The Avatar. No. 17. Jan. 19-Feb. 1. Mel Lyman.

The Avatar. No. 17. Jan. 19-Feb. 1

Cambridge: Avatar Incorporated, Publisher, 1968. Tabloid. Good. Item #012991
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Side folding tabloid newspaper format. Approximately 17 ½ by 11 ¾ inches. 24 pp. Illustrations throughout, including photos of Mel Lyman and other presumed members of his group. 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. This issue with articles on children and their importance, pieces spiritual and philosophical articles relating to the Fort Hill 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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