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ModCom Tour: City of the Seekers> Mar. 14

Postby nichols » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:03 pm

"CITY OF THE SEEKERS: L.A.'S UNIQUE SPIRITUAL LEGACY"
Self-Driving Tour
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Los Angeles is home to a number of religious sites and organizations, many of which are deeply woven into the city’s history. “City of the Seekersâ€￾ will celebrate this unique identity and the architecture that embodies it.

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Angelus Temple in Echo Park
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Niscience Foundation in Glendale
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Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz

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Postby nichols » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:37 pm

Oh, look what Dwell had to say:

As a young city built on the ruins of a Spanish mission, Los Angeles has never had much of an architectural "cathedral culture." But L.A. has always been a magnet for religious free-thinkers and adventurous architects, and both star in "City of the Seekers: L.A.'s Unique Spiritual Legacy," a self-guided tour offered by the Los Angeles Conservancy, on one day only, Saturday March 14...

http://www.dwell.com/daily/blog/40229052.html

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Postby nichols » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:30 am

This record exhibit is part of our Seekers program, along with the tour, film screening and lecture from the author of "Visionary State"
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LOS ANGELES TIMES

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Wearing their religion on their record sleeves

An L.A. exhibit of religious album covers from the 1950s, '60s and '70s reflects the post-World War II era of hula hoops and Cold War anxiety, when men still wore starched white shirts to church.

By Louis Sahagun
February 23, 2009


...Depending on one's point of view, the images can be corny or kitschy, well-intentioned or sweet. But no matter the interpretation, they're sure to prompt a reaction, which is why they have earned a place in an exhibit of religious album covers. Titled "Within Heaven's Earshot," the exhibit opens March 13 at Synchronicity Space gallery in Los Angeles.

Exhibit curator Kieran Sala said the 200 album covers -- most produced in the 1950s, '60s and '70s -- were culled from private collections, thrift stores and estate sales.

They are strikingly graphic relics of the post-World War II era of hula hoops and Cold War anxiety, when men still wore starched white shirts and ties to church and religious records were produced on the cheap with the most rudimentary marketing and packaging strategies.

"They're also funny, without intending to be," said Sala...


http://www.latimes.com/news/science/env ... 7496.story

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Postby nichols » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:20 pm

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3/17 @ 8pm
Occult LA: Esoteric Cinema In The Southland
Co-presented by Process Books and L.A. Conservancy/ModCom
Author Erik Davis ("The Visionary State: A Journey Through California's Spiritual Landscape") returns for another night of talks and films devoted to Southern California's alternative spiritual culture. Angelino occultism has many sources, but one of the most important is the cinematic imagination, whose mystic and psychedelic developments Davis will trace through a collection of clips and short films drawn from experimental (Maya Deren's Meshes of the Afternoon), B-movie (The Trip), and mainstream Hollywood fare (Seconds, Head). The evening's second half will be hosted by Process Books publisher Jodi Wille, who will present unusual footage of LA's wild and wooly spiritual fringe, including rare clips from the Universal World Church and the Source Family. Other guest presenters include Maja D'Aoust (Philosophical Research Society), Paul Nugent (the Aetherius Society), and Kenneth Anger collaborator Brian Butler, who will show some ultra-rare footage of the notorious Angelino witch Cameron. The evening's program is held in conjunction with ModCom's "City of the Seekers" tour on March 14.

http://www.silentmovietheatre.com/calendar/events.html

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Postby Vavala » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:14 am

Tickets are still available! Don't miss this rare opportunity to explore 5 sites associated with Los Angeles' unique spritual heritage:

https://secure2.convio.net/lac/site/Eco ... 7sp1.app6a
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Postby nredom » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:51 am

On the L.A. Times Weekend Top 10 events...

http://www.latimes.com/theguide/events- ... ry?index=7

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Postby nichols » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:05 pm

LOS ANGELES TIMES

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Tour traces L.A.'s spiritual diversity

City of Seekers' shows a common thread among five locations, including the Self-Realization Fellowship Mother Center and the Angelus Temple, that contributed to the region's spiritual traditions.
By Steve Padilla
March 23, 2009
In the quiet gardens of the Self-Realization Fellowship Mother Center, the monastics like to tell the sweet story of the swami, the horticulturist and the cactus.

That parable-like tale -- which we'll get to in just a bit -- was one of the many discoveries during "City of the Seekers," a tour of spiritual locations organized this month by the Los Angeles Conservancy.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 0915.story


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