Allen Ginsberg (left), Maretta Greer (center) and Gary Snyder (right) read poetry and chant a mantra to peace at the Human Be-In.
Timothy Leary advocated turning on, tuning in and dropping out. He had come a long way from his days as a professor at UC Berkeley and as a lecturer at Harvard.
The crowd was estimated to be between 15,000 and 30,000. It was the biggest gathering of long-hairs and rabble-rousers at the time.
Lenore Kandel read her erotic love poems from "The Love Book" to the crowd's delight.
Charlie Brown was considered by many to be a wandering folk singer and mystic. Here he smokes a ritual peace pipe.
Allen Ginsberg holds a child on the stage of the Human Be-In
A bomb casing became a maypole. It was the Human Be-In approach to turning swords into ploughshares.
Jerry was inspired by the crowd, and the crowd was inspired by him. The ethos of the time: no barriers between audience and artist.
Bob Weir singing his heart out.
Phil Lesh's big hands on that big bass.
Pig Pen (aka Ron McKenna) in a plaintiff mood.
Jorma didn't need sunglasses. It was a somewhat overcast day.
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