Patricia Walden

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Patricia Walden is yoga teacher.

  • "How did you get to San Francisco? Before I went to California, I lived in a commune with writers. LSD was a door opener for me. I read about San Francisco, Allen Ginsberg, and a way of living freely. I went to San Francisco with a totally open heart. I thought I’d find gold—enlightenment, a community. It didn’t turn out that way. When I arrived, the hippie era had gone dark—people were doing hard drugs like methamphetamines. For some years I shot heroin. I’m fortunate I’m alive."