Terence McKenna Quotes (Author of Food of the Gods)
Touched By The Tremendum (March 27, 1990)
This is our birthright. It is profoundly our birthright in the same way that our sexuality is our birthright. The notion that a person would call themselves intelligent and aware and present in the world and that they would go from the cradle to the grave without ever having a psychedelic experience is nothing short of obscene; it's absurd. It makes my flesh crawl in the same way that celibacy and virginity make my flesh crawl. What a horrible, horrible waste of a human life.
He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including psychedelic drugs , plant-based entheogens , shamanism , metaphysics , alchemy , language , philosophy , culture , technology , environmentalism , and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. He was called the " Timothy Leary of the '90s",   "one of the leading authorities on the ontological foundations of shamanism",  and the "intellectual voice of rave culture ". McKenna formulated a concept about the nature of time based on fractal patterns he claimed to have discovered in the I Ching , which he called novelty theory ,   proposing this predicted the end of time, and a transition of consciousness in the year Terence McKenna was born and raised in Paonia, Colorado ,    with Irish ancestry on his father's side of the family. McKenna developed a hobby of fossil-hunting in his youth and from this he acquired a deep scientific appreciation of nature. He finished high school in Lancaster, California.
This is rather powerful five minute excerpt, it's Terence Mckenna (he died 14 years ago this day today). Part of Mckennas wrap as he became a.
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