Imagine chanting OM at Charles Manson!

The story of the Manson Family at the Hog Farm commune

The Manson Family were a nomadic commune, a warped counterculture movement, a messianic cult, and ultimately a bunch of thrill-kill savages, responsible for the heinous August 1969 Tate/LaBianca murders. They killed several people, in part to start a race war which their guru/father figure/cult leader Charles Manson had prophesized. When the race war (which he called “Helter Skelter” in homage to the Beatles’ song) didn’t happen naturally, Charlie gathered several of his doped-out followers and ordered them to…