terrence mckenna: eros & psyche

Psyche was originally the youngest daughter of the king and queen of Sicily, and the most beautiful person on the island. Suitors flocked to ask for her hand. She eventually boasted that she was more beautiful than Aphrodite (Venus) herself, and Aphrodite sent Eros to transfix her with an arrow of desire, to make her fall in love with the nearest person or thing available. But even Eros (Cupid) fell in love with her, and took her to a secret place, eventually marrying her and having her made a goddess by Zeus (Jupiter).

Joe Rogan on Novelty Theory

Novelty theory attempts to calculate the ebb and flow of novelty in the universe as an inherent quality of time. It is an idea conceived of and discussed at length by Terence McKenna from the early 1970s until his death in the year 2000. Novelty theory involves ontology, morphogenesis, and eschatology. Novelty, in this context, can be thought of as newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation. According to McKenna, when "novelty" is graphed over time, a fractal waveform known as timewave zero or simply the timewave results. The graph shows at what times, but never at what locations, novelty is increasing or decreasing.

Terence McKenna - Reclaim Experience

Experience as a general concept comprises knowledge of or skill in or observation of some thing or some event gained through involvement in or exposure to that thing or event. The history of the word experience aligns it closely with the concept of experiment.
The concept of experience generally refers to know-how or procedural knowledge, rather than propositional knowledge: on-the-job training rather than book-learning. Philosophers dub knowledge based on experience "empirical knowledge" or "a posteriori knowledge".

Chapel Perilous - Along the Way to the Mystery

Terence McKenna speaks on Robert Anton Wilson's term "Chapel Perilous" defined by Wikipedia as: "A psychological state in which an individual cannot be certain if he has been aided or hindered by some force outside the realm of the natural world, or if what appeared to be supernatural interference was a product of his own imagination."

Terence Mckenna - The New Jerusalem Is Dawning

Many traditions based on biblical scripture and other writings in the Jewish and Christian religions, such as Protestantism, Orthodox Christianity, and Orthodox Judaism, expect the literal renewal of Jerusalem to some day take place at the Temple Mount in accordance with various prophecies. Dispensationalists believe in a literal New Jerusalem that will come down out of Heaven, which will be an entirely new city of incredible dimensions.

Terence McKenna: Meet The Eschaton

Eschatology (from the Greek ἔσχατος, Eschatos meaning "last" and -logy meaning "the study of", first used in English around 1550.) is a part of theology, philosophy, and futurology concerned with what are believed to be the final events in history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity, commonly referred to as the end of the world. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as "concerned with ‘the four last things: death, judgement, heaven, and hell’.

Terence Mckenna on Truth

Numbers are not concepts consciously invented by men for purposes of calculations. They are spontaneous and autonomous products of the unconsciousas are other archetypal symbols

Terence McKenna: Television Is A Drug

"Television, while chemically non-invasive, nevertheless is every bit as addicting and physiologically damaging as any other drug" (Rivers). An average person will spend about six hours a day watching television, which is approximately equivalent to one third of his/her waking day. "Not unlike other drugs or alcohol, the television experience allows the participant to blot out the real world and enter into a pleasurable and passive state" (Winn 21) Television allows people to forget about their everyday lives, and enter a pleasurable and passive world. This passive ‘trip’ people take when watching television is similar to a ‘trip’ while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Terence McKenna - Ghost Symbol

Mystery is alive in the moment, in the here and now. It just simply lies on the other side of a barrier of courage. And it isn't even that high of barrier, it's just is a barrier high enough to keep out the insincere and the misdirected. But for those who will claim it, in midst of the historical chaos in the late 20th century they become the archaic pioneers. They become the first people to carry the ouroboric serpent around to its own tail, and to make a closer. - Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna says to know your meme

We glorify the creative potential of the individual, the rights of the individual. We understand the felt-presence of experience is what is most important. But the culture is a perversion. It fetishizes objects, creates consumer mania, it preaches endless forms of false happiness, endless forms of false understanding in the form of squirrelly religions and silly cults. It invites people to diminish themselves and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines - meme processors of memes passed down from Madison Avenue and Hollywood...

- Terrence McKenna

Terence McKenna - the felt moment

Have you ever noticed how ahh, there's this quality to reality which comes and goes, and kind of ebbs and flows and nobody ever mentions it or has a name for it except some people call it a 'bad hair day' or some people say 'Things are really weird recently.' And I think we never notice it and we never talk about it because we're embedded in a culture that expects us to believe that all times are the same, and that your bank account doesn't fluctuate except according to the vicissitudes of your own existence. In other words, every moment is expected to be the same and yet this isn't what we experience.

Cognition Factor: True Hallucinations

According to McKenna, there's a "rough ride ahead" as we travel time's fractal rollercoaster to the year 2012, when something--maybe something good, maybe something bad--is scheduled to occur. It might take the form of rapture, an interplanetary collision, the invention of time travel, or a manifestation of high gnosticism in which the death of matter sparks a spiritual renewal. Strangely, not every listener agree with McKenna's intuition.

Terence McKenna - The Big Bang

Terence McKenna discusses the illogical nature of the idea that the universe began from nothing in a single instant. From his famous talk, "Eros & The Eschaton."

Terence Mckenna 2012 theory

"Timewave zero" is a numerological formula that purports to calculate the ebb and flow of "novelty", defined as increase in the universe's interconnectedness, or organised complexity, over time. According to Terence McKenna, who conceived the idea over several years in the early-mid 1970s while using psilocybin mushrooms and DMT, the universe has a teleological attractor at the end of time that increases interconnectedness, eventually reaching a singularity of infinite complexity in 2012, at which point anything and everything imaginable will occur simultaneously.

Terence Mckenna - To wrap it all up...

McKenna serves as this hidden world's most visible "altered statesman." He has written five books two with his brother(Dennis) and has developed a worldwide following. Brainy, eloquent, and hilarious, McKenna applies his Irish gift of gab to making a simple case: Going through life without trying psychedelics is like going through life without having sex.

Timewave Zero 2012 Prophecy Uncovered

In this lecture titled "Appreciating Imagination" Terence McKenna reveals some of the secrets regarding timewave zero and the mushroom-induced prophecy; more accurate representation of 2012 and McKenna's philosophy than is normally spewed out as a surface-level thinking on McKenna's works.

Terence McKenna -- Tree of Knowledge

Terence McKenna discusses many different topics dealing with the attainment and utilization of knowledge.

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