The psychedelic perspective could thus be viewed along a two-poled spectrum which runs the gamut from utter depletion of meaning to overwhelming abundance of meaning.
— Ido Hartogsohn, “The Meaning-Enhancing Properties of Psychedelics“
You notice that vibrating soundless hum in the Socco? That means someone is making archetypes in the area and you’d best evacuate right now.
– “Lee’s Journals”, William S. Burroughs
So, he introduced me to Buddhism in the form of song. As you may know, Kerouac admired Frank Sinatra for his crooning enunciation, for his oratory, for his clarity of speech, for the precision with which he pronounced the affective emotional content of his vowels. And so, like Frank Sinatra, the first direct Buddhist word I heard from Kerouac’s mouth after letters, was his singing of the Three Refuges. So, that would be the next step.
— Allen Ginsberg, “Negative Capability: Kerouac’s Buddhist Ethic”
Tricycle, Fall 1992