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Terence McKenna

Datum narození: 16. listopad 1946
Datum úmrtí: 3. duben 2000
Další jména: Terenss Makkena, ترنس مک‌کنا

Terence Kemp McKenna byl americký spisovatel, filosof a etnobotanik. Je známý zejména pro užívání a studium rostlinných psychedelik a entheogenů , studia šamanismu, vytvoření teorií o původu lidského vědomí a eschatologických myšlenek. Wikipedia

„If you believe something, you're automatically precluded from believing in the opposite, which means that a degree of your human freedom has been forfeited in the act of this belief.“

—  Terence McKenna

Psychedelic Society (1984)
Kontext: What blinds us, or what makes historical progress very difficult, is our lack of awareness of our ignorance. And [I think] that beliefs should be put aside, and that a psychedelic society would abandon belief systems [in favor of] direct experience and this is, I think much, of the problem of the modern dilemma, is that direct experience has been discounted and in its place all kind of belief systems have been erected... If you believe something, you're automatically precluded from believing in the opposite, which means that a degree of your human freedom has been forfeited in the act of this belief.

„I think that people don't understand. As the Firesign Theater used to say, 'Everything you know is wrong.' But that is a very liberating understanding, because if everything you know is wrong, then all the problems you thought were insoluble can be framed differently.“

—  Terence McKenna

Spacetime Tsunami http://www.deoxy.org/t_sunami.htm, Interview with Carla Sinclair, bOING bOING #10.
Kontext: I think that people don't understand. As the Firesign Theater used to say, 'Everything you know is wrong.' But that is a very liberating understanding, because if everything you know is wrong, then all the problems you thought were insoluble can be framed differently. And there's a way to take the world apart and put it back unrecognizably. We don't really understand what consciousness is at the really deep levels. With some of the tryptamine hallucinogens, you see into possibilities where questions like, 'are you alive?' 'are you dead?' 'are you you?' seem to have been transcended. I think people have a very narrow conception of what is possible with reality, that we're surrounded by the howling abyss of the unknowable and nobody knows what's out there.

„What blinds us, or what makes historical progress very difficult, is our lack of awareness of our ignorance.“

—  Terence McKenna

Psychedelic Society (1984)
Kontext: What blinds us, or what makes historical progress very difficult, is our lack of awareness of our ignorance. And [I think] that beliefs should be put aside, and that a psychedelic society would abandon belief systems [in favor of] direct experience and this is, I think much, of the problem of the modern dilemma, is that direct experience has been discounted and in its place all kind of belief systems have been erected... If you believe something, you're automatically precluded from believing in the opposite, which means that a degree of your human freedom has been forfeited in the act of this belief.

„Thinkers are not a welcome addition to most social situations.“

—  Terence McKenna

quoted from an interview with Terence McKenna in How to be Idle http://books.google.com/books?id=Xez95zjujlsC by Tom Hodgkinson

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