Friday, July 11, 2014

SUMMER OF LOVE 1967 - FAROUT TRIPPY TIMES

HAVE YOU BEEN EXPERIENCED? 

Ah! But are you experienced?


Have you ever been experienced?
Not necessarily stoned, but beautiful...
- Jimi Hendrix - 

San Francisco's Summer of Love in 1967 

I was experienced during that historical time and yes it was groovy and far out!! 


Recently, I went to the Summer of Love (1967) art exhibition at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. How many memories flooded back. GO! If you can, it is well worth the experience. Wear a flower in your hair. 

It blew my mind I actually lived that experience so many are curious about and interested in. As I say, I was a product of my environment, take it as you will when you read my novels (read more below about them).

A time and place in history where all who wanted were free to experience beyond what society told them to be. 

I was living in San Francisco before and after the Summer of Love and part of the Haight/Ashbury scene. Both my novels,  "City of Redemption" (set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. Read more about it below) and "The Skye in June"(1950's to 1964- the early days of "the movement" as it was called) give the reader a view of social and political changes during those times.

Summers in San Francisco are usually foggy and windy with sunny days here and there. That didn't keep the flower children from dancing, often near naked, in streets (see Chapter 14 below) and Golden Gate park for the free concerts

Flower power ignites into firepower 
when a lonely young woman

entangles herself in a treacherous plot and murder 
during the Summer of Love.

My book, City of Redemption is an enthralling novel about the turbulent days of the 1960's free sex, drugs, rebellion and murder. Set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love the story's voice gives vivid  color and power to an unforgettable time and place in history. 

As fun and peace making as it was, it wasn't all love and flowers in the hair - oh no! The strong plot and dialogue of City of Redemption exposes the seldom seen seedy side of the Summer of Love. 
Posters Exhibit Summer of Love
In 1967, partly to blame for her young son's death, Liz flees Scotland to San Francisco. She wants to lose herself with free love among the groovy people. Instead, she is unwittingly drawn into the dark underbelly of violence and addiction with a callous drug-dealer and a treacherous plot to bring down the Black Panthers.  Her unlikely friendship with Black Panther Toni Bordeaux, leads Liz to redemption for her shameful past.

There’s something happening here.

What it is, ain’t exactly clear.


Buffalo Springfield's song, “For What It’s Worth”, were often taken up as a battle cry for the turbulent times. 

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San Francisco

From the Haight to Eureka Valley

July 11 1967 – Midday



MIDWAY DOWN THE 33 Ashbury bus, Liz sat forlornly, looking out the window at the dreary San Francisco summer fog. Uncombed hair hung loosely around her face and landed on the shoulders of a wrinkled, white peasant blouse. She wore no make-up. Two teen girls sitting in front of her laughed about the stories they told to get out of school for the day. The girls, like so many young people coming from the suburbs for the day to be part of the action, lied to their parents about their whereabouts. Then they complained about how they hadn’t expected such cold weather in the summer, and wished they’d dressed warmer. Both wore light cotton blouses, long flowing skirts and sandals. Liz realized she didn’t feel the cold. She didn’t really feel much of anything except the growing need to make some money. Her bellbottom jeans, slung low on her hips, were tattered from constant wear. Patting the large leather bag on her lap, she thought of the red-beaded earrings she’d made that morning, hoping somebody would buy them today. 

... the parade of people dressed in tie-dyed tee shirts, jeans, long flowing dresses, and flowered wreaths. Here and there bare chests were painted with blue and red paint or big flowers. They were too stoned to feel the fog’s damp sprinkles. Banging on pots, they danced around wildly, and waved placards reading MAKE LOVE NOT WAR and U.S. OUT OF VIETNAM. Laughing and singing they were oblivious to the blocked traffic. 


The raucous singing drifted through open windows on the bus. The words conveyed the unrest of the young people in the United States.

There’s something happening here.

What it is, ain’t exactly clear.

There’s a man with a gun over there, 
telling me I got to beware.

(Cont'd in novel) 

 Read more about this story and my other books at juneahern. com
Hubby and me at the DeYoung Exhibit 6/14/17




Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ESP - EXTRA SUPER POWERS OF THE MIND

WHO IS PSYCHIC?
DO YOU HAVE ESP?


 Photo courtesy of George Sedlag
I am not trying to convert you to believe in a subject you might be opposed to, but rather to share my over forty years experiences as a psychic reader, medium and metaphysical teacher to dispel mysteries, superstitions and misconceptions surrounding psychic readers and readings. Even if you doubt  people possess psychic abilities or readings are worthwhile I am confident your thoughts regarding this subject will change after finishing the book. 




My ESP Quiz at the end of my book The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading will help you to determine what your psychic or ESP abilities are the strongest.  


Possessing psychic abilities (also known as ESP––extra sensory perception or in Russia as super sensory perception) is not the exclusive property of a select group of people. ESP occurs often daily and it can be developed to use at will.  
You can develop your abilities by conducting some easy fun experiments, such as using a deck of playing cards and “guessing” or “reading” the cards by color or suit without looking at them until after your prediction.

