The end of the late Terence Mckenna’s classic “Eros and the Eschaton” lecture.

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Terence McKenna talks about the challenge we face, the archaic revival, the psychedelic mystery, culture and transformation from the question and answer session of his lecture entitled ‘Eros And The Eschaton’.

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Terence McKenna - The Message

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1992 Workshop, New York

"History itself is a kind of alchemical process. … History is the catalyst of nature."

"If we could raise to consciousness our alchemical heritage, and our heritage in the shamanism of the archaic, then we could actually see that the purpose of technology is to liberate, not to enslave, and somehow we’ve lost the thread."

"You know, Tim Leary used to say, ‘When in doubt, double the dose.’ "

"Capitalism, I can’t say this enough, is NOT in our interest."

"The Earth is perfectly capable of raising outrageous hell without us triggering a nuclear war."

"My faith is that we’re just slow to get rolling, and that once the battle is joined, once every person on Earth realizes that we’re in a battle for planetary survival, then people will get with the program, it’s just that things aren’t bad enough yet."

"We’re lead by jackasses. We [the psychedelic community] don’t bother with our political processes."

"What we have to do is stop looking for leadership from the top, because the least among us makes their way into those positions of power. I mean, you can see that now [1992], those guys are not fit to throw guts down to a bear … ANY OF THEM!"

"What we have to do is knock off this fantasy of being citizens inside a democratic state. I mean, what we are are the propagandized masses inside a Fascist dictatorship."

"Know your enemy and they probably will not be your enemy."

"I think that the Third Reich was a Sunday school picnic compared to the population policies of the Roman Catholic Church. … In a civilized political environment those people would be placed under immediate arrest."

"The way to gain power is to reclaim a command of history."

"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."

"The model of human nature which this society has deified makes it a pathological act, a sin, and a crime to alter your own consciousness. This doesn’t make any sense. We are at war with ourselves, and we’re losing."

"It’s all about personal empowerment, and personal empowerment means deconditioning yourself from the values and the programs of the society and putting your own values and programs in place."

Image: 14th Centuray Plague Doctor’s Mask

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Conversations At The Edge Of Magic (1994)
~Starwood Festival

One of three talks given at Starwood in ‘94 along with ‘Packing For The Long Strange Trip’ & ‘Rap Dancing Into The 3rd Millennium’ both of which can be found here…


In this talk he lays out his ‘Stoned Ape’ theory of evolution & language.

Image: A still from Will Carsola’s animation ‘Stoned Ape Theory’ which you should check out here…

Also here’s a downloadable PDF of Jim Rug’s 2004 comic…
'The Stoned Ape Theory of Evolution by Terence McKenna'…

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TechnoPagans at the End of History:
Virtual Reality, Psychedelics, and the Impeding End of Everything

Terence McKenna and Mark Pesce at Esalen in August 1998.

I think we have to have character models built of ourselves, and turn the whole thing over to our writers; and we’ll just go off to Tahiti, and the writers can — it’s the “Uncle Duke” solution. If you can turn yourself into a cartoon character, you can retire, and a whole team of people will keep you au courant. … You know, I think the only way to keep your career going is to retire the “bod”, and create an online character— a Saturday morning cartoon show apparently is where the action is.

It’s strange — you know, the Net is denounced as austere, the product of the engineering mentality, so forth and so on. It’s the most feminine influence that Western civilization has ever allowed itself to fall under the spell of. The troubadors of the fourteenth century were as nothing compared to the boundary-dissolving, feminizing, permitting, nurturing nature of the Net. Maybe that’s why there is an overwhelming male preference for it, in its early form, because that’s where that was needed. But it is Sophia, it is wisdom, it is the penetrating archetypal female logos of the world-soul, leading us away from what was very sharp-edged and uncomfortable and repressive to our creativity and our sexuality and our relationships to each other and to the Earth.

Virtual reality is a fairly new concept to us; but once you grok it, it seems clear that any civilization that was capable of starflight and longevity extension, and so forth and so on, would also have a full VR toolkit under control. Well then, that means that when we go looking for the extraterrestrial, what will be the footprint? Perhaps vanished races are all around us, but downloaded into solid-state matrices that we have only recently come to the point where we could even recognize that possibility.

Mark mentioned the vector of virtual reality, nanotechnology, global communications — it’s clear that we’re moving toward, if not the Eschaton itself, then some kind of historical echo of it, in simulation, that, for all practical purposes, will be the same thing, as far as the impact it has on our lives.
For example, you could doubt my much-vaunted prediction that the world will become unrecognizable by 2012; but do you doubt for a moment that by 2012, every major religion on Earth will have vast simulations of its eschatological vision for you to wander in and try out— so that you can look in on, or lope over to the Celestial City, or look in on Sufi paradise? I mean, religious ontologies will be marketed like beers! And will be made as realistic and compelling as possible.
Well then, who is to say what is real and what is not? “Real” is a distinction of a naïve mind, I think. We’re getting beyond that. I mean, naïve empiricism worked well enough, until the discoveries of quantum physics seventy or eighty years ago revealed the hideous secret that the bedrock of reality is a funhouse basement!

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Terence McKenna talks about smoking DMT, the self transforming machine elves of hyperspace and the potential for visible language from his weekend workshop entitled ‘The Ethnobotany of Shamanism’.

For full McKenna talks go to and or check out The Psychedelic Salon Podcast

Video footage from; Enter The Void and DMT: The Spirit molecule. Music is Rubberlips - Super Molecular (Remix). All used under fair usage for educational purposes not for profit. Compiled by RevolutionLoveEvolve

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Documentary On Shamans Of The Amazon, 2012, Dmt, Ayahuasca, Mckenna

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Terence McKenna talks about the humanity’s future, evolution and love, from his lecture entitled ‘The World And It’s Double’.

For full McKenna talks go to and or check out The Psychedelic Salon Podcast

Video footage from; How A Baby Develops, The Secret, What Dreams May Come, The Animatrix: The 2nd Renaissance, Life, Love Grows, KKK: Inside American Terror and Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas. Music is Thievery Corporation - The Shining Path. All used under fair usage for educational purposes not for profit. Compiled by RevolutionLoveEvolve

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Music :: Djuma Soundsystem - Les Djinns (Trentemøller Remix)

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more interesting sounding full legth online documentaries to investigate


Nikola Tesla - Master of Lightning (Full Version)

Terence McKenna - Seeking the Stone

Alan Watts - God Complex

Carl Jung: The Wisdom of The Dream - Vol 1 - A Life of Dreams [FULL]

Carl Jung: The Wisdom of The Dream - Vol 2 - Inheritance of Dreams [FULL]

Carl Jung: The Wisdom of The Dream - Vol 3 - A World of Dreams [FULL]

Dangerous Knowledge (Philosophy, Physics, Mathematics) –BBC

Horizon -Parallel Universes (full version)


Stanford Prison Experiment (Documentary)

The house of Rothschild - the Money’s prophets - full 56min

Horizon: Richard Feynman - No Ordinary Genius (full version)

The Century Of The Self-Full Length Documentary

Terence Mckenna - What Science Forgot (Q&A Session)

Bertrand Russell (Part 1 of 6) Authority and the Individual: Social Cohesion and Human Nature

BBC-Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives-part 1of4-Magic in the Rocks (full version)

Terence McKenna - The World and its Double

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