Human Be-In 1967

Human Be-In 1967

 
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1967
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Michael Bowen
The Human Be-In was announced as "A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In". The occasion was a new California law banning the use of the psychedelic drug LSD that had come into effect on October 6, 1966.

The counterculture that surfaced at the Human Be-In encouraged people to "question authority" with regard to civil rights, women's rights, and consumer rights.

The free festival preceded the famous "Summer of Love," and established San Francisco city's Haight-Ashbury district as the center of so-called "hippie" culture.
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love” and the revolutionary music of 1967. During late spring 1967, tens of thousands of young people began streaming into San Francisco, kicking off a counterculture revolution and cultural explosion that was the Summer of Love. Now, on the 50th anniversary of that revolutionary event, acclaimed journalist and pop culture historian Harvey Kubernik takes us on an insider’s look at the happenings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond—in the months leading up to, during, and after that seminal summer—through the lens of rock music. This lush volume features a trove of little-known and previously unpublished interviews with scenemakers and musicians of the time and the people who knew them; psychedelic festival posters, concert flyers, and other 1960s ephemera; and stunning images from acclaimed photographers of the era.
Written in the psychedelic era, Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out is Timothy Leary at his best, beckoning with humor and irreverence, a vision of individual empowerment, personal responsibility, and spiritual awakening. Includes: o Start Your Own Religion o Education as an Addictive Process o Soul Session o Buddha as Drop-Out Mad Virgin of Psychedelia God's Secret Agent o Homage to Huxley o The Awe-Ful See-Er o The Molecular Revolution o MIT is TIM Backwards o Neurological Politics "Trickster is a major figure in American Indian folk Wisdom. Also in Sufi Tales … a certain type of "rascal"-with a grin and a wink (and wisdom beyond wisdom) … in the Zen tradition this is known as the School of Crazy Wisdom … Timothy Leary-in his own inimitable way-has become the twentieth century's grand master of crazy wisdom …" - Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove
Timothy Leary was one of the most famous countercultural icons of the 1960’s. In 1957, the Harvard psychologist experienced a “profound transcendent experience” while taking hallucinogens in Mexico. No longer content with his work in personality assessment, Leary began advocating the psychotherapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. His “experiments” with LSD often involved students and wild “tripping” parties, which eventually led to his dismissal from Harvard. With patronage from heirs of the Mellon fortune, Leary continued his experiments and prolific writing career at a rambling estate in upstate New York known as Millbrook. In 1967, Leary spoke at a San Francisco “Be-In,” where he coined the phrase “Turn on, tune in, and drop out.” Labeled as “The Most Dangerous Man in America,” Leary had many run-ins with the law and served several prison sentences. He died of prostate cancer in 1996; the following year seven grams of his ashes were launched into space aboard a Pegasus rocket.