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Hippies From A to Z

Read Skip Stone’s book about the Hippie Lifestyle, Famous Hippies, Hip Events and much more!

The Old Hippies

Hippies from A to Z by Skip Stone The Old Hippies Old hippies don’t die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again. Joseph Gallivan Whatever happened to all the old hippies? The millions who rallied, marched, protested, chanted and boycotted? Are they now just rebels without a cause? […] Continue reading

The Young Hippies

Hippies from A to Z by Skip Stone The Young Hippies There’s a whole generation with a new explanation. John Phillips/Scott McKenzie (San Francisco) I was very surprised to find when I started Hippyland that I wasn’t just attracting old hippies like myself. There seems to be a large contingent of young people who consider […] Continue reading

Landmark Hippy Events

Hippies from A to Z by Skip Stone Landmark Hippy Events Part II This chapter reviews some of the major events of the hippie movement. These events defined the nature, objectives and results of our counter-cultural assault on the establishment. Anyone who participated in these events shared at least some of the hippy beliefs, and […] Continue reading

Famous Hippies, Friends and Enemies

Hippies from A to Z by Skip Stone Famous Hippies, Friends and Enemies. The following list of people includes those who influenced or were part of the hippy movement as well as those who sought to repress it. Some of these outstanding individuals have devoted much of their lives to causes that benefit everyone. Many […] Continue reading

Hippy Philosophy and the Hippy Dream

Hippies from A to Z by Skip Stone Hippy Philosophy and the Hippy Dream We are stardust, we are golden, and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden. Joni Mitchell/CS&N (Woodstock) So what do hippies want anyway? What is their utopian fantasy? It’s easy to criticize the existing system, but just what do […] Continue reading

The Astrology of the Hippy Movement

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius Aquarius from the play Hair * The Hippy Movement was less of a movement and more of an unseen force that permeated the minds and hearts of hippies around the world. In cities, on college campuses, in communes hippies everywhere were part of a collective consciousness […] Continue reading

Hippy Activism

What really distinguishes this generation. . . is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one’s own efforts. Hannah Arendt (1972)The popular stereotype of hippies describes them as lazy, unmotivated, even apathetic. At times we can be this way, especially when stoned. But if you […] Continue reading

Hippies & Drugs

But I would not feel so all alone, everybody must get stoned. Bob Dylan (Rainy Day Women nos. 12 & 35) In the 1960s the hippies, en masse, undertook the largest uncontrolled experiment with drug use in the history of mankind. In those days it wasn’t unusual to be handed a pill, and swallow it […] Continue reading

Hippy Names

Hippy Names Due to the overwhelming response to our Question of the Week, asking for names for a hippy baby, we have decided to create this special page for hippie names.If you’re looking for a name for your baby or you just want one for your new identity there’s hundreds here from Ashley to Ziggy. […] Continue reading

Music With A Message

Music With A Message: The 40 Most Influential Songs of the 1960’s – early 70’s Hippies use music to express themselves emotionally, spiritually, and politically. Music can make a statement, give voice to a movement, even unite us. As hippies explore their inner world, music guides them along in their quest for meaning. Without drugs […] Continue reading