikesh, India, 143
Rocky Mountain Dharma Center, 248
Rome, Italy, 238-41
Roth, Don, 168, 247
Rubottom, AIi, 136-37, 142, 143
Rumi, 125
Rumtek Monastery, 15, 228, 229

Sag Harbor, L. I., N.Y., 21. 98, 149
Saigon, Vietnam, 120
Salinas, Calif.. 6, 7
Salinger, J. D., 70
San Diego Reader, 321
San Francisco, Calif., 24
San Francisco News, 38
Sarpashana, 186
Scripps Hospital, 288
Sedona, Ariz., 264, 265, 268
Senate Armed Forces Subcommittee on
Drug Abuse, 86, 108
Senate Subcommittee on Veterans
Affairs, 162
Serita, 226, 23]
Shambhala Sun, 249, 267
Sikkim, 226, 230, 231
Sircar, Dr. Rina, 208, 210, 258
sixties, 117-18, 138-40
Soldier in the Rain (film), 46
"Son of a Famous Father" (F. Landesman),
193
Speed (Burroughs Jr.), 76, 155
Spock, Dr. Benjamin, 114
"Spring Can Really Hang You Up the
Most" (F. Landesman), 193
Sri Ramakrishna, 125
Steinbeck Country, 8, 45, 182, 298
Steinbeck, Elaine Scott, 23, 72, 80, 98,
103, 135-36, 137-38, 177, 188,
306, 331
alcoholism, 92
treatment of stepsons, 304
Steinbeck, Gwyn Conger, 9-13, 83, 84-
85, 136, 144-47, 192
alcoholism, 71, 94, 147
divorce from Steinbeck, 145-46
Steinbeck John
alcoholism, 92
anti-Communism, 99
child support, 92
death, 135-36
as mentor, 19
visits Vietnam, 103-106
Steinbeck, John, IV
abuse by mother, 80-81
accident, 195-96
alcoholism, 85, 88-89, 195-96, 270-
71, 275-77, 285-86, 295, 303
back operation, 336-37
Blake, 28, 47, 56, 152, 298
childhood and adolescence, 1-5, 61-
72, 90-96
Crystal, 56, 152, 153, 154
death, 338-40
diabetes, 331
drug addiction, 63-65, 231-36, 238-
42, 258-60
Eaglebrook School, 69-71
funeral, 340-47
Hebron Academy, 90-91
hemachromatosis, 154, 245, 246,
258, 303, 330
parents' divorce, 5
recovery, 172, 199-200, 288-90, 308-
10
reflections on his father, 322-25
relationship with father, 76, 80, 88,
147-51
relationship with Megan and
Michael, 58, 74, 148
relationship with Thom, 68, 79-82
returns to Vietnam, 119-35
Thao, 43-44
Vietnam War service, 86, 96, 100-101,
102-106
Steinbeck, John Ernest, 6, 192
Steinbeck, Mary Decker, 6
Steinbeck, Nancy Lenn
childhood and adolescence, 25, 45-
46
divorce, 56
malpractice lawsuit, 332-36
marriage to Paul Harper, 26-27, 37-
38
meets John Steinbeck IV, 33-36
rehab counselor, 288, 294
university, 26
wedding, 188-90
Steinbeck, Olive, 6
Steinbeck Thom, 34, 66, 68, 69, 71, 74-
75, 98, 134, 147, 254, 269, 270,
285-86, 310, 331
Sternberg, Benta, 187, 188
Sternberg, Carl, 187, 188
Stone, I. E, 99
Stone, Oliver, 163
Strawberry Statement, The (Kunen), 123,
139
Sunday Morning, 303, 329
Swanson, Dick, 123

Tao, 24
Taoism, 124, 128
Tao Te Ching, 115
Tatanka, 257
Tet Offensive, 120
Thou Shalt Not Be Aware (Miller), 203
Tibetan Book of the Dead, 208
Tich Man Jack, 284
Tich Tien Minh, 125
Tich Tri Quang, 125
Tortilla Flat (Steinbeck), 148
Transcendental Meditation, 27, 141-42
Travels with Charley (Steinbeck), 151
Tricycle magazine, 320
True Adventures of John Steinbeck, The
(Benson), 82
Trungpa, Chogyam, 27-32, 59, 147,
173-76, 189, 197-98, 199, 204-
205, 206-207, 236, 248-52, 260,
261, 266-67, 311-12, 320-21
annual seminary, 39-40, 42
death, 265
Guards, 174
Twelve-Step program, 279
Tworkov, Helen, 320

Vajradhatu, 39, 173
Office of International Affairs, 183
Van, John Paul, 102
Venice, Italy, 241-42
Veterans Administration, 164
Viva Zapata! (film), 146

Washingtonian, The, 86, 122
Watson, Tom, 70
Wegsheider-Cruz, Sharon, 263
Weld, Tuesday, 46
Westmoreland, Gen. William, 109
Why? A Guide to Answering Life's Toughest Questions (Norwood), 180
Williams, Terry, 309
Wilson, John P., 162-63
Winger, Debra, 182
Women Who Love Too Much (Norwood), 180
World of Charlie Company, The, 87

Yogananda, Swami, 141
You Are Not the Target (Huxley), 16
Ywahoo, Dhyani, 249-50, 255, 257,
258, 266, 267, 279, 310

Zucker, Tanya, 247, 254
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Re: THE OTHER SIDE OF EDEN: LIFE WITH JOHN STEINBECK

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Gwyn Conger Steinbeck -- Hollywood, 1938

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Steinbeck at Thom's christening, 1944

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Steinbeck, Thom, and Gwyn, 1944

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Steinbeck and John, 1946

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(Left to right) John, Gwyn, and Thom, 1946

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[Left to right) Thom and John, 1949

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Steinbeck, Thom, and John -- at Sag Harbor, Long Island, 1951

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(Left to right) John, Dr. Lao, Thom, and Gwyn -- Manhattan, 1959

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John Steinbeck IV, 1962

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Nancy -- Lowell High School graduation, 1962

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John, Steinbeck, and LBJ at the White House, 1965

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John in Vietnam, 1966

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Steinbeck in Vietnam, 1966

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John and the Coconut Monk -- Vietnam, 1969

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John at the Steinbeck Library's 1979 commemoration of the Steinbeck postage stamp (Photo by Jenny Concepcion)

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Nancy and John -- Chateau Lake Louise, 1979

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John and Megan, our first Christmas in Boulder, 1979

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Megan, Michael, and John in Boulder, 1980

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Thom signing our marriage license, 1982

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(Left to right) William Burroughs, Megan, Nancy, and John -- Boulder, 1983

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John and Nancy in our Boulder backyard, 1983 (Photo by Barbara Gluck)

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(In back from left to right) Hetty MacLise, Nancy, Michael, and John, surrounded by our Tibetan friends at Rumtek, Sikkim, 1984

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(Left to right) Michael, John, Elaine, Nancy, and Megan -- Boulder, 1984

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Nancy -- Boulder, 1985

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John -- La Jolla, 1990 (Photo by Megan Steinbeck)

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John and Michael in our hot tub -- Encinitas, 1991
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