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By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

We've painted ourselves into a corner where the only choice is real nightmare - triage, epidemic disease, famine, fascism, the collapse of human rights - or a leap to an entirely different level. We've taken business-as-usual off the menu. Now only the extreme possibilities loom.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The most beautiful things in the universe are inside the human mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

It is the people who are 'far out' who are gaining advantage in the evolutionary jostling for efficacious strategies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

DMT is a reliable method for crossing in to a dimension that human beings have debated the existence of for 50.000 years. Is there an invisible nearby world inhabited by active intelligences with which human beings can communicate? You bet. And if you don't think so, then tell me you don't think so after you've smoked 75mg DMT. Otherwise we just don't have anything to talk about.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

...situations evolve as matter responds to the conditioning of time and space...If you know what is contained in time from its beginning to its end you are somehow no longer in time. Even though you still have a body and still eat and do what you do, you have discovered something that liberated you into a satisfying all-at-oneness.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The ultimate singularity is the Big Bang, which physicists believe was responsible for the birth of the universe. We are asked by science to believe that the entire universe sprang from nothingness, at a single point and for no discernible reason. This notion is the limit case for credulity. In other words, if you can believe this, you can believe anything. It is a notion that is, in fact, utterly absurd, yet terribly important. Those so-called rational assumptions flow from this initial impossible situation. Western religion has its own singularity in the form of the apocalypse, an event placed not at the beginning of the universe but at its end. This seems a more logical position than that of science. If singularities exist at all it seems easier to suppose that they might arise out of an ancient and highly complexified cosmos, such as our own, than out of a featureless and dimensionless mega-void.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

We love to congratulate ourselves on the forward-leaning liberal society that we live in, and the truth is it's a bunch of rattle snake-handling fundamentalists that are much closer to Stalin than they are to FDR or anybody else like that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

It's getting funnier because everybody's categories are disintegrating, and the cult of political correctness dictates that we never point out that other people don't make sense.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The real justification for psychedelics is that they feed new data into your model.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

It's as though a certain level of intoxication with the mushroom is the precondition for being able to communicate, but is not itself enough.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Belief is a toxic and dangerous attitude toward reality. After all, if it's there it doesn't require your belief- and if it's not there why should you believe in it?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

I would argue that it's almost better to do heroin than to watch TV. At least when you're doing heroin you're responsible for your own reveries and thought processes. When you're mainlining TV what is it but endless messages to fetishize products?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

I believe in extraterrestrials, but I believe that real extraterrestrials are so peculiar that the job is to recognize them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Our ability to destroy ourselves is the mirror image of our ability to save ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

If you sit down with a person, or a watermelon for that matter, when you're stoned and sing into it, the quality of the hallucination is such that there is a way of thinking about it where you could say, 'This is an acoustical hologram of the interior of their body.'" I don't say that.I just say, "My goodness isn't it strange that I seem to be able to see inside of the watermelon when I'm doing this.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The way I think of the psychedelics is, they are catalysts to the imagination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

There will be difficult moments in a five-gram trip, but on the other hand certain questions will be solved forever for you, because you will validate the existence of this dimension. You will see what your relationship to it is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The Internet is the global brain, the cyberspacially connected, telepathic, collective domain that we've all been hungering for.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

There is an angel within the monkey struggling to get free, and this is what the historical crisis is all about.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Biology seems to be a chemical strategy for amplifying quantum mechanical indeterminacy so that it leaves the subatomic realm and can be present in a hundred and forty five pound block of meat.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

What is always left out of descriptions of the psychedelic state, the deep psychedelic state, is how weird it is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

What the churches are peddling is high abstraction, and you really have to work yourself up into a lather to be able to accept that as worthy of that kind of attention. The psychedelic subset of society is into an experience, and it's accessible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Inside the boundaries of the old paradigm there's no hope, there's no way out of the box of capitalism, monogamy, consumer fetishism, egoism, money worship, no way out. No way. No way out!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Shamanism is not some obscure concern of cultural anthropologists. Shamanism is how religion was practiced for its first million years. Up until about 12,000 years ago there was no other form of religion on this planet. That was how people attained some kind of access to the sacred.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The testimony of DMT, for me, is that there is a nearby dimension, teeming with intelligences, that from one of the more conservative perspectives seems like an ecology of souls.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

