I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn’t weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.” -Paul McCartney.
“Family” Sanpshot. Paul and John posing with some assistant to master Maharishi, Jane, Cynthia, Pattie and two other ladies, one of them presumably Prudence Farrow, Mia’s sister, to whom John would dedicate the song ‘Dear Prudence’.
The fact of so many attractive women being at this retreat would cause some problem. It’s been said that Maharishi Mahesh was kind of a womanizer, and John would also compose a song about that: 'Sexy Sadie’.
This deviant art is by artist fionafu0402. A lovely picture of the four, original Beatle girls. From left to right: Maureen Starkey, Jane Asher, Cynthia Lennon, and Pattie Boyd. I love the details given to each lady. I particularly love how they managed to capture Jane and Cynthia’s smile. Very on point.
Photos by Henry Grossman, in screen captures from CBS This Morning: George Harrison, Pattie Boyd, Jenny Boyd, Cynthia and John Lennon, Marianne Faithfull, Jane Asher, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr, Wales, 26 August 1967.
“So I’d got myself to the point where, OK, I need a mantra. You know, where do you go? You don’t go to Harrods and get a mantra…. It’s a big change in your life when you start making the journey inward.” - George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology
_George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Cynthia
Lennon, Pattie Boyd and/e Maureen Starkey; India/Índia; Rishikesh; George Harrison’s birthday party/Festa
de aniversário do George Harrison;
February 25th 1968/25 de fevereiro de 1968.
_George Harrison’s smile/O sorriso do George Harrison.
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and with Jane Asher, Cynthia Lennon, Pattie Boyd and Jenny Boyd, Bangor, Wales, 27 August 1967. Photos: Henry Grossman.
“The maharishi says this level that we’re on is like the surface of the ocean, which is always changing, chopping and changing, and we’re living on the surface with these waves crashing about. But unless we’re anchored on the bottom we’re at the mercy of whatever goes on on the surface. So you go into meditation and your thoughts get smaller all the time, finer and finer, until you get right down there, until that’s just pure consciousness, and you anchor yourself to that - and once you’ve established that anchor then it doesn’t matter what goes on up on the surface.” - George, Rolling Stone, February 1968