Counterculture Through the Ages

Counterculture Through the Ages: From Abraham to Acid House by Ken Goffman & Dan Joy, with an Introduction by Timothy Leary, from Random House, ISBN 0375507582. As Leary writes in his Introduction, "Counterculture is the moving crest of a wave, a zone of uncertainty where culture goes quantum." This book weaves together 13 such history-altering epochs to show how freethinking rebels have influenced philosophy, politics, art, spirituality and technology. Combining scholarly erudition and gonzo passion, cyberpundit R.U. Sirius covers the Socratic circles of ancient Athens, early Judaism, Sufism, Taoism and Zen Buddhism, Paris in the 1920s, Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s, punk rock, and the cybercultures of today.