the 1960s, many aspects of the hippie counterculture have been
assimilated by the mainstream.
In the 60's, hippies sought to free themselves from
societal restrictions, choose their own way and find new meaning
This made hippies
instantly recognizable to one another and served as a visual
symbol of their respect for individual rights and their willingness
often chose brightly colored clothing and and the styles for
the most part were loose and non-constricting. Styles such
as bell-bottom pants, vests, tie-dyed garments, dashikis, peasant
skirts with nature-inspired patchwork or non-Western
clothing with Native American, African and Latin American
prints. Much of hippie clothing was self-made
in defiance of corporate culture, and hippies often purchased their
clothes from flea markets and second-hand shops. Natural and foreign
ccessories for both men and women included Native American
jewelry, head scarves,
headbands and long beaded necklaces. Tie-dyeing was
very fashionable in the West in the late 1960s and early 1970s,
part of hippie style and still is today.
culture spread worldwide through a fusion of rock music, folk,
blues, and psychedelic rock; it also found
expression in literature, the dramatic arts, fashion, and the visual
arts, including film, posters advertising rock concerts, and album
the hippie movement extended far beyond the United States,
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and many
some of whom are sons, daughters and grandchildren of the original
hippies, advocate many of the same
beliefs of their 1960s counterparts. Drug use is just as accepted
as in the "original" hippie days, although most neo-hippies
do not consider it necessary to take drugs in order to be part
of the lifestyle, and others reject drug use in favor of alternative
methods of reaching higher or altered consciousness such as drumming
circles, community singing, meditation, dietary practices, and
yoga and dance.
The neo-hippie movement also inspired festivals and
workshops that advocated alternative
lifestyles, clean and sustainable energy, and unadulterated foods.
Nambassa is also the tribal name of a trust that has championed
sustainable ideas and demonstrated practical counterculture and
alternative lifestyle methods since the early 1970s.
neo-hippie movement has also morphed into the 'Green Movement.'
The Green movement is a political and social movement which advocates
goals common to Green parties, including environmentalism, sustainability,
nonviolence, and social justice concerns. Supporters of the Green
movement, called Greens, adhere to Green ideology and share many
ideas with the ecology, conservation, environmental, feminist,
and peace movements.
Some simply advocate ecological living is a life
philosophy. Proponents of ecological living aim to conduct their
lives in such
a way that
they have an all-encompassing awareness of earth and its processes.
Each choice made under such a way of life requires a consideration
of the consequences of the choice, and the way that the decision
will affect the environment and all living things within it. Ecological
consciousness and care for the earth are of paramount importance
in the decision-making process.
- Woodstock - Hippie Image Collage thru Youtube Video
group of environment-friendly people are very diverse.