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Podcast 430 – “The Danger is Madness”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High Directed by Brett Harvey

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“I sort of see [cannabis] as the pilot light of Gian consciousness.]

“The danger is [in using psychedelic drugs], just to put it out there, is madness.”

“LSD is different. LSD is like psychoanalytical Drano. It’s not a personality.”

“Matter is simply a concept. The world is made of language.”

“If you’re truly psychedelic the difference between living and dying is quite immaterial. No pun intended.”

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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
Directed by Brett Harvey


The Hasheesh Eater & The Poem of Hashish
By Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Charles Baudelaire

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Podcast 423 – “Is There Hope In All Of This?”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna, alchemist

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“Everything appears to me to be authored, in some strange way. And I wonder if this is not the spreading assumption of the psychedelic illusion/delusion/revelation that life is in fact art.”

“[This legendary Amazonian substance is] a cybernetic transdimentional medium of some sort that is generated out of the mysteries of the physiology of the human body.”

“You may miss the end of the world, but you definitely are going to have a front row seat for the end of your world.”

“Capitalism is not a human being. Capitalism is a Moloch, a god, a god of bloody sacrifice that sees human beings as ants”

“Capitalism is a gun pointed at the head of global civilization.”

“The only frontier now left to exploit is not a frontier in space but a frontier in time. We steal the future from our children by plunging massively deeper and deeper into debt.”

“We cannot evolve faster than our language. The edge of being is the edge of meaning, and somehow we have to push the edge of meaning. We have to extend it.”

“Although whenever you have intelligent life in the presence of large explosions, a safe bet is that the intelligent life is responsible for the large explosion.”

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Podcast 358 – “This Psychedelic Thing”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“I think if we ever tease apart this psychedelic thing, what we’ll discover is it’s an inter-species communication system.”

“I’m at war with the keepers of the secrets.”

“One of the motivations for my career is to get other people to check [DMT] out, because here is truly confounding data that you don’t have to make an expedition to the heart of the Amazon, or battle your way through hours of waves of nausea and dark spaces, chanting your mantra obsessively. I mean, when you smoke DMT, 30 seconds later you’re in the presence of the unspeakable, and the show is going full blast.”

“It really frustrates me when people have psychedelic experiences and don’t talk about them, because to me, that’s what they’re for. They’re to fertilize the enterprise of communication. It’s to be talked about. And if it’s not talked about it’s sort of like seeds which fall on sterile ground.”

“I think that the world is held together by a misunderstanding.”

“The real trick with an extraterrestrial is to know when you’re in the presence of one.”

“If you want the real thing, it’s just five dried grams away. The REAL THING!”

“The New Age, generally I find, is somewhat obnoxious, because it’s a flight from the psychedelic experience.”

“I love science. I just think it’s incredibly pretentious and has claimed too much.”

“It’s astonishing the cul de sacs into which the human mind has wandered.”

“The psychedelic thing speaks to freedom, and so you can shine that on a number of issues.”

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Returning Vision to the Human Enterprise

Palenque Norte Indiegogo fundraiser

Contact in the Desert

“The Planet’s Premier UFO Convention”

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Podcast 349 – “A Higher Dimensional Sectioning of Reality”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“Just because you have a nut theory it doesn’t mean that you agree with other nut theories. In fact, it often makes you very hostile to them. After all, there’s a limited pool there that we’re all after.”

“Because I believe psychedelics are a kind of higher dimensional sectioning of reality, I think they give the kind of stereoscopic vision necessary to hold the entire hologram of what’s happening in your mind. The old paradigm is gone.”

“Shamanism is about shape shifting. Shamanism is about doing phenomenology with a tool kit that works.”

“I think psychedelics are sort of like doing calisthenics in preparation for the marathon at the end of time.”

“[Psychedelic experiences are] beyond the reach of cultural manipulation, and discovering this and exploring it is somehow the frontier of maturity. Culture is a form of enforced infantilism. It’s the last nursery, and most people never leave it.”

“It doesn’t matter what your cultural conditioning is, it falls into question under the influence of the psychedelic. And for most people that’s frightening.”

“We are the damaged heirs of a damaged cultural style which has been practiced now for about seven thousand years.”

“There is an intelligence in the species that is deeper than the societies and the systems that we erect to rule us, and this wisdom of the species can make enormous changes in the evolution of the mass psyche, such as the Renaissance for example.”

