MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL

MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL

On June 9, 1967 I turned sixteen. My parents marked this birthday with some major fireworks: tickets to the entire Monterey International Pop Festival. It was taking place the following weekend. I would be at one with a giant group (I’ve since seen figures ranging...
MAKE LOVE NOT WAR

MAKE LOVE NOT WAR

By 1968, sexual mores, and the amount of information about sex had changed considerably. Pioneers of sex education and research began loosening myths and prejudices. Human Sexual Response by Masters and Johnson had been published in 1966, shedding a scientific light...
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...