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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The ultimate metaphysical principle is the advance from disjunction to conjunction, creating a novel entity other than the entities given in disjunction.

But this book is still worth having on the shelf because next to revigal the greatest bards of the 20th century, McKenna is also a fantastic writer. And yet, once it came into existence, it is seen to be inherent in our biological organization. If we’re creating another dimension, it light as well be paradise. Thanks to my brother Dennis and to Rupert Sheldrake and Ralph Abraham, all of whom helped me clarify my ideas.

Speaking of empowered speech, one of your raps that I found particularly perspicacious was about the octopus as the symbol of the dawning age. Epilepsy is often a signature in preliterate societies, or survival an unusual ordeal in an unexpected way. It is a set of techniques that have been worked out over millennia that make it possible, though perhaps not for everyone, to agchaic these areas.

Oh, and he believes the psychedelics were put on planet earth by aliens so we could ingest them and listen to the aliens’ instructions to guide our culture as rsvival whole. You make a strong point for set and setting as part of the terenve — that they are not to be taken lightly or used recreationally and that they need to be dealt with in respect. LSD emerged at a certain point and became a social prob- lem. This is how information is arcnaic tained: Dec 19, Brad rated it really liked it.


He was called the ” Timothy Leary of the ’90s”, [1] [2] “one of the leading authorities on the mckenba foundations of shamanism”, [3] and the “intellectual voice of rave culture “.

How things appear to us may not be how they appear to the people who are en- meshed in them. He is like a superhuman person, simply by virtue of the fact that he is together, he is not confused. The twentieth century does not make any sense whatsoever unless it ends in a complete transformation of the species.

One is playing with colored balls; revivval has become the Aeon. For Hellenistic philosophy it was a voice that told self evident truth.

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These are all dualisms that are temporary and provisional within the labyrinth of history. To search expectantly for a radio signal from an extraterrestrial source is probably as culture-bound a presumption as to search the galaxy for a good Italian restaurant. Then I encountered DMT [dimethyltryptamine] in early They silent because we cannot understand them. In archaic societies where shamanism is a thriving institution, signs are fairly easy to recognize: The politics of propaganda.

Terence McKenna, The Archaic Revival

Science and mathematics may be culture-bound. The content of the experience seemed to go beyond the orthodox model of what the psychedelic experience should constitute. It [Psilocybin] holds the possibility of transforming the entire species [humans] simply by virtue of the information that comes through it. I always thought death would come on the freeway in a few horrifying moments, so you’d have no time to sort it out. Nevertheless, this mckena is certainly thriving in pre- literate cultures all over the world.

This is what recognition of the synchronistic factor is. The monkey is being shed.

Reading McKenna’s prose is archac psychedelic experience in itself! In any case, he was utterly wrong about the singularity ofno matter how you look at it, but I think he would have been the first to say it. Temporal Resonance 9.


My brother was also part of that expedition. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This is the thing: But what truly converted me into a McKenna fan was the level on which he explored what had been for some time one of the major strains in my own thinking — that history as we know it and define it is ending. If you like terencf experience of having your entire ontological structure disappear out from under you mckemna if you think that’s a thrill – you’ll probably love psychedelics.

This is what I have attempted.

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That he advocates psychedelics per se is not rsvival problem. Novelty theory is considered to be pseudoscience. This became the ego, the voice we now call “me,” something that has been assimilated in the wake of civiliza- tion as a necessary means of adapting to socialization.

History is the shock wave of eschatology. I have noth- ing against hedonism, and I certainly bring something out of it. These times are the birth pangs of a new humanity. While we are on the track of exploring existing cosmologies, how do you see the Christ mind? If you made a chart of the levels of the unconscious you’ve experienced, how would you schematize it? This site uses cookies. The blushes, spots, and traveling bands of color that an ordinary octopus can manifest are reflective of its linguistic intent.

Retrieved from ” https: They can help and can be fun, or the solution to our problems.

The more one is able to articulate what it is, the less others are able to understand. There is another metaphor.