“Had the Hippies Been Successful” copyright 2014 00individual TLL
A half of a century ago on October 21, 1967 between 100 – 150,000 demonstrators gathered around the Reflecting Pool in Washington D.C. to protest the U.S involvement in the war in Vietnam.
Organized by Jerry Rubin, the Fugs’ Ed Sanders and Abbie Hoffman, 50,000 of the protesters would march to the Pentagon in an attempt to levitate the building and exorcise the evil within and to demand the end to the war that less than half of all Americans now supported.
The Movement was gaining momentum due to a surge in the media coverage of the war – but despite tremendous outpouring of public sentiment and protest, President Johnson continued to escalate the war effort by strengthening the American Troop presence to a half-million
… even as young men were returning in body bags at a rate of five hundred a month.
One of the most iconic photographs of the “Flower Power” movement was taken by Bernie Boston of protester George Harris inserting flowers into the rifle of a National Guardsman.
The Vietnam War began November 1, 1955 – the Vietnam War ended April 30, 1975.
20 years of senseless death.
On the lighter side:
At 10 PM one night while closing up the Crane’s record store that 00individual managed on Pacific Coast Highway in Palos Verdes, California, a couple of co-workers’ friends showed up to set the stage for a supernatural evening.
After letting them in and locking the front door, someone suggested that the group of five, three females and two males, should attempt to levitate – which 00individual had heard of but had not experienced, yet.
The solitude of the record store at night and of all the massive amounts of talent and creativity emanating from the bins and racks of records created just the right ambiance and everyone was totally and seriously into the vibe, which was crucial for success.
Here was their Occult procedure: there had to be at least five willing and dedicated individuals, essentially, true believers. One sits on an average non-folding chair, preferably wood (organic), the other four, after a brief ritual, place a predetermined single finger under and at the edge of the four-cornered (or equidistant) chair’s seat and levitate the chair and the fifth individual nearly above their heads with no effort!
The ritual is a simple one, the first part of the ritual can be done with both hands or with just the hand with the finger that the individual will use (all four individuals must obviously be in agreement), in counter-clockwise order, (to unite and initiate the group’s counter gravity mindset force) each individual places their open hands palms down out at arms’ length with each palm centered over/above the others, the very bottom hand is palm up (this traps the energy), each hand hovers above and below the next individual’s hand without touching with hands stacked at least four high – eight if using both hands, but not necessary, as only one finger is used.
Silence and seriousness is golden, minds are focused, and soon each individual will feel rising heat in their palm and top of their hand that increases in intensity, this can happen relatively quickly. When all agree that the heat/time/vibe is right, all four individuals place their predetermined single finger in position just under the edge of the chair and effortlessly levitate the fifth individual and chair nearly above their heads.
They were so successful at levitating the first person with only four single fingers that they each took turns being levitated! Male or female, size or weight, it didn’t matter all were successful and equally amazing feats!
After much giddy fun, 00individual set the alarm and locked the back door of the store and they all “levitated” into the night.
This is a perfect example of mind over matter and shows that the apparently impossible is in fact possible. All those stories where a mother literally lifts a car to free her trapped child are examples of the supernatural strength everyone has within them that is available during times of extreme stress – and during times of dedicated joining of like minds.
There are scenes with glimpses of people doing this in the 1987 movie “The Gate” and in the 2013 movie “This Is The End”.
00individual considered trying this with a group of very talented but jaded young co-worker dudes in an R&D sector back in 2009 but was aware of their youthful too-hip cynicism and knew it would never happen.
Which once again says a lot for the state of mind that the Counter-Culture was in back then – they truly believed that anything was possible – and it was – through their efforts they helped end a war.
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