Terence McKenna

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Terence McKenna AKA "O.T. Oss"

America 1946 – 2000


Comments: psychonaut; psychedelic drugs; traveled the Amazon River; plant Alchemy; shamanism; Tibetan philosophy; "Novelty Theory"; human potential movement; virtual reality machine and headphones, like the Oculus Rift Project; techno-paganism;


Teachers: Aldous Huxley; Timothy Leary; Alan Watts, Robert Anton Wilson; Carlos Castaneda; Wavey Gravey; Richard Alpert AKA Baba Ram Dass; Gerald Gardner; Andrew Weil; Ralph Metzner; Ted Schultz of The Network ; R. Gordon Wasson; Colonel Philip Johan von Strahlenberg; Mordecai Cubitt Cooke; John Marco Allegro;

Students: Chuck Furnace; Charles Hayes; Roland Griffiths, of John Hopkins School of Medicine; David Nutt, of Imperial College; Stephen Ross, of New York University Tisch Hospital ; Chris Bennett, author of Liber 420, 2018;


Friends: Starhawk: M. Macha NightMare; BoneBlossom; Kathleen Harrison, wife; Ralph Abraham, chaos mathematician; biologist Rupert Sheldrake; Nicole Maxwell; Riane Eisler; Tom Robbins, author; Dennis McKenna, brother;

Enemies - Dr. Jerome Jaffe, 1st drug czar;

Organizations: Starwood Festival; Botanical Dimensions; Esalen Institute;

Author: The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens and the I Ching, with his brother Dennis; True Hallucinations, published in 1993; Psilocybin - Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide; Food of the Gods (reportedly); The Archaic Revival; Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge - A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution ; Synesthesia (with Timothy C. Ely); The Evolutionary Mind : Trialogues at the Edge of the Unthinkable (with Rupert Sheldrake and Ralph H. Abraham); Food of the Gods: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution; 1999 - Robert Venosa: Illuminatus (with Robert Venosa, Ernst Fuchs, H. R. Giger, and Mati Klarwein, on Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's Illuminatus trilogy of books); Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness (with Rupert Sheldrake and Ralph H. Abraham); The Evolutionary Mind: Trialogues on Science, Spirit & Psychedelics; The Voynich Manuscript; Tryptamine Hallucinogens and Consciousness; Shredding the Monkey; Psilocybin and the Sands of Time; Mind, Molecules and Magic; Dynamics of Hyperspace; The Definitive UFO Tape; Alien Love;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_McKenna; http://www.levity.com/eschaton/tm.html; AMOK - FOURTH DISPATCH; http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/voynich-manuscript ; http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/religion-as-a-product-of-psychotropic-drug-use/282484/ ; http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/oculus-rift-project-allow-users-swap-bodies-genders-1433463 ; http://www.cbsnews.com/news/14-days-psilocybin-hallucinogen-in-mushrooms-addiction-treatment/ ; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/14/psychedelic-mushrooms-facts_n_6083436.html; http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/16/magic-mushrooms-can-improve-psychological-health-long-term/;