Table of Contents

Prologue: Enlightenment, What’s It Good ForAuthor’s backstory, 1942-‘69

Chapter 1    Greenwich Village Joy Ride

Chapter 2    Life Before the Internet and Psychedelics

Chapter 3    Combat Training Homestyle

Chapter 4    My Life in a Nutshell

Chapter 5    Sold American—Madison Avenue and a Gypsy Good Time

Chapter 6    Soul Search and Rescue

Chapter 7    Discovering the LSD Portal/The Cat with Mystic Eyes

Chapter 8    Following the Energy Over the Edge 

Part 1—Commune’s San Francisco Genesis & Hippie Bus Caravan, 1969-‘71

Chapter 9    Finding a Pot-Smoking Guru

Chapter 10  Tripping Further

Chapter 11  One Spaced-Out Hippie

Chapter 12  The Great, Round-the-Country, Save-the-World, School Bus Caravan

Chapter 13  Caravan Two—Search for The Promised Land  

Part 2—The Commune—Year One, 1971-‘72

Chapter 14  Caravan Landing Party

Chapter 15  Peyote Meeting

Chapter 16  Amazing Summer Out of the Box

Chapter 17  The Big Bust

Chapter 18  Hippie Holy Land

Chapter 19  Governance

Chapter 20  In the King’s Court

Chapter 21  Old Karma

Chapter 22  The Human Tumbler

Chapter 23  Life and Death

 Part 3—Manifesting a Shared Vision, 1972-‘76

Chapter 24  Living in a Beautiful Bubble

Chapter 25  Supporting The Farm

Chapter 26  Back to The Farm

Chapter 27  Community Kitchen Feeding The Farm

Chapter 28  The Farm Without Stephen

Chapter 29  An Unexpected Journey

Chapter 30  Motor Pool

Chapter 31  At the Rabbi’s Table

Chapter 32  Grand Yoga Hollywood

Chapter 33  Double Jeopardy

Chapter 34  The Flip Side of Stephen Gaskin

Chapter 35  Grist for The Mill

Chapter 36  The Big Apple

Part 4—Hippie Peace Corps Goes to Guatemala, 1976-‘77

Chapter 37 ¡Terremoto! Earthquake!

Chapter 38  First Contact—Cloud People of Chimachoy

Chapter 39  Good Karma Work

Chapter 40  Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Chapter 41  San Andrés Itzapa Base

Chapter 42  Adiós a Guatemala

Part 5—Utopia Myopia, 1977-‘84

Chapter 43  Thirty-Six People Living in One House

Chapter 44  Pete Seeger and the Big Apple  

Chapter 45  Relativity

Chapter 46  New Reality

Chapter 47  Courtship and Marriage

Chapter 48  Catskill Sabbatical

Chapter 49  Changes, Changes

Chapter 50  The Right Livelihood Award

Chapter 51  Mel’s Veggie Deli and Cosmic Bakery

Chapter 52  The Infamous Ragweed Raid

Chapter 53  The Weekly Beat

Chapter 54  Tipping Point

Chapter 55  YouTopia, MeTopia

Chapter 56  Exodus

Epilogue  Updates, Observations, Conclusions

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