It was the summer of ’67 – a three-month “love-in” that exploded onto the American cultural scene, and changed it forever. In this dynamic conversation, James Fadiman revisits that seminal moment in our history, and talks about the power and impact of the sixties and why the decade was so important. “Most of everything that we’re doing that we’re proud of today – the ecology movement, civil rights, and alternative medicine, feminism and more began then. Without the sixties we would be a less moral nation.” Fadiman provides cogent insights into the state of freedom and civil rights, the appeal of Islam, and the government’s strategy in war on drugs.
He is a former Stanford professor, co-founder of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, co-author of Essential Sufism (HarperSanFrancisco 1997) and author of The Other Side of Haight: A Novel (Celestial Arts 2001).
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- How you can find inspiration in the ideals of the sixties
- What makes a culture change
- Learn about the government’s position on drugs, parapsychology and psychic phenomena
- What are the roots of alternative medicine
- What is the great secret of Islam
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 1/25/2002 Program Number: 2908