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by Gerry Kirstein


Gale force winds slammed into the window of my apartment’s bedroom as I read Gerry Kirstein’s explosive and disruptive book, Some Are Born To Endless Night: Jim Morrison, Visions of Apocalypse and Transcendence. Gerry and I were classmates in middle school in the years 1962 through the summer of 1965. Were we friends? Ask him. To be honest I don’t remember.

Although Gerry Kirstein's autobiography SOME ARE BORN TO ENDLESS NIGHT, covers his life from the early 1950's to the present, the book focuses on three specific periods. The first is the San Francisco 1960's music scene, the second is later when Kirstein was traveling overseas from South America through Europe, and the third is the projected future

Gerry Kirstein, a lifelong student of Jim Morrison's lyrics, graduated from UC Berkeley in English Literature. Proficient in French, German, and Portuguese, and having lived in Europe and South America for years, he continues to travel widely. The Red Sox remain a passion.

Gerry Kirstein, a lifelong student of Jim Morrison's lyrics, graduated from UC Berkeley in English Literature. He lives in southern Oregon near his two daughters. Visit Seller's Storefront. Excellent customer service.

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Some Are Born To Endless Night: Jim Morrison, Visions of Apocalypse and Transcendence Gerry Kirstein Written as an autobiography about the turbulent 1960’s and set against the backdrop of the emerging rock music scene, drugs, political assassinations, and the Viet Nam war, Some Are Born to Endless Night explores Jim Morrison’s vision of American society in the growing chaos of that. Download and Read Free Online Some Are Born To Endless Night: Jim Morrison, Visions of Apocalypse and Transcendence Gerry Kirstein.

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Written as an autobiography about the turbulent 1960’s and set against the backdrop of the emerging rock music scene, drugs, political assassinations, and the Viet Nam war, Some Are Born to Endless Night explores Jim Morrison’s vision of American society in the growing chaos of that decade and highlights the literature and revolutionary philosophies behind his lyrics as a singer with the Doors. Nearly 40 years after Morrison’s death Kirstein undertakes a review of Morrison’s songs that reflected his crumbling psychological profile. As a devotee of Morrison and the music of the Doors he explores the mindset of Morrison and his rich literary and philosophical origins that include insights from Aldous Huxley, William Blake, poet Arthur Rimbaud, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Norman O. Brown’s interpretation of both Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. Kirstein discusses Nietzsche’s magnetic influence on Morrison, and he interprets for the reader how Morrison may have unconsciously intimated a prophecy of riots and destruction by fire in a future Los Angeles. The author pieces together an unusual narrative that traces the decline and fall of the United States as reflected in Morrison’s songs, starting from the JFK assassination in 1963 to a point where we currently find ourselves in a parallel world four decades later. The book describes a sense of unease in America which launched Kirstein into a self-exile as an international drifter who is ultimately drawn to a remote river in South America called Xingu. For followers of Jim Morrison and the Doors this book provides a diverse cultural snapshot of 1960’s America and illustrates Morrison’s remarkable talent as a lyricist and visionary, helping to explain the ongoing interest in Morrison’s legacy and continuing popularity of the Doors music.
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Gale force winds slammed into the window of my apartment's bedroom as I read Gerry Kirstein's explosive and disruptive book, Some Are Born To Endless Night: Jim Morrison, Visions of Apocalypse and Transcendence. Coincidence? I'm not saying what I think about that, but read this review and then the book and make up your own mind.

Disclosure. Gerry and I were classmates in middle school in the years 1962 through the summer of 1965. Were we friends? Ask him. To be honest I don't remember. His memory is better than mine. He took notes. But, we were together to experience the assassination of President John Kennedy on November 22 of 1963, and that date was five days after Gerry's 14th birthday and two days before mine. Kirstein suggests that was the beginning of `The End.'

In the story that unfolds in Some Are Born To Endless Night: Jim Morrison, Visions of Apocalypse and Transcendence, the violent killing of President Kennedy was the spark. And that that event was so violent it lit the fire that has/is destroying the world. The heat is now so intense it's about to explode the planet - sort of like Eve eating the apple. Kirstein does a fantastic job with his writing of describing that event, as well as what it was like to trip on LSD. Acid. At least for him. And that's one problem I have with this book - the assumption by the author that his experience was mine, also, and yours. However, that is also the book's strength--its flat-out honesty and gripping narrative of one person's experience. This is rare and remarkable. Gerry took notes! This book is an interpretation of what happened in the 60's and 70s, and what might happen in the near future, albeit from the point of view of one man. But I have no doubt as to its honesty, if not its accuracy. I disagree often with the author's conjecture. I have a different perspective, and opinion, and conjecture - but that's what makes life fun and interesting. He might just be right!

Another problem I have with the book is that Kirstein offers up no solution, other than to vote Democratic. Seriously? If he is indeed right ... What are we to do, Gerry? What are your daughters to do? What hope do you offer them? Transcendence through fire and death?

Kirstein links up the life and death and music of Jim Morrison and The Doors with all that is unfolding now, and posits that Morrison may have been a sort of oracle. The author explains how the nexus of Morrison's life and circumstance and education and psychedelic experiences, fused with world events to influence Morrison's music which then influenced Kirstein's life and drove him to risky adventures in Europe and South America, which have haunted and influenced, not only the author, but all of "us" right up to the present day.

