Wednesday, 18 November 2015

HIPPIE REDUX: #20 Why I'm Glad I'm Over 65!

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and friends.
Gurus, Cults, Families and Monsters

The sudden Sixtie's interest in Eastern spirituality brought out the best and worst. I remember young people proselytizing on the streets of Toronto dressed all in black, with long cloaks, calling themsleves The Process. In London, England, I chanted with Nichiren Shoshu. Gurus came from India, Japan, and Tibet. Rock bands travelled to India to sit at their master's feet. In America cults formed like the Lyman Family, the Source Family and, horror of horrors, the Manson Family.

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