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    The Source Family and Ya Ho Wha 13

    January 18th, 2008

    Ya Ho Wha 13 1

    The Silent Movie Theater
    Los Angeles, California
    November 15, 2007

    The Source Family was a Los Angeles-based religious commune formed back in the late 1960s and early ’70s by a charismatic spiritual guru named Father Yod. At its peak, Father and his group, at 140 members strong, decked themselves out in full-length robes, farmed some seriously long hair and beards (on the men, at least), ran a highly profitable health food store called The Source on Sunset Boulevard, lived in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, drove a sparkling Rolls Royce and recorded eight albums of raw, prime psychedelic rock. After being “encouraged” by authorities to leave sunny SoCal–mainly for living in overcrowded (yet clean) conditions and illegally home schooling their kids–the clan relocated to Hawaii, where they were not exactly welcomed with open arms by hostile locals.

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