religion

Gary Snyder: Heart-Beat – A Diptych

“From a certain point onward there is no turning back.  This is the point that must be reached.” Kafka  …

4 years ago

Buddhists and Dharma Bums

Sometime in the early 1950s, the Beat Generation helped bring Buddhism to the West, or at least they popularized it…

5 years ago

Eating the Beat Menu

Words by Nick Meador Illustration by Kaliptus (from issue 10, available at Amazon) Jack Kerouac’s books contain such a variety…

9 years ago

Hinduism: A Different Beat

from Beatdom Issue 10 (buy here) by Geetanjali Joshi Mishra and Ravi Mishra * As a religion, Hinduism has been…

10 years ago

The Weird Cult: How Scientology Shaped the Writing of William S. Burroughs

Note: This essay inspired the 2013 book, Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the 'Weird Cult.' All of the uncertainties in…

10 years ago

What Is There To See Inside Beatdom 10 ~ The Religion Issue?

Greetings, Dear Readers! We know you have been waiting for the new issue of Beatdom to come out. Well,  it…

10 years ago

Why Bob Dylan Was Wrong About Lenny Bruce

"You are talking about a writer singing something that might rhyme," says Kitty, "Bob Dylan has written wonderful songs but…

10 years ago

B10 is Here!

Beatdom Ten is now on sale. This is the Religion-themed issue, which tackles topics like Jack's back-and-forth with Catholicism and…

10 years ago

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