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Q: i just wanted to know what type of props were
used by the hippies in the 60's? If they had to fight
did they have guns & stuff like that or some special
A: The phenomenon of the hippie movement of
the 1960s was that the hippy lifestyle indicates
that it has a special appeal to those who
cherish personal freedom.
The hippies lifestyle includes a latent part of
the human spirit that manifests when conditions
are right. so much of the hippy philosophy is
positive and loving, something sorely lacking
in today's world. Many people find the hippie
message of freedom, tolerance, love and peace
a threat to the status quo.
(quoted Skip Stone - Hippy Book Author)
Although at the height of the 60's, with Vietnam
War and Civil Right movements. There were
protests that took places in the 60's but mostly,
they were generally peaceful.
The prominent protests were the Civil Rights
movement, Feminist movement, enormous
Peace movement and war protests. Both after
effects of which continue to shape American
life even today - but both were mostly
To: boomersint |
Q: What actually started the hippie generation?
A: During the late 50's, there was a mass
of an individual and spiritual movement
and various researches conducted about
Eastern religious, and psychological
aspects of human potential. Those that
want to reach higher human consciousness
were experimenting with Yoga and meditation.
Drugs were also used as one of the
experimental vehicles to reach higher
consciousness or higher realm of possibility
(get high ...) In the 60s, many of the hippies
lived in commune or shared living quarters
and they were trusting of their fellow hipppy
who use drugs so they also participated
in this uncontrolled experiment. It was one
form of freedom and self-expression.
One form of rebellion. It was the symbol
of anti-establishment, living free and
The 60's is the beginning of the counter-cultural
movement and the Vietnam war conflict
sparked the protestors in the US and worldwide.
The movement also helped create a "hippy"
generation. According to several of their doctrine
or believes, most hippies believe in peace as
the way to resolve differences among peoples,
ideologies and religions. To the hippies,
the way to peace is through love and
tolerance and NOT war!
Hope that this will help you and sorry
for the delay in replying.
Answer for "rainbow gatherings"
Q: where is the next oregon regional Rainbow
gathering being held ???
A: I have searched the internet but
can not find the information but GOOD
Here are some web sites and phone
numbers that you can use..
This is from a list of unofficial Light lines
Rainbow organizations Events
North West Tribes Hotline
North West Tribes Hotline (503) 727-2498
Here is the LINKS TO tons of
organizations around the USA and EUROPE:
-Hope that this helps ..
Peace, Love and Light...
Answer for "according to "enoch's place""
Q: hi,it's me again.
Please tell me something about the community
of hippies life in the mountain(a backward village)
according to the book"enoch's place"by Joyce.
The social background, when, how and why do
the hippies go into the mountain,and what is
their life like.Why are they called 'hippies'?
They are so different from the hippies in the city.
A: I have not read the book, "Enoch's Place"
but judging from the real-life experiences
from the late 50s and 60s, one can derive
definitions for hippies and they can be
varied based on several sources.
One of the sources that seemed to be
describing the reasons why hippies go
to the mountain or rather describing the ..
Cratis Williams (1911-1985) was a serious
researcher of southern Appalachian social
and cultural history. His dissertation, The
Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction
(New York University, 1961), is a major
contribution to scholarship.
In his dissertation, Williams came to the
conclusion that the mountaineer "turns out
to be a rather complex individual when
we examine him closely."
The mountain lifestyle and city lifestyle are
totally different because of the surrounding
and the environment one live with day-to-day.
In the mountain there is such a natural beauty
and the greenery. It is also peaceful and
provide a sanctuary and spirituality that one
seeks and can obtain from living in such a
place. Hippies in the city are living in the
middle of society and more established
and structured lifestyle. They are not totally
separating from societal and everyday living.
According to the author of the book,
"The Way of the Hippy" from "Hippies
From A to Z" by Skip Stone ....
"To be a hippie you must believe in peace
as the way to resolve differences among
peoples, ideologies and religions.
The way to peace is through love and
tolerance. Loving means accepting others
as they are, giving them freedom to express
themselves and not judging them based on
appearances. This is the core of the hippie
philosophy" You can read more about it on
his web site.
Let me know if you would like to learn more
about the 50's and the 60's.
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