Voluntary Peasants/Life Inside the Ultimate American Commune—THE FARM: Part 2: Year One—Building Community
by Melvyn Stiriss
(New Beat Books)
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SOON TO BE A TV SERIES True, far-out 60s stories full of cool adventure, good vibes, warmth, humor and a look into the hearts and minds of people responding to a dangerous world situation. Entertaining and uplifting. The psychedelic sixties come alive in this multi-level history/memoir, written by a journalist who dropped out to live the story, seek enlightenment and have fun.
Where have all the flower children gone? Gone to The Farm, an amazing 1,500-member hippie commune nestled in the backwoods of Tennessee.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace." -- John Lennon
That was us. We had it going.
Beyond sex, drugs and rock 'n roll -- a remarkable experiment in collective living where thousands of high-minded people joined forces, pooled resources and attempted to create a simple, gracious, meaningful, sustainable lifestyle the world can afford.
Soar free and take a trip -- an extraordinary journey from Greenwich Village beatniks in the '50s into the psychedelic '60s and '70s -- channeling heady, revolutionary times -- times rich in lessons that can possibly help us now.
In the sixties, Melvyn Stiriss was a UPI wire service reporter who followed the times over the edge. These are his far-out adventures coming of age, going with the flow -- riding a powerful wave of energy that blew minds, raised consciousness and shattered conventional paradigms around the world.
Enter what may seem another world -- an audacious attempt to create a better way of living -- an Earth-friendly, people-friendly, pacifist, eclectic, agrarian, vegan, spiritual community and cannabis church and home-birthing center.
After attending Woodstock, Melvyn followed the energy to San Francisco, sampled the spiritual smorgasbord of swamis, yogis, gurus and chose to follow hippie "self-realized spiritual teacher" Stephen Gaskin on a round-the-country, 100-colorful hippie bus caravan. Hop on a bus and journey to Tennessee to begin a new life and a new lifestyle with 300 fellow settlers ...
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Length: 275 Pages (9,958 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: May 24th, 2020