Father Yod and the boy The Source Family Band practiced every morning at 3AM. Together they recorded more than 60 limited-pressing records of psychedelic rock chants and prayers. Photo Courtesy of Isis Aquarian Archives
Looking Back at Stylish '70s Cult, LA's the Source Family
Bearded vegetarian and alleged shaman, Father Yod (a.k.a. Jim Baker) began collecting impressionable young hippies after a short apprenticeship with flower-power icon Yogi Bhajan. Yod's gang ran a successful vegetarian restaurant in Los Angeles, complete with white-robed waiters and a gift shop hawking records. Yod's Band recorded 9 records in the 70's that echoed Yod's stance on topics like kindness toward carrots & giving pot to small children.
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The Source Family-Based on a radical experiment in the 1970s utopian living, The Source Family's popular celebrity-hangout restaurant, utopian commune, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood's Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and controversial spiritual leader Father you instigated local authorities. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise, but Yod's spirit lives on. #utopia #film #music #cimmfest