'Private Citizens' Is a Brilliant New Novel About Porn, Tech Culture, and Millennials
We spoke to the author about personal branding, comparisons to Tao Lin, and his virtuoso debut novel about San Francisco millennials, Private Citizens.
Science Fiction Ideas
October 2042, Central Park. The ripples on the lake seem to distend and pulse and become silvery orbs momentarily. “DMT,” he thought.
A Chronology of Terence McKenna-Related Books, Ideas, People, and Other Things
A chronological list of 30 McKenna-related books, ideas, people, and other things that combine Terence McKenna's attraction toward history, his focus on memes, and his perspective that "the world is made of language."
Psychedelic Drugs, Art, Music, and Other Drugs: An Interview with Finn McKenna
I talked to Terence McKenna's son, Finn, about a wide range of topics including LSD, H.P. Lovecraft, London, visionary art, and "a revolutionary musical video game that will immerse players in a psychedelic experience."
'The Butterfly Hunter' by Klea McKenna
When Terence McKenna died in 2000, his belongings included his art, his books, and, among other things, an insect collection. In 2008, his daughter, Klea McKenna, published a book featuring 122 insects that Terence collected between 1969 and 1972.
Dennis and Terence McKenna: Parts of an Intellectual Dyad
In 1970, Terence McKenna and his brother, Dennis, traveled to the Colombian Amazon in search of a DMT-containing plant.
Why Are Psychedelics Illegal?
Terence McKenna viewed cannabis, psilocybin, DMT, LSD, and other psychedelics as "catalysts of intellectual dissent."
Cannabis: The Central Practice of Terence McKenna’s Life
"I wish in a way that I could get a slightly better grip on my cannabis use, because I think the real way to do cannabis is like once a week, by yourself, in silent darkness, with the strongest stuff you can get, and then immense amounts of it."
Psilocybin, the Mushroom, and Terence McKenna
"The mushroom speaks, and our opinions rest upon what it tells eloquently of itself in the cool night of the mind."
DMT: You Cannot Imagine a Stranger Drug or a Stranger Experience
"Why this is not four-inch headlines on every newspaper on the planet I cannot understand, because I don't know what news you were waiting for, but this is the news that I was waiting for." —Terence McKenna on DMT
Death and the Imagination
This installment of Tao of Terence presents a collection of McKenna's thoughts on death and the imagination, presented in the style of one of his lectures.
One Version of 'One Version of Terence McKenna’s Life'
The public story of Terence McKenna's life—in my view, and by my estimates—is a 450-page book, which could be titled 'One Version of Terence McKenna's Life.' The following is my 8-page, fractal-inflected, short-story-esque version of that biography.