Monkeys Discover Hyperspace - Terence Mckenna

The term "hallucinogen" is a misnomer because these drugs do not cause hallucinations at typical doses. Hallucinations, strictly speaking, are perceptions that have no basis in reality, but that appear entirely realistic. A typical "hallucination" induced by a psychedelic drug is more accurately described as a modification of regular perception, and the subject is usually quite aware of the illusory and personal nature of their perceptions.

Everyone Can Hear - Terence McKenna

We are caged by our cultural programming. Culture is a mass hallucination, and when you step outside the mass hallucination you see it for what it's worth.- TMK

Pulling Rabbits - Terence McKenna

“You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding.”
Terence McKenna

How Evolution Occurs: 1984 Terence McKenna

Evolution (or more specifically biological or organic evolution) is the change over time in one or more inherited traits found in populations of individuals

Terence Mckenna - Empowering the individual

Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, or economic strength of individuals and communities. It often involves the empowered developing confidence in their own capacities.

The Twin - Terence McKenna

In this lecture, Terence McKenna talks about the tragic situation we humans have placed ourselves in, and ways in which the boundry dissolution effects of psychedelic medicines can possibly save our species from what appears to be a certain extinction. . . . "What the psychedelic experience does, really, is it stretches the envelope of the imaginable."

"It seems to me that culture, at least this culture, is a shabby lie."

Terence Mckenna - Another Earth

Terence speaks on his idea, that came to him, while doing his usual meditations, about how it might have come to be, that our planet has a twin, which was divided in time, by certain events. and perhaps the other earth is now returning.

Terence McKenna - Approaching the Eschaton

Approaching the Eschaton is based on selected remarks by Terence McKenna in a recently released interview conducted in 1998 in Hawaii by John Buzard. The full one hour + interview, is available on Vimeo at

Terence Mckenna destroys Relativism

Relativism is sometimes (though not always) interpreted as saying that all points of view are equally valid, in contrast to an absolutism which argues there is but one true and correct view. In fact, relativism asserts that a particular instance Y exists only in combination with or as a by-product of a particular framework or viewpoint X, and that no framework or standpoint is uniquely privileged over all others. That is, a non-universal trait Y (e.g., a particular practice or convention for example). Notably, this is not an argument that all instances of a certain kind of framework (say, all languages) do not share certain basic universal commonalities (say, grammatical structure and vocabulary) that essentially define that kind of framework and distinguish it from other frameworks (for example, linguists have criteria that define language and distinguish it from the mere communication of other animals).

Terrence McKenna: On Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake is a work of comic fiction by Irish author James Joyce, significant for its experimental style and resulting reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of seventeen years, and published in 1939, two years before the author's death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. The entire book is written in a largely idiosyncratic language, consisting of a mixture of standard English lexical items and neologistic multilingual puns and portmanteau words, which many critics believe attempts to recreate the experience of sleep and dreams. Owing to the work's expansive linguistic experiments, stream of consciousness writing style, literary allusions, free dream associations, and its abandonment of the conventions of plot and character construction, Finnegans Wake remains largely unread by the general public.

The Dreamtime

It's a kind of self fulfilling prophecy. We are contributing to it as we uncover it within ourselves. Something is calling us toward itself and as we approach it we become more like it. Something is sculpting out of the primate body over a couple of million years an entirely different kind of creature and as we go to meet this thing, we are taking on more and more of
it's characteristics. It's god-like power, it's ability to span space and time. And when we finally do reach it I imagine there will be a kind of effortless moment of merging and recognition.

March Forth - A Message of Hope

I think there is a tendency to despair and to panic and to nihilism. And religion has failed. What religion gives us is what we saw last week in Texas. They can only concieve of phase transition as Apocalypse, as Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods. That ISN'T what it is. We are closing distance with the first moments of true human civilization. When people actually do treat eachother with respect. When there actually is a place made for the celebration of human differences.

The World Is Not What it Appears to Be

The world is becoming more and more irrational, more and more fought with anomaly. Not only flying saucers, but Bigfoot and the crop circles. There will be more and more of this stuff, as we approach the moment of concrescence. And to the degree that one can clear themselves of the momentum of past presupposition, the transcendental object at the end of time actually comes into view. Plato said 'time is the moving image of eternity'.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Life - Terence McKenna

A radio telescope is a form of directional radio antenna used in radio astronomy. The same types of antennas are also used in tracking and collecting data from satellites and space probes. In their astronomical role they differ from optical telescopes in that they operate in the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum where they can detect and collect data on radio sources. Radio telescopes are typically large parabolic ("dish") antennas used singly or in an array. Radio observatories are preferentially located far from major centers of population to avoid electromagnetic interference (EMI) from radio, TV, radar, and other EMI emitting devices. This is similar to the locating of optical telescopes to avoid light pollution, with the difference being that radio observatories are often placed in valleys to further shield them from EMI as opposed to clear air mountain tops for optical observatories.

Terence McKenna reads the Hasheater

At this point we are at the dawn of the resurgence of marijuana in the United States and the emergence of psychedelics in the English-speaking world. Researchers, like pioneering mescaline researcher Heinrich Kl├╝ver, looked to Ludlow’s seminal writings on the psychedelic experience for insight on the new drugs that were being discovered and synthesized.

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