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Ramón Sender Barayón
MORNING STAR FAITH - OPEN LAND CHURCH Hippie Commune, LSD, Diggers RAMON SENDER
1971. Small (0.25-0.5") single tears on edge of each page; some creasing of pp. 3-4; page tanning. Morning Star Faith -- Thy Open Land Church. N.P., n.d. [1971, per research] Possibly the rarest countercultural artifact I've offered in 20+ years on eBay -- the spiritual manifesto of the "Open Land" hippie-communal movement that started at California's famous Morning Star Ranch and Wheeler Ranch! The six-page, loose-leaf manifesto was penned by Ramón Sender Barayón (b. 1934), the son of noted Spanish author Ramón J. Sender. The younger Sender is a composer, visual artist and writer who co-produced the Trips Festival with Ken Kesey and Stewart Brand -- a three-day event that, in conjunction with The Merry Pranksters, brought together the nascent hippie movement for the first time. In April 1966, Sender became the first resident at Lou Gottlieb's Morning Star Ranch open land commune, which evolved into a Digger Farm / open land commune in 1967. After the residents' homes were bulldozed by Sonoma County authorities three times, he moved into the Wheeler Ranch in Occidental, California. While residing at the latter site in 1971, he penned this document, which details the truths, missions, yogas, practices, and other aspects of the Morning Star Faith, or Thy Open Land Church. Sender saw the communal movement at Morning Star, Wheeler, and other hippie settlements as a spiritual movement to renew the Earth and human life, and expressed his vision for its future in this six-page work. (According to one source, Sender and his Ranch associates were tripping on LSD during its compositi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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