my name was mushroom: My Life as a Teenage Runaway in The Source Family Commune (Hardcover)

my name was mushroom: My Life as a Teenage Runaway in The Source Family Commune By Wendy L. Baker, Brian Solon Cover Image

my name was mushroom: My Life as a Teenage Runaway in The Source Family Commune (Hardcover)

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At age 14, Wendy Gossard was drawn by the tranquil blue eyes and personal magnetism of a man known as Yahowah, leader of a spiritual group called the Source Family. Fleeing her own family and becoming a fugitive from justice in the state of California, Wendy followed the 1970s cult group across settlements in California and Hawaii on a quest for spiritual direction, communal harmony, and basic survival. Growing up, the teenager, called Mushroom by Yahowah, had questions about her pregnancy, relationships, and place in the universe-and about the boy who started her on her quest, the blond-haired son of the spiritual leader.


In this memoir, the author takes the reader on a journey through the 1960s and '70s, with love-ins in Hollywood and on Sunset Blvd., hippie communal living, and survival in wilderness environments. It's also a coming-of-age story about discerning universal wisdom and personal truth.


Product Details ISBN: 9780996055277
ISBN-10: 0996055274
Publisher: Think It Publishing
Publication Date: August 8th, 2022
Pages: 250
Language: English