And I don't mean this metaphorically. I want to be taken seriously as proposing that the ennui of modernity is the consequence of a disruptive symbiotic relationship between ourselves and vegetable nature.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The 'hard swallow' built into science is this business about the Big Bang. ... This is the notion that the universe, for no reason, sprang from nothing in a single instant. ... Notice that this is the limit test for credulity. . . . It's the limit case for likelihood.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The miracle of our predicament is not how long everything has been in place but how brief it all has been.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Our assumptions are the edges of our worlds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Anything which must be understood by millions of people is so hopelessly divorced from how it is that it becomes a form of fiction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The discs which haunt the skies of Earth indicate that the unconscious cannot be kept waiting forever. These things are going to have to be dealt with.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Psychedelics are not flashlights into the chaos of the Freudian unconscious, they are tools for mathematically unpacking your mind into a higher dimensional space. In the Newtonian and print created space that we are walking around in you, are like a self extracting archive, that hasn't self extracted itself yet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

We can move no faster than the evolution of our language, and this is certainly part of what the psychedelics are about: they force the evolution of language.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The monkey body has carried us to this moment of release, but we are coming more and more to exist in a world made by the human imagination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

A birth is a death. Everything you treasure, and believe in, and love, and relate to is destroyed for you when you leave the womb. And you are launched into another modality, a modality that perhaps you would not have chosen but that you cannot do anything about.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

We can understand first of all that what is happening in the world of becoming, the world we all experience as beings, is that novelty is entering into being, and it is changing the modalities of the real world toward greater and greater levels of integration.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The content of the dialogue with 'the Other' is a content that indicates that man's horizons are infinitely bright, that death is in fact, well, as Thomas Vaughn put it, 'the body is the placenta of the soul'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The western mind, because of it's unique history, is the most sensitive mind to the impact of psychedelics.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

This is in fact what shamanism is all about, what the end of history is all about, what psychedelic drugs are all about, we are edge-walking on an ontological transformation of what it means to be human.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The Gaian process is more than a process. It is s self-reflecting entelechy of some sort.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

The state in the matter of drugs should not, any more than in the matter of sex, act as the secret agent for the agenda of the church.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

By passing into the psychedelic phase, the space-faring phase, the entire species is passing into adolescence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Within the context of the alchemical vocabulary, the psychedelic experience, as brought to us through plants long in the possession of Aboriginal people, appears to be the identical phenomena.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

What's popularly known as the evolution of consciousness, in other words that the expansion of cognitive repertoire that occurs in human beings, which has always been a great puzzle to evolutionary theory, I believe, occurred in the presence of a kind of catalyst for the human imagination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Perhaps, you know, new laws, new domains of potential openness are occurring as the universe ages, and complexity previously disallowed is now possible, and we are that complexity. We are nature moving out of its genetic phase - a phase under the control of chemical genes, which are physical structures, in to an epigenetic phase, a phase of culture ruled by codes, transformable culturally confined codes - mathematics, religion, philosophy, art, dance, humor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Although whenever you have intelligent life in the presence of large explosions, a safe bet is that the intelligent life is responsible for the large explosion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Art's task is to save the soul of mankind.. anything less is a dithering while Rome burns.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

And what is shamanism but philosophy with a hands-on attitude. Philosophy not made around the camp fire, but philosophy based on the acquisition of extreme experience. That's how you figure out what the world is, not by bicycling around in the burbs, but by forcing extreme experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terence Mckenna

Culture is the greatest barrier to your enlightenment, your education, and your decency.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

So I submit to you that what we represent is a Fifth Column, a Fifth Column that represents the best aspirations that human community is capable of, a Fifth Column that is willing to look at the structure of the psyche in contrast to the mess of society, and willing to dream.