The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, YaHoWha 13, and The Source Family

byIsis AquarianContribution byElectricity AquarianIntroduction byErik Erik Davis

May 1, 2007|
The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, YaHoWha 13, and The Source Family by Isis Aquarian
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"While the boho scene has never completely disappeared from L.A., Father Yod and the Source Family are enjoying a new era of notoriety, inspiring indie-folk musicians like Devendra Banhart and mega-producers like Rick Rubin. Aquarian's book has become a style bible of sorts, with its dreamy images of the comely cult."- T-Style, The New York Times &nbsp It was 1972, time of the cult-occult-commune explosion.&nbspBy day, the Source Family dressed in colorful robes and served organic cuisine to John Lennon, Julie Chistie, Frank Zappa, and many other celebrities at the famed Source restaurant. By night, in their mansion in the Hollywood Hills,&nbspthey explored the cosmos with their spiritual leader, Father Yod.&nbsp Yod was an outlandish figure who had 14 wives, drove a Rolls-Royce, and fronted his own&nbsppsychedelic rock band, Ya Ho Wa 13, now considered one of the most singular psychedelic&nbspbands of all time. He surprised many by suddenly morphing from health food restaurateur into&nbspmystical leader of what many considered a cult: a group of young people who lived strictly&nbspdevoted to his esoteric teachings, unusual sexual practices, and philosophies of natural living&nbspand dying.&nbsp Still, as controversial as he was to outsiders, Father Yod was, by inside accounts, a deeply loving and&nbspspiritually powerful magus who taught his Family to recognize their divinity within and their&nbspinnate connectedness to all of creation.&nbsp The Source Family's astonishing and moving true story-kept secret for over 30 years after&nbspFather's hang-gliding accident and death in 1975-is revealed here for the first time by the Family&nbspmembers themselves, offering readers an insider's perspective into this vital utopian&nbspsocial experiment. Illustrated with over 200 color and black and white period photographs, this book contains a bonus CD of never-before-heard Source Family music, interviews and changes, including an extremely rare recording of Ya Ho Wa 13 performing live at Beverly Hills High School in 1973. "...a mesmerizing look at a time that might as well have been a thousand years in the past...I can't help but marvel that a spiritual movement of such idealism could ever have existed in our uber-materialistic world."&nbsp-&nbspAnn Magnuson, PAPER Magazine "The Source Family contributed a powerful chapter to our communal history, and having Isis Aquarian's empathetic recording of it enriches us all."&nbsp-&nbspTimothy Miller, Author of America's Alternative Religions
Title:The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, YaHoWha 13, and The Source Family
Format:Book & Toy
Product dimensions:288 pages, 9.9 X 7 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 9.9 X 7 X 0.7 in
Published:May 1, 2007
Publisher:Process
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780976082293

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