The counter cultural movement started on the background of Vietnam War. It was a post-war generation as a result of baby boom. The young people were frustrated due to racism, gender issues, consumerism, and the conservative nature of the society in general. They were looking for a change and they found it in emerging counter cultural movements of s.
A hippie-painted Volkswagen Beetle A July Time magazine study on hippie philosophy credited the foundation of the hippie movement with historical precedent as far back as the Sadhu of India, the spiritual seekers who had renounced the world by taking " Sannyas ".
Even the counterculture of the Ancient Greeksespoused by philosophers like Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics were also early forms of hippie culture. Francis of AssisiGandhiand J.
Between anda German youth movement arose as a countercultural reaction to the organized social and cultural clubs that centered around German folk music.
Known as Der Wandervogel "wandering bird"the hippie movement opposed the formality of traditional German clubs, instead emphasizing amateur music and singing, creative dress, and communal outings involving hiking and camping.
Some opened the first health food storesand many moved to southern California where they could practice an alternative lifestyle in a warm climate. Over time, young Americans adopted the beliefs and practices of the new immigrants.
One group, called the "Nature Boys", took to the California desert and raised organic food, espousing a back-to-nature lifestyle like the Wandervogel. American tourists in Thailand, early s Like Wandervogel, the hippie movement in the United States began as a youth movement.
Composed mostly of white teenagers and young adults between 15 and 25 years old,   hippies inherited a tradition of cultural dissent from bohemians and beatniks of the Beat Generation in the late s. Byhippies had become an established social group in the U. They used alternative arts, street theatrefolk musicand psychedelic rock as a part of their lifestyle and as a way of expressing their feelings, their protests and their vision of the world and life.
The Merry Pranksters were known for using cannabisamphetamineand LSDand during their journey they "turned on" many people to these drugs.
The Merry Pranksters filmed and audio taped their bus trips, creating an immersive multimedia experience that would later be presented to the public in the form of festivals and concerts. Laughlin III, co-founder of the Cabale Creamery,  established a kind of tribal, family identity among approximately fifty people who attended a traditional, all-night Native American peyote ceremony in a rural setting.
This ceremony combined a psychedelic experience with traditional Native American spiritual values; these people went on to sponsor a unique genre of musical expression and performance at the Red Dog Saloon in the isolated, old-time mining town of Virginia CityNevada.
Ten thousand people attended this sold-out event, with a thousand more turned away each night. We have a private revolution going on. A revolution of individuality and diversity that can only be private.
Upon becoming a group movement, such a revolution ends up with imitators rather than participants The Avalon Ballroom, the Fillmore Auditorium and other venues provided settings where participants could partake of the full psychedelic music experience.
Bill Ham, who had pioneered the original Red Dog light shows, perfected his art of liquid light projectionwhich combined light shows and film projection and became synonymous with the San Francisco ballroom experience. Gleason put it, "They danced all night long, orgiastic, spontaneous and completely free form.
Activity centered around the Diggersa guerrilla street theatre group that combined spontaneous street theatre, anarchistic action, and art happenings in their agenda to create a "free city".
By latethe Diggers opened free stores which simply gave away their stock, provided free food, distributed free drugs, gave away money, organized free music concerts, and performed works of political art. According to Cohen, those who took LSD "were not guilty of using illegal substances We were celebrating transcendental consciousness, the beauty of the universe, the beauty of being.
Inannoyed residents and business owners in the district had encouraged the passage of strict Hours before the protest one of L.Ignorant History In Praise of Hippies and the Counter-Culture.
As for the hippies’ contribution to the election of Nixon in and the . Cause and Effect of the s Hippie Movement In the s, a new group of young, long-haired and wild people began to form in San Francisco, California and soon spread throughout the rest of .
Democratic leaders since were sympathetic to the counter-culture but got a law degree from Yale or Harvard.
Of those places where the hippies and s culture lived on outside the US, the best examples would be the Left Bank of Paris and Ipanema Brazil.
Hippies were generally dissatisfied with the consensus culture that had developed after the Second World War and wanted to distance themselves from American society (hence the term counterculture).
The Counterculture of the s Many college‐age men and women became political activists and were the driving force behind the civil rights and antiwar movements.
Other young people simply “dropped out” and separated themselves from mainstream culture through their appearance and lifestyle. Hippies in the counter culture movement had an effect on the way people thought about things.
Definition of Counter-Culture Counter-Culture is a way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm.