Terence McKenna

Born: November 16, 1946

Die: April 3, 2000

Occupation: Philosopher

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Terence McKenna

Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift...

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Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced.

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Without sounding too cliche, the Internet really is the birth of global mind.

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We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat.

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The discs which haunt the skies of Earth indicate that the unconscious cannot be kept waiting forever. These things are going to have to be dealt with.

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The war on drugs was never meant to be won. Instead, it will be prolonged as long as possible in order to allow various intelligence operations to wring the last few hundreds of millions of dollars in...

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Who is to say what is real and what is not?'Real' is a distinction of a naïve mind...

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The quality of rhetoric emanating from the psychedelic community must improve radically. If it does not, we will forfeit the reclamation of our birthright and all opportunity for exploring the psychedelic...

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Psychedelic experiences and dreams are chemical cousins; they are only different in degree.

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Our culture difinitely takes an egocentric dominator view. The fear of the psychedelic experience is quite literally the fear of losing control. Dominator types today don't understand that it's not important...

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If psychedelics are exopheromones that dissolve the dominant ego, then they are also enzymes that synergize the human imagination and empower language. They cause us to connect and reconnect the contents...

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The psychedelic issue is a civil rights and civil liberties issue. It is an issue concerned with the most basic of human freedoms: religious practice and the privacy of the individual mind.

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When we look within ourselves with psilocybin, we discover that we do not have to look outward toward the futile promise of life that circles distant stars in order to still our cosmic loneliness. We should...

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I think what's really happening is that a dialogue opens up between the ego and these larger, more integrated parts of the psyche that are normally hidden from view.

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Reality itself is not static. This is one of the things that the psychedelic is trying to put across, that the reality we're embedded in is itself some kind of an organism and is evolving toward a conclusion.

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We can move no faster than the evolution of our language, and this is certainly part of what the psychedelics are about: they force the evolution of language.

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The social consequence of the psychedelic experience is clear thinking -which trickles down as clear speech. Empowered speech.

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We are alienated, so alienated that the self must disguise itself as an extraterrestrial in order not to alarm us with the truly bizarre dimensions that it encompasses.

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It is no coincidence that a rebirth of psychedelic use is occuring as we acquire the technological capability to leave the planet. The mushroom visions and the transformation of the human image precipitated...

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There is a belief that there is a hyperobject called Overmind, or God, that casts a shadow into time. History is our group experience if this shadow. As one draws closer and closer to the source of the...

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The pro-psychedelic plant position is clearly an antidrugs position. Drug dependencies are the result of habitual, unexamined, and obsessive behavior; these are precisely the tendencies in our psychological...

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The engineers of the future will be poets.

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Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus...

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You're immortal as long as you live.

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The immediate future of man lies in the imagination and in seeking the dimension where the imagination can be expressed.

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You know what, I'm stoned, and I'm proud.

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The imagination is a dimension of nonlocal information

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So you know what we have to do is stop looking for leadership from the top, because the least among us make their way into those positions of power... So what we have to do is knock off this fantasy of...

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The other night I searched (the Web) for 'self-transforming elf machines.' There were 36 hits! It surprised me. I sort of use the search engine like an oracle. I've used the phrase for DMT, 'Arabian hyperspace.'...

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Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored. Shamanism has always known this, and shamanism has always, in its most authentic expressions, taught...

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I'm not trying to sign people up to a creed, I'm much more interested in the people that disagree. These ideas are powerful but this isn't mysticism in the ordinary sense to be protected by mumblings about...

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History is the in-rushing toward what the Buddhists call the realm of the densely packed, a transformational realm where the opposites are unified.

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We have to claim anarchy and realize that systems have a life of their own that is anti-humanist. There is definitely an anti-humanist tendency in all systems.

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We have outlived this embryo, this human cradle, and now it's time to be up and about the great business of becoming citizens of the galaxy and at home with our own heart.

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What WE represent is the nexus of concrescent novelty that has been moving itself together, complexifying itself, folding itself in upon itself for billions and billions of years. There is, so far as we...

