Surprisingly, no mention is made of the prodigiously betesticled leaping spirit dog apparently being hallucinated by the barefoot young shaman in the center foreground.
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New Age "Asiatic" thought ... is establishing itself as the
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Saturday, July 1
Today's New York Times has a story titled "34 Years of Hippie Camps, Now in Tinder-Dry Woods." It reports on the annual Rainbow gathering, which is being held this year in Hahns Peak, Colorado, near Steamboat Springs, and expects as many as 8,000 "hippie-tinged campers," as the paper describes them. While the article focuses on heightened fears of forest fires, the obligatory shock is expressed -- if in a low-key en passant sort of way -- with respect to nakedness and dope smoking. A "multimedia" slide show is included, from which the unretouched shot below was lifted. Click on the photo to view the original on the NY Times site. The only difference is that this copy is slightly reduced in size -- the two are otherwise identical. The caption reads: "Because of an extremely severe drought, individual fires are banned and campfires are allowed only in approved pits in Routt National Forest."