Podcast 569 – “Searching for a Bias-less Media”


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Guest speaker: Terence McKenna


Date this lecture was recorded: April 1995

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna

“Rational, and by that I mean statistically extractable expectations, seem to be superseded on these trips by a kind of magical connectedness. All kinds of strange things happen on trips that really happen! It’s not hallucinations. These things really happen. The ordinary laws of causality are obviated, and you become a magnet for the strange, the peculiar.”

“In some sense, when you take a plant it takes you. . . . So essentially when you take psilocybin you are experiencing all the previous psilocybin trips that ever were.”

“I’m not of the school that says what we need is a drug we don’t have. . . . I think that we have the substances we need. What we don’t have are the techniques and the intelligence to know what to do with them.”

“Cannabis is the rudder on your ship.”

“In a sense, learning what drugs you should and shouldn’t take is as big a task as deciding what kind of person you should or shouldn’t go to bed with.”

“I think if you go through life taking vast amounts of drugs of all sorts then you didn’t quite get it right. The idea is to find what works for you and then put the pedal to the medal. If it’s LSD, or whatever it is, these things have personality. It’s just like making a friendship, and some people are gonna want to be your friend, and some people are going to think you’re a jerk. And you don’t want to hang out with those people because they make you feel bad.”

“I don’t believe everything the mushroom tells me. I just treat it like everybody else. You can’t trust anybody one hundred percent.”

“I think one of the problems with education is that we are trying to use a print-created institution to educate electronically biased human beings. And it’s created a kind of speed bump against illiteracy.”

“When media becomes bias-less media becomes reality.”


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  1. A great song or could you call it legendary
    I was reacting to K.McF comment and now I don’t remember the song. Hehe. Btw I went through a succubus sci-fi “I will revenge the whole world”, moment.
    Let’s see if I can recall that song. No.
    This is coming off the wall.

  2. This is a quite unique McKenna-talk, some concepts I have never heard of him! Well, more and more surprises happen in this little current dimension of ours…

  3. Hi. Question about zoom.us Monday Night. What timezone is it?

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: Pacific time.]

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