Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Other TM: Terence McKenna

God bless us, every one.

It is a sunny morn here in the Old South. June lights upon our year with a bit of fire, prognosticating more heat to come.

Wanted to take a sec' to check in and say a word about Terence McKenna.

Many of you may be familiar with the neo-shaman McKenna, who took Timothy Leary's mantle in the late 80's and early 90's as the great psychedelic-social-illuminator of our time. As a trained ethno-botanist, McKenna had a very scholarly approach to his subject, but was also jaw-droppingly hilarious, and mind-blowingly inspiring in his writings, lectures and videos.

All of his work is still in print and available from Amazon.

I have been reacquainting myself with the master, and have recently found a very reliable audio archive from the good people at This is a great place to listen to McKenna rant and rave - in his characteristically laconic, nasal, meander-speak - and get the inside scoop on "the transcendental object at the end of time."

If you are already familiar with McKenna, I hope you will enjoy revisiting him and deoxy as much as I have.

In the early days of the Internet, the original incarnations of "Terence Mckenna Land" at were a frequent stop, and an inspiring trove of the impossible made - nearly - probable.

McKenna died in April of 2000.

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Be gentle in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Joe Nolan

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