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Terence McKenna
Born (1946-11-16)November 16, 1946
Paonia, Colorado, United States
Died April 3, 2000(2000-04-03) (aged 53)
San Rafael, California, United States
Occupation Author, lecturer
Language English
Nationality American
Education BS in ecology, resource conservation, and shamanism
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Period 20th
Subject Shamanism, ethnobotany, ethnomycology, metaphysics, psychedelic drugs, alchemy
Notable works The Archaic Revival, Food of the Gods, The Invisible Landscape, Psilocybin Magic Mushroom Grower’s Guide, True Hallucinations.
Spouse Kathleen Harrison (1975—1992; divorced)
Children Finn McKenna & Klea McKenna
Relatives Dennis McKenna (brother)

History is just this froth of artifact production that has appeared in the last ten to fifteen thousand years. It spread across the planet very quickly. But that mind in man just goes back and back into the darkness.
Terence McKenna
There are times when everything seems to go right, and times when everything seems to go wrong.
Terence McKenna
What is unusual about Earth is that language, literally, has become alive. It has infested matter. It is replicating and defining and building itself. And it is in us.
Terence McKenna
Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced.
Terence McKenna
In fact, I think when we carry out a complete analysis of time, I think what we're going to discover is that like matter, time is composed of elemental, discrete types.
Terence McKenna
The discs which haunt the skies of Earth indicate that the unconscious cannot be kept waiting forever. These things are going to have to be dealt with.
Terence McKenna
Without sounding too cliche, the Internet really is the birth of global mind.
Terence McKenna
That's what a god is. Somebody who knows more than you do about whatever you're dealing with.
Terence McKenna
The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.
I live up at about the 2000 feet level on a five acre piece of forest that I built a small house on.
Terence McKenna
Nature conserves, prefers novelty.
We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat.
Terence McKenna