A Nation of Mystics
by Pamela Johnson
In 1969 at the Woodstock Music Festival in upstate New York, over half a million people gathered to celebrate three days of peace and music, a single moment in time where all those present became one person in mind through shared psychedelic experience. From Woodstock the tribes moved across the nation and the globe, bringing with them the ideas that would help to shape a new world – the environmental and women’s movement, the fight for civil rights, ongoing peace efforts, and personal development through organic foods, yoga, and meditation.
From the Victorian flats of San Francisco and the Berkeley campus, the mountains of Humboldt County and the desserts of Arizona, to Amsterdam, Mexico, and ashrams in India, this is a story of those who dared to dream and to imagine the possibilities of a nation of mystics.