Haight Ashbury Flashbacks
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FROM THE EROWID REVIEW #
- Review by Scotto, 2005 May 19
Stephen Gaskin’s Haight Ashbury Flashbacks is a mind-blowing “diary” of his days as a teacher at San Francisco State College during the Summer of Love. Gaskin would go on to help found The Farm, an influential commune that has survived for decades in Tennessee, but this book documents his formulative, pre-guru years, as he and his fellow teachers, teaching . . . (more)
BACK COVER #Haight Ashbury Flashbacks is a personal account of early experiences with telepathy and psychedelics during the exhuberant San Francisco "Summer of Love" period. Told in brief, compelling episodes this book captures the Haight and the psychedelic phenomenon as no other work has. It explains the root and flowering of the Sixties culture and probes the transformational power -- and dangers -- of certain drugs.
BLURBS #"Drug Crazy is an insightful book about the discriminatory nature of the drug war in America and how our politicians have converted Haight Ashbury Flashbacks is folklore and annecdotal history ... our generation's war stories."
-- Jerry Garcia
"Devilishly funny and accurate."
-- New Age Journal
"And then along comes this smiling madman Gaskin, this ex-Marine, ex-English professor, semi-retired wizard, and unregenerate holy man, this grinning shaggy spectre at the feast, this wild-eyed eye witness to unspeakable events and forgotten abominations, to tell them about some really wild things."
-- Spider Robinson