Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire: Evol, [ca. 1969]. 8 x 10 in. Side-stapled in wraps. Mimeographed, with hand-colored illustrations and annotations throughout in colored pencils. 39pp. Very good, creases and minor bumps to wraps. Item #5515
An obscure publication by an intentional community located in the small bucolic village of Great Missenden in England, active during the late 1960’s. The publication features New Age spirituality writings, poetry, and stories, encompassing Hopi traditional wisdom, rejection of but reference to Christianity and Judaism, anti-capitalism, extraterrestrial and alien theories, and more. A strange blending of various New Age ideas, tied together in an informal, conversational tone.
The title “Evol” explained on inside front wrap, “If we spell love backwards, it’s not for the fun of the anagram, but because the word is overloaded, and therefore its alive real meaning has become lost… and to refind it, it takes a (backwards) process of unloading, of deconditioning, of regiving free expression to the ‘child’. Then the word love, as a word, would be irrelevant - and the word evol as well!”.