ITT: Let's talk Terrence McKenna
Who else Terrence McKenna here?
Link to a large collection of his talks: https://archive.org/details/PsychedeliaRawArchivesOfTerenceMckennaTalks/01-ArchaicRevival.mp3
If this is your first time listening, I'm very envious.
I went through a real heavy TM phase a few years back, but had done a hard reset on my media intake multiple times, and hadn't listened to him for quite a while.
As I wade back into his delightfully squeaky rhapsoding, I realize that there's quite a bit of overlap between many of the concepts he spoke about. Of course, at the same time, some of what he spoke about was perhaps too out there (ie, the Timewave theory, 2012*.)
I definitely know that, even though I haven't always agreed with him, he's done quite a bit to influence my thought over the years, as well as my behavior. Exposure to his lectures also made a lifelong i Ching user out of me.
I am wondering how other Lainons relate to the man and his work. I would not be surprised to find that he has been influential to many here. But I'm curious to hear how other people have responded to his work, and what it has meant to them.
(*Although, half in jest - but only half - part of me thinks maybe he was
right after all, but wrong about what would happen next. The world didn't hit the eschaton all at once. Instead, the process of the end of the world began in 2012, and the last five years have bourne it out.)