This meant with all kinds of ideas and thoughts and experiences. Yes, that included smoking marijuana and tripping, using mind altering drugs. But it also included reading and learning from people all over the planet. And being generally open to new experiences in music, art and living.
Drug use and misuse booklet given out to hippies at the Community Center .
The Strip Project can’t ignore the 300 Lb. Dancing Shiva of drug use, so we wish to collect hippie tales of drug culture as popular culture documents. Drug use is a personal decision and is not advocated, but such tales are a vital part of the history of hippies.
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Most hippies read a lot! Science fiction, religion, how to, comics, etc. Here are books found in many crashpads and homes.
“Americans love non-conformity and often reward it with the metal of honor.”
Grok this in fullness! Share water!
Stranger in a Strange Land.
Robert Heinlein’s religious metaphor.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
The Bhagavad Gita
I seem To Be a Verb by Buckminster Fuller
Howl by Alan Ginsberg
Meetings With Remarkable Men by G. I. Gurdjieff
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
1984, Animal Farm by George Orwell
For myself and many other of counter culture, This book was the only reason I could afford to keep transportation running. I am forever in debt. Zen Dharma meditation beneath. I learned so much beneath the Celestial Omnibus staring up and reading this book.
- Underground Comics
Atlanta Hippies loved Underground Comics! Mr. Natural was Keepin’ on Truckin’ everywhere. The Celestial Omnibus sported Mr. Natural. Atlanta also had its own underground comics. Here are the few I have. Anyone have more to share?
- Chattahoochee River Raft Race Read more >>
- Dave Hoffman
Dave Hoffman writes-
(I’d love ... Read more >>
- “…he not busy being born is busy dying…”
The Great Speckled Bird 5/12/69 vol 2 #9 p11
“I will secretly accept you,
And together we’ll fly South.”
“Leave your stepping stones behind
There’s something that calls for you.
Forget the dead you left, they will ... Read more >>
- Diamond Lil
RIP Diamond Lil 8/10/2016 @ 80 ( a secret no longer kept)
Coming into Atlanta from small town South Georgia in 1968 I had never met an openly gay person before and was a bit shocked at first. Lil regularly hung out at her ... Read more >>
- Jimi Hendrix Blows Atlanta’s mind
Soft Machine, Amboy Dukes, Vanilla Fudge and Jimi Hendrix Experience’s two shows at Atlanta’s Municipal Auditorium blew away Atlanta’s collective mind on Saturday August 17, 1968. Have you ever been Experienced? Now we could answer in the affirmative. Musicians in particular talk about this show ... Read more >>
- Harry Demille
Patti and Judith move from Florence, Alabama to Atlanta
Moving into the 12th ... Read more >>
- Duane Allman obituary Issue of The Great Speckled Bird
Great Speckled Bird v. 4 no. 45 (November 8, 1971) available as a pdf from Georgia State University Library here.
- Steve Wise interview
(This was shot on the very northern edge of Piedmont Park across from office at 240 Westminster ... Read more >>
- Wolfe interviewed by Bill Horrisberger for StoryCorps
Kudos to Bill Horrisberger for his earlier StoryCorp interview.
Clifton Night Ministry
Bill Horrisberger- conscientious objector
Little Five Points fences
the Ex-Prez Way
Bill Horrisberger on shelters
Wolfe is a good man!