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BallDerogatory term meaning the least sensitive type of lovemaking.

BarberellaFilm from 1968 starring Jane Fonda as Barberella, a sexy innocent heroine of 14,000 AD. Based on the French comic strip by Jean-Claude Foret.

BardoThe intermediate stage (or stages) between death and rebirth.

Be Here NowWritten by Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) about his journey from Harvard professor to spiritual growth under Neem Caroli Baba. A guide to bring spirituality to your life. 

Be-insThe counterculture of the hippies of the 1960's occasionally staged "be-ins", which resemble some present-day busker festivals.  Bands and performers would gather at public places and perform for free, passing the hat to make money.  The San Francisco Bay area was at the epicenter of this movement - be-ins were staged at Golden Gate Park and San Jose's Bee Stadium and other venues.  Some of the bands that performed in this manner were Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, the grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger service, Country Joe and the Fish, Moby Grape, and Jimi Hendrix.

Bell bottom jeansJeans designed after seeing hippies wearing army surplus pants made with flared bottoms.

Dr. Benjamin SpockBenjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 in New Haven, CT – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time. Its revolutionary message to mothers was that "you know more than you think you do." Spock was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis to try to understand children's needs and family dynamics. His ideas about childcare influenced several generations of parents to be more flexible and affectionate with their children, and to treat them as individuals, whereas the previous conventional wisdom had been that child rearing should focus on building discipline, and that, e.g., babies should not be "spoiled" by picking them up when they cried.

Bertrand RussellBritish philosopher, mathematician, and logician, 872-1970.

Bill GrahamBill Graham (January 8, 1931, Berlin, Germany – October 25, 1991) was a well-known rock concert promoter, who flourished from the 1960s until his death.

Bill O'ReileyWilliam James O'Reilly, Jr. (born September 10, 1949) is the host of the cable news program The O'Reilly Factor, broadcast on the Fox News Channel. O'Reilly also hosts The Radio Factor; a radio program syndicated by Westwood One, and has written six books.  On October 13, 2004, O'Reilly Factor producer Andrea Mackris filed a complaint of sexual harassment against O'Reilly alleging that O'Reilly had made numerous references to "phone sex, vibrators, threesomes, masturbation, the loss of his virginity, and other sexual fantasies." The complaint also sought additional damages and described alleged actions of retaliation by Fox, Earlier that same day, O'Reilly had filed a preemptive lawsuit against Mackris, her lawyer Benedict P. Morelli, and Morelli's law firm for extortion, contending Mackris had privately demanded more than $60 million (USD) to settle a claim of sexual harassment. Morelli did not deny that they had demanded the settlement prior to filing the complaint, but did deny the allegations of extortion. Both cases were settled out of court and all parties agreed to keep the terms of the settlement confidential. O'Reilly told reporters that there was "no wrongdoing in the case whatsoever by anyone".

Binaural BeatsWhen two coherent sounds of similar frequencies are presented, one to each ear, with stereo headphones or speakers.  These sounds create a third sound called binaural beats after the brain integrates the two sounds. The binaural beats originate superior olivary nucleus of the brainstem, the site of contra lateral integration of auditory output. They are meant to calm breathing and relax your state of mind by changing brainwave activity.

Bi-sexualA person interested in sex with both males and females.

Black CohoshA perennial plant that is native to North America used by North American Indian medicine for malaise, gynecological disorders, kidney disorders, malaria, rheumatism, and sore throat.

Black holesThe evolutionary end points of massive stars. It is an object whose gravity is so strong that not even light can escape from it.

Black LightsBlack light (also Wood's light) is the common name for a lamp emitting electromagnetic radiation that is almost exclusively in the soft near ultraviolet range, and very little visible light. It is also used to illuminate pictures painted with fluorescent colors (preferably on black velvet to intensify the illusion of self-illumination). The fluorescence it prompts from certain textile fibers, especially those bearing optical brightener residue, is also used as a recreational effect.

Black PanthersThe Black Panther Party (originally called the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was an African American organization founded to promote civil rights and self-defense. It was active within the United States in the late 1960s into the 1970s.  Founded in Oakland, California by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in October 1966, the organization initially espoused a doctrine calling for armed resistance to societal oppression in the interest of African American justice, though its objectives and philosophy changed radically throughout the party's existence. While the organization's leaders passionately espoused socialist doctrine, the party's black nationalist reputation attracted an ideologically diverse membership base, such that ideological consensus within the party was difficult to derive, and differing perspectives within the party base often clashed conspicuously with those of its leadership.

