“I’ve bolded my favorite line from this snip it from a talk that I heard Terence McKenna give, aired through a podcast called Psychedelic Salon.
“The current physical models of the universe require eleven dimensions, eleven integrated variables to describe. And that’s physical models of the universe. If we then turn our attention to mind and realize that we have no definition of what mind is, why then is there any mystery in the fact that we have no definition of what the UFO is? The mind is present at hand in every conscious moment. It has been our constant companion for fifty thousand years, and we haven’t a clue as to what it is. So therefore, a manifestation of the other — the superego, or the extraterrestrial other like the UFO — it is not surprising that it is a mystery. I always hark back to the words of J.B.S. Haldane, the great British enzymologist, who said ‘reality is not only stranger than we suppose, it may be stranger than we can suppose.’”
Terence McKenna, Aliens & Archetypes”—Terence McKenna (via psychedelicmindfluid)
“The mushroom said to me once, ‘Nature loves courage. Nature loves courage,’ and I said, ‘What’s the payoff on that?’ And it said, ‘It shows you it loves courage because it removes obstacles.’ You make a commitment, and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream, and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up.”—Terrence Mckenna (via yourwonderingmind)
“Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.”— Terence McKenna (via lysergicacidiethylamide)