Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
Date this lecture was recorded: September 1990
[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]
“It’s really true that the world at any moment could come completely and utterly apart. Have you seen that happen?”
“The whole impetus for my career is to convince myself that somebody else has seen the same thing, and that they can’t believe it either.”
“The one thing they tell you it isn’t, it is! It is! It is made of magic, anything can happen.”
“There’s nothing holding any of us back from becoming unrecognizable, not only to our friends and loved ones, but to ourselves.”
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It sounds like there was a hiccup in the recording when Terrence was describing the story from his “vanished youth” just after the hour mark. The missing line was that he used to smoke DMT at the top of an LSD trip. That was always one of my favorite stories. For me it was the kind of worst case scenario that creeps into my own mind from time to time when exploring. Remembering this story always helps me smile and take a calming breath.