Hermeticism & Alchemy (Terence McKenna)

Hermeticism & Alchemy (Terence McKenna)

[Good old Terence McKenna, psychonaut. He had some good insights and died too soon. He wrote a lot and there’s stuff on Youtube. He believed in entheogens. He believed the drugs had something to say to him, and he gave them every chance he could. Maybe he was a little too enthusiastic and credulous, but he was open-minded. If a mushroom speaks to you, listen.]

Pasted from <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YNdBpYh1eA&feature=BFa&list=PLADD34F9C30BDFAA2>

“There is a problem that we are manipulated and we are not empowered – and those who are empowered – it wouldn’t be so bad if they had a plan, but their plan is another house, another Mercedes, a deeper swimming pool. This is no plan. And so it’s up to the creativity of ordinary people and the strongest weapon to support and augment the creativity of ordinary people is the psychedelic experience because it allows you to put information together in new and exciting ways, and this is to be then the basis of a new political order – it has to be – and if we don’t react then um… the mushroom said to me once, it said to me: ” If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan. Because there are only planners and plan-ees. You know? So what do you wanna do?” Do you want to be part of somebody else’s plan or get your own agenda together?”

[…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YNdBpYh1eA&feature=BFa&list=PLADD34F9C30BDFAA2 4:20]

McKenna at Wikipedia.

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