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Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna

Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 - April 3, 2000) was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants.

Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 - April 3, 2000) was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants. He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including psychedelic drugs, plant-based entheogens, shamanism, metaphysics, alchemy, language, philosophy, culture, technology, environmentalism, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. He was called the "Timothy Leary of the '90s", "one of the leading authorities on the ontological foundations of shamanism", and the "intellectual voice of rave culture".McKenna formulated a concept about the nature of time based on fractal patterns he claimed to have discovered in the I Ching, which he called novelty theory, proposing this predicted the end of time, and a transition of consciousness in the year 2012. His promotion of novelty theory and its connection to the Maya calendar is credited as one of the factors leading to the widespread beliefs about 2012 eschatology. Novelty theory is considered pseudoscience.

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November 16, 1946
Terence McKenna was born in Paonia.

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Further Resources

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Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations (Full Movie) HD

The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss

Dennis McKenna

Book / eBook

The Transcendental Object At The End Of Time (Terence McKenna Movie) FULL HD

True Hallucinations (Audio Book by Terence McKenna) Original - Full

News

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Robert Lamb
January 27, 2021
HowStuffWorks
Do we owe the emergence of language and self-reflection to the ancient and sustained consumption of psilocybin mushrooms?
John Horgan
December 24, 2019
Scientific American Blog Network
Skeptics have questioned a story told by the late counterculture icon in his classic bestseller Be Here Now .
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