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Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan.
    #4334107 - 06/24/05 11:35 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I was listening to one of his recording mp3s today and he admitted he was a fan of a lot of science fiction books. Kinda makes me doubt his credibility when not 5-minute later he's going off about timewave zero and self-transforming DMT machine-elves as theory based in reality. It all makes sense to me now.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: question_for_joo]
    #4334116 - 06/24/05 11:39 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

That is no shock, considering his ideas...that are only deemed credible by drug users anyway.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: question_for_joo]
    #4334121 - 06/24/05 11:43 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Terrence never claimed to invent the elves. If anything, he would say they were always there, though not for certain. He also liked The Rolling Stones and Jerry Garcia.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: sox24]
    #4334133 - 06/24/05 11:46 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Terrence McKenna was a counterculture entertainer...nothing more. He could be pretty funny, but to take him serious is a mistake.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4334176 - 06/25/05 12:00 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I don't understand fully his ideas of 2012. He talked about it, so I'm assuming he believed it, that time could be coming to an end, perhaps rather a transition or monumental change. I'm not sure what to think. He was more or less saying the old time calendars had that too. Not sure about his ideas about the I-Ching, don't know enough about it. What do you think?


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: sox24]
    #4334205 - 06/25/05 12:10 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I was just awake for over 24 hours and was attempting to fall asleep and was mildly hallucinating (no drugs, just fatigue). As I was dozing off I saw hordes of small people rushing across my field of vision. Nothing magical or elf-like, but who knows where that imagery comes from? Have seen something similar at the tale end of a trip.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: sox24]
    #4334206 - 06/25/05 12:10 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

One of his claims is that he calculated his timewave graph ending two years before someone told him that that's almost exactly when the 10,000 year mayan calendar ended.
If that's true then it's enough of a coincidence in my mind that the possibility is worth considering.  Maybe he was stretching the truth somehow though?  I don't know. I never get tired of speculating about it and 2012. :smile: :stash: :ass: :thumbup:


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Swami]
    #4334218 - 06/25/05 12:12 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

yeah that's just your Midget Screen-saver. go to bed.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Swami]
    #4334239 - 06/25/05 12:18 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

"As I was dozing off I saw hordes of small people"

Sometimes I see them crawling all over my skin, and I have to swat at them to make them go back...often I need a razor blade...


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4334246 - 06/25/05 12:20 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Try an ice pick. Stab maniacally at them as they rush across your chest and groinal region. That stops 'em pretty quickly.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Swami]
    #4334260 - 06/25/05 12:23 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Actually I was really considering gasoline...but an ice pick may work...


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: question_for_joo]
    #4334341 - 06/25/05 12:45 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

so, was he not supposed to have hobbies and interests?

I think his work with Timewave Zero was a little bogus, but Food of the Gods and his work relating religion with the entheogenic experience (following R. Gordon Wasson) is definitely of interest.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4335282 - 06/25/05 09:27 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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Huehuecoyotl said:
Terrence McKenna was a counterculture entertainer...nothing more. He could be pretty funny, but to take him serious is a mistake.




I don't think he was NOTHING more than an entertainer. That's going to extremes Hue. That's like saying Castanada was nothing more than a fiction writer, and so his ideas are of no value whatsoever, he was an entertainer and nothing more.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: question_for_joo]
    #4335304 - 06/25/05 09:47 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

yeah that sci-fi stuff is pure poison...
them craaazy astronauts that went to the moon & all (& most of them silly ol' engineers that's designed the missions from mercury, gemini, & apollo, right on through the shuttle (& the solar sail project "cosmos", which failed due to the russki delivery vehicle & not a payload failure :frown: ...) were all a buncha scifi fans... definitely a mark againt their intellectual capacities in the big book o' life... shucks, some of 'em might even believe in evolution...
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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: question_for_joo]
    #4335306 - 06/25/05 09:49 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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I was listening to one of his recording mp3s today and he admitted he was a fan of a lot of science fiction books. Kinda makes me doubt his credibility when not 5-minute later he's going off about timewave zero and self-transforming DMT machine-elves as theory based in reality. It all makes sense to me now.




