|Mr. Flanagan with Debbie Harry in 1979. He grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and was a founding father of the city’s hard-core punk scene, although he was just a child at the time|
This might be a little repetitive but were are going to look at Harley Flanagan once again...
As soon as I think the well is drying, we dig a little deeper to uncover the aquifer from which Harley sprung.
We end up revisiting Harley on a fluke.
I am doing research on a project I'm mapping called the Dialectices of Liberation Conference. While researching the crazy cast of characters that assembled in London in 1967, I encounterd a question while digging into Julian Beck. He is a odd addition when considering Huxley, Bateson, Laing, Gerassi, Marcuse, Ginsberg, and Thich Nhat Hanh were also speaking or in attendance. I was tunneling down Julian Becks rabbit tunnel...
|Born||May 31, 1925|
Washington Heights, New York, United States
|Died||September 14, 1985 (aged 60)|
New York City, New York, United States
|Occupation||Film actor, stage actor, stage director, poet, painter|
|Spouse(s)||Judith Malina (2 children)|
In 2003, 18 years after his death, Beck was posthumously inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Judith Malina was also inducted to the Hall of Fame that same year.Not going to go into detail just show the route to Harley...
We see Beck is a founder of the Living Theatre...
The Living Theatre
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Goals and influences
In the 1950s, the group was among the first in the U.S. to produce the work of influential European playwrights such as Bertolt Brecht (In The Jungle of Cities in New York, 1960) and Jean Cocteau, as well as modernist poets such as T. S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein.
Jean Cocteau in 1923
|Born||Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau|
5 July 1889
|Died||11 October 1963 (aged 74)|
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Other names||The Frivolous Prince|
|Occupation||Novelist, poet, artist, filmmaker|
|Partner(s)||Jean Marais (1937–1963)|
|French literary history|
Friendship with Raymond Radiguet
The Human Voice
Honours and awards
Alleged Grand MastersThe mythic version of the Priory of Sion first referred to during the 1960s was supposedly led by a "Nautonnier", an Old French word for a navigator, which means Grand Master in their internal esoteric nomenclature. The following list of Grand Masters is derived from the Dossiers Secrets d'Henri Lobineau compiled by Plantard under the nom de plume of "Philippe Toscan du Plantier" in 1967. All those named on this list had died before that date. All but two are also found on lists of alleged “Imperators” (supreme heads) and “distinguished members” of the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis which circulated in France at the time when Plantard was in touch with this Rosicrucian Order. Most of those named share the common thread of being known for having an interest in the occult or heresy.The Dossiers Secrets asserted that the Priory of Sion and the Knights Templar always shared the same Grand Master until a schism occurred during the "Cutting of the elm" incident in 1188. Following that event, the Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion are listed in French as being:
- Jean de Gisors (1188–1220)
- Marie de Saint-Clair (1220–1266)
- Guillaume de Gisors (1266–1307)
- Edouard de Bar (1307–1336)
- Jeanne de Bar (1336–1351)
- Jean de Saint-Clair (1351–1366)
- Blanche d'Évreux (1366–1398)
- Nicolas Flamel (1398–1418)
- René d'Anjou (1418–1480)
- Iolande de Bar (1480–1483)
- Sandro Filipepi (1483–1510)
- Léonard de Vinci (1510–1519)
- Connétable de Bourbon (1519–1527)
- Ferrante I Gonzaga (1527–1575)
- Ludovico Gonzaga (1575–1595)
- Robert Fludd (1595–1637)
- J. Valentin Andrea (1637–1654)
- Robert Boyle (1654–1691)
- Isaac Newton (1691–1727)
- Charles Radclyffe (1727–1746)
- Charles de Lorraine (1746–1780)
- Maximilian de Lorraine (1780–1801)
- Charles Nodier (1801–1844)
- Victor Hugo (1844–1885)
- Claude Debussy (1885–1918)
- Jean Cocteau (1918–1963)
As I read this portion I had to pause. You see, me and the asses have had a conversation in which I jokingly come up with a plot similar to Rosemarys Baby. Totally just kidding around because her name up until now has been Rose "Rosebud" Filiu Pettit. After I read this I had to revisit the Harley saga and dig a little deeper to confirm her name... As I',m digging I hit pay dirt while wringing data from google books...
I was floored.... Rose Marie Feliu!!!!
I threw the name Feliu in the googler and this is what came up...
The Keristas???? I now have the name of the commune in San Francisco Rose was apart of AND where and how she met Ginsberg. There is a ton of info on this but I have to skim it for brevity.
Now were rolling!!!
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Kerista was an utopian community that was started in New York City in 1956 by John Peltz "Bro Jud" Presmont. Throughout much of its history, Kerista was centered on the ideals of polyfidelity and creation of intentional communities. Kerista underwent several incarnations that later became known as the "Old Tribe," which was associated with a fairly large, but fluid membership. What was called the "New Tribe," a period of more stable membership and ideology, began in 1971 based in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco.
