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  • Paperback: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Bravo Ltd; Reprinted edition edition (21 Jun. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062506358
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062506351
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.6 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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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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By A Customer on 26 Nov. 2005
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To start this review it is worth noting when this book was first published - 1975.
At this time the young, adventurous, scientific minded Mckenna brothers recalled their voyage of discovery. Through the use of hallucinogens they experienced thoughtful insights into shamanism, schizophrenia, the holographic nature of nature, and finally and maybe most memorably - they formulated a mathematical principle using the I-Ching that maps the history of 'Novelty'.
A great read, that will lead the reader on a voyage of their own.
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this book comprises 3 parts: an investigation into shamanism, schizophrenia and the holographic principles of memory; scientific psychedelic experimentation in the Amazon of such theories; and finally relating ancient Chinese principles (the I Ching) to novelty throughout the universe.
An amazing book filled with mind-blowing theories and frequent genius insights... the authors are incredibly intelligent whether you take their inspirational thoughts at face value or not.
Highly recommended.
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Terence McKenna and his brother relate their experience with a South American psychoactive plant, and the mind-blowing (mind-blown?) insights that they gained from it. The I Ching's 'King Wen sequence' of the 64 hexagrams is interpreted as a digital code, and in fractal geometry-like fashion, concatenated onto itself to create a wave function for the entirety of the universe, with its peaks and minima related to rises and falls in the rate of 'novelty' in reality as different dimensional realities interpenetrate in the McKennas' version of 'the end of the world as we know it.'
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By buba free pittounikos TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 Nov. 2011
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Terence McKenna used to tell a story of giving a huge dose of DMT to a very old Tibetan monk whilst travelling through Asia. The monk was "Not one of those alcoholic fund-raiser Lamas, but the real thing" (McKenna). Terence said the monk told him that the DMT experience was the lesser lights and that you cannot go further than this and return to your body. "I believed him, McKenna said," the guy took it like a man, I mean; he must have been over 90 years old". In the presence of this spirit, all the capability of human conception sinks exhausted, with nothing to hold onto but a fall into a place outside of metaphysics; a palace of radiant light.

But we still believe that death is it!

This isn't how Terence McKenna saw the world. McKenna was the man who's seen, who's shot up from the world, like zooming out on Google Earth to see the planet from a higher vantage point, the man who is high, like Galileo with his telescope, will see the blind people as the Buddha saw people them. The high man will pay no heed to normal life, or even technology, because he is high and he knows that the world is illusion and so is death. After all, our fascination with technology and progress is a tranquilliser from the fear of death. But Terence McKenna used to say that the only reason we fear death is because we haven't been high enough, to peak over the singularity of biology. One who's smoke DMT understands that death is just the body dying.

Terence McKenna said that he glimpsed the after-death state on DMT. This is what Terence McKenna hinted at in many of his talks and this is the fascination with these magical pathways to the ecology of souls. Terence is there now, with the elves. Rest in peace Terence!
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By A Customer on 29 Mar. 1999
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I remember feeling like the universe was handing me an amazing gift as I was reading this book. A must read for anyone interested in mind expansion.
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I wished we had someone like Terence around today, what a great thinker he was. This is a brilliant book, well written and covers the subject matter.
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I bought the book whilst researching the I Ching. It consists of two disparate elements: A short account of shamanism followed by speculation of mind and drug interaction, and then a manipulation of the I Ching hexagrams to derive the "Time Wave".
The mind / drug section serves to create an air of scientific validity for the later I Ching manipulations. The lay reader is overwhelmed by "scientific" terminology, but whether a chemist would accept the speculations is doubtful.
The particular mathematical manipulations of the hexagrams are entirely spurious and have no connection with the I Ching itself. If there are no limits, any sequence of numbers can be played with to derive some sort of pattern. The McKennas could have used a book of random numbers to arrive at similar results. As a consequence all their neat diagrams and text are a pointless fantasy leading to their expected apocalypse.
It is in the same style as Eric von Daniken's books, and should be put on the bad science-fiction shelves.
The McKennas should have read "Straight and Crooked Thinking" by Robert Thouless before they put pen to paper.
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A most enjoyable and enlightening read. The author must have had courage to move into the spaces he describes. I recommend this book.Mind Bomb
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