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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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This video is a trailer for the 2012 documentary American Commune. The documentary details the return of the Mundo sisters to The Farm, the commune where they grew up. The Farm, started in 1970, grew to be the largest commune in the United States. It…

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Frank Kavanaugh, a Catholic teacher from San Francisco, watched the hippie communal movement of the 1960s play out in his own neighborhood. In 1967, as many members of the counterculture were finding ways to work again with members of the mainstream…

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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…

"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie was released on May 13th, 1967 as a sort of promotion for the upcoming Monterey Pop Festival that was held about a month later in the San Francisco area. The festival was seen…

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This album, released in 1967 by Timothy Leary, is the spoken word and psychedelic rock album that was made along with the documentary film also named “Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out.” The phrase became a popular phrase that came to define much of the…
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