The Shadow Over Santa Susana
THE KONFORMIST KOLLECTIVE
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"Adam Gorightly seeks out and destroys the myth of Charles Manson."
Tracy R. Twyman, Editor, Dagobert's Revenge
It was over thirty years ago today that Charlie taught the band to play... Unfortunately the tune they were playing blared bad karma feedback from the amplifiers of their minds.
In The Shadow Over Santa Susana acclaimed author Adam Gorightly takes his readers on a black magic carpet ride from the Hollywood "Beautiful People" scene of the late 60's through to the vast desert landscapes of a Death Valley gone mad - with all the love-ins and creepy-crawls that happened along the way.
One of the leading luminaries of contemporary high strangeness, Adam Gorightly lets loose with his own unique riff on Charlie and his Family, in all their blazing gory. Buy this book and blow your mind!
It was over thirty years ago today that Charlie taught the band to play...Unfortunately the tune they were playing blared bad karma feedback from the amplifiers of their minds.
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Greg Bishop, Editor
"There are so many Manson books, good, bad, and worse, but Adam Gorightly checks in with the most comprehensive, hip and well-written history of Charlie's Lonely Souls Club Band since Ed Sanders' The Family."
Tracy R. Twyman, Editor
"With the single-mindedness of a trained bloodhound, Adam Gorightly seeks out and destroys the myth of Charles Manson as an unsophisticated hillbilly, showing us instead a mystical adept, a magician, a trickster, a hypnotist, an artist, a poet, an organized criminal, and a well-connected (though perhaps unwitting) intelligence agent. Having no axe to grind but a search for the truth, Gorightly reveals all. This is the Manson that has been purposely occulted from popular consciousness."
Robert Lawson, Editor
"The Shadow Over Santa Susana is a thoroughly researched and thought-provoking work. Filled with arcane information, various conspiracy theories and a balanced historical overview, it is sure to spark many heated discussions among Manson detractors and true believers alike. Perhaps it is only after three decades that the possibility that the Sharon Tate murders were something other than "helter skelter" inspired can be suggested seriously. If so, then this book is a much-needed step in the right direction."
Steve Baughman & Vicky Zoll
We just finished reading a great new book on Charles Manson, The Shadow Over Santa Susana, in which author Adam Gorightly digs up every truth, half-truth, and outright lie from all sides of this controversial case. You can creepy-crawl his site at http://www.mansonmythos.com and make up your own mind...
After a year or two of anticipation, Adam Gorightly's book The Shadow Over Santa Susana -- Black Magic, Mind Control and the 'Manson Family' Mythos is finally out. It traces the story of Charles Manson and the "Family", covering some new, conspiratorial ground and tries to puzzle together theories earlier launched by the severely misguided and spelling-challenged Bill Nelson and in Maury Terry's Manson vs. Son of Sam epic novel-like The Ultimate Evil. Gorightly seems to have less of a moral axe to grind, and is willing to search for possible truths from any available source, thus bringing together one of the most comprehensive Manson books ever written...
The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and the "Manson Family" Mythos, is more comprehensive on the topic of Charles Manson, with less subjective analysis--a spectrum that runs from Ed Sanders to Victor Bugliosi -- than previous books on the subject. Author Adam Gorightly must be admired for taking the "information rich to the point of saturation" approach encouraged at Steamshovel as he tackles Manson's biography and the various elements, including mind control and Manson-as-societal mirror theories. The book has a "Who's Who" appendix of Family members, replete with photos, co-created with Shamus McFarland, that originally appeared as a work-in-progress in one of Steamshovel's Cyberculture volumes. It helps make this not only a comprehensive biography but a virtual encyclopedia of the Manson subculture.
In the much welcome exposé, The Shadow Over Santa Susana, Adam Gorightly brings the wayward and colorful Manson gaggle back to vivid, hallucinatory life in an informative and entertaining way...The book follows the trail of a nightmare arabesque conjured by Manson and his bus load of drug addled, statutory nymphs, bringing to light conspiratorial information that has laid dormant for several years."
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