TRANSCENDING THE SENSES TO ETERNAL LIBERATION

TRANSCENDING THE SENSES TO ETERNAL LIBERATION

I do believe that Hell exists for people who have religions, because they are afraid of going to Hell. But people who are in spirituality have already been there. We are living in both right here. We are living in heaven and living in Hell. Which one do you choose?...
HOT DAMN, VIETNAM

HOT DAMN, VIETNAM

Rock ‘n’ roll was where the power was. It could be seen by anyone, and if you wanted to raise money for anything from the Vietnam Day bail to the Democratic Party, you ran a rock dance. —Ralph J. Gleason For every concert and happening at which I cavorted there was an...
HALLUCINATIONS OF ENLIGHTENMENT

HALLUCINATIONS OF ENLIGHTENMENT

A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension. —Oliver Wendell Holmes Starting at age fourteen I began to hear rumblings about an exotic substance called LSD. Everything about it sounded bizarre, tempting and scary. It could give you a...
CODE LANGUAGE

CODE LANGUAGE

CODE LANGUAGE Usually we were able to shut out parents and other Establishment types with our own secret language. As with bohemians and beatniks past, there was a code, a secret lingual handshake between those living in the alternative universe. Epithets hip, cool...
MUSIC AND GENDER

MUSIC AND GENDER

  Music reflected and taught about attitudes towards gender roles and romantic relationships. Animals were more than a band; in songs as in life girls were “chicks” and particularly sexy ones might be “foxes,” as in the Doors’ “Twentieth Century Fox.” Boys...