"The Archaic Revival"; Terence McKenna's book
The thing is that reality itself is not static. This is one of the things that psychedelics try to convey, that the reality we are embedded in is itself a kind of organism and develops towards a final conclusion. The history of the twentieth century is not simply an anomaly.
In fact, this is the culmination of a process that has been in motion for as long as the stars have existed. We are not strangers and outside of nature; We are somehow the cutting edge of nature. This enormous momentum of building buildings and highways and all the things that characterize the modern world is actually a feature of the natural world.
I was in India, trying to listen to gurus
I was looking for India and couldn't convince myself. I encountered a kind of new-age movement and nothing more. But in the Amazon... You are transported to horribly different worlds. . More real than real.
Glossolalia – when emitting sounds like music, like language. These sounds do not pass through any filter. That is, there is normal speech as sounds, but the language of glossolalia can be seen visually. You hear and see a language with a foreign meaning, which conveys foreign information that cannot be translated into English.
We're trying to pour language on him – he's shedding it
Being monkeys, when we encounter a translinguistic object, a kind of cognitive dissonance happens in our brain. We try to pour language on him – he sheds it like water from the back of a duck. We try again and fail again, and this cognitive dissonance, boils down to the "wow" or" "This object causes wonder, astonishment on the verge of horror"
When you begin to experiment with voice, unexpected phenomena become possible. It is possible to experience glossolalia, although unlike classical glossolalia, which has been studied. Students of classical glossolalia in South American churches where they kneel – they are not on track.
When Terence was asked about Judaism
I don't know Jewish mysticism, but I know it's powerful. My feeling is that the kind of simplicity represented by Kabbalistic theory derives immediacy from experience that is part of experience, dualism, materialism, etc
I said (and said it many times), "I don't believe it; It's impossible, it's absolutely impossible. "There was a descent of gnosis that proved to me in the moment that here and now, one quantum away, there is a vibrant universe in active intelligence that is transhuman, dimensional and extremely alien. I symbolically call it "Logos" and I don't rule on it. I keep having it in dialogue and saying, "Well, what are you? Are you a kind of diffuse consciousness that is in the Earth's ecosystem? Are you here or off Earth? Show me what you are.
This is why it is very difficult to bring information from psychedelic experiences. These things are complicated for the English language because it's like trying to perform a three-dimensional rendering of a fourth-dimensional object. That's why it's so interesting that psilocybin and ayahuasca – the herbs containing primordial tryptamine – produce a telepathic experience and a shared state of mind.
The group hallucination that develops is shared in complete silence. It is difficult to prove this to a scientist, but if several people share such an experience, one person can describe it and then stop the monologue and another person may take it. Everyone sees the same thing! The quality of being complex visual information is what makes the logos a vision of truth that cannot be told.
Reviews of the book
"[McKenna] expresses his perceptual imagination in language so rich that the doors open to evolutionary destiny and possible worlds. A state-of-the-art natural philosophy is offered, inspiring a new ecology of the inner and outer human space."
—Gian Huston, is Managing Professor of the Foundation for the Study of Consciousness.
"[McKenna's] ideas are rare pieces of jewelry discovered during his travels to the heights and depths of interior space... The archaic revival on the stage of intellect. In the Twilight of Human History, Humanity's Prescription to Me
McKenna's fox is so crazy it might work. "
—Alex Gray, artist, author of Sacred Sights: The Visionary Art of Alex Gray
Quoted by L.A. Weekly as "culture's foremost spokesman for the psychedelic experience", Terence McKenna is an underground legend, adventurer and expert on the experiential use of mind-altering plants.
What is the connection between UFOs, psychedelics and the human psyche
A very large percentage of people claim to have seen UFOs, but science cannot explain them. It seems as if reality is haunted by a spinning vortex that renders science powerless. The spinning vortex is a UFO, and it comes and goes on a mass scale, haunting history like a ghost.
It somehow mixes with human psychology. The researchers determined that people who saw UFOs often thought of something very strange and unusual immediately before the strange experience of the UFO's appearance.
I'm talking specifically about the silver disc spinning in the sky after World War II, and the accompanying myth of cat-eyed aliens. This myth has many variations, but it is clearly a conceptual component that appears in the collective psyche. The question is what is it? Is this a prophecy? Is it a vision of the human future? What is this?
The postmodern phase of UFO speculation is not just light visible in the sky, but it somehow mixes with human psychology. The researchers determined that people who saw UFOs often thought of something very strange and unusual immediately before sighting. It seems that a UFO serves as a kind of ideological catalyst for some purpose.
Jacques Walla was the first person to propose what I would call the UFO "cultural thermostat theory" in a book called The Invisible College. He suggested that the flying saucer is an object from humankind's collective unconscious and appears to "break the ruler of any complex of ideas that gain dominance with the power of their explanation/persuasion at the expense of ethics. It's a confusing phenomenon that haunts human history again and again, every time history builds up to a certain boiling point.
the dominant myths of control and thought; They offer us orderly and definite explanations about the world. And yet people persist in stories of lights in the sky, strange creatures and strange encounters that cannot be explained.
My argument is that psilocybin reveals an event at the end of history of such magnitude that it projects tiny reflections on itself back to time; these are the apocalyptic territories that haunt the historical continuum, ignite various religions and hysterias, and permeate ideas and systems.