“Impressionism [in painting] is simply twenty minutes into LSD.”

“Belief is a form of infantilism. There is no ground for believing anything.”

“I believe that great weirdness stalks the universe. That’s not the issue with me, but it is not tacky. It is not tacky.”

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Podcast 217 – McKenna “Under the Teaching Tree” Part 3

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“The UFO community is just fraught with the most crack-brained, peculiar, self-serving, unstable, mush-minded group of people you would ever hope to get together in one place. I mean it’s like a magnet for screwballs.” [Terence then went on, at great length, to describe his own encounter with a UFO . . . go figure :-) .]

“I’ve seen things that violated the laws of physics. I believe the laws of physics can be violated. I believe there may well be extraterrestrials somewhere in the universe.”

“My technique, which I recommend to you, is don’t believe anything. If you believe in something, you are automatically precluded from believing its opposite. Therefore you have given up a portion of your freedom, and freedom is the dearest thing we’ve got.”

“Probe the edges.”

“Psychedelics work. If you think that I’m bullshitting you, go home and take five grams of mushrooms in silent darkness and then we’ll talk. That’s the sine qua non. It’ll work, on demand. I’m not saying, ‘And wait forty years, or purify yourself, or get your aura stitched up, or any of the rest of it. It’ll work. It’ll blow your mind to shreds. It’s real.”

“What I’ve decided is that the [DMT] experience is an archetype. It’s the archetype of the circus.”

“I think where the dead and the living get together is in the dream time. Australian Aborigines have been trying to tell us this for as long as we would listen.”

“The dream state is more like the tryptamine geography than anything else.”

“Fairies respond to riddlery. This has to do with this thing about language. And the strange relationship of the Irish to intoxication, faries, and language suggests that here we might have a restrictive gene pool that has somehow indemnified itself in the direction of these peculiar concerns.”

“As long as we pursue the destruction of the Earth, and the elaboration of materialist ideology, and the suppression of psychedelic states, and the suppression of the feminine we are going to be alienated, feel abandoned, and operate in an ambiance of rampant pathology.”

“The apocalypse is no longer a rumor. It has arrived in many parts of the world.”

“Do what you think is right. Think about what you think is right, and once you’ve thought about it then do it!”

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Podcast 125 – Trialogue: “Crop Circles”

Guest speakers: Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: These comments were recorded on September 3, 1991, and the opinions expressed by the participants in this podcast may have changed in subsequent years.]

Rupert Sheldrake: “If it were just one (crop circle), the hoax theory would be very plausible, but a phenomenon over such a long time period, now with ones turning up in other parts of the world as well, increasing levels – 400 of them last year [1990] in different parts of Britton, this requires quite a large effort.”

Rupert Sheldrake: “The alien theory [about the formation of crop circles] is a very rare one among the theories encountered. The one I think is most popular among people who take seriously the phenomenon and think that the hoax theory is not the only possible explanation is that the spirit of the land itself, or Earth mysteries long embedded in these ancient megalithic monuments are sort of coming back to life again and somehow are being reactivated in Brittan’s hour of need, or that Gaia or the Gaian intelligence or the Gaian mind itself is involved in some ongoing dialogue or communication which principally has the effect, year by year, of attracting more and more attention. And the message year by year seems to be ‘Watch This Space’.”

Ralph Abraham: “I think we should bet on the red and we should bet on the black. Probably you are right. Probably it’s a hoax. In case it’s a hoax, probably military, all right. But just as the fanatics of this phenomenon can’t dis the hoaxes theory to zero, neither can we reduce the non-hoax theory to zero, therefore, we have to keep our eyes open in case it actually begins to say some understandable intelligence to us. We can’t dismiss it completely.”

Rupert Sheldrake: “I think this is the only rational position to adopt, namely to treat it as a natural historical phenomena, or at least a phenomenon. Let’s just say a phenomenon, to investigate it emphatically, I think, is Bacon Ian science.”

Terence McKenna: “I’m claiming that orthodoxy is defending itself against magic. It’s a war between reason and magic. … It’s a desperate struggle between rational orthodoxy and magic.”

