Feed Your Head

Remember what the dormouse said,feedhead

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 .

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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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thisweekinpsychedelicsOPEN THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION, ALTER YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS

DO YOU HAVE PRINCE ALBERT IN A CAN? THEN YOU’D BETTER LET HIM OUT.

p_albertTHE PRINCE ALBERT CAN GAVE ONE AN EXCUSE TO HAVE CIGARETTE PAPERS. THE CAN FULL OF MARIJUANA WAS CALLED A LID, STILL THE NAME OF THE BASIC UNIT FOR SELLING GANJA till the 21st century.

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Books of the Hippies

Most hippies read a lot! Science fiction, religion, how to, comics, etc.  Here are books found in many crashpads and homes.

Beat readings

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A book that opened my mind was: How To Talk Dirty and Influence People by Lenny Bruce. Paul Krassner editor. There was a picture of Lenny looking forlornly through jailbars. The caption said so much with just one letter change.

“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

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  The Tibetan Book of the Dead (The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between) by The Dalai Lama

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-Ching

I seem To Be a Verb by Buckminster Fuller

 Howl by Alan Ginsberg

Meetings With Remarkable Men by G. I. Gurdjieff

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Brave New World , The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by
Aldous Huxley

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Man and His Symbols, Synchronicity by Carl Jung

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive

Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus by Henry Miller

1984, Animal Farm by George Orwell

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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?

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  • Chattahoochee River Raft Race

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  • Dave Hoffman

    Dave Hoffman writes-

    The photo in Piedmont Park is me, Curtis Winfrey, Stoney Mae (Priscilla Star Hunnicutt) and I think thats Abe aka (Roger Wilson & Edward Brown), behind Curtis.Stoney with 3 guys in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, 1970

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  • “…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)

     

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    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

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    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

    Harry Demille bridges from The Strip community where he worked at the 12th Gate harry2 to the Little Five Points community where he co-founded Wax and  Facts.harry

     

    12th Gate

    Patti and Judith move from Florence, Alabama to Atlanta

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  • Duane Allman obituary Issue of The Great Speckled Bird

    duanecoverGreat Speckled Bird v. 4 no. 45 (November 8, 1971) available as a pdf from Georgia State University Library here.

     

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  • Steve Wise interview

    steve wise2Steve Wise is a long time member of The Great Speckled Bird staff. He is working on his book concerning the times and underground papers.

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  • Wolfe interviewed by Bill Horrisberger for StoryCorps

    Kudos to Bill Horrisberger for his earlier StoryCorp interview.

    Early life

    Best times

    Selling magazines

    selling comics

    Clifton Night Ministry

    other shelters

    Bill Horrisberger- conscientious objector

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    Little Five Points fences

    Gentrification

    the Ex-Prez Way

    Bill Horrisberger on shelters

    Wolfe is a good man!

     

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