It was here at the Ranch’s grand 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Summer of Love that we chose to investigate, worship, and sip up the surviving spirit of the 60’s, especially now under the shadow of the Trump regime.
Linda Black Elk is a tribal coordinator of the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council, Lecturer in Ethnobotany at Sitting Bull College, as well as full time teacher and mother of young children. With her permission, I arranged some of her writing about Standing Rock into prose poems. This is the third in a series of Standing Rock Protectors features.
Chapter three continues as the author begins to confront his mounting disillusionment that nothing can be done to change the system and there is no escape from the cycle of poverty and violence that engulfs the exile nation.
Timothy Leary indirectly turned millions of people on to LSD, but his central contribution was his Eight-Circuit Brain model for Intelligence Increase, a user-friendly grid designed for anyone exploring higher consciousness as a means not merely to get high, but for designing and creating new contexts for their lives.