A Hippie’s Bibliography

In 1974, Links Books published an interesting book entitledĀ The Hog Farm and Friends, by Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney) and with a foreword by Ken Kesey. The Hog Farm, as of 2018, is still operating and even Wikipedia calls it “America’s longest-running hippie commune.” Among many interesting stories and photographs is this gem of a reading list. (Details abridged for this blog post.)

Perhaps the most impressive thing about this list is how many of these books are still popular today. A few of the titles on the list are ones we even stock as new books because we can’t find enough used copies to meet the demand (Dune, Stranger in a Strange Land, Little Prince, and sometimes a few others.) Anyway, enjoy the trip to the past, and see how many of these you’ve read…and how many you want to read!


  1. I Ching, or Book of Changes
  2. Island. Aldous Huxley
  3. Light on the Path. Mabel C. Collins
  4. Cry from Afar. Mabel C. Collins
  5. Book of Hopi. Frank Waters
  6. Meister Eckhart: A Modern Translation. Edited by Raymond B. Blakney
  7. Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame
  8. Mount Analogue. Rene Daumal
  9. All & Everything: First Series, Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson. George Gurdjieff
  10. The Way of the Sufi. Idries Shah
  11. Unknot. Paul Repps
  12. Tao Te Ching. Lao Tsu
  13. Ramakrishna and His Disciples. Christopher Isherwood
  14. The Last Temptation of Christ. Nikos Kazantzakis
  15. Saint Francis. Nikos Kazantzakis
  16. Tibet’s Great Yogi, Milarepa. Edited by W.Y. Evans-Wentz
  17. Stranger in a Strange Land. Robert Heinlein
  18. Black Elk Speaks. John C. Neihardt
  19. Journey to the East. Hermann Hesse
  20. Siddhartha. Hermann Hesse
  21. The Glass Bead Game. Hermann Hesse
  22. Dune. Frank Herbert
  23. The Little Prince. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  24. The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life. Richard Wilhelm & C.G. Jung
  25. Autobiography of a World Savior. Mel Lyman
  26. Song Consummate. Christina
  27. Monday Night Class. Stephen
  28. The Urantia Book. Urantia Foundation
  29. Education and the Significance of Life. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  30. At the Feet of the Master. Alcyone
  31. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth. R. Buckminster Fuller
  32. EST: The Steersman Handbook. L. Clark Stevens
  33. Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism. L. Clark Stevens
  34. Be Here Now. Baba Ram Dass.
  35. Man and His Symbols. Carl Jung
  36. You Are Not the Target. Laura Huxley
  37. The Last Whole Earth Catalog. Edited by Stewart Brand
  38. The Realist (magazine.) Paul Krassner
  39. Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien
  40. Voice of the Silence. H.P. Blavatsky
  41. Back to Eden. Jethro Kloss
  42. Last Supplement–Whole Earth Catalog. Ken Kesey & Paul Krassner
  43. Merck Manual 1972, 12th edition. Edited by David N. Holvey
  44. Joy of Cooking. Erma S. Rombauer & Marion R. Becker
  45. The Prophet. Kahlil Gibran
  46. Sayings of Chuang Chou. Translated by J.W. Ware
  47. Warriors of the Rainbow: Strange and Prophetic Dreams of the Indian Peoples. W. Willoya & V. Brown
  48. Earth House Hold. Gary Snyder
  49. Krazy Kat. George Herriman
  50. Zap Comix. Print Mint