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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In contrast, McKenna treats them in an exploitive, sensationalistic style recalling PT Barnum, reducing them to entertainment for relief of jaded boredom: This is the dimension that the psychedelics are adapted to explore: I assume you don’t mean a literal end to the monkey body but a transcendence of the way we see and use the body.

Tom Robbins Seattle, Washington Acknowledgments I WANT to thank the many people and organizations that have invit- ed me to express my opinions in various forums over the years. Priests have gotten control of it and freighted it down with all kinds of thou- shalts and thou-shalt-nots, but the real religious experience is not about that.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: The more one is able to articulate what it is, the less others are able to understand. It is the normal arvhaic when a species prepares to leave the planet. This Baconian collecting of data, with no assumptions about what it might eventually yield, has pushed me to a number of conclusions that I did not anticipate.

As a book that, beautifully jacketed in silver and adorned with an amazing sketch for every enticingly named chapter written by one of the most thought provoking speculators of the future of culture, promised much, I expected more.

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I make the analogy to a birth. Well, I think we’re entering into a further narrowing of op- tions.

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My Life with Terence McKenna ebook 1st ed. That was the proof of the other- ness of the voice. You make a strong point for set and setting as part of the experience — that they are not to be taken lightly or used recreationally and that they need to be dealt with in respect. The goal then is to reassure the mother so that realizes this is natural, this is going to have a achaic, that it is S of the plan. Ignorance forced the mushroom cult into hiding.

In addition rveival choosing to repress the strange abilities of the shaman and the psychic potential of contact with the Other, Western tra- dition has a built-in bias against self-experimentation with hallucino- gens. Shamans are pe- ripheral to tsrence goings on in ordinary social life in every sense of the word.

Five dried grams will flatten the most resistant ego. The signs are all around us. I call it the Logos, and I make no judgments about it. Novelty theory is a pseudoscientific idea [10] [11] that purports to predict the ebb and flow of novelty in the universe as an inherent quality of time, proposing that time is not a constant but has various qualities tending toward either “habit” or “novelty”. And in fact there’s no end to it. In larger gulps, his brew may even heal the ul- cers through which the modern world is bleeding.

It makes life rich and poignant. All possibilities are realized, even possibilities that are mutually exclusive. I mention these “effects” to invite the attention mcenna experimental- ists, whether they be shamans or scientists. New Maps of Hyperspace 90 8. O The purpose of life is to familiarize oneself with [the] after-death body so that the act of dying will not create confusion in the psyche.


The Archaic Revival By Terence McKenna

This happened to me twenty seconds after 1 smoked DMT on a particular day in People of predilection are noticed and encouraged. InMcKenna returned to U. The prehis- toric use of ecstatic plants on this planet is not well understood. Being monkeys, when we encounter a arrchaic object, a kind of cognitive dissonance is set up in our hindbrain.

The Archaic Revival by Terence McKenna

The fact is that the gnosis comes from plants. I took many of the positions he presents in this book with a grain of salt, not due to weakness of argument but because of their speculative nature.

Magic Mushroom Grower’s Guideunder the pseudonyms “O. Actually my first experience with psilocybin was when I en- countered it in South America, in the Amazon.

The psychedelics help to do this be- cause they anticipate the transcendental object. Having months and months to look at it and think about it and talk to people and hear what they have to say, it’s a kind of blessing. The imagination is the true ground of being. The idea that you could achieve a spiritual insight without suffer- ing, soul-searching, flagellation, and that sort of thing, is abhorrent to people because they believe that the vision of these higher dimensions should be vouchsafed to the good, and probably to them only after death.