Terence Kemp McKenna was an author, lecturer, philosopher and shamanic explorer of the realm of psychedelic states.
He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including metaphysics, alchemy, language, culture, technology, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. He has been described by some as being "so far out, nobody knows what he's talking about", and by others as "the most innovative thinker of our times".
To shake us out of our perceptual torpor, McKenna played the holy fool, the crazy wisdom sage. He pushed our faces in the most exotic, lurid inventions of modern science and technology. What elevated him above most other prophets was that he delivered his prophesies with a wink, an implicit acknowledgement that ultimately reality is stranger than we CAN suppose.
McKenna’s métier was the spoken word — stand-up philosophy that meme-splices Alfred North Whitehead, Marshall McLuhan, James Joyce, William Blake and many others, delivered in a reedy, insinuating voice. Available throughout the Internet with titles like “Having Archaic and Eating it Too” and “Shedding the Monkey,” his lectures are tours de force of verbal virtuosity and pack-rat polymathy, leaping trippingly (in both senses of the word) from quantum mechanics to medieval alchemy, from the chaos theory of Ilya Prigogine to the neo-Platonism of Philo Judaeus.
And so, three books are essential to anyone who'd like to dive deeper into the life and mind of Terence McKenna:
True Hallucinations by Terence McKenna
The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss by Dennis McKenna
Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness by Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna, and Ralph Abraham
TERENCE DIDN'T LIKE ANYONE'S PRIVATE IDAHO BUT HIS OWN.
GETTING INTO A VEHICLE WITHN HIM IS NO OWN RIVER TOWN.
EXCEPT ALONG THE AMOZON LIKE DENIA'SL RIVER NEW GOWN
SECRETLY HEADED FOR MARS THE SHAMAN BECAME A CLOWN.
EVERYTHING THAT WE THINK WE OR BELIEVE IN COMES ONLY FROM WHAT WE SPEAK ABOUT
TO EACH OTHER, INTIMATELY OR UBIQUITOUSLY. WHAT WE LISTEN TO FROM WHAT IS SPOKEN
OF OR READ ALOUD AND CARRY OUT IS WHAT WE EVENTUALLY CREATE. ALL CREATION COMES
FROM VIBRATIONS CAUSING SOUND, ''GOD SPOKE, THEN THERE WAS LIGHT'' IN WORDS' WORLD.
He was probably referring to the Esalen retreat center, where many of his lectures were recorded, and where he hosted many retreats. I'm sure he was referring to some of the more "woo" spiritual practices certain types of seekers tend to favor and which are/were taught at Esalen
I’m a huge believer in the things discussed by Mr.Mckenna...I support safe drug use for enlightenment as well and when I say safe I mean healthy for the body not poisons. Anyway I’ve always been so curious to know how he combatted those critics who claimed that the only reason he saw interstellar beings and such was because the psychoactive drugs he put into his system flawed his reality meter ....making his mind flawed? I mean to say it plainly by a quote I once read by a critic of his... “he took drugs...they fucked him in the head.” I ask this question with all due respect to Terence Mckenna
Terence himself admitted the possibility that he was likely out of his mind, though aided by his peculiar skillset of verbal artistry he was able to carve a respectable living from his articulation of these mind states and the entities he encountered there.
shane matrix stayer...only someone who is unfamiliar with psycho actives could possibly make a statement like that. terrence's critics are people who deep down feel inferior do to their own personal beliefs. what does one do when one feels challenged? one goes on the attack. it's easier to attack than to question one's own ignorance's. psychedelic philosophers are an esoteric society, people who are not members of the society are ignorant of the specific teachings and beliefs which are derived from partaking in the spiritual realms. how can one say someone else's thinking is flawed, when the one speaking is ignorant do to non committal psychoactive exploration?
Shane Fight Geo engineering! Well Unfortunately Mr. Mckenna is no longer with us. But what I think he would say would be like. .. why would it matter if they beleave what you saw was real or a glitch in brain. You really can't argue that can you ? Because it's so untreatable . ....Now my thing is it shouldn't matter if its real or not .because it gave you something to help you or knolage. So there for real it is in a way
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