Category Archives: Marijuana

Mantra-Rock Dance

The Mantra-Rock Dance poster by Harvey W. Cohen (created December 1966) “The Mantra-Rock Dance was a counterculture music event held on January 29, 1967, at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. It was organized by followers of the International Society for Krishna … Continue reading

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Island – Aldous Huxley (1962)

“Island is the final book by English writer Aldous Huxley, published in 1962. It is the account of Will Farnaby, a cynical journalist who is shipwrecked on the fictional island of Pala. Island is Huxley’s utopian counterpart to his most … Continue reading

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The Yage Letters – William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg (1963)

“The Yage Letters, first published in 1963, is a collection of correspondence and other writings by Beat Generation authors William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. It was issued by City Lights Books. Most of the letters date back to 1953 … Continue reading

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Black Bear Ranch

“Black Bear Ranch is an 80-acre intentional community located in Siskiyou County, California, about 25 miles from Forks of Salmon. It was founded in 1968, with the slogan ‘free land for free people’. It has been considered by some participants … Continue reading

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The Pump House Gang – Tom Wolfe (1968)

“The Pump House Gang is a 1968 collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book … Continue reading

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Hippie exploitation films

The Trip (1967) “Hippie exploitation films are 1960s exploitation films about the hippie counterculture with stereotypical situations associated with the movement such as marijuana and LSD use, sex and wild psychedelic parties. From almost the beginning, Hollywood also got in … Continue reading

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Here’s How They Got Teens Off Drugs in 1960s Greenwich Village

“… So begins Stephanie Harrington’s ‘How to Reform Without Really Going Square,’ a feature story that ran in the Village Voice 49 years ago this week. Drawing on the points of view of Sexton and two other ‘good-looking, bright, sensitive, … Continue reading

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