Web Interview Series Features Unknown Influence on Ahbez Canon

J. William Lloyd was a late 19th/early 20th century radical American author. His subjects included theosophy, anti-statism, anarchy, holistic diets, and a back-to-nature lifestyle. Among other published tomes, he wrote “The Scripture of the Serene Life” (1921) and “The Natural Man: A Romance of the Golden Age” (1902), which together influenced Eden Ahbez’s final project,…

New Eden Ahbez Audio Documentary by “For Keeps” Podcast

David Peterkofsky, host and producer of the podcast “For Keeps,” has just released a new episode and it features Brian Chidester, chronicler of Eden Ahbez and co-director of the documentary “As the Wind: The Enchanted Life of Eden Ahbez.” To download or stream the episode… follow the link here: https://forkeepspodcast.com/s11e6-nature-boy-eden-ahbez-celebrated-by-brian-chidester Among other things, the two…

Ahbez Pen-Pal Publishes New Article/Memoir

Roy Behrens—a retired professor of Graphic Design at the University of Northern Iowa and published author on the topic of Dazzle Ships (among other things)—has recently published an article about his pen-pal relationship with Eden Ahbez in the early 1960s in the most recent issue of the Iowa Source magazine. (Read it here.) For those…

NEWS: Nicolas Winding Refn’s Website Features Original Eden Ahbez Content

Academy Award nominated director Nicolas Winding Refn has a website—byNWR.com—and it currently hosts a feature article about Eden Ahbez written by yours truly (Brian Chidester), as well a preview of “As the Wind,” the documentary film I am currently co-directing about Ahbez with John Winer. The link to the article is here: https://www.bynwr.com/articles/visions-of-glory There is…

NEWS: Ahbez Documentary Receives Foundation Grant

It is with great pride that myself and Full Moon Films, the production company behind the Eden Ahbez documentary “As the Wind,” announce that we have been awarded the 2020 Kenneth Karmiole Research Fellowship grant. Besides being a great honor, we are excited to use the funds from this grant to do additional research on…

UPDATE: Ahbez Documentary Film

It’s nearing the end! I wanted to make a few clarifications, however, so as to avoid confusion. Firstly, a lot of people have asked me in the last year or so, ‘Where can I view “As the Wind: The Enchanted Life of Eden Ahbez”?’ Or ‘Can we screen your film at our venue?’ At this…

NEWS: Dharmaland Is Coming

Los Angeles, CA—On July 9, 2019, recording sessions commenced on Dharmaland, the suite of songs composed by Eden Ahbez between 1961 and ’63, but never recorded or released during his lifetime. Swedish quintet Ixtahuele has now arranged and performed the lost project for the first time ever, and they were joined by a host of guests,…