terence mckenna drugs

  • 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.

Advertisement
  • Terence McKenna's Memes

    Last week, in the first installment of this series, I told the story of how I first encountered Terence McKenna. This week, I've organized a list of my 30 favorite Terence McKenna memes.

  • Beyond "Existentialism"

    I learned of Terence McKenna on September 14, 2012, when I was 29 years old. Over the following week or so I watched footage of him on YouTube for probably ~30 hours and have been fascinated by him ever since.