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Terence McKenna Featured On Gucci Mane’s New Single

Terence McKenna may be due for a posthumous appearance on the hip-hop charts, as a sample of the philosopher leads off one of the songs on the new Trap God 2 mixtape from Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane. Gucci is one of the leading proponents of the so-called "trap" style that has been the dominant sound in rap for the past year or so, and the McKenna quote serves as a manifesto of sorts. The track in question is the work of star producer Lex Luger:
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Present Shock and The Psychedelic Legacy of Terence McKenna

In this not-to-miss Evolver event, cultural icons and visionary thinkers Douglas Rushkoff and Dennis McKenna will discuss "Time Waves, Present Shock, DMT, & The Psychedelic Legacy of Terence McKenna in NYC, March 14.  They will look back on Terence McKenna's life's work -- including his theory of increasing novelty -- and explore what Rushkoff calls "presentism," the new ethos of a society that's always on, in real time, updating live. Dennis McKenna is author of "The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna." Douglas Rushkoff's new book is "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now." Presented by Evolver & The C-Realm Podcast...
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Was Terence McKenna a CIA plant?

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I love Terence McKenna, but thanks to the detective work of  controversial author and gnosticmedia.com founder Jan Irvin, I’m wondering if the late author was worthy of my trust.

Irvin has unearthed a government document that he claims may implicate McKenna as a (gasp!) Central Intelligence Agency plant. Download the document and decide for yourself. Jan has the brass balls to refer to Mckenna as a “Useful idiot”, but what use would he have been to the CIA? McKenna has been useful to me: I can think of few others who have so wonderfully allowed my own personal explorations in spirituality to bloom, but how could the kind of personal transformation espoused by McKenna possibly benefit the intelligence community?

Any thoughts on this?  Is this proof to you, my fellow Disinfonauts?

Gabriel D. Roberts is the author of Riding The Fine Line and the forthcoming book, Born Again To Rebirth.… Read the rest

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Opti and I (One Man’s Experiences With A Hyperdimensional Creature)

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[disinfo ed.’s note: This document was created by Opticuswrangler in an effort to portray his thoughts on, and experiences with, a hyperdimensional organism he calls Opticus. Republished from DMT Nexus with permission from Opticuswrangler]

The following document was produced as a collaboration between myself and the hyperdimensional symbiote……

OK….. Rules…. Let’s establish a few rules for this document, before we begin.

First, it is a rough draft. Which means I can say what I want and try to fix it or scrap it [or not] as I will. The target audience has not yet been selected. Second… It is Pornography, which means No Decent Person should ever lay eyes upon it. Every one’s clothes stay on, but it will get nasty before we are done……

Let this also be a Disclaimer. You have been warned…..

I should also establish that I don’t know what iyam doing. Not Really. But iyam also among the lonely few that know anything at all about …..This topic.… Read the rest

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Plant/Human Symbiosis and the Fall of Humanity: Interview With Tony Wright

TW5 “I believe that the lost secret of human emergence..the undefined catalyst that took a very bright monkey and turned that species into a self-reflecting dreamer..that catalyst has to be sought in these alkaloids in the food chain that were catalyzing higher states of intellectual activity.” — Terence McKenna

Tony Wright and Graham Gynn are authors of Left In The Dark– the book that presents Tony’s research outlining a radical re-interpretation of the current data regarding human evolution and, they contend, our recent degenerated state we call “civilization”. You can read the book for free here. Despite such a young and extreme proposal positive reactions are growing and include such minds as Dennis McKenna, Stanislav Grof, Colin Groves, Michael Winkelman and many others.

There are many mysterious anomalies about human evolution yet to be adequately explained. These include the human brains rapid expansion in size and complexity, why this accelerating expansion suddenly stalled roughly 200,000 years ago and our brains have been shrinking ever since, and why our rare glimpses of genius goes hand in hand with our species wide insanity.… Read the rest

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Elves of the Apocalypse: “Machine Elves” and the Self-Sabotage of Psychedelic Research

Machine ElfBeware the “clockwork [sic] elves” who control the global elite promising them “eternal life, total power, total control, everything you could ever want, just kill everyone […] friendly little guys…” Via Modern Mythology:

Right. Most if not all mythologies include creatures resembling elves. Therefore the archetypal image must be based upon encounters with the Machine … Er … Clockwork Elves. As with all paranoid logic, this argument is easily felled by Occam’s Razor, which advocates that “entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity,” in short, that the “simplest answer is most likely the correct one.” It is much more plausible to propose that the entities encountered during the DMT-experience could very well bear some measure of resemblance to elves (elongated and angular shapes are common); that one comes to think “if they look like elves, they are elves” at least makes sense!

THERE ARE NO FUCKING MACHINE ELVES!

To be fair, Alex didn’t make this shit up.… Read the rest

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Psychedelic Adventures at the Edge of the Abyss: The Ideas of Terence and Dennis McKenna

Many disinfo readers have been fascinated, at one time or another, with the psychedelic adventures of the Brothers McKenna (Terence and Dennis). We thought that you’d like to know about this course from Evolver – it should be a fantastic experience if you’re open to some mind expansion…

This Friday, May 20th is the last day to register at the $90 Early Bird rate for “The Psychedelic Adventures at the Edge of the Abyss: The Ideas of Terence and Dennis McKenna.” Hosted by Dennis McKenna, the course features a special line up of close friends of Dennis and Terence who can speak with rare insight about the brothers’ legacy and their relevance for today:  Daniel Pinchbeck, Dr. Luis Eduardo Luna, Ralph Abraham, Marc Pesce, Ralph Metzner, and Erik Davis.

The series has 4 sessions and starts on June 5. You will be in dialogue with these inspirational thinkers, asking them questions, challenging their assumptions.… Read the rest

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Terence McKenna 101: “The Future is Mental”

As more time passes, the research and conclusions postulated by philosopher and modern psychonaut Terence Mckenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) are proving themselves to be fact rather than fiction. His eloquent observations on the mind-body connection and in turn the human relation to the environment are essential to anyone who feels the growing disconnect between the western way of life and the natural/ecological world. Also poignant is the political aspect of his talk, drawing the parallels between the dissolving of the soviet system to the eventual deterioriation of the western system This is a fantastic 1991 presentation where he outlines the basic tenets of the Archaic Revival and the psychedelic experience and it's place in the western modern technological world.
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