Podcast 287 – “What’s So Great About Mushrooms?” Part 1


Guest speaker: Terence McKenna


[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“There is no scientific truth, or new paradigm, can arrive in a vacuum vis-à-vis the opinions of the general informed public. If it doesn’t fly with the general informed public it doesn’t matter what degree of internal rigor it has, an idea is probably doomed to a kind of , or a kind of obscurity.”

“How are we to relate to the plants which intoxicate? Do they drive us mad, or do they return us to the “religio”, to our own origins? Are we to see the states of mind which they invoke as tremendously alien, or are we to see them as, in fact, a way of going back to the primary situation in which everything that we call human found genesis?”

“If you want to change people’s minds about something you have to get scientists to change their minds.”

“It’s actually cooperation is what nature seeks to consolidate and conserve. And it is the species which can make itself most user-friendly to its neighbor species which actually survives.”

“The de-sacrilizing of natural space is the process of cutting it into grids and erecting flat, planer surfaces along those grids to cut out the influx of energy that is part of the natural world.”

“Whatever Christianity was, it was a historical episode where the most patriarchal wrath extant on the planet was suddenly pumped full of so much energy that everything else was just shoved to the wall.”

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“Homeless Land 9” by permission of singer/songwriter John A. Tackett


Posted in Consciousness, Culture, Occupy, Psilocybin, Psychedelics, Terence McKenna (mp3).


  1. An idea about mass migration into space/cyberspace adopted from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE1DuBesGYM

    “We’re witnessing what amounts to no less than a mass exodus to virtual worlds and online game environments”
    -economist Edward Castronova

    Then she goes even deeper into what sounds like a theory leading to how a portion of humanity will actually depart the Earth.

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: I just watched this and HIGHLY recommend it. This is some very important information. … Thanks Revlin ]

  2. Great podcast! I can’t wait to hear the rest. I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the bits at the end about Occupy Wall Street. They have been exactly what I have needed, Lorenzo. It was crazy, I literally teared up at exactly the same time as Chris Hedges did, talking about this being about the future. Really great. It has lit my fire to get back to reading and watching and supporting as much as I can of this movement. Thanks for keeping it real, Lorenzo.

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