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The Summer of Love of Jim Marshall
A beautiful photo gallery by Jim Marshall documenting the joyful and peaceful gathering of thousands of hip people in San Francisco for the legendary Summer of Love, 1967.(read and see more here)The famous corner of Haight Ashbury streets, June 1967Dancing in the Panhandle Park, June 1967Jefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen, Spencer Dryden and Grace Slick during a photo shoot in Golden Gate Park, May 1967Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg and Leary onstage at the Human Be-In at Golden Gate Park, January 1967Jimi Hendrix plays live at a free concert in the Panhandle, June 19, 1967[...]
"Poole picked out a white dried-up mushroom the size of my thumb and snapped it in two. “A gram for each of you,” says Poole, and hands me my half. One gram, it seemed, was a bit of a conservative portion, but I had heard stories of the Poole’s Land mushrooms. Like everything else on Michael Poole’s 17 acre rain forest property, the mushrooms grew with a powerful vitality which didn’t exist out east.
“Poole’s Land”, owned by the 63-year old Michael Poole, is a bit of a legend amongst hitchhikers and hippies, known for its liberal trade of hallucinogenic drugs and cheap summer surf boarding. For a few hours of work, you can earn your stay on his property, or – as we had done – trade work time for a taste of the “magic”....."
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from Fabien Rousselot
The Visionary Naturalistic GIF Art of Vladimir Stankovic
" Australia-based illustrator Vladimir Stankovic has created several series of GIFs depicting his fantastical portrayal of the natural world, animating subjects such as Cepharthropoda (animals with characteristics of both cephalopods and arthropods), Cephalopodoptera (his cross between mollusks and insects), and the Lepiodoptera Obscura ".......( continue reading here )[...]
the mystic, bright side of Islam...
( 'Zikr' or 'Dhikr' - 'Remembrance of God/Allah')Sufism
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April 19: Bicycle Day
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Today is "Bicycle Day"
: on April 19, 1943 the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann
took the first (intentional) dose of LSD
in human history. To celebrate that epochal event, the Psychedelic Science conference
will begin today in Oakland, California and several "Bicycle Day" gatherings will be held in many places around the world (S. Francisco, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Melbourne, etc.)
The video below is an introduction to the book "The Rose of Paracelsus"
, wrote by William Leonard Pickard
, writer, philosopher and chemist and a PODW (Prisoner of Drug War) who received a life sentence without parole for manufacturing and distributing LSD produced in what is considered the largest clandestine laboratory in American history.
If you're interested in psychedelics, philosophy and spirituality, don't miss Leonard's beautiful book (The Rose of Paracelsus
Bicycle Day - Psychedelic Science 2017
The discovery of LSD
by Albert Hofmann
and his first (intentional) trip with this powerful psychoactive molecule in April, 19, 1943.
This day in now known as "Bicycle Day"
and it's celebrated worldwide by the international psychedelic network.
This year, MAPS
and The Beckley Foundation
co-host the Psychedelic Science 2017
conference in Oackland, California, USA from April 19 to April 24.
Get info about this great psychedelic gathering here
and stay tuned for other "Bicycle Day" events...
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Saieen Zahoor / "Toumba"
Sufi music from Pakistani Coke Studio with the hypnotic Saieen Zahoor.....Saieen Zahoor
(see also here
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Happy 72nd birthday to Brotherhood of Eternal Love
member (and a fugitive for decades) Brenice Lee Smith
. Read about Brenice, the Bel, prison and spirituality here
The disturbing visionary art of Martin Wittfooth
(see my previous post here
Jeff Healey / "As The Years Go Passing By"
live at Stuttgart Jazz Festival, 1995Jeff Healey
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(Art by Virgil Finlay
Spring Navratri 2017
Today (Chaitra/Spring) Navratri
begins, Nine days (lit. 'nine nights') of celebration of the Feminine Divine Energry (Shakti)
in the Hindu tradition.
Beauty, force, gracefulness, perseverance, harmony and selfless love are some of the feminine qualities that make the world a better place: let's give thanks and praises to the Divine Mother,
which constantly enlivens, nourishes and protects all living beings........Chaitra Navratri: March 28th - April 5th