Podcast 442 – “The Extraterrestrials Are Here!”


Guest speaker: Terence McKenna


[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“One of the reasons I’m so fond of psychedelics is because they transcend rhetoric.”

“Meditation and all these other things I take to be co-options organized by beastly hoards of priests.”

“One of the most uncool things you can say to another human being is, ‘Could you explain to me what it is I just said?’”

“We are held together by our expressed assumptions.”


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  1. Can some one find me a source for this Dutch TV special with Rupert or point me in the right direction

  2. “I think Plato was right: ‘the good and the true are the beautiful’. And that beauty – simply the pursuit of beauty, with no moral hand-wringing about it – is a sufficiently stable settings of life’s compass that it will carry you into paradise. The good, the true and the beautiful are facets of the same transcendental object. And it is our destiny to mirror it, to anticipate it, and – in our individual and collective death and transfiguration – to become part of it.”

  3. Help me someone but is it the end of history thats the issue for Terence. He is mapping the things seen on the time wave that are known historical facts. Like generally agreed to accounts of what went down, recorded history.. well what if the hard copy essentially disappears. No more wood etchings stone carvings or paper printings of what we call history. If that was to have happened in the vicinty of 2012 would it fit the bill. For the end of history. Everything that is electronically recorded is lost once the electricity goes down. Or can always be edited…orwellian style? Please larger minds prevail here. Novel enough?

  4. It is a great honor to be involved with the Genesis Generation. Thanks for the plug. In the same podcast as teledildonics, leave it to McKenna to stretch the boundaries of what is possible. I think Terence is referring to “Contact” by Carl Sagan. My 2 cents.

  5. 15 years since Mckennas death today. RIP
    ”I’ll try to be around and about. But if I’m not, then you know that I’m behind your eyelids, and I’ll meet you there”

  6. To answer your question Terence said we are all different we are different from last week and by next week we will be different so of course one may hear voices while someone else only gets visions or someone will open their self while someone else see’s an alien and trip to trip is different. If you notice Terence never truly believed anything only entertain ideas. Thanks for making a talk recorded over twenty years ago sound so good.

  7. Lorenzo, around 1:02:40 Terrence mentions a story called First Contact. I’ve tried looking around online for it, but no luck. Any ideas?

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: I also looked but couldn’t come up with anything. Maybe someone else can help us.]

  8. Lorenzo, you’re simply the best curator of McKenna’s work. hence… More, we want more! 🙂

    Thank you so much for all you do for us, the tribe and the whole world!


  9. Great talk. The part at the end is spot on. The value of the information, thoughts and points of view shared far exceed the annoyance of the cracking noise. Keep sharing. In fact, share more! Unleash all the Terence material you sit on immediately…! 😉

  10. Hey Lorenzo – I know you’ve said in the past that you’ve heard some whining from folks who want less Terence. I just want to counter that, and say: Thanks so much for continuing to curate and publish his talks! I’m sure it’s unglamorous work at times, but those of us who continue to be touched by him truly appreciate it. I’ve listened to almost everything out there, so every new TM piece is a gem. I hope the bucket of tapes in your closet is bottomless.

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: . . . 🙂 ]

  11. Lorenzo, thank you so much for sharing these recent mckenna talks. I found that after about 15 minutes i didn’t even notice the crackling anymore. So much great information presented in ways we haven’t heard before in the salon. I would have no problem listening to talks with double the crackling if it meant new material. Thanks again!

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: Thanks Mark! It took me a few minutes to tune out that crackling noise myself. I couldn’t remove it from the recording, as it apparently was caused by a short in Terence’s microphone. So I couldn’t get a clean sample to remove with my limited audio abilities. It was a toss-up, crackling or no new material. You and I agree that getting the new material out was most important.]

  12. Why even bother sharing such low-quality audio? Unlistenable!

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: Then don’t listen, Burt.]

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