Urban Healers

Urban Healers

California’s spiritual tradition is deeply ingrained. The Golden State has long been a magnet for seers and seekers, from yoga swamis to esoteric scholars to psychedelic cult leaders. But if some of those past figures... Read More
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The High Priest of Los Angeles

The High Priest of Los Angeles

Last Sunday evening at the Silent Movie Theater, a clip from the 1938 astrological murder mystery “When Were You Born?” was shown as part of an “Occult L.A.” program curated by the author Erik Davis.... Read More
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The Om Factor

The Om Factor

There may be 2,500 square feet of Ray Kappe-designed sleekness in Steve Glenn’s Santa Monica home, but just before festivities started on a fall evening, the chief executive of eco-friendly developer LivingHomes was still worrying... Read More
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A Home Unlike All Others

A Home Unlike All Others

Earlier this summer, almost 100 psychedelic music fans, subculture aficionados, students of the occult and local literati climbed the flower-petal-strewn steps of publisher couple Jodi Wille and Adam Parfrey’s Silver Lake home for a salon... Read More
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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

Like many boys, Roderick Romero was really into building tree forts when he was six. Several decades passed, however, before the lead singer of the band Sky Cries Mary, now 40, discovered in tree house... Read More
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Now Voyager

Now Voyager

As an author, musician, educator and religious seeker, Bhagavan Das has devoted the greater prt of his life to God, enlightenment, and good times. At 19, when he was still called Michael Riggs, the Laguna... Read More
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