- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bravo Ltd (24 Mar. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062506137
- ISBN-13: 978-0062506139
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.8 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, Ufos, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess Paperback – 24 Mar 1998
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About the Author
Terrence McKenna has spent twenty-five years exploring "the ethnopharmacology of spiritual transformation" and is a specialist in the ethnomedicine of the Amazon basin. He is coauthor, with his brother Dennis, of The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching, and the author of Food of the Gods.
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Top Customer Reviews
In LSD - My Problem Child, Albert Hoffman wrote that retarded people would often be taken aback and somewhat surprised as to how boring and completely ordinary a figure he cut; he being the inventor of LSD and all. Neil Armstrong was also an intensely private and very boring character; this is why NASA picked him, and not the charismatic Buzz Aldrin to be the first man on the moon; the fame wouldn't go to his head, you see. So there really is something to be said for boring people, isn't there? It's as if the boringness of a person is in adverse proportion to their honesty; or something like that.Read more ›
I rest my case !
You'll never know what's round the corner in this book. Take the "Critique" magazine interview for example. You'll love it when Terence hilariously spoofs interviewer Michael Toms after he hints at ridicule for Terence and questions his legitimacy!Terence was a cultural hero in the 80's and 90's, and a spokesman for the West Coast psychedelic community and a "clearing house" for it's ideas. The novelist Tom Robbins described him as "the most important, most entertaining, visionary scholar in America". Naturally sceptical, Terence was his own best critic. But whilst his occasional self ridicule is endearing and at times amusing, his ideas, which at first may have seemed ridiculous, are by the end of the book, coherent and revelatory. Follow Terence and his clarity of thought on the "The Golden Path" where he is able to conclude his own general theory of systems. You will find it disturbingly compelling...
Foreword (by Tom Robbins)
Introduction: The Archaic Revival (By Terence McKenna)
1. In Praise Of Psychedelics . . . (Interview with Jay Levin for the L.A. Weekly)
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Makes me want to eat lots of mushrooms, become a shaman, get abducted by aliens and move to Hawaii. A serious book.Published on 7 May 2013 by Amazon Customer
a fabulous book which discusses just about everything and anything in the universe! once you get used to McKenna's language, its such an enjoyable and at times a funny read! Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2013 by soph the loaf
This man has lots of ideas, revealed largely during the course of several interviews. Entheogens have played a big part in the way T. Read morePublished on 10 Jun. 2010 by Ronald Arthur Dewhirst
I have not read this book but recently met Terence McKenna's daughter and her boyfriend on a trip in Spain (Granada). How random is that? Read morePublished on 10 May 1999
McKenna is decidedly different from most authors in his interpretation of drugs in our society and presents an intriguing point of view that is as fascinating to the experienced... Read morePublished on 5 Jan. 1999
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