The Birth of Organic, Polygamous Spiritualism

The Source Family

In the second and third part of this series, we explore the Source family's transformation into a spiritual community and musical group.

First of a three-part series.

Ex-Marine Jim Baker founded the natural food restaurant the Source on the Sunset Strip in the late '60s. One of the first vegetarian restaurants in the United States, it helped launched an alternative way of eating.

Soon, Baker changed his name to Father Yod, started a commune and took more than a dozen "wives." He gave his followers names like Isis and Electricity and invited them to live in a Hollywood Hills mansion.

A large group of former commune members recently held a reunion.

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The Source
The Source

The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13 and The Source Family

by Erik Davis, Isis Aquarian, Electricity Aquarian and Jodi Wille

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