The Birth of Organic, Polygamous Spiritualism Father Yod's followers were a fixture on the Sunset Strip in the late '60's. They took names like Electricity, dressed in robes and lived communally in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills. A large group of former commune members recently held a reunion.
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The Birth of Organic, Polygamous Spiritualism

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The Birth of Organic, Polygamous Spiritualism

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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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