Before Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band…before Timothy Leary…before Ken Kesey’s band of Merry Pranksters and their Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tests…before the dawn of the Grateful Dead, there was Alfred M. Hubbard: the Original Captain Trips.
Swami Prabhavananda assured Christopher Isherwood that just trying to meditate was a positive
advance on the path to God. Most crucially, he didn't see Isherwood's
a particular obstacle. He simply advised him to see his lover as the
young Lord Krishna.
They wear pleasant looks on very white faces and hand out literature. They also wear helmets and some of the boys are big enough to play for the L.A. Rams. They are ready: members of the American Nazi Party. Well, it's Hollywood . . .