Official press Release from Sacred Bones Records:
We have big news to unearth for you today that has been bubbling behind the scenes here for years and we couldn’t be more excited! Our publishing house Sacred Bones Books has partnered with the new imprint Otherworld to bring you “Family: The Source Family Scrapbook.” Whether or not you are familiar with the legendary Los Angeles cult The Source Family or their wildly influential Psychedelic Rock band Ya Ho Wa 13, this large format 200 page full color cloth bound tome we are presenting today is bound to open up a whole new first hand view into the family with its copious amounts of unpublished material and captions by the family historian Isis Aquarian.
We are building pre-orders over on our Kickstarter and we have many exciting reward tiers, some very limited and some only available through this limited time Kickstarter, so head there now to reserve a copy!
“Family: The Source Family Scrappbook” provides an immersive view into the public and private world of the Southern California Occult commune The Brotherhood of the Source. Edited by Isis Aquarian, Charlie Kitchings, and Jodi Wille, this lavishly illustrated book reproduces 200 original scrapbook pages assembled by family historian Isis Aquarian from 1972-1977, documenting the group’s dramatic rise and fall, from their time living together in the Hollywood Hills operating their wildly popular Source vegetarian restaurant on the Sunset Strip to their exodus to Hawaii and San Francisco as the group began to unravel.
Copious unpublished photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, manifestos, album art and flyers, augmented by descriptive captions, reveal the Source Family’s astonishing trajectory, from controversial leader Father Yod’s spiritual awakening to the group’s wild musical and social experimentations, to the provocations that led to the group’s paradise lost. These pages provide a revelatory, firsthand view into the widely misunderstood phenomenon of new religious movements and cults of the 1960s and 70s.
In order to produce the beautiful objects you will receive as a backer at such an accessible price we need funds for printing and binding a large run. We aim to print at least 3000 copies, and our goal reflects the production costs for this amount, but the more pledges we get here the more we can print! As an established (although relatively young) publishing company we already have storage and distribution methods streamlined which will make for a seamless experience for our backers.
We also plan to spread the word of this crucial legacy as far and wide as we can. We need your help in bringing this fascinating world into the light so please tell your friends about The Source Family Scrapbook! They will no doubt be as happy to discover this work as we have been.
THE BOOK: A gorgeous cloth bound and gold embossed hardcover book filled with 200 pages of original Source Family scrapbook pages and illuminating captions by Family historian Isis Aquarian with an introduction by Source Family documentary director Jodi Wille.
ART PRINT: A beautiful 12″ x 18″ art print printed on high quality paper. *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* This will not be available after this campaign! (Frame not included)
TEA TOWEL: A beautiful tea towel featuring the original Source Restaurant menu. *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* This will not be available after this campaign!
APRON: A super special natural canvas apron featuring the Source Family flower logo. *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* This will not be available after this campaign!
T-SHIRT: A beautiful natural cotton shirt with a front and back design using original Source Family imagery.
TOTE BAG: A durable, functional and fashionable tote bag featuring the Source Family flower logo silk-screened on a high quality canvas bag.
SOURCE FAMILY VIRTUAL EVENT: Access to a special zoom event with the legendary Source Family historian Isis Aquarian in conversation with scrapbook editors Jodi Wille and Charlie Kitchings. This is your chance to learn everything you want to know about this iconic commune. Tickets to this event will be a *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE*. This event will take place digitally in November 2022.
SOURCE FAMILY DINNER PARTY: An invitation to an intimate dinner party hosted by the Source Family Scrapbook editors in Los Angeles and featuring special guest Isis Aquarian! Hosts will be serving food from the original Source Family restaurant recipes. (Travel and accommodations not included) Invitations to this dinner party will be a *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE*. The event will take place at a TBD location in Los Angeles on November 12, 2022.
Kickstarter pre-order link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sacredbones/the-source-family-scrapbook
Check out the official video trailer of the book through the YouTube player below: