I just wanted to let you or your readers know about a rare group of SIX original copies of the "San Francisco Oracle" that I've just put up for sale on eBay. I'd really like them to go to a true collector or someone who was connected to the place and time. If you could post it on your site or send out to your email list, I would really appreciate it! You can find the description and pictures here: The Item # is 330368581391.
THE LOT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: Vol 1 #5 (Jan. 1967). The Human Be-In issue, with front cover design in colour by Stanley Mouse and Michael Bowen identical to their poster/handbill design. Announces "The Gathering of the Tribes" in Golden Gate Park; extensive interview with Richard Alpert; "Renaissance or Die" centrefold by Rick Griffin; Allen Ginsberg; Michael McClure. Vol 1 #6 (Feb.1967). The Aquarian Age issue, with Rick Griffin's psychedelic front cover art of bearded prophet with outstretched arms pouring out urns against a background of coloured rays emanating around him. Preceded by the very rare rainbow-coloured, split-fountain variant. Incl. a photo-collage from the 'Be-In' and a report; a McLuhanite essay by Chester Anderson; John Sinclair ("Firemusic", on the jazz scene); "LSD, Revolution and God", an interview with Paul Krassner; Alan Watts; astrology; Lenore Kandel's "In Transit", with erotic/psychedelic art (by Michael Bowen?); "In The Land Of The Dark The Ship Of The Sun Is Driven By The Grateful Dead" full-page psychedelic artwork by Rick Griffin featuring a negative photo-image of The Dead by Gene Anthony; full-page back cover colour psychedelic art by Rick's wife, Ida Griffin. Vol 1 #7 (March/April 1967). The Houseboat Summit issue. Back cover art by Rick Griffin. Contains "Changes", the complete transcript of a taped discussion of counterculture ideals amongst Leary, Ginsberg, Watts and Snyder before an invited audience in Alan Watts' houseboat home in Sausalito, Feb. 5th, 1967. Full-page ads. for Grateful Dead LP, Kenneth Anger's "Lucifer Rising" (designed by Rick Griffin), Big Brother & The Holding Co. Vol 1 #8 (May/June 1967). The Native American issue (negative front cover image). Incl.: psychedelic yoga; Philip Lamantia; Bob Kaufman; collage by Bruce Conner; Kirby Doyle; full-page psychedelic ad. by Tom Weller for Country Joe & The Fish LP. Vol 1 #9 (Aug. 1967). The Psychedelics, Flowers and War issue. Mandala front cover art (in red & blue) by Bruce Conner. Incl.: Leary & Metzner - "On Programming the Psychedelic Experience"; Haight St. feature; Dane Rudhyar - "The Buddah Mind"; Michael McClure - "Poisoned Wheat". Back cover Mandala Man artwork. Vol 1 #12 (Jan. 1968). Symposium 2000AD and the Fall issue. Front cover design by Bob Schnepf. Incl.: Michael McClure; Esalen Institute; Carl Rogers; Alan Watts; Philip Whalen, and art by Alton Kelley, and Martin Linhart.
Also, in the next couple of days I'll be listing an individual copy of Vol.1 No 5 as well as some SUPER RARE "Southern California Oracle/Oracle of Los Angeles" and also a copy of the "THE OTHER East Village"!
Thanks again for letting your readers know about this sale.