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This Season's People: A Book of Spiritual Teachings

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A pocket book of spiritual teachings collected from talks given by Stephen Gaskin, co-founder of The Farm in Tennessee, explaining the common ground of the great religions and how to follow their teachings in order to change oneself. Includes photographs of The Farm community life in the '70s.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Book Publishing Company (TN)
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I read this book as a young teenager, many years ago. Opening it's pages, and intending on just a peek, I became transfixed. I stood in the middle of my room reading, eventually settling down into my shag carpet. Just reading it made me feel high! I read cover to cover, and was buzzing with peaceful energy by the books end.

Needless to say, in the spirit it was written in, I loaned my copy to an equally impressed friend. The friend was transfixed, and I said, "keep it!" I bought another... which
Since I was born on The Farm, the commune founded by author Stephen Gaskin, I found it interesting, nostalgic and a bit of a mirror to read. I recognised some of the thinking that I was imprinted with in my early formative years. No wonder I turned out like this, ha ha.

Ahead of its time, groundbreaking, it might seem cliche in todays saturated new agey book scene, but considering the time it was written, its pioneering... its an entertaining, easy read in that it contains many pictures and eye
I clearly remember the trippy sensation of the top of my head floating away from me the first time I read this book. My favorite page says, "You are supposed to be grooving as hard as you can all the time".
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Gaskin was born in Denver & served in the US Marines from 1952 to 1955. In the 1960s, he moved to San Francisco & taught English, creative writing & general semantics at San Francisco State College, where he was a student of S.I. Hayakawa. His writing class became an open discussion known as Monday Night Class, which involved up to 1500 students.
In 1970, Gaskin was part of a caravan
More about Stephen Gaskin...
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