The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
Pocket Poets Number 51
Introduction by Eric Mottram, Anne Waldman

These classic Kerouac meditations, zen koans, and prose poems express the poet's beatific quest for peace and joy through oneness with the universe.

"The Scripture of the Golden Eternity is fueled by Kerouac's discerning meditation on the nature of impermanence & consciousness, subtle like the dharma it invokes. We're here to disappear, therefore let's be as vivid & generous as we can. The intelligence & compassion behind this text is still alive." —Anne Waldman, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

The Scripture of the Golden Eternity is Jack Kerouac's statement of confidence in his oneness with the universe of energy and form, a confidence to which his whole being swelled. His was not the search for the ecstasy of the mystic or psychedelic or the Artaud-mad. He sought a recognition in philosophy of his early sense that his body participated in the universal forms of energy with a quality of exuberance—that "serious exuberance" which he so accurately called jazz." —Eric Mottram, Introduction

Title The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
Subtitle Pocket Poets Number 51
Author Jack Kerouac
Introduction by Eric Mottram, Anne Waldman
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading PHI000000 PHILOSOPHY
Title First Published 01 May 1994
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 52 p.
ISBN-10 0872862917
ISBN-13 9780872862913
Publication Date 01 May 1994
Main content page count 52
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $8.95

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