May 12, 2023
Here he approaches theodicy (the justification of god’s goodness, omniscience, and omnipotence in the face of evil) as an inevitable problem facing those on a spiritual path.
Charles Upton’s first books of poetry were published in 1968 and 1969 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Light Books in San Francisco. He was then considered the youngest member of the “beat generation” as he was still in high school. He has subsequently written many books associated with the traditionalist school of spirituality including The Science of the Greater Jihad, Folk Metaphysics, Alien Disclosure Deception: The Metaphysics of Social Engineering, Day and Night on the Sufi Path, Dugin Against Dugin: A Traditionalist Critique of the Fourth Political Theory, System of the Antichrist and Vectors of the Counter-Initiation. He has currently completed an unpublished autobiography titled Giving Myself Away. His website is https://charles-upton.com/.
Here he reminisces about an intense period in his young life when he was mentored by Lew Welch, an acknowledged member of the Beat Generation of poets.
00:03:06 The Poetry Scene
00:09:51 Lew Welch as Mentor
00:22:56 The World of the Beats
00:32:56 The Death of Lew Welch
00:51:16 Zen and Psychoactive Drugs
00:56:53 Impact of the Beat Generation
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(Recorded on October 17, 2023)
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Published on November 24, 2023
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