My Favorite Alex Grey T-shirt….and you can have it
Today, many call it “The Rainbow Cup.” It was the most elaborate stage show ever produced in Cup history, with complex sets, hemp costumes, dancing goddesses, and the best campfire performers from the Rainbow Gathering, all under the direction of Garrick Beck. The ceremonial judging crew included Stephen & Ina May Gaskin and Alex & Allyson Grey. Morley Safer of 60 Minutes covered the event, but he didn’t even interview me ( that would have given too much credence to my press conference, where I announced Soma from the Rig Vega was cannabis, which meant cannabis was used in religion 2,000 years ago). After the event was over, I decided to edit a book with Stephen Gaskin, who’s 420 council at the Pax Party House had inspired the formation that year of the Temple Dragon Crew, a secret society devoted to protecting the integrity of the ceremonies. For the cover of that book, we brought back Alex Grey’s “Cannabia” artwork that had been created for the Rainbow Cup and Alex provided new text: “Cannabis Spirituality.” If you are interested, just come to the 710 Cup in Denver on July 10th, or the Munchie Cup in Aspen on August 18-20th and look for the Abakus booth.