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About the author:
Martin Vincent Hippie was born Martin Vincent Sickler in San Diego, CA in 1960, but became Born Again Hippie on the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament in 1986. He has written several books, numerous poems and songs, and many a letter-to-the-editor in his day. After the Peace March he became happily married and domesticated on a small rural homestead Northwestern Illinois, raising crops, critters, and kids. He remained active politically, attending and staging peace rallies and meetings and even running for U.S. Congress in 2000. While finishing this edition of Spirit Walk he lived at Madre Grande Monastery in Dulzura, CA. He currently resides in San Diego.
The Great Peace March of 1986
Martin V. Hippie
(Fifteen pages of photos)
The world is thirty minutes away from total nuclear annihilation.
The year is 1986. The United States and the Soviet Union face-off in dangerous and escalating game of Mutual Assured Destruction. Fifty thousand nuclear weapons are targeted and ready for war. Armaggedon is just the push of a button away.
In an effort to prevent global nuclear disaster, over 1,200 people begin walking from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. on the Great Peace March-- a 3,235 mile, eight-and-a-half month long trek for nuclear disarmament. Stranded in the desert by the financial collapse of their sponsoring organization, about 500 Marchers join together to form a community of peace and love. They re-organize and continue the March, demanding an end to the madness of nuclear weapons and offering a message of hope to a troubled world.
Carrying a black-and-white Peace Flag and wearing a day-glo Peace Helmet, one Marcher, Born Again Hippie, finds himself not only on a walk for global peace, but also on a path of spiritual discovery, commitment, and realization. He vows to walk every step of the way on the Great Peace March, his effort becoming both a poltical statement and a passionate prayer.
This is the story of an epic and inspiring journey of Peace Marchers in a world on the brink of nuclear war, as seen through the eyes-- and felt in the Heart-- of Born Again Hippie.
- Publication Date:
- 148259806X / 9781482598063
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Body, Mind & Spirit / Spirituality / General