Black SabbathAn English heavy metal band from Birmingham.  The original band line up of Ozzy Osbourne (vocals) (born John Michael Osbourne, December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England), Tony Iommi (Guitar) (born Frank Anthony Iommi, February 19, 1948, in Birmingham, England) Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler (bass) (born July 17, 1949 in Aston, Birmingham, England), and Bill Ward (drums) (born William Ward, May 5, 1948, Birmingham, England), is the same as the current line up (as of 2007) although there have been shifts of personnel in between.  Black Sabbath remains a dominant influence in the genre they helped create.

BlotterLiquid LSD dropped on small squares of blotter paper for easy transport, sale and ingestion.

Blow UpMichelangelo Antonioni's definitive existentialist, art-house movie of 1966 about an artist's obsession and the winding down of the 60's party scene.

BluegrassMusic about day-to-day life experiences that began in the 1600's by street balladeers that were migrating to America. It is said to be the roots of traditional American music.

Bob Corn-RevereIn response to a petition prepared by First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere and filed by Ron Collins and David Skover, on December 23, 2003, Lenny Bruce was posthumously pardoned by New York Republican Governor George Pataki for the obscenity conviction arising from his 1964 New York performances at the Cafe Au Go Go. It was the first posthumous pardon in the state's history. Pataki called his decision "a declaration of New York's commitment to upholding the First Amendment." 

Bobby KennedyRobert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. He was one of President Kennedy's most trusted advisors and worked closely with the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His contribution to the African-American Civil Rights Movement is sometimes considered his greatest legacy. After his brother's assassination in late 1963, Kennedy continued as Attorney General under President Johnson for nine months. He resigned in September 1964 and was elected to the United States Senate from New York that November. He broke with Johnson over the Vietnam War and after Eugene McCarthy nearly upset Johnson in the New Hampshire Primary in early 1968 Kennedy announced his own campaign for president. It was a battle for control of the Democratic Party. Kennedy defeated McCarthy in the critical California primary but was assassinated moments after claiming victory.

Bobby SealeBobby Seale (born October 22, 1936) is an American civil rights activist, who along with Dr. Huey P. Newton co-founded the Black Panther Party For Self Defense in 1966. Seale joined the African American Association in college and this is said to have inspired him to start the Black Panthers, which at one point had over 5000 members. Seale went on to become the chairman of the party and underwent FBI surveillance as part of its COINTELPRO program. He was one of the original "Chicago Eight" defendants charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot, in the wake of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, in Chicago. Judge Julius Hoffman sentenced him to four years of imprisonment for contempt of court because of his outbursts, and eventually ordered Seale severed from the case, hence the "Chicago Seven." During one of the court trials Bobby Seale's many outbursts led the judge to have him bound and gagged, as commemorated in the song Chicago written by Graham Nash.

BodhisattvaA Buddha-to-be who has taken the great vow to rescue all beings from suffering and guide them to enlightenment.

BogartTo keep something to one's self and depriving anyone else of having any.  Slang term derived from the last name of Humphrey Bogart, who always had a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth and seemingly never smoked it.  This term is often used regarding marijuana, but can be used with anything.

BohmSee Implicate order

BoomerA member of the baby boom generation born 1943-1963. The outcome of soldiers coming home after the war to start families.

BoomeritisAn unusual and unhealthy dose of self-absorption and narcissism that characterizes the "me generation" of the Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1963).  The term was coined by Ken Wilber in his novel of the same title.

Boones FarmCheap tasty wine.

Brat PackThe "Brat Pack" was the generic name given by the press to a group of young actors and actresses that became famous in the 1980's and frequently appeared in teen-oriented films.  The name "Brat Pack" came from a 1985 cover story in New York magazine by David Blum (10 June 1985. pp 40-47).  The term is a play on the Rat Pack from the 1960's.  The eight people most commonly included in the Brat Pack are: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy.



Richard BrautiganLiterary icon of the 60's and 70's that symbolized what the Hippie Era was about.  Found dead October 25th 1984 of a gunshot wound after moving to Pine Creek Montana in the early 1970's and refusing interviews for the next eight years.

Buddha MindThe mind's innate enlightened state; a mind without obstacles and with all knowledge

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, RiceThe 43rd President of the United States, the 46th Vice-President of the United States, the 21st Secretary of Defense,  and the 66th United States Secretary of State.

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