The Hippie Revival and Collected Writings
The Hippie Revival is a collection of writings (essays, reflections, poetry, and haiku) that center around the resurgence of the hippie counterculture. Like the original hippies of the 1960s and ’70s, Forrest Rivers shares with us his vision of creating a spiritual society that rests on the core values of peace, unity, and love. Additional themes that are also addressed in these writings include: the sacredness of the natural world, the commune as an alternative model of social organization, the intersection of social revolution and spirituality, and a questioning of the meaning behind “progress”. These writings are also something of an homage to the early hippies who dared to dream of a better, more peaceful world. So sit back, enjoy, and allow this book to uplift your spirit!
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The Mountain Soul Diaries: Peaceful Words from the Smokies
The mountain soul diaries is a diverse collection of writings that explore the themes of peace, unity, love and spiritual connection through the Earth. In these writings, Forrest picks up where he left off in in his debut book :The Hippie Revival and Collected Writings. However, what separates this book from the former, is a refinement on these themes from having lived in and been inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains. If there is one theme that ties together this eclectic collection of essays, poetry, reflections and short stories it is this: The possibility of a more peaceful world through each of us finding their inner peace.
The Mountain Soul Diaries is expected to be published in the Summer of 2018.