Types of ESP: 

Telepathy, the most easily accepted and recognized ability, is nonverbal communication. When one picks up another’s thoughts from across a room or the world, the communication is telepathic. Think of a time when you had a sudden urge to contact a particular person––perhaps the face flashed across your mind––and after contacting your friend he remarked, “I was just thinking of you!” Obviously, both of you were on the same mental waves as you communicated telepathically. Telepathy is a great source of communication when words cannot be expressed.

Psychometry is the ability to receive information about a person or an object through physical touch. For example, when you are shopping for a book and you pick one up, then another, and finally sense which book feels right for you, you are using psychometric ability by shopping through touch.

Psychokinesis is the ability to alter the physical environment through the powers of the mind. Have you ever carried anything that was very heavy, and for that moment, told yourself it was light as a feather and finding the heavy object to suddenly feel lighter to you?

Clairvoyance (clear vision): visions, dreams and images that can be of the past, present, or future without prior knowledge. Test your ability by writing your predictions about the next day’s news or headlines. You can check out your accuracy the following day. What did you mentally think? This is called precognition, which is the ability to predict future events. 

Clairaudio: (clear hearing) hearing messages or information unknown to you with no prior knowledge, or thinking of them.

Clairsentience (clear feeling): sense through the body of changes, events to happen or that which happened without prior knowledge.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

SOCCER! The Rough Sport More than a Game to the Scots

With World Cup Soccer matches hot in the news, I reminisce the many Sundays playing behind the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco while my father played "fitball" (football or soccer) as the Scots say. The game was a big deal in my family although rarely watched or talked in the U.S. back then. My father would get newspapers from home (Scotland) to keep him updated on his favorite team, the Celtics' wins or loses. 
What team you rallied for meant much more than picking a sports team, it was about your religion too. In Scotland the team you were cheered told of your religious connection. Therefore, the feelings were intense at games brawls could easily erupt in the name of God and soccer. 

Being such a huge part of my growing up life I included sentiments about soccer in Scotland in both my novels. The excerpts below are from "The Skye in June."

Learn Scottish words, customs and immigrants' challenges in my novels.

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 " The driver, along with so many others in Glasgow, deeply respected Willie Buchanan, or Mr. B, as he had been known for as far back as anyone could remember. Mr. B had earned a reputation for being a fair man. Years ago he had rallied a group of well-off citizens to provide funds in support of youth soccer teams for the town’s underprivileged children. He had insisted that the money be shared equally between Catholic and Protestant teams––an unusual act, since prejudice between the two religious groups was still very intense in Scotland. Although some people protested, most citizens supported his efforts."

Later: 
"The men began to talk about football. Sandy told Jimmy that in America, football was played differently, and the Americans called Scottish football, soccer. For a Glaswegian man, soccer was a passionate subject. Arguments about the two rival teams, the Protestant Rangers and the Catholic Celtics could easily lead to fist fights. Sandy said there were many football teams in the States and religion wasn’t associated with them. He went on to say American football was reserved for “pansies” that needed gear. “They’re afraid they’ll get hurt, poor, wee lassies,” he added, laughing.
June enjoyed herself looking at all the new scenery passing by and listening to the men talk. She liked seeing her father relaxed. Everything seemed better when he laughed. He told Sandy the story about when Peter’s wife, Janet, gave birth. The doctor, who was also a Ranger’s player, had rushed from his game to deliver the baby without taking time to change from his soccer uniform. When he arrived at Janet’s bedside, she screamed at him to get away from her. She didn’t want any Protestant touching her body, let alone her baby!
With tears of laughter running down his face, Sandy choked out between laughs, “Och, away with you. You’re full of it, man!’
“I am not! I’m telling you the truth,” Jimmy could hardly talk for laughing. “They had to call in a Catholic doctor. But I never did find out if he was a Celtic fan.”
The humming of the car and deep laughter of the men finally lulled June to sleep with her head resting on the front seat. When the car stopped, the girls woke up and rubbed the sleep from their eyes. Outside they saw a parade of cars following a bus."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

GHOST HUNTS: WHERE? ENCOUNTER WHO? PROTECTION & MORE SUGGESTIONS

Interested in exploring ghosts sites?  Latest co-hosting radio show about ghosts, shadow entities and vampire energies, why to protect before you walk into a haunted place, the most unique famous and spooky Defenstration building aka Hugo Hotel ghost building walk through.


I share my experience, education and knowledge to listen go to readings by co-host yerevan's website - http://readingsbyyerevan.com/radio-shows/june-ahern-interview/

My other ghost walks in San Francisco's Barbary Coast - The Haunted Bay Youtube.com part one and two.

Read about my psychic reading consumer's book, The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Psychic Reading - novels: The Skye in June (a psychic kid where does she fit in?) and City of Redemption (Why did Liz kill Ricky?) at my website.  Also on Amazon.com Kindles.