HistoryFrom 1971 until 1991, the community was centered at the Kerista Commune (not a single physical building), founded in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco, California. The Keristans maintained a very high profile which included publication of a popular free newspaper and several national media appearances.Kerista also produced zines that included drawings and comics. Some concerned day-to-day life. Others presented a lighthearted polytheistic mythology which revolved around a pantheon of benevolent and technologically adept goddesses and gods. Kerista adopted singer Joan Jett as the "Matron Saint" of their community. Features presented in the zine included articles and essays concerning life within the community and their proposed World Plan to establish a functional Utopian society on a larger scale. The volume of publications and art work produced by Kerista Commune was quite a bit greater than other groups that were active in the Haight Ashbury during this period.The official website lists 42 people as having joined Kerista at various times during the community's history, though more than this number passed through briefly. The commune also maintained a very active program of social events and Gestalt-o-rama rap groups. The number of people that spent significant time interacting with the commune members was much larger. The commune functioned a lot like a religious order and was an important focal point for a larger community of people in San Francisco interested in alternative lifestyles. The events sponsored by Kerista were almost always free and non-commercial. In 1979 and 1980, two children were born in the community. In 1983, the adult male Keristans had vasectomies, officially as a means to deal with birth control in the group and address global population issues. All male applicants subsequently had the requirement of having a vasectomy within a set period of time after joining the community. This and many other rules or "standards"—as well as its members being exclusively heterosexual in a city well known for its large and influential LGBT community—were in part responsible for keeping the size of the community small.In 1991, the community experienced a major split, the founder going on to create The World Academy of Keristan Education. The residential commune dissolved. Several former members of the commune still live in the San Francisco Bay Area — a number moved to Hawaii and purchased a block of adjoining parcels of land.When it was active, Kerista was a major focal point for people interested in alternative and non-monogamous lifestyles. The terms polyfidelity and compersion were coined at the Kerista Commune. The commune developed an entire vocabulary around alternative lifestyles—for example their term polyintimacy in their literature was similar to the term popularized as polyamory years later. Entrance to the commune was extremely selective and included a 6-month waiting period and a screening for STDs including HIV.John (Bro Jud) Presmont died on December 13, 2009 in San Francisco. In his last years, Jud had been seen regularly on 'The Bro Jud Show' on San Francisco public-access television cable TV. One of the children raised in the commune graduated from medical school in 2010 and volunteered for the relief effort in Haiti. A former member of the commune was nominated for a local Emmy in 2006 and is an active film producer. One former commune member is an active, performing musician.
Kerista, Robert A. Heinlein, and Stranger in a Strange LandScience-fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, in a 1966 letter to his agent Lurton Blassingame, mentioned Kerista in connection with his 1961 novel Stranger in a Strange Land:"I recently learned that it (Stranger in a Strange Land) was considered the "New Testament" - and compulsory reading - of a far-out cult called 'Kerista.' (Kee-rist!). I don't know exactly what "Kerista" is, but its L.A. chapter offered me $100 to speak. (I turned them down.)" Further reference to the influence of Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land on Kerista, as well as the Church of All Worlds (which took its name from the fictional church created by Stranger's protagonist Michael Valentine Smith), and Discordianism is made by Carole M. Cusack in her book Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith :"Kerista's polyamorous sexual practice was influenced, as was that of the Church of All Worlds, by Robert A. Heinlein's (1907-88) science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), in which the Martian-raised human Michael Valentine Smith founded The Church of All Worlds, preached sexual freedom and the truth of all religions, and is martyred by narrow-minded people who are not ready for freedom."
by and by, step by step, step by step"
At the tender age of 17, Jud enlisted in the military and later entered active duty in the Army Air Corps on January 13, 1943. He attended Army Air Force Intelligence School and Combat Observer School. He served as a Combat Liaison Officer and fought battles and campaigns in the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago.
Jud was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (twice), Air Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Philippine Liberation Medal. He was relieved from active duty on February 21, 1946.
After his military service ended, Jud became an advocate for veterans. He formed the Veterans' Housing Service, which was located at 56 Beaver Street in the Delmonico Building in New York City. This service helped hundreds of veterans find housing in the New York City metropolitan area after World War II.
A beatnik, a New York bar owner, and a bohemian in the 1950s, Jud was a hippie in Dominica, Honduras, and San Francisco. He was an advocate for social change and a scene builder in San Francisco. In 1971 he co-founded the successful Kerista Commune that lasted until 1991. At one time the commune was one of the largest Apple Macintosh Computer distributors in Northern California.
Robert F. Furchgott
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|Robert F. Furchgott|
|Born||Robert Francis Furchgott|
June 4, 1916
Charleston, South Carolina
|Died||May 19, 2009 (aged 92)|
|Institutions||SUNY Downstate Medical Center 1956–2009|
Washington University in St. Louis 1949–1956
Cornell University 1940–1949
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998|
|Spouse||Lenore Mandelbaum (1941–1983; her death; 3 children)|
Margaret Gallagher Roth (?–2006; her death)
Early life and education
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Kerry Wendell Thornley
From Open City, ca. 1970
|Born||April 17, 1938|
|Died||November 28, 1998 (aged 60)|
|Pen name||Lord Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst|
Ho Chi Zen
|Alma mater||University of Southern California (no degree)|
|Subject||Religion, politics, satire|
|Spouse||Cara Leach (1965-?)|
Later life and death
|“||And so it is that we, as men, do not exist until we do; and then it is that we play with our world of existent things, and order and disorder them, and so it shall be that Non-existence shall take us back from Existence, and that nameless Spirituality shall return to Void, like a tired child home from a very wild circus.||”|