Born in a coven of lesbian witches in a Haight-Ashbury commune after the fall of Saigon, young Joshua Safran soon hit the open road with his single mother, Claudia, and things only got stranger from there. A word of warning: this story contains some disturbing moments.
Joshua, heading to a Rainbow Gathering
Baby Joshua, bathing in the San Francisco commune sink
Joshua playing a fife in the New Mexico desert
Joshua and his mother, Claudia
The lean-to Joshua called home at 10 years old
Claudia and Leopoldo’s Egyptian occult wedding
Joshua and Claudia, finally free from Leopoldo
Joshua, 16 years old
Joshua with Debbie in prison
Joshua with his daughter and Debbie, after Debbie’s release from prison
Joshua Safran's memoir, "Free Spirit"
"Crime after Crime," a documentary film about Joshua Safran and Debbie Peagler