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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.)


Yeah, he's one of the hippy philosophers I grok, along with Robert Anton Wilson, Fritjof Capra, Alan Watts and Timothy Leary. You have to keep in mind that a lot of his work was created while stoned, and some he may have been taking the piss, but he does get you thinking outside your box, and sometimes having to question the rubbish he comes up with is inspiring to your own critical and creative process.


My impression of OP's picture:
The real dogma is not dual dogma #17466, the real dogma is not dual dogma #26562, the real dogma is dual dogma #57362


I'm stoned what do you mean


I'm not >>6681 but it seems like what they are saying is binary thinking (X OR Y) is dogmatic because the world is not binary, it's more complicated. So that Terence McKenna quote is basically refuting 2 ways of dogmatic thinking and replacing them with another.