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Amazing Pictures Of America's Hippy Communes Will Open Your Eyes

In the 1960s and 1970s, a group of women who were dissatisfied with the society and men who were not welcomed in their own country after the Vietnam War, decided to do something regarding their discontentment.

And all these problems gave birth to the hippie movements, and along with them communes came. Communes were the living spaces and villages where like-minded people lived. Together they were able to explore their minds and their souls. Timothy Miller put it, “reason had run its course; now it is time to return to the mystical and intuitional… the hippies rejected the industrial for the agrarian, the plastic for the natural, the synthetic for the organic."

Every commune was unique in its own ways. Some were extremely religious, some secular. Some were strictly sober, and some of them used to have drugs. 

Source Family was one of the strangest of communes. Spiritual leader Ed Baker found it, better known as Father Yod. The family was entrepreneurial, and it was in Los Angeles where they opened the first vegetarian restaurant. Their unusual living style, long hair, and beards made them popular everywhere. Father Yod died in 1977 in a hang-gliding accident, the Source family fell apart.

Here are some of the amazing photos captured of their lives while the Source Family was still together.

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Amazing Pictures Of America's Hippy Communes Will Open Your Eyes

Amazing Pictures Of America's Hippy Communes Will Open Your Eyes

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The people working so happily together in fields.

The people working so happily together in fields.

They used to grow the grains or vegetables in their own fields.

This is how they used to carry vegetables to their restaurants.

This is how they used to carry vegetables to their restaurants.

Their faces tell, how happily they were living their life.

Their faces tell, how happily they were living their life.

The unsatisfied ladies who started their new life in the commune.

The unsatisfied ladies who started their new life in the commune.

This picture shows that they used to love music a lot.

This picture shows that they used to love music a lot.

How freely they used to live the life.

How freely they used to live the life.

Sitting on the top of the bus is a totally different pleasure.

Sitting on the top of the bus is a totally different pleasure.

They are posing in the most decent way possible.

They are posing in the most decent way possible.

They even used to sing, dance and play to enjoy the life.

They even used to sing, dance and play to enjoy the life.

The couple posing for the picture.

The couple posing for the picture.

See, they used to live in this kind of houses.

See, they used to live in this kind of houses.

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