Shivalila

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Shivalila was a commune founded in Bakersfield, California, in the 1970s by Gridley Lorimer Wright IV (1934-1979)[1]. They believed that if parental bonds were severed, a communal consciousness would emerge that would transform society.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]. The New York Sun describes them as a "nomadic cult of acid-taking, baby-worshiping hippies looking for the perfect place to bring up children. [13][14]

The Shivalila at one point became part of another commune, the Black Bear Ranch until they were asked to leave.

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  1. ^ "Gridley Lorimer Wright, IV (1934 - 1979) - Find A Grave Memorial". findagrave.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ Judy Campbell, Amy Standen (28 February 2017). "Out of the Pond". KQED. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  3. ^ Shivalila. "The Book Of The Mother". Retrieved 8 April 2017 – via Internet Archive.
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  6. ^ Marinacci, Michael (29 October 2014). "Califia's Children: Gridley Wright and Shivalila". califias.blogspot.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Trying To Remember the Family Band - The New York Sun". nysun.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  8. ^ Wright, Gridley Lorimer (1 January 1978). "Shivalila: Social Culture Based on LSD Research". Children's Liberation Front. Retrieved 8 April 2017 – via Google Books.
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  12. ^ "Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on August 19, 2006 · Page 3". newspapers.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
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  14. ^ James Bowman, Trying To Remember the Family Band, New York Sun.