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The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13, and The Source Family Paperback – October, 2007
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Some time ago, I had a girlfriend who had been involved with Yogi Bhajan’s 3HO and another offshoot group which ran a restaurant in Los Angeles, and whose leader, “Father,” had died in a hang gliding accident in Hawaii. I didn’t know much more about the group, other than a few of the names of those involved, and never gave it much thought, given the number of communes which sprang up in the 60s (I know other people from various groups from those days).
I haven’t had much occasion to think about all this for some time, as I lost touch with her decades ago.
Then, the other day, I just happened to be looking up the Yogi’s name to make sure I got the spelling right on a quote. My eye was drawn to the list of his famous students and a certain Father Yod jumped out at me from the list. I suddenly was struck by the thought that this might be the person my friend had mentioned. Boy, howdy, was I right. I had no idea the group was as famous or as significant as they were.
I immediately ordered the DVD and a few books to learn more and to see if I could find pictures or mention of her. It was a real trip down memory lane, for while there was no mention of her, in the book I did find others she had mentioned: a picture of one of the women she sang with on a tape she shared with me, and mention of the other women she sang with, as well as mention of the the father of her son (I had the opportunity to speak to both her son and his father once on the phone).Read more ›
The story is written by one of his early followers and historian. She includes the good and the bad and although she admits her devotion, she leaves it up to you to form an opinion.
Beyond judgements and discussions of this "family" being a cult, are woven in truths which have become mainstream in our society today. Father, Jim Baker was a revolutionary, visionary, luminary who opened the door for healthy living.
Thank you so much for creating this body of work. It just goes to show that The Secret and those who we look to today for enlightment have roots in a time which was not as receptive as we are today. It is truly an amazing reflection and a breath of fresh air.
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Excellent book that really covers many aspects of the Source Family and how they lived. It was an excellent companion to the movie, and provides a lot of interesting input from... Read morePublished 10 months ago by lilye
Very interesting. Loved the photos and actual members stories!Published 17 months ago by Shelby Greibe
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I saw a documentary about this family and that got my curiosity sparked. I was very happy to find this book. Read morePublished on November 10, 2013 by Debra P
I would recommend this book to anyone who has already watched The Source Family movie and/or knew about the group and it's restaurant. Read morePublished on October 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer
the photo qualities aren't great and that was the reason I bought the book. It's hard to read too. Oh well.Published on June 17, 2013 by Lorsch
I never knew about this communal group in Los Angeles-the only one you ever hear about is the Manson Family. Read morePublished on September 2, 2011 by L. V. Sage