Zendik Farm Arts Cooperative

From Kook Science

The Zendik[i] Farm Arts Cooperative was an American communal group that existed under the leadership of Wulf Zendik (1920-1999) and Arol Wulf (1938-2012) from 1969 through 2013. During its forty-four year existence, the group settled on different ranches and farms in California, Florida, Texas, and finally North Carolina and West Virginia, the membership at various times apparently reaching upward of sixty people.

The Zendiks were generally referred to in the press as hippies or eco-warriors, and were noted for their advocacy of what they called "Ecolibrium" and "Creavolution" to prevent the "Ecollapse" that would be brought about by the "Death Culture" of the "squares," these messages being promulgated in the form of mimeographed zines and music albums that member "Road Warriors" hawked in cities near whatever was their current communal space. Internally, according to former members, the group was strictly hierarchical or authoritarian, imposing such social mores as daily group therapy and "erosocial" committees that would approve or deny sexual coupling, among other lifestyle mandates.

Selected Publications


  • Zendik, Wulf (1990), Blackhawk: Diary of an Eco-Warrior, Bastrop, Texas: Zendik Farm 


Selected Filmography

Press Coverage




  1. The concept of zendik as heretic is from the Middle Persian (𐭦𐭭𐭣𐭩𐭪, zandik), a term that originated among the Zoroastrians, later being adopted in Arabic (زِنْدِيق‎, zindīq) as a loan word with the same meaning. The Zendik commune used the word likewise, though attributed it to Sanskrit rather than Persian or Arabic.