Mantras, more mantras. We’d draw your attention to a previous weekend posting (not to mention, a deep “AH” mantra ). One of the treasures unearthed in the recent Yippie-FBI file-dump – sacred typed ephemera – was this: “Youth International Party ! ! ! !” (it reads), “presents Allen Ginsberg Mantra Singing, Prayer and Poetry”, “printed for Yippie! Festival by Lemar International Press, Chicago, 27 August,(19)68 (sic)”.
and his response to the news-reporter’s question as to Allen’s opinion of the Chicago march (“react to what?”):
The third and final “Allen Chanting” (in our list of “Streaming Video”) is among, perhaps, the best-known clips of him around – his appearance on William F Buckley’s tv show Firing Line, chanting Hare Krishna to a clearly-entranced William Buckley (taped on May 7 1968 – the interview may be seen in its entirety here).