prometeo beat

A new perspective on Nonviolence and on the role that it has played in the rise of the network society. This is the essence of the path conceived by Petri in this amazing historical novel set in the years between the early sixties and the late eighties of the last century.

A portrait of the countercultural movements from the Beat Generation and the Psychedelic Revolution up to the Punk and Cyberpunk. The novel is divided in two parts, Dharma Road and Devi Cyberpunk, and the main characters are in the former the poet Allen Ginsberg and in the latter the film director Derek Jarman; the novel is set between the Western world and India, with a global approach that looks at Nonviolence as a new means of interconnection.

An amazing story, full of adventure and turning points, brought alive by several protagonists of that period, from Jack Kerouac to John Lennon, from Willian Borroughs to Timothy Leary, from the Indian bandit Phoolan Devi to Patty Smith and many others, that lead the reader to the very dawn of the web.

First of two novels, Prometheus Beat engages the reader in spirals in which adventure and personal inner quest constantly interact, depicting unforgettable characters and moments of deep spiritual reflections.

Following the communitarian living spirit of those years and reactualizing Gandhi’s message, a new idea of Nonviolence emerges for our times: “the connecting notion of Nonviolence”. It carries along a call to ensure that the true altruistic spirit of Nonviolence, which contributed to the rise of the network society, can be fully understood and can be given its right weight in order to avoid that, by pursuing the capitalistic exploitation of new technologies, the fostering of the ego remains the only reigning paradigm.

Nonviolence is more than ever at the foundation of our contemporary world, as Petri explains in Prometheus Beat. The ascension of Universal Nonviolence becomes therefore the new key to understand our present and our future.