San Francisco Oracle

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The Oracle of the City of San Francisco , also known as San Francisco Oracle, was a newspaper of the subsoil , which in the quarter Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco was published in 12 issues between the September 20, 1966 and February 1968th Allen Cohen was the editor and Michael Bowen was the newspaper's artistic director. Both co-founded the publication.

The Oracle combined poetry , spirituality, and multi-cultural interests with psychedelic design. It also reflected and shaped the hippie movement as it developed in Haight-Ashbury .

The newspaper was arguably a striking example of the psychedelic aspect of the counter-movement; it attracted attention for its multicolored design and included many of the most important San Francisco artists of the time (for example Bruce Conner and Rick Griffin ). Writers such as Allen Ginsberg , Gary Snyder , Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Michael McClure also contributed to the magazine.

For a short time there was a counterpart in Los Angeles (The Los Angeles Oracle ).

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