The Avatar. No. 14. Dec. 8-Dec. 21

Cambridge, MA: Trust Incorporated, Publisher, 1967. Tabloid. Good. Item #012989
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Side folding tabloid newspaper format. Approximately 17 ½ by 11 ¾ inches. 20 pp. Illustrations throughout. Boston based underground newspaper. Avatar was 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. Articles on police harassment of Avatar, a lengthy account of The Hill People's diplomatic mission abroad (the Mel Lyman associated commune), astrology etc. GOOD condition. Horizontal fold crease present. Minor faint foxing/spotting to the covers. General toning and minor soiling. Moderate toning along the fold. Minor wrinkling and creasing. A few small tears along the extremities.

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