Visions of enormous machines in space and distant planets
For the most part, the visions transmitted by magic mushrooms cannot be processed – although there are sights that cannot be forgotten: visions of enormous machines in space and distant planets and strange creatures and vast biomechanical landscapes. You don't know if you're walking around in an organism or an enormous vessel.
We can hardly assimilate these things. But these visions are the current guiding image, released into historical time. The history of scientific or technical progress is of the nature of an epiphany.
So weird to infinity
This dimension is not remote, yet it is so strange to the point of infinity, and it casts doubt on all the historical assumptions of humanity. And yet somehow we have access to a higher dimension
MAGIC MUSHROOMS DO THE SAME THINGS DMT DOES
WHAT IS DMT IN BRIEF? IT IS AN ENDOGENOUS SUBSTANCE PRODUCED BY THE BODY, IN THE BRAIN – IT IS THOUGHT TO CAUSE LUCID DREAMS AND VIVID VISIONS, IT IS THE STRONGEST HALLUCINOGENIC SUBSTANCE THAT EXISTS IN NATURE. IT IS PRESENT IN ALMOST ALL PLANTS IN NATURE, IN DIFFERENT QUANTITIES. IT IS USUALLY EXTRACTED FROM THE MIMOSA HOSTILIS PLANT.
During the trance I was in from the mushrooms, they informed me, trans relates:
That once a culture has a full understanding of its genetic information, it reprograms itself towards survival. The strain of the fungus Stropharia cubensis is a re-engineered version. This is a mycelium network strategy that comes into contact with planetary surfaces and a spore scattering strategy as a means of traveling throughout the galaxy.
Nonetheless, the alien intellect on the other side seems to possess vast amounts of information drawn from the history of the galaxy. Life evolves under so many different ways of chemistry, temperature, and pressure, as long as the search for an extraterrestrial creature to sit down and have a conversation with you is doomed to failure.
The main problem is to identify them
Time is so vast and strategies and evolutionary environments so diverse that the trick is to know that a connection has been made at all. Stropharia cubensis, if what it says in one of its moods is to be believed, is a symbiote, and it wants a deeper and deeper symbiosis with humankind. It achieved symbiosis with human society early in human history
Even though the experience accumulates for more than an hour and lasts several hours. There is the same dialogue with foreign intelligence and extremely strange translinguistic information complexes (autonomous languages, in order to maximize communicative potential. This is communication, not language itself.) extremely strange. These experiences suggest that there is some latent capacity of the human mind/body that has not yet been discovered; However, once discovered, it will be so significant and it will be clear that it will fall straight into the mainstream of cultural evolution.
"Human language whose meaning will appear as an object in three-dimensional space"
IT SEEMS TO ME THAT LANGUAGES ARE THE SHADOW OF THIS ABILITY, OR THAT THIS ABILITY WILL LEAD TO A FURTHER EXPANSION OF LANGUAGE, PERHAPS THERE MAY BE A SITUATION IN WHICH HUMAN LANGUAGE WHOSE MEANING APPEARS AS AN OBJECT IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE. IF THIS CAN HAPPEN IN DMT, IT MEANS THAT, AT LEAST, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE PHENOMENON IS ACCESSIBLE TO HUMANS.
Does anyone doubt that this phenomenon (of visual or "translinguistic" language) can become cultural comfort in the same way that mathematics or language has become cultural convenience?
When the shaman song fails, his world becomes a weakened state of mind that contains an element of "panic."
It takes place in the mythological sense, which awakens the pan that breaks through our (material) underworld. The parallel panic in our society is the emergence of the UFO, as an autonomous psychic entity that has escaped ego control, and is laden with "foreign" attitudes of the human unconscious or subconscious.
When you look at it (subconsciously) you see the world's field of information
All the information is laid out in a cool, distant, almost transhuman way, linking it to the extraterrestrial myth. The "extraterrestrial" is the human overconsciousness (the over-mind is a kind of collective subconscious of humanity, which also contains information foreign to us) that is part of our lives in a comprehensive and special way on Earth.
Reality is a domain of codes, so a UFO problem is like a grammatical problem
The UFO is like a participant, someone or something, appearing in the language of the fourth dimension. It avoids simple approaches because its nature is somehow embedded in the mechanism of epistemic understanding.
What do UFOs stand for
The UFO represents the crisis between the individual and the "over-mind" or collective consciousness of man. It's like an interview with an angel—or a demon. It is an intense psychological resonance for the person experiencing it; It's a profound spiritual experience.
History is the shockwave of the last days
For us, history is something very different. History is the shockwave of the last days. In other words, we are living in a very unique moment, ten or twenty thousand years long, in which a vast transition takes place.
The object at the end of history
AND OUTSIDE OF IT IS THE HUMAN RACE MERGED INTO AN ETERNAL TANTRIC UNION WITH THE SUPERCONDUCTOR/UFO. IT IS THE MYSTERY THAT CASTS ITS SHADOW OVER TIME. ALL RELIGION, ALL PHILOSOPHY, ALL WARS, POGROMS AND PERSECUTIONS HAPPEN BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T GET THE MESSAGE.
This situation that we are in, called history is completely unique; It will only last for a moment, it started a moment ago. At that moment there is a huge burst of strangeness as the monkey goes on a journey towards divinity.
From: Chapters and excerpts from Terence McKenna's book The Archaic Revival
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