Another Disclosure. Gerry came and visited me at my residence in Walden, Colorado, in the spring of 2007, before he departed for the insane (?) adventure of floating down the Xingu River in the untamed jungle of central Brazil at the age of 57 ... alone. (I didn't know. Really. I had no idea.) So part of this book is a first person account of some pretty odd behavior. It reminds me of Jon Krakauer's account of Christopher McCandless's journey "Into the Wild," a solo adventure into Alaska in 1992, that resulted in McCandless's death; and so in that instance, we don't know what the boy (22 years old) was thinking. McCandless didn't leave notes. Nor did Buzz Holmstrom, who soloed down the Colorado River Grand Canyon in 1937 and killed himself 9 years later at the age of 37, recounted in The Doing Of The Thing (1998). But Patricia McCairen did take notes in her book, Canyon Solitude: A Woman's Solo Journey Through Grand Canyon (1998); and recounts her adventure and thoughts, feelings, and motivations beautifully. McCairen was only the second woman ever to make that trip at the time, 1982. She was forty-two. Canyon Solitude is well written and also honest and reflective. She speaks of the journey as being transformative. But in Endless Night, readers get a glimpse into the mind of a "crazy" man, who is still alive and about to retire in Europe. (Maybe.) I don't get the sense that Kirstein's journey transformed him at all. He was angry in the turbulent 60s and 70s and still is, even after his solo journey at the age of 57.

Why do people do what they do remains a mystery to me. But, this book adds a piece to that puzzle. The book is well written and gripping. Different. I highly recommend it for persons interested in the last fifty years on planet earth, and those worried about the future, and fans of Jim Morrison. Buckle up folks ... and pass that bottle over here.
NI_Rak
I was very interested to get into this book to see what Morrison's
song lyrics were all about and to revisit the time period the author
describes during the rise of the Doors music popularity. I was part of
that time period which was pretty amazing looking back on it. I went
to some rock concerts in the Los Angeles Area and wound up going to Viet
Nam as well.

I had pretty much finished reading through Chapter 6 but had not
really gotten into the author's travel experiences until I picked the
book up again and started to read more. What I read pretty much blew
me away. I was fascinated to read the stories of how this guy drifted
over the globe, sleeping in ditches and in front of a train station in
Paris. The way the author ties his experiences into the meaning of
Morrison's song lyrics and the passion that he exhibits in his
narrative made for very memorable reading.
Auau
Yes,I read it all.Do not waste your time.A rambling piece of nothing,written about the author's life.
The Sphinx of Driz
Although Gerry Kirstein's autobiography SOME ARE BORN TO ENDLESS NIGHT, covers his life from the early 1950's to the present, the book focuses on three specific periods. The first is the San Francisco 1960's music scene, the second is later when Kirstein was traveling overseas from South America through Europe, and the third is the projected future. Gerry goes into great detail in analyzing Jim Morrison's mindset through his work with the Doors and through his lyrics as they were influenced by philosophers such as Nietzche, Blake, etc. For me the most interesting part of Kirsteins book is a trip taken down the South American river, Xingu. I am sure other readers with wanderlust might also find his travels fascinating.
Kirstein's skill as a wordsmith is such that he easily covers the wide subject range with a grace that makes for a very readable and enjoyable book.
Enone
A must read for any serious fan of Jim Morrison and the music of the Doors. It took me back to my days of confusion and fear of the turbulent sixties and the Vietnam war that was tearing our country apart....Hawks and Doves...old and new generation....liberals and conservatives. Maybe that was the angst that drove me to travel and live out of the U.S. for a while. I wish I had done more......
Akta
Had read several other Doors books and this one compares to the best. Great insight into the meaning and/or possible meaning to many of the Doors lyrics. Concentrates specifically on the earlier works of the group.
Ariurin
To my knowledge there has not been such an insightful and intelligent review of Morrison's song lyrics and The Doors music, ever. Not just a story about one of the greatest American iconic bands of the last century, this is a story about America at a pivotal moment in American history from the perspective of an educated philosopher drifter who was a contemporary of the band and a lifelong student of the works of Nietzsche, Blake, Rimbaud and Norman O'Brown's interpretation of Nietzsche and Freud.

This book tells the story of the author's revealing understanding of Morrison's unconscious vision of death and destruction for the individual in the context of the swirling vortex of social change in 1960's America. This book might have an alternative title, "The Decline And Fall of the American Empire" seen from the present day perspective of a man looking back on his own life...
I'm one of the many people who've shared a campfire with Gerry Kirstein, so when I saw his new book, I had to pick it up. Kirstein's deeply personal, introspective narrative is part John Krakauer "Into the Wild," part Dostoyevsky "Notes from the Underground," and part Hunter S Thompson "Fear and Loathing." He has knocked my perception of the Baby Boomer generation of its axis. The reader will find a wide variety of experiences, a larger than life landscape witnessed and interpreted by someone who grew up in the 60's but has never stopped asking life's big questions.
Some Are Born To  Endless Night: Jim Morrison, Visions of Apocalypse and Transcendence ebook
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Gerry Kirstein
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