I would be sceptical about any scientist that doesn't have interest into sci-fi, after all, every new technology starts as a sci-fi vision. You can't progress if you don't have new wild ideas


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Icelander]
    #4335396 - 06/25/05 10:50 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I am sorry, while I find McKenna's ideas fun to read, most of it is the kind of stuff you dream up while laying around stoned. Castaneda had more relevance to me, and there are many ideas in his later books I would holler bullshit on....tensegrity for instance.....big bullshit...naugal and tonal...bullshit...the mold of man...bullshit. His early work was inspired by speaking to and recieving instruction from several shamen...so this adds an element of experience. McKenna came up with his ideas by staying intoxicated. I could easily dream up this kind of stuff...and have...and if I were so inclined, write a book on it. If I wrote well and enobled drug use by implying that it was the root of the foundations of our conciousness evolution, or some shit, there would be a segment of the entheogen community that would adopt it. Just because I can put it in print does not mean that it is relevant. Remember what you said in the celebrity thread? For the record "True Hallucinations" is one of my very favorite books. McKenna and Castaneda both inspired me, but when I wanted hard information about shamanism I went elsewhere.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4335423 - 06/25/05 11:13 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yes, I hear you. And he was an exploring psychonaut. I first got the idea of how usefull committed doses of psychedelics could be for self transformation. That one thing was worth reading TM for me. I could have gotten it somewhere else maybe, but that's were I got it. His other ideas about early man and mushrooms got me thinking about all sorts of things which lead me to other writers and then others.

As a side note. I quit reading Castanada after Tales of Power. I tried the next book and could tell, something was very askew. He didn't sound the same. The ideas seemed pop. I frankly didn't believe it was him for awhile, or he was deliberately throwing people off. Whatever. The first four books have stood the test of time for me. Not all the far fetched adventures but the principles. And I do not completely disregard the idea of the naugal and tonal. I relate the tonal to the cultural construct of the personality our thought process in gereral. The naugal is the Tao that cannot be talked about. These have been usefull concepts for me.

The celeb thread? Well I also use opinions I gather here to advance my views and personal S&P. In fact I have found my conversations with you especially productive at times. But I know when to go my own way. Just because you think the tonal and naugal are bullshit doesn't mean I have to or that you are correct. Right? :wink: :heart: :mushroom2:


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Icelander]
    #4335439 - 06/25/05 11:24 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

"As a side note. I quit reading Castanada after Tales of Power. I tried the next book and could tell, something was very askew. He didn't sound the same. The ideas seemed pop."

Yes, his cast of characters even changed drastically...then all of the "second attention" stuff where he remembers these people in the earlier days but had to be in second attention to do it? Where did the original apprentices go? His focus changed from leading a clean efficient life to eluding death by "burning from the fire from within". Then he is endorsing other authors who were the "new apprentices". Oh yeah...suddenly it was no longer an Indian tradition, but an international conspricy of magical lineages and Don Juan just happened to be an Indian. I think Mr. Castaneda made a little too much money for his own good.

"And I do not completely disregard the idea of the naugal and tonal."

What I do not like is that he stole the Huichol Indian concepts of naugal and tonal and modified the meaning of the words to meet his requirement. He gave several meanings for naugal as well. This is a sort of cultural theft. A naugal IS a Huichol shapeshifter by the way.

I am not here to tell anyone what to think...I just act like I am because I have a big ego.


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Re: Terence Mckenna was a Sci-Fi fan. [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4335450 - 06/25/05 11:37 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yep we pretty much agree here. Castanada did I believe mention that he looked up the defination of Naugal and said something like what you said, but that Don Jaun used the term much differently. Do you remember that? When they first started talking about the concept?

Weather he stole it and modified it or not. I am to this day facinated with the concept. It fits into my dreaming world theory quite nicely. Although I have also redefined it somewhat as you have seen. Shamelessly too, I might add. :grin: :thumbup:


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    #4335467 - 06/25/05 11:45 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

"Castanada did I believe mention that he looked up the defination of Naugal and said something like what you said,"

I remember that he said something about it. My middle brother, who is schizophrenic, read those books during an active phase of his illness. He liked the tonal/naugal idea very much...and he understood it well. Then, he integrated it into his delusional ideas in a frightening way. He went through a period where the Castaneda stuff pervaded his illness. It was useful in helping me understand it better actually, but it was scary shit and I wish I had never gave him the books because of the subsequent stress I experienced. I gave him "Lord of the Rings" as well, but he did not have the same response to it THANK GOD. He is better now, though, having sought treatment. Last fall he completed a degree in sociology despite this crippling illness. He is a strong motherfucker.


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