Beatniks, Hippies, and Consciousness Expanders Trip Toward the East
From the book: The twenty or so years between the end of World War II and the volcano we call the Sixties are associated with conformity, materialism, suburbanization, songs of innocence, and gray flannel ennui. But beneath all that, a subterranean current was making the culture a fertile field for a bumper crop of gurus and Yoga masters.
The chapter describes the cultural evolution that led to a perfect storm of receptivity to all things Indian: its music, its fabrics, its food and especially its spiritual bounty. Along the way it describes the remarkable legacy of two towering figures who died in 1950 and never set foot in America:
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