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Twin Oaks is one of the oldest communes in the United States still in existence. Located in Louisa County, a rural district in Virginia, it is a small scale communist society. Made up of approximately 100 people, the members relinquish all belongings…

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According to author Lucy Horton, "eating, not sex, was the activity at the center of communal life." Of course, this was always a challenge. Cooking a mass meal for a large commune was no simple undertaking. Additionally, one of the greatest tenets…

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The Moosewood Cookbook, officially published in 1977 but used for many years beforehand, was inspired by and subsequently a further inspiration for popular "hippie" cooking. When Katzen decided to publish the cookbook, she had already acquired a vast…

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This short story in poetic form was written by Iris Keltz, a self-pronounced Taos hippie. Keltz was an early proponent of the counterculture and strongly ascribed to the idea that a better life could be found outside the realm of society. She lived…

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This magazine article from 1969 details the journey of many American youths away from typical society towards a new life of living off the land and love. The photographer and writer stayed with an intentional community to observe their patterns and…
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