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Crop Circle Links

1. Why real crop circles cannot be hoaxed:http://theconversation.org/booklet2.html

2. http://www.lucypringle.co.uk/ Her photos can be found here: http://www.lucypringle.co.uk/photos/

3. Andreas Mueller’s Interview with African Shaman on Crop Formations http://www.kornkreise-forschung.de/textCredoMutwa.htm

4. Interactive site: http://www.cropcircle-archive.com/archive/index.php?language=en

5. http://swirlednews.com/index.asp

6. http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/index2.html

Crop Circle Videos

Crop Circles The Best Evidence – Part 1
(This link was broken the last time it was tested.)

Crop Circles The Best Evidence – Part 2
http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-7441333249846634309&q=crop+circles+duration%3Along

Unsigned Circles
http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=2802311361701974260&q=crop+circles+duration%3Along

Alien Signs
http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=5043378172083766362&q=crop+circles+duration%3Along

Star Dreams – The Crop Circle Phenomena
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=966639197455233571&q=crop+circle&hl=en

Julia Set
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6223143790883248313&q=crop+circle&hl=en

Book mentioned in this podcast

Messengers of Deception: UFO Contacts and Cults by : Jacques Valle’e


Also see:

C-Realm
Podcast Episode 118: 21st Century Koans

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Podcast 082 – Mini Trialogue (Santa Cruz)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake

PROGRAM NOTES:

(Minutes : Seconds into program)
03:08 Terence McKenna: “Another way of thinking of it (the Knot of Eternity) is it’s the nexus of connectivity. It’s a place where everything is cotangent, as the mathematicians say. Everything is connected, and I think that’s the place we are growing toward.”

07:30 Ralph Abraham: “If a present moment is between a past that’s familiar and a future which is completely different, then that’s a very special moment.”

10:18 Rupert Sheldrake: Begins a brief explanation of his theory of morphic resonance.

16:08 Terence: “The great successful conspiracies, the Catholic church, capitalism, the Communist Party of China, Zionism, these things don’t call themselves conspiracies. They call themselves historical social movements.”

17:07 Terence: “The task of discerning shit from Shinola looms very large at the end of history.”

20:52 Ralph: Tells about the experience he and Rupert had in a crop circle.

23:53 Rupert: Tells about being arrested while inspecting a crop circle.

27:33 Terence“I think we’re going to have to come to terms with as the world moves toward this concrescence of novelty is that it gives off spurious reflections of itself.”

28:54 Terence: “The truth will be beautiful, and it will be simple. And it will be persuasive to those who doubt it. So don’t get into some closed loop of viviology. Make the truth seduce you. Don’t be thereby seduced by error.”

31:10 Rupert: Talks about ley lines.

33:49 Terence gives an update on his current thinking about the Timewave (Novelty Theory).

34:17 Terence: “We have created social institutions such as consumer capitalism that are so unfriendly to our innate humaness that they are actually redesigning us, these social systems, to be more brutal, less caring, more acquisitive, more fetishistic, than we naturally would be. And, again, the antidote to this is an awareness of your immediate environment and the tricks that are being run on you and the ways in which we are being manipulated. Man is not bad. Humanity is not flawed. What is flawed are ideologies and social systems that distort humaness for purposes usually of commerce or conquest. . . . Culture is an intelligence test.”

42:47 Rupert: “I think that the suppression of ritual forms of violence can lead to an outbreak of sacrificial killings by crazed maniacs.”

43:20 Terence: “Well, it’s not a good idea to fear anything. Technology is prostheses. Technology is tools. We’ve always been defined by our tools. There is nothing about us that would be human if it weren’t for our tools. Language is a tool. The cutting edge is a tool. Social organization is a tool. . . . Shamanism is simply a technology.”

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Chaos Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness The Evolutionary Mind Trialogues at the Edge of the West

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Podcast 017 – “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dimensional Shift”

Guest speaker: Daniel Pinchbeck

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Daniel Pinchbeck explores the thesis of a “dimensional shift,” currently underway and culminating in 2012, the end-date of the Mayan Calendar. In this talk, he discusses crop circles, extraterrestrials, infraterrestrials, the likely collapse of the current socioeconomic order in the next few years, as well as the need for a new measure of time. Daniel also discussesEvolution, a new magazine and media company, currently in formation, designed to assist in the process of global healing and revisioning, offering new paradigms and tools for creating a harmonic planetary culture.

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