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Thane Walker Collection on The Prosperos

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-085

Scope and Content

Course prospectus, flyers, pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, essays, articles, class notes and other material from The Prosperos, co-founded by Thane Walker, 1966-1980. Founded in Florida in 1956--then based in Los Angeles in the 1960s and early 1970s--the Prosperos espoused (principally through the writings of co-founder Walker) a program of transformative spiritual education that combined mysticism, psychology, astrology, as well as an openness to homosexuality, bisexuality and androgyny. Some items in the collection, including a 200-page volume of collected course materials, are annotated in order to highlight references to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender subject matter.

Dates

  • 1966-1980

Creator

Access

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Historical Note

Founded in Florida in 1956--then based in Los Angeles during the 1960s and early 1970s--the Prosperos espoused (principally through the writings of co-founder Thane Walker) a program of transformative spiritual education that combined mysticism, psychology, astrology; and an openness to homosexuality, bisexuality and androgyny. During the 1960s, its mission statement read, "The Prosperos is a non-profit religio-educational institution devoted to research, study and education in the New Frontiers of the heart, the mind and the spirit."

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet ([5 folders])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Course prospectus, flyers, pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, essays, articles, class notes and other material from The Prosperos, co-founded by Thane Walker, 1966-1980. Founded in Florida in 1956, then based in Los Angeles in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Prosperos espoused (principally through the writings of co-founder Walker) a program of transformative spiritual education that combined mysticism, psychology, astrology, as well as an openness to homosexuality, bisexuality and androgyny.

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Creator

Title
Thane Walker Collection on The Prosperos
Status
Completed
Author
Marc LaRocque
Date
(c) 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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