A New Interpretation of SMiLE

Zen and Pet Sounds

The Elements

The Koan/The Hallucination

Bio Based SMiLE

The Opposites


Zen and The Beatles' Revolver

East Or West Indies

Cool Links

The Trip

Includes "East-West"

Includes "East West"


How To Blow Your Mind &
Have A Freak-Out Party
The Unfolding


"Heroes And Villains"(West)
"You're Welcome"(East)


'"In Chinese, East-West,
as a connecting two-word
expression, means "a thing,"
"a something"---and perhaps
"nothing" at all."'
~Al Chung-liang Huang



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Braden, William. The Private Sea: LSD and the search for God. Chicago: Quadrangle, 1967.

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Leaf, David. The Beach Boys. Philadelphia: Courage Books, 1985.

Leary, Timothy, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert. The Psychedelic Experience. New York: University Books, 1964.

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MacDonald, Ian. Revolution In The Head: The Beatles' Records And The Sixties. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.

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"Alan Watts, an English immigrant to the United States, played perhaps a more central role than any other popularizer of Zen since Suzuki. Although Watts neither consistently practiced meditation nor called himself a Buddhist, his books, such as The Way Of Zen (1957), reached thousands and drew many to organized Zen practice."~New Historical Atlas Of Religion In America(pg.266.)

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Satori is "above the dualism of rest and motion."~ from The Zen Koan as a means of Attaining Enlightenment(pg.20)

"Everything as it moves makes stops. So the God has stopped. The sun, moon, stars, trees, are where he has stopped."~from the back cover of the 1967 LP HOW TO BLOW YOUR MIND AND HAVE A FREAK-OUT PARTY by the Unfolding. The Unfolding was led by David Dalton(LLVS pg.137.) See Dalton's article on Brian in the June '98 issue of MOJO.

"Brian is a fantastic reader, this is another thing people don't understand. If people would take time to talk to him-'cause he doesn't talk, he's non-verbal, he's a non-verbal human who reads intently, reads some of the heaviest material and instantly knows exactly what's going on."~David Anderle in Crawdaddy!(LLVS pg.223.)

Bill Tobelman

West Meets East (1967) on ANGEL.
"The teenie satori makes him smile"~from Richard Goldstein's liner notes to Ravi Shankar in New York