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Story of the Source Family Birth Rope: Isis Aquarian in Hawaii

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Published on Jun 21, 2013

"The Source Family" [http://goo.gl/tyLGA] a documentary by Boing Boing pal Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos, tells the story of Father Yod and his Source Family, a radical, utopian social experiment that emerged from the Los Angeles freak scene in the 1970s. Isis Aquarian, one of the Source Family members featured in that documentary, sat down with Boing Boing at her home on the island of Oahu to share a special artifact from the Source Family treasure chest. It is the "Birth Rope," a handmade rope on to which were tied the names of each child born into the flower child cult—including Isis' own daughter.

Shot by, and told to, Boing Boing co-editor Xeni Jardin. This Boing Boing video clip is not part of the documentary.

More on the Source Family documentary here [http://goo.gl/tyLGA].

They had a rock band! [http://goo.gl/sCaEj]

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