Then there's William H. Kennedy's book Satanic Crime: A Threat in the New Millennium (http://www.williamhkennedy.com/mvmsatanic1006A.pdf) that offers that the Fountain of the World's site was completely abandoned by the time the Manson Family was there. Of the Fountain, Mr. Kennedy writes:
This weird sect flourished in the 1950s and was founded by a religious con man named Krishna Venta (Francis Pencovic) who, like Charlie, thought he was Jesus Christ and demanded to be worshipped as God in sex rituals. He also asserted he was 244,000 years old and insisted he was immortal. Krishna Venta contended he was Christ Everlasting and seduced many of his female followers. In 1958, he died in a massive dynamite explosion ignited by the husbands of the women he was using in sex rituals. Whereas Pencovic only wanted to dominate a few followers for sexual purposes, Manson had much higher ambitions. (p. 21)
Dang! If even half of that were true, my book when published would explode off of bookstore shelves!