San Francisco Oracle --Vol. 1, No. 12 [Magazine]
San Francisco: Oracle Co-operative Publishing Co., 1968.11 1/2" x 17 1/2". Volumne 1, Number 12. 30p. NEAR FINE. Minimal wear.
This issue: Several predictions of life in the year 2000 (Carl Rogers, Alan Watts, Herman Kahn); article on Drop City, which discusses several hippie/new age style communes in a few communities around the country; an article on the concept of the Final City, Tap City; a discussion of the principle of Kairos, etc.
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 .