Podcast 423 – “Is There Hope In All Of This?”


Guest speaker: Terence McKenna


[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“Everything appears to me to be authored, in some strange way. And I wonder if this is not the spreading assumption of the psychedelic illusion/delusion/revelation that life is in fact art.”

“[This legendary Amazonian substance is] a cybernetic transdimentional medium of some sort that is generated out of the mysteries of the physiology of the human body.”

“You may miss the end of the world, but you definitely are going to have a front row seat for the end of your world.”

“Capitalism is not a human being. Capitalism is a Moloch, a god, a god of bloody sacrifice that sees human beings as ants”

“Capitalism is a gun pointed at the head of global civilization.”

“The only frontier now left to exploit is not a frontier in space but a frontier in time. We steal the future from our children by plunging massively deeper and deeper into debt.”

“We cannot evolve faster than our language. The edge of being is the edge of meaning, and somehow we have to push the edge of meaning. We have to extend it.”

“Although whenever you have intelligent life in the presence of large explosions, a safe bet is that the intelligent life is responsible for the large explosion.”


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  1. Terence was sent to be the Jules Verne’s of our time to give us the motivation to save our planet buy giving us a deadline to change and we pulled it off because we are still here. The edge of being is the edge of meaning. The meaning we give to Terences rap is the tools we take from the memes he poetically delivered to us to be used for a time and recycled to suit the current times. . This is one of the best talks I have heard yet.

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