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Fifty Years Ago, a Rag-Tag Group of Acid-Dropping Activists Tried to “Levitate” the Pentagon

The October 21, 1967 March on the Pentagon is remembered as one of the most significant political demonstrations of the era. “Late in the evening of January 14, 1967, a few of the people responsible for turning the seventh decade … Continue reading

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The Politics Of Experience – R. D. Laing (1967)

“When anything is ever written about Ronald Laing it often seems to be with a prefix of ‘controversial’ but for many people he was always thought to be talking absolute sense. Absolute common sense, in fact, if such a thing … Continue reading

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How Hunter S. Thompson Became a Legend

“In January 1970, Hunter S. Thompson wrote Jann S. Wenner a letter praising Rolling Stone‘s definitive coverage of the disastrous Altamont festival. ‘[Print’s] a hell of a good medium by any standard, from Hemingway to the Airplane,’ Thompson wrote. ‘Don’t … Continue reading

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Dog Soldiers – Robert Stone (1974)

“Dog Soldiers is a novel by Robert Stone, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1974. The story features American journalist John Converse, a Vietnam correspondent during the war, Merchant Marine sailor Ray Hicks, Converse’s wife Marge, and their involvement in a … Continue reading

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Best Psychedelic Albums: 30 Essential Records To Expand Your Mind

“Look up the word ‘psychedelic’ in the dictionary, and one of the first definitions will be ‘mind expanding’. That’s what all of the best psychedelic albums have in common. Most were made during the golden era of 1966-1968, but quite … Continue reading

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Ken Kesey’s Buchla Box

Ken Kesey’s PA Controller, photo credit Don Kennedy, National Music Centre, Studio Bell. “In the mid to late sixties, counterculture was in full swing, and the momentum that was getting behind the ‘High Tide’ (as Hunter S. Thompson called it) … Continue reading

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Robert Stone on the 1960s and A New Disruption in Culture By Robert Stone

Seaman’s papers, 1960 “The word that I associate with the 60s is Disruption. There was, for example, technical disruption, just as there had been around the invention of the printing press. The computer, which had started the decade sitting in … Continue reading

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Mel Lyman and the Lyman Family

The Fort Hill Community by Mel Lyman “The material on this site is controversial. Almost all of it is from published sources, but in many cases the accuracy – the truth – of the content has been disputed. Was that … Continue reading

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Interview: Robert Crumb

“Robert Crumb opens the door to his medieval chateau in a village somewhere in the south west of France and says – as Americans tend to – ‘Hey, nice to meet you.’ He extends a long, thin hand on a … Continue reading

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Ram Dass (1931 – 2019)

Ram Dass speaking at the Alternative Media Conference at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., in 1970. “Baba Ram Dass, who epitomized the 1960s of legend by popularizing psychedelic drugs with Timothy Leary, a fellow Harvard academic, before finding spiritual inspiration … Continue reading

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