Yahowha, father/founder/creator of the Source family, with Source members, at UCLA, I believe, circa 1970's
The Source Family was an extravagant cult, basically, which had its heyday during the 1970's. Beginning in Los Angeles, relocating to Hawaii, and then returning
to Los Angeles, "the Family" has left Source members scattered predominantly on the West Coast of the U.S. and in Hawaii.
You can buy my new book, "LIBERATION & Other Source Family Teachings" on Amazon! The Source Family was a spiritual experiment which some call a
cult, from the 1970's. They ran a popular health food restaurant on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood and were a part of the West L.A. spiritual awakening of the time. This book
contains an entire transcription of the original "bible" of the Source Family written by its leader, Father Yod, entitled "Liberation," in addition to many other Source Family
teachings. In addition to the book of Liberation, this book also contains instructions for Yahowha's Daily Menu, the Center Exercise, the Star Exercise, the Ring of Fire
Protection Ritual, Instructions for use of the Sacred Herb, The Pledge of the Disciple, Morning and Evening Prayers, The I AM Prayer, Source Restaurant/Family & Raw Foods
Recipes, the 7 Planes, the 20 Cosmic Laws, the Condensed Book of Thoth, the 6 Rules of the Road White Magicians Must Follow, the 7 Hermetic Principles, Source Family Member
Names, and additional Source Family Resources. All materials in this book come from the personal archives of a Source Family member. Cost - $5.99. This book is in the Kindle format, but if
you do not own a Kindle, you
can download these books for other technologies such as
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THE THREE WORST THINGS To wait for one who comes not
To try to please and please not
To love one who loves not
Back cover of the record album, To The Children
There is an original copy of the Source Family's book "Liberation," in Seattle's "As You Like It Library" at 915 E. Pine, Room 401, Seattle, WA., 98122. It was donated to the library in April 1977.
Aquarianna, one of my favorite Source sisters/mothers
I lived with and was a Source member in the mid-1970's into the 1980's, and
still consider myself a member of that family in some ways. My son has the Source family last name as his legal name, and I attribute my healthy birth and healthy baby
to Source family health advice when I was pregnant and thereafter. I taught my son many of the things the Source taught me and their health knowledge was truly invaluable
to me and my son this lifetime. I have saved Source documents, photos, records, books, etc. that have come my
way over the last 30 years, and I also have my own personal journals where I wrote down daily lessons, etc.
I saved these things
with the idea of later archiving them somewhere, in a book or something. This webpage is the beginning of that archiving process.
A Source Restaurant Menu, circa 1995, long after the Family had sold the restaurant, but with original Source Family artwork still on the menu...
The Source ran a successful restaurant at 8301 Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood, CA (you will notice this is the address given on Yahowha's driver's license below). The restaurant featured elegant raw and health food meals and catered to an upscale Hollywood
crowd for decades. The Source Restaurant finally went out of business in the late 1990's, and it was sad to see the landmark go. One of the Source Restaurant's most popular salads was
the "Aware Salad," which was a salad in a huge bowl, featuring lettuce, grated beets and carrots, red cabbage, alfalfa sprouts, sunflower seeds, pine nuts,
cucumbers, tomatoes and avocado. In the 1990's, I used to like getting their brown rice pancakes for breakfast, and their "Peasant Lunch" (a bowl of soup, apple,
and cheese) in the afternoons. For dinner, I liked their "Aware Salad." I also really liked their iced hibiscus tea and the "High Potency Drink" which had orange juice, banana,
wheat germ, honey and egg. I have included some Source Restaurant and Source Family recipes in my new book on Source Family Teachings.
Yahowha's CA. driver's license
Mercury with Yahowha, father/founder/creator of the Source family, in Hawaii
"Why seek any further without for that which lies within?" - Father Yod/Yahowha
The Source were outside to greet the sun rising every morning and also liked to gather together for sunset, as well. The Source daily regiment began with a
3-4 am wake up call, a cold 3 minute shower and hours of morning yoga lessons, tarot lessons, spirituality and nature lessons...by sunrise, we had been up a while and would all
to greet the sun, chanting and holding hands. We also would meet at the beach in Venice often to chant together as the sun went down. Those are some of the cherished moments in
The Source at Santa Monica, circa 1970's
The Source in Hawaii, to Yahowha's left is Makushla, Harvest Moon, Isis, Djin and Astral, I believe...
nearly impossible to get words around some of the things I experienced with the Source, thus my continued allegiance in some capacity. They taught me a lot.
On many profound levels. But I have my critiques of the family as well. Such as this huge boulder in the road: "Men are to protect and provide, women are to serve and inspire."
I have many problems with that. Some of the men in the upper hierarchies of the family still cling to those words literally to this day which is one reason the Source is not hugely
popular. It has problems like sexism! Yet the Source also was quite empowering to women, so it is confusing. In the Love Israel Family in Seattle, WA which was modeled after the Source,
the women were subjugated horribly, and were even given names like "Submission." In contrast, the Source women were fiery and bullheaded, independent and even empowered. Women
in the Source freely pursued higher learning, for instance, where the Love Family told women they only needed to know three things, the 3 rules were Love Israel's motto: The time is now,
Love is the answer, and one other one I cannot remember...obviously, I was not impressed with the Love family at all. I took not one thing I learned at the Love Family away
with me as wisdom for later life. Yet the Source left me with huge amounts of useful wisdom to live on.
Cover of the record album, Spirit of '76
Yahowha, earlier on the day he left his body, before he went hang gliding that day
Yahowha playing music with a small shot of Sunflower on the right...
The Source Family valued music highly and improvisational music was a centerpiece of morning meditations. Many professional musicians came to the family, including Andre Previn's
daughter who played violin and had the Source name "Lovely," Sky Saxon of "The
Seeds" who was known as "Arlich," a guy from "the Electric Prunes" known in the family as "Ibis," etc. Since the Source was located in Hollywood, it had many famous
friends, including Bud Cort from Harold and Maude fame, among others.
"Doubt is that little thing you give yourself so you don't have to do something." - Father Yod/Yahowha
"Prepare yourself to contain a high voltage nervous system" - Father Yod/Yahowha