Sunday, 15 July 2012

The Tree Of Knowledge -Terence McKenna (16/11/49 - 3/4/00)

Something a little different today
on Ian Curtis's birthday,
a fascinating talk by Terence McKenna, shamanic adventurer, he looked for old ways to recover value systems that have long been lost. He was looking at stategies in an often humourous way that lead to humanity's saviour. His journey was from a platonic philosopher to an all out psychedelic prostelizer. Out there he was, right out on the far perimiters. He became a powerful voice for the psychedelic movement and the emergent sociated tendency he called The Archaic Revival.  Poetically, dispensing enlightened social criticism  with new theories of the fractal dynamics of time, he deconstructs many aspects of the visionary lexicon, and then some, but unlike many lecturers I've listened to, do not end up drifting of to sleep. He engages us, rich, deep and poignant, revealing life in all its rich detail, with hypnotic cadences and perfect prankster timing, his power with language slowly unwinding and coiling around us until we are all mesmerised.
He allows us to think for ourselves, and to enjoy every moment of our lives, invites us to shed  inhibitions, free ourselves, go out and take another journey, enjoying our lives at its full capacity, enjoying every little thing that happens through our every day., do whay you fear, not what you are told, you are a god, a creator with unlimited potential. Yep he got a bit new agey, but never I feel in a too preachy way... makes me laugh which is always a good thing.
His book Food of the Gods essential reading.
Oh he also believed too that history will end by 2012, coinciding with the Mayan  Calender... hey I never said his prothesis's were all spot on , its up to us I guess to make our own conclusions. I guess we just have to find it out ,with a little D.I.Y.

Recorded live in Boulder, Colorado May 29-31st 1999....
Art: Michelangelo: The Fall of Man and the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden

Food of the Gods: Bantom Books,1993

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