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After the expansion, progress, and hope of the transformational 1960’s, the decade ended with a whimper. The heroes of that generation were dead. The leaders who inspired political change like Martin Luther King Jr. and the Kennedy brothers had been assassinated. Many cultural revolutionaries such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison had died. At decade’s end, the people of the peace-and-love generation were asking themselves, “Where do we go from here?”
Enter the 1970’s, and a renewed attitude of living life to the max, no matter what the cost. It was the decade of the ultimate gas guzzlers, polyester clothes, cocaine, and disco music. The 1960’s on steroids. Maybe this overindulgence had a purpose.
Echoes from the ‘60’s remained in people’s heads. When the Beatles studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India, the whole world had paid attention. Maybe it was time to get serious about transforming ourselves individually. The psychedelia, the out-workings, the emotional releases, the musical vibrations, the drug implosion, and the expanded awareness of the 1960’s – maybe this was their deeper purpose.
The author’s many life experiences showed him how the decades beyond the 1960’s helped him change and grow. He came to realize that his life was one of inner then outer success, that the peace and love of his generation had to be born inside before it could manifest outwardly.
Perhaps the ideals of the 1960’s are not lost but hidden within. As someone who lived the era of the 1970 and subsequent years, Richard A. Bowen paints a picture of this period and draws readers into his world as he searches for meaning and value.
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