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One of the Sexual Revolution pioneers, Barbara Williamson, shares her story for the first time ever as cofounder of the highly successful and controversial Sandstone Retreat in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Sandstone Retreat quickly became outrageously popular with membership reaching five hundred, and numerous newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and television shows clamoring for interviews. It became known as the hub of the sexual revolution. Barbara’s life partner John was branded as “The Messiah of Sex” and Barbara herself as “The Most Liberated Woman in America.”
University professors nationwide rushed to visit this new kind of unstructured free love community to view and study members joyously living and alternate lifestyle. The dress code was optional but most everyone preferred nudity. The goal at Sandstone was understanding society and setting it free. They believed in the sexual self as being at the core of organized social behavior. When sexuality is distorted, it leads to a distortion of the basic self.
"Barbara Williamson gives to the world probably one of the most insightful views of the changing times of the late 1960's and early 70's. Her book is indeed a window looking at the significance...
"Barbara tells her story from early childhood until the death of her husband, John. And an extraordinary life it was! She relates her journey with humor and vitality. There is never a dull moment...
Ruth S. Anderson
"This book expertly weaves together the elements of love and life, in addition to true commitment and adventure, and how beneficial it is to have such a happy life full of change. Barbara tells...
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