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Perfect Music

Below are a small collection of recordings of the 25th Century Ensemble, of what the founder Max Harstein called "Perfect Music". Perfect music was a group mind exploration, with minimal rules or training required. Various invented a... Read more
09
Sep
2016

Story from Douglas Hansen

Downtown Santa Cruz in 1964 was a moribund remnant of its former glory. The two large hotels – the St. George and the Del Mar, were built to cater to tourists that took the “Suntan Special” train from San Francisco to spend weeke... Read more
04
Aug
2016

The War on Drugs: the Worst Addiction of All

By Max Harstein A Twenty-Fifth Century Ensemble Production To read a free version of the entire book, click here [PDF]. Copies are available for purchase Selected Excerpts Introduction I am now seventy-three years old and like most eve... Read more
17
Dec
2003

First Acid Trip

By Max Harstein From a letter to a friend. Remember the story I told you about my first acid trip? I pulled aside the veil between the conscious and the subconscious and went through a vivid memory trip down my spinal cord in which wer... Read more
31
Dec
2002

Interview with Bob Hall

BOB: ** into the Catalyst and I saw you sitting over at a table with your, what looked like love beads and a tie-dye shirt or something and I walked over and I said, “Hmm. You must be a student at UCSC.” And you said to... Read more
18
Mar
2002

The Paradise Proclamation

A 25th Century Ensemble Production. Recording provided by Fred McPherson. Written and read aloud by Max Harstein in 1970, The Paradise Proclamation was a political-philosophical-spiritual statement centered on humanity’s choice ... Read more
19
Mar
1970
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