The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties - Tobias Churton
Tobias Churton's The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties is an engaging romp through one of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century. Examining the spiritual underpinnings and developments of that period, Churton casts new light on events and phenomena such as the free love movement, civil rights agitation, the rise of feminism, gay rights and the anti-war movement. He also takes in the psychedelic revolution, the rise of interest in UFOs, and the shifts in consciousness occasioned in the music, movies, and literature of the era - from I Love Lucy to Star Trek, from Frank Sinatra to The Beatles. Finding influences as wide ranging as medieval troubadors to the works of Aleister Crowley, and covering everything from crew cuts to the Kennedy Assasination, The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties is a lively whirlwind tour across the sixties, and an examination of its lasting spiritual influence.
Rochester: Inner Traditions, 2018. Paperback, xvi+654 pages. New.