Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
During the 1980’s, before the birth of the Web, Terence McKenna’s workshops were just about the only source of information about psychedelics that reached the streets. While there was some information about psychoactive plants available in professional journals and university libraries, it took Terence to pull out this information and repackage it for the rest of us. In this June 1989 workshop, he does what he did best back then, give us a detailed inventory, continent by continent, of the psychoactive plants native to each area, along with a brief history of how humans interacted with them in the distant past.
[The following quotations are by Terence McKenna.]
“We can’t sell short the spiritual power of cannabis, especially when eaten.”
“In a way, this is a definition of shamanism. A shaman is a person who by some means has gotten out of their own culture.”