Alum, Former Instructor Stephen Gaskin Remembered Fondly in Tennessee

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

THE GREENVILLE SUN (TENNESSEE) -- Gaskin, post-military counterculture version, was shaped within the world of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, the cultural greenhouse in which mid-20th century America’s counterculture sprouted and flourished.

After the Marines, he became first a teaching assistant at San Francisco State University, then an instructor in various esoteric subjects. The New York Times article says: “After the literature department declined to renew his contract, he began ‘Monday Night Classes’ around San Francisco to delve more deeply into spiritual exotica.”