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Terence McKenna



Terence McKenna (1946–2000) was an American ethnobotanist, lecturer, author, and advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring, plant-derived psychedelics. Known as “the Timothy Leary of the ‘90s,” he also taught and lectured on a variety of subjects beyond psychedelics, including philosophy, shamanism, metaphysics, technology, and the evolution of human consciousness, and he came up with several theories on the nature of time and humanity, including novelty theory, timewave theory, and the “stoned ape” theory.

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The Best Interview About Drugs : Terence McKenna in Mexico 1996

Probably the most open minded, informative talk on different substances which grow naturally in nature and how there connection with humans have shaped many people's ways of thinking.

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The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History

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 raconteur, adventurer, and expert on the experiential use of mind-altering plants.

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True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise

This mesmerizing, surreal account of the bizarre adventures of Terence McKenna, his brother Dennis, and a small band of their friends, is a wild ride of exotic experience and scientific inquiry.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageNature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick.

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Terence McKenna: Psychedelic Advice

Terence McKenna talks about his personal process for using psilocybin mushrooms, attempts to describe some of the experiences he has had while on psychedelics, and what to do if you're experiencing a "bad trip" - he suggests singing.

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Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness

In this book of “trialogues,” the late psychedelic visionary and shamanologist Terence McKenna, acclaimed biologist and originator of the morphogenetic fields theory Rupert Sheldrake, and mathematician and chaos theory scientist Ralph Abraham explore the relationships between chaos and...

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The Life and High Times of Psychedelic Bard, Terence McKenna

Fueled by a diverse curiosity for the non-ordinary, Terence McKenna’s journey into the mystery was one of a kind. His books, lectures, and lifelong fascination with the “plants of the gods” made him an icon of psychedelic culture in the 1980s, 90s, and beyond.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageChaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.

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DMT—Can We Experience a Different Reality? Russell Brand the Trews (E360)

I look at the description of the experience of DMT by philosopher Terence McKenna.

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The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching

A thoroughly revised edition of the much-sought-after early work by Terence and Dennis McKenna that looks at shamanism, altered states of consciousness, and the organic unity of the King Wen sequence of the I Ching.

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