Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data McKenna, Terence K. The archaic revival: speculations on psychedelic mushrooms, the Amazon, virtual re- . Cited by the L.A. Weekly as “the culture’s foremost spokesman for the psychedelic experience,” Terrence McKenna is an underground legend as a brilliant racon. One of the main themes running through McKenna’s work, and the title of was undergoing what he called an “archaic revival”.
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But his opposite extreme is recklessly irresponsible, and weirdly moralistic in reverse.
They hypothesised this would give them access to the collective memory of the human speciesand would manifest the alchemists ‘ Philosopher’s Stone which they viewed as a “hyperdimensional union of spirit and matter”. That’s why when you experience ecstasy — when mclenna contemplate wholeness — you come down remade in terms of the political and social arena because you have seen the larger picture. I think Aldous Huxley called them “gratuitous graces,” explaining that they were neither necessary nor sufficient for salvation, mckenns they were, nevertheless, a miracle.
Biologist Richard Evans Schultesof Harvard Universitywrote in American Scientist in a review of McKenna’s book Food of the Godsthat it was; “a masterpiece of research and writing” and that it “should be read by every specialist working in the multifarious fields involved with the use of psychoactive drugs.
LSD won’t get through that.
I think that if you do these things right, they give you terrnce to think about. It’s nothing more than that. They are trying to teach some- thing. And to synthesize the idea of a force that usurps the spirit and the inevitability of our awakening to cast off this dark shadow, page Arthur asked how, then, he could be expected to im- prove it.
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Ancient Peoples and Places 3rd ed. McKenna died on April 3,at the age of The Stoned Ape Hypothesis”.
From that point on, we will be eternal somewhere in the solid-state matrix of the translinguistic lens we have become.
Sep 04, William rated it did not like it. Only that which is validated through consensus via certain sanctioned instrumentalities will be accepted as a signal.
Terence McKenna, The Archaic Revival
That he wants people going into a trip to be frightened is breathtaking in its irresponsibility. We’re not prepared for this. Imagine if every problem were solved appropriately, if every re- lationship evolved appropriately, if every act were an appropriate one.
What they have to realize is that they’re wasting their time unless they use the shamanistic tools. That is how McKenna should be read. Where Leary was brilliant and original in both his experimentation and his salesmanship, McKenna is brilliant, scholarly, and priestly in the acrhaic sense of the word. To us the most alien thing in the cosmos is the human soul.
It lifted me out of my ‘intellectual Kansas’ so to speak, haha! It’s not erotic but it is open-hearted. A member of America’s Worst Generation tries to make a case for legalizing dangerous hallucinogens, and fails. That’s where we want to go. We revivval know for sure, because we have never dealt with an alien mathematics or an alien culture except in the occult realm, and that evidence is inadmissible by the guardians of scientific terencd.
I do wish that he had lived to seesince he was so obsessed with what the world would be like on that “fateful Mayan deadline. The mind-set that I always bring to it is simply exploratory and Baconian— the mapping and gath- ering of facts.
Straight peo- ple — skeptical people — if given DMT will be conveyed to what is essentially the hall of the Mountain King with gnome revelry in progress.
I entertain it the way I would any eccentric friend. Then, through interaction with energetic particles, some small number could actually escape into space. There have actually been a number of journeys to the Amazon that I have participated in— the earliest inthe most re- cent in This book was important afchaic my personal development.