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We have wandered into a state of prolonged neurosis because of the absence of a direct pipeline to the unconscious and we have then fallen victim to priestcraft of every conceivable sort.

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This is what they have suppressed so long. This is why they are so afraid of the psychedelics, because they understand that once you touch the inner core of your own and someone else's being you can't...

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What good is a theory of how the universe works if it’s a series of tensor equations that, even when understood, come nowhere tangential to experience? The only intellectual or noetic or spiritual path...

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We have to recognize that the world is not something sculptured and finished, which we as perceivers walk through like patrons in a museum; the world is something we make through the act of perception.

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If you charge off with some political agenda that is not informed by clarity, you are going to end up with business as usual. The road to hell is paved with good intentions but it is not paved with clarity.

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It's a product of the fractal laws that govern the world at an informational level. There is no deeper truth.

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That's what a god is. Somebody who knows more than you do about whatever you're dealing with.

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People have a right to get stoned. They have a right to think and explore their own minds. This is as intimate a part of their being as their sexuality. Any culture which mitigates that is clearly afraid...

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Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.

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Culture is your operating system.

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The current operating system [culture] is flawed. It actually has bugs in it that generate contradictions. We're cutting the earth from beneath our own feet. We're poisoning the atmosphere that we breathe....

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Culture is a perversion. It fetishizes objects, creates consumer mania, it preaches endless forms of false happiness, endless forms of false understanding in the form of squirrelly religions and silly...

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Only psychos and shamans create their own reality

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Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.

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Even as the nineteenth century had to come to grips with the notion of human descent from apes, we must now come to terms with the fact that those apes were stoned apes.

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This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.

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I think the real test of psychedelics is what you do with them when you're not on them, what kind of culture you build, what kind of art, what kind of technologies... What's lacking in the Western mind...

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LSD burst over the dreary domain of the constipated bourgeoisie like the angelic herald of a new psychedelic millennium. We have never been the same since, nor will we ever be, for LSD demonstrated, even...

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The only real experience that counts, is your own.

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Ultimately what we're touching is the invisible, all-pervasive intelligence that surrounds us and penetrates us. It is grooming us to be able to tolerate its splendor. It can't just reveal itself openly...

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DMT is a reliable method for crossing in to a dimension that human beings have debated the existence of for 50.000 years. Is there an invisible nearby world inhabited by active intelligences with which...

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The surface of things is not where attention should rest.

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Closure is a neurotic and infantile demand to make upon reality, other people, or language.

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I don't believe consciousness is generated in the brain any more than television programs are made inside my TV. The box is too small.

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Alchemy is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit from matter.

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How do we fight back? By creating art.

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Belief is a toxic and dangerous attitude toward reality. After all, if it's there it doesn't require your belief- and if it's not there why should you believe in it?

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Art's task is to save the soul of mankind.. anything less is a dithering while Rome burns.

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Nature has an economy, an elegance, a style, that if we could but emulate it we could rise out of the rubble we are making out of the planet

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As a society we cannot seem to make peace with nature. As individuals, it's hard for us to be at peace with ourselves.

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Language, thought, analysis, art, dance, poetry, mythmaking: these are the things that point the way toward the realm of the eschaton.

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We can begin the restructuring of thought by declaring legitimate what we have denied for so long. Lets us declare Nature to be legitimate. The notion of illegal plants is obnoxious and ridiculous in the...

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The shaman is not merely a sick man, or a madman; he is a sick man who has healed himself.

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Science does not deal with subjective experience... Well that's too bad because that is all any of us ever have.

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There is nobody who is so enlightened that they don't need to work on themselves.

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You put two egos together and you've either got a conflict, which is always interesting, or better yet, a love affair.

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Time is a topological manifold. It is a surface. Events flow across it like water over land and like water flowing over land, when the land is flat, the water becomes reflective and moves slowly. When...

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We want freedom. We want freedom from the constraints of the cycles of the sun and the moon. We want freedom from drought and weather, freedom from the movement of game, the growth of plants, freedom from...

