City of San Francisco Oracle -- Vol. 1, No, 9 [Magazine]
San Francisco: Oracle Co-operative Publishing Co., August, 1967. 11 1/2" x 15". 32p. NEAR FINE. Minimal wear.
In this issue: Mandala front cover art (green and blue variant). Timothy Leary and Ralph Metzner on "Programming the psychedelic experience"; Haight Street; Dane Rudhyar- "The Buddah Mind"; Michael McClure - "Poisoned wheat" - poetry; Obituary Super Spade and John Carter; Tarot; Ad for Michael Mc Clure's "The Beard"; Illustrations by Bruce Conner, Bryden, Michael Owen; Cosmic conscience.
The Oracle was known for is psychedelic designs and promotion of the counterculture/hippie lifestyle as experienced through the use of psychedelic drugs and Aquarian philosophy. It was designed at the Psychedelic Shop in Haight Ashbury, and published only 12 issues before ceasing publication. The Oracle was an early member of the Underground Press Syndicate and contributors included many significant San Francisco-area artists of the time, including Bruce Conner and Rick Griffin . It featured such beat writers as Allen Ginsberg , Gary Snyder , Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Michael McClure .