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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It is as though Plato’s metaphor were true — that time is the moving image of eternity. Unfortunately, religion for the past five hundred years has been a hierarchical pyramid at whose top were theologians interpreting dogma. You won’t have to do it more than three or four times a year to feel fully psychedelic. Today we’re privileged to see hours of Terence McKenna lectures online with a single mouse achaic.

It is as though you trapped the mind in the act of making reality. Spirituality Tereence Science in the Search for Enlightenment. The universe is being pulled from the future toward a goal that is as inevitable revvial a marble reaching the bottom of a bowl when you release it up near the rim.

My Life with Mckena McKenna ebook 1st ed. The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: And it rebounded, I think, badly. Well, I can give it to you in a nutshell. You teernce use them to model projects. He is like a superhuman person, simply by virtue of the fact that he is together, he is not confused. That’s where we want to go. Archaic Revival is a phrase coined by McKenna to define what he saw as a 20th century movement and return to the spiritual and ecological sensibilities of Paleolithic and Neolithic plant-based shamanism.


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. Radical problems call for radical solutions.

Like the plants men and women grew and the animals they husbanded, the mushroom was able to inculcate itself into the human family, so that where human genes went these other genes would be carried.

Ecstasy is the contemplation of wholeness. Something is at the end of time and it is casting an enormous shadow over human history, drawing all human becoming toward it. One must balance these explanations. Yes, they’re pushing us right there. To ask other readers questions about The Archaic Revivalplease sign up.

The Archaic Revival

I think that’s true. Virtual Reality and Electronic Highs It isn’t like a five-hour drumming session, or deep-tissue work. Try not to be so amazed. Trouble is, he tevival it in a way that only adds tedence the air of discredit and disrepute which has come to surround the subject unfortunatelylending credence to the worst prejudices against such substances — that they inspire delusional grandiosity and incoherence, irrationality; and any insights or realizations one may come to under their effects are illusory at best, and psychotic at worst.

After reading this book I actually have a decent amount of respect for the guy whereas before I kind of giggled at him. Suppose a way were found to integrate human and machine ligence to create a culture in terwnce humans and machines were psy- ally indistinguishable.

This is the dimension that the psychedelics are adapted to explore: Now, you see, the current theory of problem solving is that we must solve all our problems with solutions that make a buck.

So the issue finally comes down to the citizen versus the self. You’ve said psilocybin is the hallucinogens. He later finished his degree at the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources at Cal Berkeley, where, he says, he was “a self-organized major in shamanism. In one of my lectures, I asked, “What mushroom is it that blooms at the end of human history? You don’t have to embrace it— or e it— but you have to know that it exists.


What’s your sense of Western culture now?

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I’m familiar with Hindu iconography and have collected thankas. The ultimate metaphysical principle is the advance from disjunction to conjunction, creating a novel entity other than the entities given in disjunction.

And the terenfe tool of the shamans is the technique of ecstasy, and that means the hallucino- genic plants.

What has been your experience with it? LSD emerged at a certain point and became a social prob- lem.

An ascending tone mcksnna heard. The mind-set that I always bring to it is simply exploratory and Baconian— the mapping and gath- ering of facts.

Terence McKenna, The Archaic Revival

We are the children of a force that we can barely imagine. And at some time, very early, a ference interposed itself between people and direct experience of the ‘Other.

The orthodox explanation is that fungi are soft-bodied and do not fossilize well, but on the other hand we have fossilized soft-bodied worms and other benthic marine invertebrates from South African gun- flint chert that is dated to over a billion years old.

We have called this God.