Category Archives: Channing Pollock

Goldfinger & Dove, International Magicians Who Often Visited the Coastside: Where are they today?

In the 1970s and early ’80s, Goldfinger and Dove often visited the famous magician Channing Pollock at his Moss Beach home–as well as at the “Worm Farm” in San Gregorio. Where are they today? _qacct=”p-d4LE6XcfPbfZY”;quantserve();

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That’s me–sipping coffee in the magician and his wife’s comfy waterbed….in the Moss Beach house…photo by Sunset magazine to show off the beautiful wood cabinetry and “pull-out” bed tray. Cool. Late 1970s.

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Custom-Made Table For The Famous Magician & His Artistic Wife

Photo: Table designed/built by John Morrall Photo: Corri & Channing. The magician Channing Pollock and his artist wife, Corri, had this beautiful, round table designed for their unusual Moss Beach house. The table was in their bedroom, with views of … Continue reading

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Babaji Comes To The Coastside (1975) Part III

According to Miramar Beach kayak enthusiast and photographer, Michael Powers, most of the Coastsiders “were curious and interested” about Babaji’s visit to the farm at San Gregorio. What he captured on film were “a lot of kids and ‘flower children’ … Continue reading

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"Babagi" Comes To The Coastside (1975) Part II

The Astanga Yoga that he practiced also embraced meditation, posture discipline as well as a vegetarian diet. Santa Cruz resident Peggy Bazarnick, an ardent follower for 15 years, told me in 1993 that Babji “stresses the right way of living. … Continue reading

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"Babagi" Comes To The Coastside Part I

In June of 1975, Babi Hari Dass, a spiritual teacher from India visited the Coastside. His appearance was later called “a visual spectacle, comparable to a scene from the movie, ‘Ghandi’”. The “happening” took place in the lower field of … Continue reading

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More of San Gregorio Farms in the 1970s…

…and its main crop, the agricultural earthworm The bins were filled with the hybrid earthworms (and soil, of course) Photos: Below: Pouring cement for a new floor in one of the farm’s barns. Center: Beautiful view of the San Gregorio … Continue reading

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San Gregorio Farms & Its Small Miracle

At San Gregorio Farms, in the 1970s, the main crops weren’t artichokes or chocolate milk cows. What do you think it was? I’ll give you one guess…..Nope. How about a super-agricultural earthworm, a hybrid called “the small miracle”? The 300-acre … Continue reading

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RIP: Channing Pollock

Channing Pollock, world class magician, movie star but most of all a spiritual person. (My photo of Channing taken at San Gregorio Farms in the 1970s)

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Through the Windows

The view through two windows: Left: Leon Kunke with bamboo at my house: Right: The Magician’s House, Moss Beach:

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