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Film, "The Source Family": A '60s Cult Minus the Mass Death

"The Source Family": A '60s Cult Minus the Mass Death

The accepted hindsight is that the hippie dream ended with the Manson Family murders in 1969, but that ending wasn't quite as apparent in the 1970s to the followers of self-styled messiah Father Yod, the subject of Maria Demopoulos and…
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Music, The Real Cult of California: Father Yod and the Source Family

The Real Cult of California: Father Yod and the Source Family

In 1969, a man named Jim Baker opened a vegetarian restaurant, The Source, on Sunset Boulevard. It was hugely successful, with celebs like John Lennon and Frank Zappa dropping in to dine on Rainbow Salad. But The Source was far…
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