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Every click of the cosmic clock brings us closer to the process for which the planet called us into existence.

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My hope is that I may bear witness to the fact that there is a great mystery calling to us all, beckoning across the landscape of our history, promising to realize itself and to give real meaning to what...

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If we could feel what we are doing to the Earth, we would stop immediately.

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What is unusual about Earth is that language, literally, has become alive. It has infested matter. It is replicating and defining and building itself. And it is in us.

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It is the imagination that argues for the Divine Spark within human beings. It is literally a decent of the World's Soul into all of us.

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The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.

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Chaos is what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.

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Human history is a Gaian dream.

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We can will the perfect future into being by becoming microcosms of the perfect future.

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The world which we perceive is a tiny fraction of the world which we can perceive, which is a tiny fraction of the perceivable world...

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There is no liberation to compare with freeing oneself from the illusions and delusions of the age in which one lives.

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We don't have to look far for miracles because they're all around us. Everything is astonishing. The universe on it's surface is alive with mystery.

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The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major portions of the planet and it’s only because we live within a bubble of incredible privilege and social insulation...

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Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet.

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The felt presence of immediate experience-- this is all you know. Everything else comes as unconfirmed rumor.

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For talking monkeys to speak of truth is hubris of the highest degree. Where is it writ large that talking monkeys should be able to model the cosmos? If a sea urchin or a racoon were to propose to you...

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There is a spiritual obligation, there is a task to be done. It is not, however, something as simple as following a set of somebody else's rules

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What the psychedelic experience really is, is opening the doorway into a lost continent of the human mind, a continent that we have almost lost all connection to, and the nature of this lost world of the...

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The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas.

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I don’t know what life is like without cannabis, I hear there is such a thing.

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I think the world is growing more psychedelic every day. I'm completely hopeful. . . . This is how it should be. This is what it's like when a species prepares to depart for hyperspace.

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I think the entire message of the psychedelic experience, which is basically the sine qua non of the rebirth of alchemical understanding, the very basis of that understanding is that nature seeks to communicate.

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Part of what is wrong with our society, and hence with ourselves, is that we consume images, we don't produce them. We need to produce, not consume, media.

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Being imposes some kind of obligation to find out what's going on.

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Claim your place in the sun and go forward into the light. The tools are there; the path is known; you simply have to turn your back on a culture that has gone sterile and dead, and get with the programme...

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There is an angel within the monkey struggling to get free, and this is what the historical crisis is all about.

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We are going through the eye of the needle; make sure you leave what you don't need behind

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The psychedelic inner astronaut sees things which no human being has ever seen before, and no other human being will ever see again. But in fact this has no meaning unless it is possible to carry it...

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I believe that the totemic image for the future is the octopus. This is because the squids and octopi have perfected a form of communication that is both psychedelic and telepathic; a model for the human...

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Our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas

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A global society is coming into being, a global society that is made out of information that was not intended to be ours, but is ours, by the mistaken invention of computers and the printing press, information...

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Our ability to destroy ourselves is the mirror image of our ability to save ourselves,

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The major adventure is to claim your authentic, true being, which is not culturally given to you. The culture will not explain to you how to be a real human being. It will tell you how to be banker, politician,...

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Terror of the future can be put out to pasture with psychedelic shamanism.

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Psychedelics are not flashlights into the chaos of the Freudian unconscious, they are tools for mathematically unpacking your mind into a higher dimensional space. In the Newtonian and print created space...

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I often like to think that our map of the world is wrong, that where we have centered physics, we should actually place literature as the central metaphor that we want to work out from. Because I think...

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Nature is not mute, it is a man who is deaf.

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The psychedelic experience is simply a compressed instance of what we call understanding, so that living psychedelically is trying to live in an atmosphere of continuous unfolding of understanding, so...

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My voice speaking is a monkey's mouth making little mouth noises that are carrying agree-upon meaning, and it is meaning that matters. Without the meaning one has only little mouth noises

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You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding.

