Podcast 372 – “The Intentionality of Meaning”


Guest speaker: Terence McKenna


[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“The world is not made of anti-mu mesons, quarks, and photons, and electromagnetic fields. Reality is made of words.”

“Language is something that springs from the biological matrix, and the neurological matrix, within us.”

“Culture is more and more consciously becoming a project carried out in the domain of language by, for instance, propaganda both governmental and commercial.”

“Once they pledge allegiance to a given model of reality, then that absolves all necessity for further thought.”

“Television, introduced at the close of World War II, has become a form of electronic heroin, and it isn’t even your trip. They don’t even let you go on your own trip, you get a trip designed by Madison Avenue.”

“I’m not an advocate for everything that rolls out of the laboratory. I’m an advocate for things sanctioned by millennia of usage.”

“I’m not an advocate of drugs. I’m an advocate of psychedelics.”


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Posted in Culture, Language, Psychedelics, Terence McKenna (mp3), War on Drugs.


  1. Terence says everything is language. True enough here among
    humans, cosmically all is information. In a link from dailygrail.com to a new book on the I Ching the author, after
    much research, describes it as the space at the center of the
    wheel around which all may revolve. Seems kinda how T was
    relating to it. Finally the amplituhedron, infinite wow! If
    the Higgs boson is the god particle this IS god. Space and time are not fundamental but emerge from this, OMG.

  2. I haven’t listened, yet, but I have to say, what an angelic picture of TM. Reminds me of those Jesus paintings where his face is all lit up like he just had an orgasm 😛

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