In HIPPIE, his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to re-live the dream of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order - authoritarian politics, conservative modes of behavior, excessive consumerism, and an unbalanced concentration of wealth and power. Following the ´´three days of peace and music´´ at Woodstock, the 1969 gathering in Bethel, NY that would change the world forever, hippie paradises began to emerge all around the world. In the Dam Square in Amsterdam, long-haired young people wearing vibrant clothes and burning incense could be found meditating, playing music and discussing sexual liberation, the expansion of consciousness and the search for an inner truth. They were a generation refusing to live the robotic and unquestioning life that their parents had known. At this time, Paulo is a young, skinny Brazilian with a goatee and long, flowing hair who wants to become a writer. He sets off on a journey in search of freedom and a deeper meaning for his life: first, with a girlfriend, on the famous ´´Death Train to Bolivia,´´ then on to Peru and later hitchhiking through Chile and Argentina. His travels take him further, to the famous square in Amsterdam, where Paulo meets Karla, a Dutch woman also in her 20s. She convinces Paulo to join her on a trip to Nepal, aboard the Magic Bus that travels across Europe and Central Asia to Kathmandu. They embark on a journey in the company of fascinating fellow travelers, each of whom has a story to tell, and each of whom will undergo a transformation, changing their priorities and values, along the way. As they travel together, Paulo and Karla explore their own relationship, an awakening on every level that brings each of them to a choice and a decision that sets the course for their lives thereafter.
Norman behandelt den jungen Trickkünstler Joe wie einen Sohn. Doch Joe verliebt sich in Normans Frau, die Feuertänzerin Christina. Am Burning Man Festival in der Wüste von Nevada, an dem sich jedes Jahr Hippies, Künstler und Artisten für sieben wilde Tage und Nächte treffen, will Joe seinen langgehegten Plan in die Tat umsetzen: Christina verführen und Norman ausschalten.
Nominated as one of America´s best-loved novels by PBS´s The Great American Read How shall we begin? This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy-not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or even heard of by any Earthman. Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book. or This is the story of The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy, a number-one best seller in England, a weekly radio series with millions of fanatic listeners, and soon to be a television spectacle on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. or This is the story of Arthur Dent, who, secnds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, is plucked off the planet by his friend, Ford Prefect, who has been posing as an out-of-work actor for the last fifteen years but is really a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy. Together they begin a journey through the galaxy aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy, with the words don´t panic written on the front. (´´A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.´´) In their travels they meet: ?Zaphod Beeblebrox-the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch President of the Galaxy ?Trillian-Zaphod´s girl friend, formerly Tricia McMillan, whom Arthur once tried to pick up at a cocktail party ?Marvin-a paranoid android, a brilliant but chronically depressed robot ?Veet Voojagig-former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years To find the answers to these burning questions: Why are we born? Why do we die? And why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? read The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy. But remember . . . don´t panic, and don´t forget to bring a towel.
This story has to have a happy ending... Every weekend, the tech rich of Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, find themselves intermingling with hippies, spiritual advisers, artists, and shamans in prehistoric lake beds and dilapidated warehouses while they listen to electronic dance music and do copious amounts of drugs. The richest people in the history of mankind are being transformed by this movement. The transformational music festivals are changing the people who change the world...but will it be a world we´ll want to live in? What starts off as a cynical take on people who are ´´trying to find meaning where there is none,´´ turns into an adventure that spans six months across all the major music festivals of the West Coast, ending at, the holy of holy places for the transformations, Burning Man. Life in the Festivals is an honest look at this emerging world. Whether you agree with these people or not, you cannot deny their importance. This movement may just be the most interesting thing happening in the world. Sometimes cynical and witty, other times humble and eye opening, Life in the Festivals is a must hear for anyone who is curious about this strange culture and events. As well as anyone who plans on attending Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, EDC or any of the other music festivals sprouting out of the West Coast of America. This cannot be life, but life can sometimes be this. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Michael Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042557/bk_acx0_042557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.