Family: The Source Family Scrapbook (Hardcover)
FAMILY: THE SOURCE FAMILY SCRAPBOOK provides an intimate view into the world of California's legendary utopian community, The Source Family. This immersive document is a facsimile of original scrapbooks assembled by Source Family member and historian Isis Aquarian between 1972-1977. Vivid life-size reproductions are presented here as they were originally laid onto the page, edited only for flow. These richly textured documents illuminate the group's public adventures and private world through hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, manifestos, and flyers, mapping an intimate, epic history of the group's incandescent rise and eventual unraveling. Includes extensive captions by the authors and an essay by Jodi Wille.
Isis Aquarian is a documentarian and was one of Father Yod's 13 "women" and designated Keeper of the Records in The Source Family. Electricty Aquarian was a "Sun of Yahowha" and Source Family brother to Isis Aquarian. Jodi Wille is a filmmaker, book editor, and curator known for her work exploring American subcultures. She is director of the feature documentary The Source Family. She is Co-Founder and Editor of book publishing companies Media and Dilettante Press. She has edited and published a number of award-winning books including The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, YaHoWha 13, and The Source Family; Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts!; Pure Country: The Leon Kagarise Archives 1961-1971; and Starstruck: Photographs from a Fan, by amateur photographer Gary Lee Boas. She has curated numerous museum and gallery exhibitions related to her book and film projects in Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore, Portland, and London.