The Avatar. Aug 4-Aug 17, 1967. Vol. 1., No. 5. Mel Lyman, Wayne M. Hansen.

The Avatar. Aug 4-Aug 17, 1967. Vol. 1., No. 5.

Cambridge, MA: Trust Incorporated, Publisher, 1967. Tabloid. Good. Item #012933
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Side folding tabloid newspaper format. Approximately 17 ½ by 11 ¾ inches. 20 pp. Illustrations throughout, including a two color centerfold. Avatar was a Boston based underground newspaper. Founded in 1967 by Mel Lyman and his followers at the Fort Hill Community, or Lyman Family, a counterculture commune (or cult, depending on perspective) in the Roxbury area of Boston. Besides publishing the usual counterculture perspective on local and national news, the newspaper also served as a mouthpiece for Lyman's and the Fort Hill Community's philosophy: a quasi-religious and mystical thought drawing on Lyman's unique view of astrological, spiritual and occult history. Mel Lyman originally gained fame as a folk musician. Includes pieces on the rural hippie commune Drop City (with photos), a psychedelic style centerfold illustration on charity by Terry Furchgott, a piece on acid, astrology etc. GOOD condition. Horizontal fold crease present. Minor faint foxing to the covers. General toning and minor soiling. Minor wrinkling and creasing. A few small tears along the extremities.

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