We are pleased to bring you part one of the excerpts from Terence McKenna – Global Perspectives and Psychedelic Poetics. In these tapes, Terence McKenna brings his considerable talents to bear on the problems of the global dilemma, the melt-down of the values of western civilization and the future on the human species.
I think we have to reach further back, that all of history is what our eartex, the bible tells us it is. It’s a confusion, a kind of punishment, wandering in the wilderness and that where we really want to be is naked singing in the rain forest stoned and exhausted. One with the souls of the ancestors. One with the Gyan spirit of the planet.
And I don’t mean to imply that psychedelics simply act negatively, dissolving ego, dissolving social contracts, dissolving, programming a neurosis. That’s all true, but what is left when all this dissolving has taken place is not simply a tabula rasa, a clean slate. What is left is what we forgot. What we have been so long away from. Which is a connection to the reality of the Gyan mind?