Podcast 463 – “Novelty is to be Cherished”


Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]
“I describe myself as a tall man with a cheap watch.”

“If reality is code, then it can be hacked in some way that we had not suspected before.”

“In a sense, the Italian Renaissance IS the medieval lead turned to the secular gold of reform and rebirth.”

“You aren’t an object. You’re a process of some sort.”

“What foods are, essentially, are idea-neutral drugs.”

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  1. Flat-Earther: a pic of the whole earth cannot be taken from space because it is a sphere, to address your concern.

  2. Hi Lorenzo, thanx so much for this totally unfamiliar TM talk. Im in my 47th year, and I cant tell you how much I appreciate the sense of community I’ve had lately via the internet and especially your podcasts. Its made the re-exploration of these areas that I’d largely abandoned at 19 due to fear, a possibility. The billows my freind. To be in the billows.

  3. I cant wait for the next part! when he ended with what he was going to talk about the next day I am now stoked to hear the next part

  4. Terrence is very well spoken, but I always get annoyed when he talks about outer space. There is no video evidence of earth’s alleged rotation. They put an RC car on “mars” and yet there is not one single video showing the entire earth at once as seen from the moon. The fact the earth is not moving at 600,000 mph single handedly changes how all of reality is viewed.

    It is annoying when the psychedelic community believes the purpose of life should not be changed from what it currently is, and further support the status quo. To allow the evils of the world to continue through deception from truth, so that one can play a childlike game of attempting to discover their own beliefs, leaving reality open to false interpretations for each individual.

  5. Hi Lorenzo. I was thinking back to the Peter Gorman interview episodes and I seem to recall you were trying to organise an interview with him for the Psychedelic Salon. Any luck with that? You could interview him yourself, it would probably make a really great podcast.

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: Good idea!]

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