COSMIC COWBOY: ‘Psychonaut’ Terence McKenna “On Enemies Of The Imagination” (Archive)

Source  – trueactivist.com

– “…McKenna blames money. According to the late advocate of psychedelic mushrooms, money is the “final nail in the coffin” to mid-agers hoping to find the good life after working hard on the hamster wheel their entire lives. “It’s a comfortable dream, but it’s the dream of anesthesia”:

(‘Psychonaut’ Terence McKenna “On Enemies Of The Imagination)

– In this lecture, Terence McKenna discusses a wide range of topics in his own unique and eloquent way, starting (as he always did) by bashing culture. This abstract thing we are so proud of is, to him, “the currency by which fools navigate the world.” McKenna claims that smart people go beyond that arbitrary meaning, but even they are easily lured into an easy dream of retirement and golf courses later on in life.

McKenna blames money. According to the late advocate of psychedelic mushrooms, money is the “final nail in the coffin” to mid-agers hoping to find the good life after working hard on the hamster wheel their entire lives. “It’s a comfortable dream, but it’s the dream of anesthesia,” The Archaic Revival author says dryly.

McKenna talks about our need to feel ‘cool’, joking : “I don’t know if i am cool or not, but I am incredibly resistant to any effort to make me think I am uncool.” As always, McKenna cuts to the heart of the matter: “Because the answer always lies in commodification. Real cool can’t be commodified, and that’s what makes it so cool.”

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