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George Knapp welcomed ethno-pharmacologist Dennis McKenna, who has been studying plant hallucinogens for over forty years, and they discussed the groundbreaking work McKenna did with his brother Terence, the great raconteur of wide-reaching philosophical ideas. Over the course of the evening, he recounted their childhood in Paonia, Colorado, how their bond evolved into a “collegial relationship,” and the brothers’ famous journey to La Chorrera, Colombia where they experimented with DMT and psychedelic mushrooms. Additionally, McKenna expounded on the difficulties in answering the question of “what is real and what is not” when studying hallucinogenic experiences, since science continues to struggle with understanding the nature of consciousness.

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The following are a few videos with audio from Terence McKenna. We really hope you enjoy them!

You Are A Divine Being:

We’re Going to Take Back Our Minds:

Everything is Code:

Hope:

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The following is a video that is, at the very least, very interesting.  Terence McKenna, a man that we admire a great deal, was a heavy user of DMT.  While on DMT, he described what are known as “Machine Elves”: self-transforming, intelligent beings who sing and create anything out of thin air.  These beings have been reported from many Shamanic traditions, such as Native Americans, Indigenous Australians, etc.  McKenna believed that when on psychadelics such as DMT, you could travel to higher dimensions than the one we live in now.  If that’s true, then the Machine Elves would be very real beings.  We’d like to think that that’s the case.

 

 

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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.” – Terence McKenna

“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.”

Terence McKenna

 

Terence McKenna is a great inspiration to the author of this blog; if you’d like to learn more about his ideas, please check out this book!