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This tabloid journal and the San Francisco Oracle, which inspired it, were among the founding periodicals of the Underground Press Syndicate. Both periodicals were notable forums for the 1960s counterculture, including psychedelic ideology and art.
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1967 - 1968
Place: Los Angeles, Calif.
Publisher: Oracle of Southern California
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll +++ Counterculture O73 1967
Crosby, David, 1941-
Davis, Miles
Dana, Joe
Freedland, Nat
Greene, Liz
Harrison, George, 1943-2001
Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
Mintz, Eliott
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-
Watts, Alan, 1915-1973
Byrds (Musical group)
Doors (Musical group)
Fish (Musical group)
Jefferson Airplane (Musical group)
Yi, Jing
Lifestyles -- California
Popular culture
New Age movement -- California
Underground press publications -- California -- Los Angeles (Calif.)
Communal living -- California
Counterculture -- California
LSD (Drug)
LSD (Drug) -- Social aspects -- United States
Psychedelic art
Religion and culture -- United States
Rock music -- 1960-1971
Sex -- Religious aspects
Youth -- Drug use -- California
Zen Buddhism
Hopi Indians
Alternative lifestyles -- Periodicals -- California
Los Angeles (Calif.)
California -- Social life and customs
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Analysis, appreciation
Pictorial works
Date/sequential designation: V. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 1967)-v. 1, issue #9 (Jan. 1968).
Statement of responsibility: Publisher varies: Oracle Cosmic Joy Fellowship, Nov. 1967-Jan. 1968.
Includes photographs of hippies and advertisements for hippie stores, various Love-Ins, and concerts and music festivals featuring groups such as The Byrds, Kaleidoscope, Clear Light, The Fraternity of Man, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Country Joe & The Fish, and others. Also includes articles about health issues like STDs and hepatitis and public service information about federal food stamps, county health centers, the A.C.L.U., etc.
Additional physical form: Available on microfilm from Bell & Howell as part of the Underground Press Collection.
Acquisition: 006309, 006310, 007249 (nos. 5, 7, and 9)
Acquisition: Purchase; Maggs Bros.; February 2011; 007731 (nos. 1-9)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 v. :ill. ; 43 cm.
Published in tabloid format.
Type of Resource
Library of Congress Control Number: sn 93023947
RLIN/OCLC: 15032781
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18938549
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b004d820-601d-0135-9fdb-3bf1ab9bf51a
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