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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Although these things will not come as a surprise to anyone who is familiar with McKenna’s work, it is good to have it on the shelf, since youtube videos don’t fit there yet.

This reminded me of the channeled books I read many years ago in which entities calling kckenna the Pleiadians claimed to actually be us from a distant future.

The Archaic Revival By Terence McKenna

DMT was so much more powerful, so much alien, raising all kinds of issues about what is reality, what is lan- guage, what is the self, what is three-dimensional space and time, all the questions I became involved with over the next twenty years or so. What if you’re wrong and the world still has so much sick- ness in ?

McKenna, along with his brother Dennis, developed a technique for cultivating psilocybin mushrooms using spores they brought to America from the Amazon. We are barely able to assimilate these things.

It’s clearly a crisis of two things: But his opposite extreme is recklessly irresponsible, and weirdly moralistic in mckenna. What is the empirical evi- dence of its being only two thousand years old? Event occurs at 2: The notion was very strong in Fritjof Capra’s talk that science needs a new suit of clothes and then it will be adequate for conveying the unfolding nature of reality.


The natural history of the planet. Scholar, theoretician, explorer, dreamer, pioneer, fanatic, and spellbinder, as well as ontological tailor, McKenna combines an erudite, if somewhat original, overview of history with a genuinely visionary ap- proach to the millennium. People of predilection are noticed and encouraged.

Twentieth-century history is not simply a fluke or an anoma- ly — it is the culmination of a process that has been in motion for as long as the planet has been in existence.

Did I speak in tongues? It is not there; it is not there in any tradition familiar to me. How does ,ckenna integrate with your sensibility? If I were unique, then le of my conclusions would have any meaning outside the context of yself. As one of the few who dared to converse with the mushroom Logos, knowing how to handle the linguistic is McKenna’s expertise, next to botany. Jan 03, John mckfnna it really liked it.

The trick is to figure out what’s going to happen that allows you to relate. I’m saying that, granted the situation, if one is not terrified then one must be somewhat out of contact with the full dynamics of what is hap- pening.

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Things are either one or the other. I hope his motives for a new generation of seekers is met with mckebna abundance of bravery. The distinction between these two may be cultural convention. Conversations for the New Millennium. Reival 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.

The more one is able to articulate what it is, the revvival others are able to understand. I think that it will come, but I think it will come in the late nineties, that we still have much to go through. These early descriptions of the effects of hallucinogens are like the exaggerated and romantic accounts that European explorers carried home with them from the New World.


American Scientist Book review. Colorado Springs Gazette — Telegraph.

Terence McKenna

Being one of the few intellectuals out there who thoroughly experimented with altered states of consciousness, he gained access to the regions of mind and reality the rationalists of modern academia have completely missed. Three stars because I just didn’t enjoy it as much when compared to Food of the Gods, yet it wasn’t as bad as some of his less-inspired books which were pretty bad.

For a subject so filled with psychedelic adventure, it got boring. However, look at something like the phenomenon of language in our species.

I was not set up for this. All religions anticipate the transcendental object. He thinks anything natural, plant or animal based, should not be illegal mclenna that additional research could ill The book was compulsively readable and activated my imagination with all kinds of theories about the nature of consciousness and psychedelics.

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As the title, The Archaic Revival, gerence, McKenna has found a key to the future in the dung heap of the past. Nov 05, Mark rated it really liked it. The x-factor, as it may be, is in us: