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The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolut

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Publisher Comments:

Cited by the L.A. Weekly as "the culture's foremost spokesman for the psychedelic experience," Terrence McKenna is an underground legend as a brilliant raconteur, adventurer, and expert on the experiential use of mind-altering plants.

In these essays, interviews, and narrative adventures, McKenna takes us on a mesmerizing journey deep into the Amazon as well as into the hidden recesses of the human psyche and the outer limits of our culture, giving us startling visions of the past and future.

Review:

"Scholar, theoretician, explorer, dreamer, pioneer, fanatic, and spellbinder, as well as ontological tailor, McKenna combines an erudite, if somewhat original, overview of history with a genuinely visionary approach to the millenium. The result is a cyclone of unorthodox ideas capable of lifting almost any brain out of its cognitive Kansas." Tom Robbins, from the Foreword

Review:

"As wordsmith and logos laser, [McKenna] stews his conceptual imagination in language so potent that doors open into evolutionary destiny and possible worlds. A radically innovative natural philosophy is offered here, one that inspires a enw ecology of inner and outer space." Jean Houston, Ph.D., director Foundation for Mind Research, author of The Possible Human and The Search for the Beloved

Review:

"[McKenna's] ideas are rare jewels discovered during expeditions to the heights and depths of inner space....The Archaic Revival is flammable to the drybrush and deadwood of the intellect. In the twilight of human history, McKenna's prescription for salvation is just so crazy it might work." Alex Grey, artist, author of Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey

Synopsis:

A student of Tibetan shamanism, virtual reality, and the botany of the Amazon, McKenna is a legendary raconteur, adventurer, and proponent of the use of the psilocybin mushroom who claims that hallucinogenic plants are a key to our evolution as a language-using species. 25 collages by Satty.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-254) and index.

About the Author

Terrence McKenna has spent twenty-five years exploring "the ethnopharmacology of spiritual transformation" and is a specialist in the ethnomedicine of the Amazon basin. He is coauthor, with his brother Dennis, of The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching, and the author of Food of the Gods.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062506139
Foreword:
Robbins, Tom
Author:
Robbins, Tom
Foreword by:
Robbins, Tom
Foreword:
Robbins, Tom
Author:
McKenna, Terence
Author:
by Terence Mckenna
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Controversial Knowledge
Subject:
Pharmacology
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
General Body, Mind and Spirit
Subject:
Metaphysics-Speculative History
Subject:
Mythology-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
9297
Publication Date:
19920508
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.14x6.30x.81 in. .98 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages HarperSanFrancisco - English 9780062506139 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Scholar, theoretician, explorer, dreamer, pioneer, fanatic, and spellbinder, as well as ontological tailor, McKenna combines an erudite, if somewhat original, overview of history with a genuinely visionary approach to the millenium. The result is a cyclone of unorthodox ideas capable of lifting almost any brain out of its cognitive Kansas."
"Review" by , "As wordsmith and logos laser, [McKenna] stews his conceptual imagination in language so potent that doors open into evolutionary destiny and possible worlds. A radically innovative natural philosophy is offered here, one that inspires a enw ecology of inner and outer space." Jean Houston, Ph.D., director Foundation for Mind Research, author of The Possible Human and The Search for the Beloved
"Review" by , "[McKenna's] ideas are rare jewels discovered during expeditions to the heights and depths of inner space....The Archaic Revival is flammable to the drybrush and deadwood of the intellect. In the twilight of human history, McKenna's prescription for salvation is just so crazy it might work."
"Synopsis" by , A student of Tibetan shamanism, virtual reality, and the botany of the Amazon, McKenna is a legendary raconteur, adventurer, and proponent of the use of the psilocybin mushroom who claims that hallucinogenic plants are a key to our evolution as a language-using species. 25 collages by Satty.

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