Regarding photo 630859, if you look, you'll notice that the door is carved to resemble the Fountain's insignia!I forwarded the above weblinks to a former member of the Fountain of the World. Regarding the Fountain's current state of disrepair and rot, their comment was, "These photos could just make a person cry. Isn't this so sad!"
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
AUTHOR: Wilbur Foster Yates (sometimes spelled "Wilber")TITLE: Master Passion - One Man's Search for DestinyPUBLISHER: The William Frederick Press of New YorkYEAR: 1945 or 1946
If anyone has a complete copy of this book, please contact me care of this blog. Thanks!
Monday, April 20, 2009
This contention is supported by Johanna Brand and Warren Allmand who, in their book The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash, state that by the time cab driver George Aird was murdered, "...whatever its original purpose, the camp [AIM Camp 13 based at the Fountain of the World] had become a crash pad where drugs and alcohol were often used heavily." (p. 108)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
In Peter Matthiessen's book, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, the Fountain is (laughably) described as having been used an "AIM rest camp in a secluded corner of Box Canyon...notorious as the site of the dynamite murder of a swami and his flock in the late 1950s." (p. 112)
Interesting piece of trivia: during the American Indian Movement's tenure at the Fountain, their name for the place was "AIM Camp 13." (See http://ishgooda.org/peltier/skyhorse.htm)
Just more secondary source references regarding the Fountain...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Talk about coincidence!
Well, Charlie was trying to take over this religious organization called the Fountain of the World. And Shorty had lived at the Fountain of the World. And, so, he [Shorty] knew what Charlie was doing at the Fountain. Charlie wanted to use the Fountain as a base of headquarters to go out and kidnap kids, bring them there [to the Fountain], tune them in or program them, or take them out to the desert.
Again, this echoes what's said in both 5 to Die and My Life with Charles Manson.
For the record, although it's reported that he frequently attended the Fountain's Saturday night talent shows, Shorty Shea never lived at the Fountain.For additional information on the Saturday night shows, see: http://krishnaventa.blogspot.com/2009/02/74-keith-green-and-fountain-of-world.html
Monday, April 13, 2009
From what I hear, what's said about the Fountain in this movie largely mirrors what's written in the books My Life with Charles Manson and 5 to Die.
It's literally been twenty years since I've seen this documentary, but I have a copy of it on order. So, I'll be able to report more on its references to the Fountain in the coming days.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
2. To become familiar with the inside workings of one’s self.
3. To become unified with one another – spiritually, mentally, and physically.
4. To forget self.
5. To create a desire within one’s self toward higher spiritual equality.
6. To obtain wisdom.
7. To search for understanding in all things.
8. To face problems without thought of escape.
9. To become absorbed in love toward all things seen and unseen, and so fulfill the Laws of God
10. To let the Spirit descend upon you.
11. To become teachers, not in the world, but in the Fountain, so that all men who come out of the world shall find comfort in our midst.