Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Terence McKenna - Reclaim Your Mind



Terence McKenna Biography

Born in 1946, author and explorer Terence McKenna has spent the last twenty-five years in the study of the ontological foundations of shamanism and the ethno-pharmacology of spiritual transformation. McKenna, the founder of Novelty Theory, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a distributed major in Ecology, Resource Conservation and Shamanism. After graduation he traveled extensively in the Asian and New World Tropics, becoming specialized in the shamanism and ethno-medicine of the Amazon Basin. With his brother Dennis, he is the author of The Invisible Landscape and Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Growers' Guide. A study of the impact of psychotropic plants on human culture and evolution Food of the Gods has recently been published by Bantam, and a book of essays and conversations, The Archaic Revival quickly followed from Harper San Francisco. Most recently a group of discursive chats, Trialogues at the Edge of the West, with mathematician Ralph Abraham and British biologist Rupert Sheldrake, has been published in English, German, French and Spanish editions. His latest book is, True Hallucinations, a narrative of spiritual adventure in the jungles of the Colombian Amazon. He recently appeared on a number of CDs and live performances with musical groups such as The Shamen and Zuvuya in England and Space/Time in San Francisco. Other titles and CD releases are also being planned. McKenna is the father of two children, a girl fourteen and a boy seventeen. Currently he lives in Hawaii, where he divides his time between writing and lecturing. His most recent interests include web site building and multimedia modeling of historical processes using Novelty Theory, a branch of fractal dynamics invented by McKenna.

Edit: he died :(

51 comments:

  1. Interesting video / writeup.

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  2. That video was pretty good, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Nice review, although my net is slow at the moment so the video will have to wait.

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  4. nice review, learn a lot from this blog :)

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  5. makes me feel like maybe I'm doing something wrong in my life :/

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  6. Nice post, interesting video :)

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  7. Interesting, but I don't like McKenna. I'm a Derren Brown man.

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  9. Good post mate, keep it up. New follower here. Love the philosophical garble in here.

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  10. that's a really good videom sad to hear about him dying :(

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  11. I bet he was high 95% of the time

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  12. I like his words but his speaking could put me to sleep. Nice post.

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  13. Time for some research into Novelty Theory

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  14. I've wanted to read Food of the Gods for a while now. It's on my list of things to buy... :D

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  15. This is fascinating, great post!

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  16. His voice is creepy. It is true though, recommend the video.

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  17. Man, I can't even drink caffine without my heart and body spazzing out. I won't ever be able to do anything like that.

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  18. I was so amazed reading that, then I got so sad when you mentioned he was dead at the end ;(

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  19. Great post. sad about him dying.

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  20. i have heard almost all of his lectures!
    he has some points..

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  21. Very interesting, but it can sound kind of scammy ;)

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  22. Creativity is key to evolution and this post just destroys my blog.

    :(

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  23. Lol the edit was so anticlimactic.

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  24. Well that was the most depressing edit I have read in a while. <.<

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  25. omg i dont want him to be dead he is such a nice boy

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  26. McKenna was an amazing person. So many things he says just seems so right.

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  27. sounds like an interesting character.

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  28. I've never heart of him but now I'm interested.

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  29. Everyone I know loves this guy.

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  30. He lived an interesting life.

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  31. This guy did it all, he knew what was up.

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  32. his stuff is so inspiring, sad he's gone :(

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  33. There is a chance you're qualified to get a free $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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