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We are caught inside a mystery, veiled in an enigma, locked inside a riddle

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We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow...

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The purpose of life is to familiarize oneself with this after-death body so that the act of dying will not create confusion in the psyche.

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Ideology always paves the way toward atrocity.

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It's clearly a crisis of two things: of consciousness and conditioning. We have the technological power, the engineering skills to save our planet, to cure disease, to feed the hungry, to end war; But...

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My technique is don’t believe anything. If you believe in something, you are automatically precluded from believing its opposite.

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Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.

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The problem is not to find the answer, it's to face the answer

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We are the inheritors of a million years of striving for the unspeakable.

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You see, a secret is not something untold. It’s something which can’t be told.

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No one knows enough to worry.

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Nothing comes unannounced, but many can miss the announcement. So it's very important to actually listen to your own intuition rather than driving through it.

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I’ll try to be around and about. But if I’m not, then you know that I’m behind your eyelids, and I’ll meet you there

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You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.

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The race isn't to the swift, it's to the thoughtful.

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If you don't have a plan, you become part of somebody else's plan.

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Human beings are co-partners with deity in the project of being. This is the basis of all magic.

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We tend to disempower ourselves. We tend to believe that we don’t matter. And in the act of taking that idea to ourselves we give everything away to somebody else, to something else.

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We've painted ourselves into a corner where the only choice is real nightmare - triage, epidemic disease, famine, fascism, the collapse of human rights - or a leap to an entirely different level. We've...

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It’s pretty simple, the ethical life. It’s just demanding.

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Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid...

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The monkey body has carried us to this moment of release, but we are coming more and more to exist in a world made by the human imagination.

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Half the time you think your thinking you’re actually listening

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Nobody is smarter than you are. And what if they are? What good is their understanding doing you?

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Worrying is betting against yourself.

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Language betrays, in order to mean.

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If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.

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Right here and now, one quanta away, there is raging a universe of active intelligence that is transhuman, hyperdimensional, and extremely alien... What is driving religious feeling today is a wish for...

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We live in condensations of our imagination

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Death is the black hole of biology. It's an event horizon, and once you go over that event horizon, no information can be passed back out of the hole.

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Reality is, you know, the tip of an iceberg of irrationality that we've managed to drag ourselves up onto for a few panting moments before we slip back into the sea of the unreal.

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What we really are is a community of mind, knitted together by codes and symbols, intuitions, aspirations, histories, hopes - the invisible world of the human experience is far more real to us than the...

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We are part of a symbiotic relationship with something which disguises itself as an extra-terrestrial invasion so as not to alarm us.

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History is rooted in the future

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Apparently there is a great discovery or insight which our culture is deliberately designed to suppress, distort, and ignore. That is that nature is some kind of minded entity. That nature is not simply...

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Let's not underrate cannabis, for cryin' out loud. Cannabis should be the glue of the community.

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What is needed is a spirit of boundary dissolution, between individuals, between classes, sexual orientations, rich and poor, man and woman, intellectual and feeling toned types. If this can happen, then...

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I spend as many hours a day as I possibly can smoking cannabis

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It is not easy to measure the ocean, but we can be measured by it, confront it, and be in it.

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Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift...

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We are like caterpillars contemplating pupation.

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Our destiny is to become what we think, to have our thoughts become our bodies and our bodies become our thoughts.

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What blinds us, or what makes historical progress very difficult, is our lack of awareness of our ignorance.

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Drugs induce paranoia and psychosis in people who have never taken any.

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There is an area of the mind that could be called unsane, beyond sanity, and yet not insane. Think of a circle with a fine split in it. At one end there's insanity. You go around the circle to sanity,...

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We're not dropping out here, we're infiltrating and taking over.

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Psychedelics are probably responsible for every aspect of human evolution apart from the decline in bodyhair.

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The world is MADE up of language. We can SAY that the world is composed of little demons doing calisthenics, each one the size of a pissant's eyebrow.... Or we can SAY the world is made of tiny wave mechanical...

