Well, that’s it for Charles Manson, the living embodiment of the dark side of the 1960s; he has died at the age of 83. And apparently only several days after American Horror Story: Cult ended—a show which, in addition to being partially inspired by the man’s antics, also featured a retro sequence featuring series star Evan Peters as Manson himself.
Manson’s passing also happens two days before the anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ White Album, which he claimed helped inspire him with such songs as “Helter Skelter.”
Time once again, a flat circle.
I think I will have more to write about Manson later—but for right now, if you are interested in a really deep, esoteric overview of the man’s life and how it interrelated to the larger backdrop of the 1960s, pick up Peter Levenda’s trilogy Sinister Forces. Basically, there is a thread that runs through all 3 volumes called “The Manson Secret”—and I’m pretty sure when you’re done reading everything you’ll feel you have a pretty good understanding regarding this entire era of American history.
More to read about on Butterfly Language:
The Nixon Quantum Hangover
Book Review: Sinister Forces By Peter Levenda
“American Horror Story: Cult” And The Revival of “The Year Of The Mask”