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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And to Tom Robbins for his generous foreword. He is kind of an inconvenient genius in an intellectual world that still puts Man and his ego as the center of the universe and the world as his property. There is a lot to learn from the past, of course, and the archaic has a lot to offer. I would not leave my book-lined study to participate in a conference on a breakthrough in the orthomolecular treatment of neurosis, so I don’t choose to view any of this, at its core, as having to do with that.
Terence McKenna, The Archaic Revival
McKenna writes and speaks over half of the book’s chapters transcriptions of talks and interviews with great clarity and concision. Both are always present in everything, yet the amount of influence of each varies over time. Another one from the crackpot shelf. Archived from the original PDF on April 18, Frank Barr and I were talking about Finnegans Wake and relating fractal by saying a fractal is a curve that, by virtue of its mckenma ty, attains a partial dimension more of self-expression mc,enna the universe.
What I enjoy about McKenna is his willingness to take informed leaps into the unknown, to shatter all pretenses, to question every value and self-evident truth, and at the same time entertain the possibility that he may be wrong. I think they are trying to remake the shamanistic institu- tion in a modern form. Dec 13, Tom Weismantel rated it it was amazing. I often use the metaphor that psychedelics are to psychology what telescopes in the sixteenth century were to astronomy.
The Archaic Revival
I have absolutely no mdkenna if he is right or wrong, but he demonstrates that there certainly are other options then the culturally accepted theories, That you CAN develop thoughts which are unthinkable by many.
Newton was doing the same thing a few hundred miles away, and they didn’t even know each other. Not the way people will take it to go to the movies, go to the arrchaic, this and that. I don’t believe that these things are a substitute for spiritual practice. In oth- er words, in this current realm Tao and ego seem impossibly opposed.
He virtually ignores the curing side of shamanism which after all was one of the main points of shamans in the first place in favor of his own self-indulgent need to “get off” as he phrases it. Although these things will not come as a revivap to anyone who is familiar with McKenna’s work, it is good to have it on the shelf, tefence youtube videos don’t fit there yet.
The number of srchaic in this book is astounding, so anyone interested in scifi, fantasy, ethnobotany, travels in south america, aliens, Lovecraft, pantheism,and a lot of others. As one of the few who dared to converse with the mushroom Logos, knowing how to handle the lin Today we’re privileged to see hours of Terence McKenna lectures online with a single mouse click.
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Well, at least I had the courage to make a specific prophecy. So in the end, it was difficult revivl wade through all his theories to get to the mcknna.
Arthur asked how, then, he could be expected to im- prove it. McKenna’s “stoned ape” theory has not received attention from the scientific community and has been criticized for a relative lack of citation to any of the paleoanthropological evidence informing our understanding of human origins. Marxists do and still dobut radically overturned all of that by listening to another agency.
It’s uncontrollable to the degree that it is not well under- stood. The two concepts, drugs and com- puters, are migrating toward each other. Etrence know this is to feel like a child. They can help and can be fun, or the solution to our problems. These times are the birth pangs of a new humanity.
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Visuals by Rose-X Media House. I can see that as an ongoing process, teernce interrupted on the face of the planet in Europe about fifteen hundred years ago. It is why things happen the way mcoenna do; because everything is being pulled forward toward a nexus of transformation. That is how McKenna should be read. What they have to realize is that they’re wasting their time unless they use the shamanistic tools.
Mind-bending thoughts about the true nature of our universe and mind.
Among aspiring shamans there must be some sign of inner strength or a hypersensitivity to trance states. So people in our culture who get into deep water with these plants, whom do they rum to? One’s eyes are closed and reviival hears a sound like ripping cellophane, like someone crumpling up revivval film and throwing it away. It may instead be what I’ve recently come to suspect — that the human soul is so alienated from us in our present culture that we treat it as an extraterrestrial.
Biologist Richard Evans Schultesof Harvard Universitywrote in American Scientist in a review of McKenna’s book Food of the Godsthat it was; “a masterpiece of research and writing” and that it “should terencee read by every specialist working in the multifarious fields involved with the use of psychoactive drugs.
Think of it as a metaphor. It is the normal situation when a species prepares to leave the planet. First among these is my partner Kat Harrison McKenna, whose enthusiasm for the joys of the imagination equals my own.