Charles Manson responds to inquiry from a college student


Dear Mr. Manson,

How are you doing?  I’m writing to you because I would really like to be able to meet with you and talk with you about your thoughts on society now-a-days.  I know I have to request to meet with you and you have to accept it first.  I am really interested in hearing your view on the world.  You think in such an exotic way that talking with you would be a great experience.  I also wanted to hear about your experience in prison.  What has it been like for you in there?  I hope that you’ll consider meeting with me and I hope you are having a great day.

[name and address withheld for privacy]

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You are and have the world within your mind, body, and soul, maybe.  There is only ONE ME in each living life form – Air – Water – mind, brain, body, and maybe soul.  To be sure is not to question.  That’s one way to look at – what?  Would be a question and you are your own question and you make up the question – answer it.  You also are your own prison, make it up by understanding your own, what?  It is ALL about you.  You’re god, and that’s my me for my god is LOVE and I must love me and my own prison.   Air Tree Water Beast Zoo Mind World – Feeling good, money, horse, warm, food, sleep, music, dancing, sun, moon, stars, heartbeat, nice day, art, ALL that’s inside of you, and in FACT, what’s outside is just inside backwards.  You knew all this.  Sell everything you got, send ATWA the money, and work as hard as you can redeeming the Air, Trees, Water, and save my LIFE on Earth, and you can stay in my me world, as love and my mes.

Charles Manson

Transcribed from letter, March 2012