The Santiniketan Park Association
, known informally as "The Family" was a group founded around 1964 after Dr. Raynor Carey Johnson
began hosting regular meetings of a religious and philosophical discussion
group led by the yoga teacher Anne Hamilton-Byrne
on his property on the outskirts Melbourne, Australia.
The group began to recruit potential new members from Newhaven Hospital
, a private psychiatric hospital, owned and managed by Marion Villimek, a Santiniketan member, and staffed by other Santiniketans psychiatrists who would administer LSD to patients. [more inside]