American Avatar. October 1968. Third Cycle, First Edition. Mel Lyman, presumed.

American Avatar. October 1968. Third Cycle, First Edition

Boston: American Avatar, Publisher, 1968. Tabloid. Good. Item #013057
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Side folding tabloid format. 13 ½ by 10 ¼ inches. 28 pp. Front cover photo by Mel Lyman. 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. First issue of this version of the original Avatar, published by the Fort Hill faction of the newspaper, under the control of Mel Lyman, and embracing a more spiritual tone, reflecting on society, and straying from the more usual underground newspaper coverage of protests, events and other upheavals. That said, Lyman addresses the "vermin" that took over the original Avatar. Critiques of US leaders by Brian Keating present. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling, toning and wrinkling.

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