Beatniks were artists and writers who started a literature-based sociocultural movement in 1950s America. This Tumblr is all about them, their work, their inspirations, and those they inspired. I also include the evolution of faux beat culture into a 1950s pop trend as well as how the beatniks' influence continues today. I apologize for any reposts; it's difficult to remember what I have and have not shared.
14. What name shall we give it which hath no name, the common eternal matter of the mind? If we were to call it essence, some might think it meant perfume, or gold, or honey. It is not even mind. It is not even discussable, groupable into words…— Jack Kerouac, Excerpt from The Scripture of the Golden Eternity (via keroassady)
Meditation is not just a rest or retreat from the turmoil of the
stream or the impurity of the world. It is a way of being the stream,
so that one can be at home in both the white water and the eddies.
Meditation may take one out of the world, but it also puts one totally
into it.— Gary Snyder (via smirkingbuddha)