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But technology is the real skin of our species. Humanity, correctly seen in the context of the last five hundred years, is an extruder of technological material. We take in matter that has a low degree...

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I think that's the job of each of us - to show our best toys and our best tricks that lift us and our friends to higher and higher levels. There is no end to this bootstrapping process. The future of the...

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You will ride the Tao toward the concrescence and will be able to live in the light of its anticipation.

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The truth for sure, when it arrives, will make you smile. If it doesn't, you should seek a deeper truth.

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Our self discoveries make us each a microcosm of the larger pattern of history. The inertia of introspection leads toward recollection, for only through memory is the past recaptured and understood. In...

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Time will perfect matter.

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There's only the integrity of doing and having done.

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There’s light at the end of the tunnel. The problem is that tunnel is in the back of your mind. And if you don’t go to the back side of your mind you will never see the light at the end of the tunnel....

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The bigger you build the bonfire, the more darkness is revealed.

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The cost of sanity in this society, is a certain level of alienation

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Knowledge, or verbal facility, is no proof that you know what you're talking about.

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Life must be a preparation for the transition to another dimension.

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If the ego is not regularly and repeatedly dissolved in the unbounded hyperspace of the Transcendent Other, there will always be slow drift away from the sense of self as part of nature’s larger whole....

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Ecstasy is a complex emotion containing elements of joy, fear, terror, triumph, surrender, and empathy. What has replaced our prehistoric understanding of this complex of ecstasy now is the word comfort,...

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Meaning lies in the confrontation of contradiction - the coincidencia apositorum. That’s what we really feel, not these rational schemes that are constantly beating us over the head with the “thou...

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The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind; and anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because of the artists, who are self-selected, for being able to journey into the Other, if the artists...

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No culture on earth is as heavily narcotized as the industrial West in terms of being inured to the consequences of maladaptive behavior. We pursue a business-as-usual attitude in a surreal atmosphere...

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When we free ourselves we are not freed into a void. When we free ourselves we are freed into a dimension in which Art is an obligation.

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What we call imagination is actually the universal library of what's real. You couldn’t imagine it if it weren’t real somewhere, sometime.

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You are some kind of a mystery suspended between two eternities. And in that moment, when a mind looks out at a world and asks the question, ‘What is it?’ In that moment art can be created.

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The state in the matter of drugs should not, any more than in the matter of sex, act as the secret agent for the agenda of the church.

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The main thing to understand is that we are imprisoned in some kind of work of art.

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Not to know one's true identity is to be a mad, disensouled thing — a golem. And, indeed, this image, sick-eningly Orwellian, applies to the mass of human beings now living in the high-tech industrial...

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The syntactical nature of reality, the real secret of magic, is that the world is made of words. And if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish.

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We are told 'no', we're unimportant, we're peripheral. 'Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.' And then you're a player, you don't want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind...

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A hallucination is a species of reality, as capable of teaching you as a videotape about Kilimanjaro or anything else that falls through your life.

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Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.

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You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because...

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What blinds us, or makes historical progress very difficult, is our lack of awareness that our beliefs have grown obsolete and should be put aside.... This is I think much of the problem of the modern...

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What civilization is, is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other's shoulders and kicking each other's teeth in. It's not a pleasant situation.

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Terence McKenna

I think ideology is toxic, all ideology. It's not that there are good ones and bad ones. All ideology is toxic, because ideology is a kind of insult to the gift of human free thinking.

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Terence McKenna

The problem is we have to transcend cultural languages and fall into a phase with the communication systems that nature has placed all around us.

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Terence McKenna

The notion of illegal plants and animals is obnoxious and ridiculous.

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Terence McKenna

The mystery is in the body and the way the body works itself into nature.

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Terence McKenna

Beauty is self-defined, perceived and understood without ambiguity. It's the stuff that lies under the skins of our individual existences.

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Terence McKenna

The message of psychedelics is that culture can be re-engineered as a set of emotional and spiritual values rather than products. This is terrifying news.

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