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About the author:
Rand L. Greenfield has a BA in English from Stanford and a J. D. with a certificate in Natural Resources policy from the University of New Mexico. He practiced law in Anchorage, Alaska, Portland, Oregon, Jerusalem, Israel, and Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces, New Mexico. He now lives in retirement in Albuquerque with his wife, Tessie. This is the author's first book. He is now working on a novel.
A Change of Consciousness
A Hippie's Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond
Rand L. Greenfield
1968. San Francisco transformed a naïve 18-year old preppie from a small town in the Midwest into a hippie. Here are the tales of a time of seeking magic. These are the stories of an aged hippie, of the times he lived through and where they took him, the memories of an unconventional life.
It began, as it must have, with sex, drugs and rock n' roll. The tales go from New Year's Eve with the Grateful Dead to founding the first co-op house at Stanford with forty other co-ed dreamers and from the Cannibal Hitchhikers of Merced to doing the Timothy Leary Turnaround in El Paso.
The author helped build a commune in New Mexico, where he went to law school, and then went up the Alaska Highway to assist in the Massage Parlor Murder trial and over the seas to Jerusalem. He settled down in New Mexico and helped save the sacred lands of Jemez Pueblo. Less fortunate happenings included a good friend's murder being turned into a national media sensation and another friend being sent to prison by the corporation they opposed.
Beneath all runs the strong thread of spiritual seeking, from a retreat with Ram Das to sufi dancing at Lama, and the foundation of family. Family lost and found, family newly created, and the incredible hippie family from college days the bonds of which remain unbroken.
All the memories are here and the author's reflections on what hippiedom wrought and where it has taken him are here as well.
- Publication Date:
- 1627471510 / 9781627471510
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs