Voluntary Peasants Inside the Ultimate American Commune—THE FARM: Part 1—The Farm's San Francisco Genesis and the Great Hippie Bus Caravan
by Melvyn Stiriss
(New Beat Books)
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The journey begins. All roads lead to San Francisco, epicenter of Flower Power and the cultural revolution.
A definitive sixties book, full of adventure, good vibes, warmth, humor and a never-before look into the hearts and minds of people responding to a horrific, dangerous world situation, people who take comfort in community, marijuana and exploring mind expansion through psychedelic plants.
Entertaining and uplifting. The psychedelic sixties come alive in this multi-level history/memoir.
Where have all the flower children gone? Gone to The Farm, an amazing 1,500-member hippie community 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 -- beyond hippies, true tales of a remarkable experiment in collective living as thousands of high-minded people join forces, pool resources and attempt to create a gracious, meaningful, sustainable lifestyle the world can afford.
Leave the ordinary. Let your head soar free and take a trip -- an extraordinary journey from Greenwich Village beatniks in the '50s through the psychedelic '60s and '70s -- channeling those heady, revolutionary times -- times rich in lessons that can possibly help now in these troubled times.
In the sixties, Melvyn Stiriss was a UPI wire service reporter who followed the times over the edge to break out, live the sixties and seek enlightenment. These are his far-out adventures 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 -- a commune awarded the "alternative Nobel Prize" the Swedish Right Livelihood Award -- "For caring, sharing and acting with and on behalf of those in ...
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Length: 129 Pages (5,166 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Mar 28th, 2020