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  • 2. Counterculture of the 60s• Hippies rejected the establishment• Embraced Eastern philosophies andsexual liberation• Protested against the Vietnam war
  • 3. Hippie Communes• They created places were they couldlive the ideal hippie life• Communes-secular-alternative religions• Used a modified tribal structure basedon the Native American example
  • 4. • 1960-70-manyrural and urbancommunities werefounded, butlasted a shorttime because ofpoor planning andexecution
  • 5. DROP CITY• First rural hippie commune• 1965-Trinidad, Colorado• Community of artists
  • 6. • Founded by Gene Bernofski, JoAnnBernofski, Richard Kallweit, ClarkRichert• Envisioned themselves as a utopiancommunity living within a work of art
  • 7. HOG FARM• Longest runninghippie commune• Founded in 1964by the clown HughRomney alsoknown as WavyGravyWavy Gravy
  • 8. • Initially located on a hog farm outsideLos Angeles, it became a travellingcommune
  • 9. • They were in charge of the security atWoodstock-they were known as the‘Please Force’
  • 10. THE FARM• Founded in 1971 by Stephen Gaskin• Was a spiritual leader in San Francisco• Taught a blend of Eastern religions andChristianity• Lewis County, Tennessee• Members took vows of poverty, did notuse artificial birth controls, alcohol,tobacco, animal products
  • 11. • Believed in the holiness of life• Smoking marijuana was a sacrament
  • 12. Children of God/The Family• Was part of the‘Jesus Movement’, aChristian elementwithin the hippiemovement• The members of themovement werecalled ‘Jesus freaks’• Founded in 1968 byDavid Berg inCaliforniaDavid Berg
  • 13. • Founded colonies in cities around theworld• Rejected mainstream Christianity
  • 14. • Had ideas of apocalypticism andrevolution against the outside worldthat they call ‘the System’• True disciples must drop out and‘forsake all.’• Flirty Fishing• The group’s liberal sexuality led tocases of child abuse