Religion: Doctrines of the Dropouts


In its short life, hippiedom has created not only its own language, music, art and dress style, but even its own religion. Denning it, however, is not easy, since the hippie faith is a weird blend of superstition and spirituality that spans continents and centuries.

One thing hippie religion is not is Judaeo-Christian in outlook. Jesus may be revered as the hip guru of his time who preached a primitive form of love power, but Western churches are generally abhorred by the hippies as irrelevant and...

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