jueves, 16 de junio de 2011

for me the hippies during the 60's were saying and giving a message they could be saying stop the war or they could be saying respect me, but they were saying something and we have to her them because sometimes they are much right than us. the hippies also wanted peace and they use some frases that i will like to share with you:
if you want to know were your heart is, look to were your mind goes when it wanders.
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
weve lost connection with the natural world, the further away we get from the wild the less we understand
they are much more frases that i could tell you and you could spend hours reading it so i want to tell you that the hippie culture was not only about having long hair and having colorful clothes it was about following your derams, and not wanting more violence so what they did was going out of the normal culture and start sayind no more war, respect each other, all you need is love... it also wase't only about tthe peace symbol it was about having courage to say no, even if the goverment said yes. the hippies think that if you dirin't wanted to hear them talk they will have to shout.
and they are hippies today only they don't have the colorful clothes and the long hair.


They say if you remember the 60’s
You probably wasn’t there
I remember strutting my stuff
Skin tight bells, long blonde hair
Hitched from Maine to California
without the fear that I would die
There was pot everywhere
Half my world was high
Communes sprang up everywhere
There was always a place to stay
Homeless was not the problem
It seems to be today
Farmers trusted us
We’d camp out in their field
Today it is bend or break
Occasionally we yield
Oh, the elders frowned
They did not understand
We were young and alive
Living off the land
The world was our oyster
We were the pearl in the shell
Wanting to be a little high
Wanting to raise alot of hell
We traveled from town to town
And we’d create quite a fuss
In our brightly painted
mini bus
Every generation seems
To have it’s own thing to prove
I remember my hippie days
This chick was in the groove

viernes, 10 de junio de 2011


Woodstock was a concert in which the hippie era ends.
     Many hippies where there hearing music, having drugs and   relaxing.
     It was a concert for peace.
     Because of rain delays, interruptions, long sets, and disorganization the concert continued into Monday morning but most of the people had left wet and weary. Many acts began their performances in the early morning hours.
And with that hippie era ends.


     Hippies are a major part of modern American history and culture. They played, and are probably still playing, a big role in the arts, music, fashion and the overall contemporary culture. Since the 1960′s hippies have existed as a counterculture of the mainstream population, but that doesn’t mean that they are not widely accepted in the normal society.
One of the most popular traditions of being a hippie is the use of drugs to “explore consciousness”. Drugs such as cannabis more popularly known as marijuana and LSD, a hallucinogenic drug, are two of the favorites in hippie culture. Even now that the whole hippie scene has diminished into an obscure idea that teenagers read about in books and magazines, their influence, specially in the use of drugs are still apparent.

vietnam war

The hippies start the movement by not wanting Vietnam war, they protest.
     and if hippies wanted peace and not more war, and there was a war going on they did all what they can to stop it and even if they dirin't make it was a movement for peace and respecting each other, and everything started with Vietnam war.

hippie counter culture

Hippies were often vegetarian and believed in eco friendly environmental practices. They championed free love and sexual liberation, particularly for women. They also promoted the use of psychedelic drugs which they believed expanded their consciousness.
Hippies participated in alternative arts and street theater and listened to folk music and psychedelic rock as part of their anti-establishment lifestyle. They opposed political and social violence and promoted a gentle ideology that focused on peace, love, and personal freedom. Some hippies lived in communes or aggregated communities of other hippies. Some described the 1960’s hippies movement as a religious movement.

created their own counter culture founded on psychedelic rock and the embracement of the sexual revolution. Drugs such as marijuana and LSD were tightly integrated into their culture as a means to explore altered states of consciousness. Contrary to what many believe, hippies tended to avoid harder drugs such as heroin and amphetamines because they considered them harmful or addictive.

ways of expressing things

    The hippies dirin’t like the war, they wanted peace in the world, they thought that everyone has the same rights no matter their skin tone… So they start to express that feelings by drugs, protests, being vegetarian, breaking with normal things…
    The hippies wanted to make a difference.
     60’s was a lot of expressing what they feel, so hippies decided that their ways of expressing were being different, showing others that peace is the way.
     they also express a lot with music and art they made songs about how they feel, what they don’t like, what they like, peace, love. And they draw things about what they saw with drugs, and how they feel.

miércoles, 1 de junio de 2011

History of Hippie Movement
History of Hippie MovementBy Bethney Foster, eHow ContributorThe Hippie Generation, those who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, embraced philosophies of peace, love and community. Rejecting middle class values and the teaching of the generations who had come before them, the hippie movement created a culture of its own, embracing "free love" and beginning the sexual revolution. However, the hippie movement had a darker side as well, encouraging drug abuse and the use of substances ranging from marijuana to LSD.
Beat Generation
  • The Beat Generation was the precursor to the Hippie movement. This included poet Allen Ginsberg and author Jack Kerouac. The Beat movement was a bohemian counter-culture in its own right and included experimentation with drugs and sexual liberties. The Beat writers began in New York, but most of those who were closely associated with the movement moved to San Francisco, where the Beat Generation of the 1950s would become the hippie movement of the 1960s.
  • Those in the hippie movement, often referred to as Flower Children, used the arts in all their forms to communicate their protest of the status quo and "the Establishment." In particular, folk music was the medium the hippie movement chose above all others. The movement gained steam in 1967 with a San Francisco concert kicking off the Summer of Love. Woodstock followed in 1969 with close to 500,000 people attending. In addition to expressing their ideas about sexuality, drugs and authority, the hippies used their music and other art forms to comment on political and social issues --- most notably the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.
  • The hippie movement is connected to young Americans' disillusionment with the Vietnam War. The hippies followed a pacifist philosophy and sought to protest the war with non-violent demonstrations, including burning draft cards, sit-ins and protesting at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The political arm of the hippie movement was called the Youth International Party, or "yippies." Hippie culture often encouraged dropping out of society because of what it viewed as social wrongs, and the movement was a catalyst for other social movements, including the back-to-the-land movement, environmental movement and the rise of organic farming.
  • In his 1999 book, "Hippies from A to Z," Skip Stone asserts that the hippie movement did indeed change the world, succeeding as a cultural revolution if not a political one. Among the changes the hippies brought about that are still a part of society today, Stone writes, are sexual freedoms, the environmental movement, humanitarian causes, the natural food movement and a greater acceptance of religious, cultural and ethnic diversity.

hippies fashion

The hippies fashion was embraced by the youth and even seniors across the continents, in the 1960s. The focus of the decade and years later was on the vibrancy of the apparel and accessories and not on what others thought about a particular appearance. People, in general, sported clothes that they felt expressed themselves and their individualism and not for sake of pleasing the regular line of fashion. The empowering rock music and world wide protests against social stigmas like apartheid churned out the blue jeans and denim. It was the age of casual attire; an age when people felt that drug addiction was alright to experiment with. The hippies, as they were commonly referred to by the 'prim and proper' and socially answerable citizens, designed a whole new lifestyle of their own.