The Source Family

The Source Family

DVD - 2013
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A look into the Source Family cult, its spiritual leader, Father Yod, and 1970s California, told through home movies and photographs from Source Family archivist Isis Aquarian and accompanied by original Source Family music.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Drag City, Inc., [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.

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princeofdarkness
Nov 03, 2016

The line between commune and cult can be a thin one, depending on your own experience. This is such an example - such a life can be either enriching or detrimental, but certainly life- and (probably) mood-altering. The majority of the testimonies given here mention that they were grateful for their experience but they wouldn't choose it if given a second chance - no surprise there. For a leader of such a group, power, religion, sex and wealth are a heady mixture best taken in moderation. Too much of a good thing can leave you without a future, as was the case with the leader of this family. Life did continue for the followers and it's interesting to see how these family members carved out their own paths, with a little bit (or a lot) of that lifestyle as a foundation.

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joeguy
Sep 23, 2013

Another example of how mentally weak most human beings are.

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