Thursday, 21 January 2010

Orange Sunshine: the B.E.L. saga

Nick Schou's captivating book Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love and Acid to the World is the involving inside story of the legendary Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a wild bunch of freak people that back in the late '60s and early '70s - strongly believing in the liberating power and spiritual values of Lsd and other psychedelic drugs - made their best to spread the visionary gospel and distribute millions of hits of Orange Sunshine acid, kilos of black afghani hash and other assorted delights in America and abroad.

The story began in 1966, when Farmer John Griggs (later founder of the B.E.L.) and his cohort of outlaw bykers from Anaheim, California, stole a large supply of pure acid from a Hollywood producer at gunpoint and later had their first overwhelming, spiritual acid trip. After having returned what was left of the stolen acid, they threw away guns, became vegetarians and began to spread the message of universal peace founding the B.E.L.

If you are eager to follow that 'hippie smuggling cartel' up and down Laguna Beach, Maui and Afghanistan, don't hesitate to buy this book and suddenly you'll find yourself back in those adventurous, wild times...Recommended
( Photo above: Tim Leary and Farmer John Griggs)

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