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  • The origins of the hippie movement can be traced to German subcultures wandervogel (free spirits), and naturmensch (nature men).

    The Fruit Hunters


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  • "There was a new vocabulary word, wandervogel, used to describe the itinerant-traveling-scholar life of a famed researcher when he was in his unformed, rapidly-learning youth: my dictionary tells me that this translates into “bird of passage.” -from Composing a Life by Mary Catherine Bateson, via Mel Chua's blog

    October 31, 2011