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Awani
12-16-2009, 04:40 PM
The following quote is by Terence McKenna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_McKenna) from Lectures on Alchemy (http://www.well.com/user/davidu/tmalchemy.html). This is a long transcript of a talk he had, and I post here only an interesting snippet that I think you all might find interesting.


...I will challenge you to try and imagine what the achievement of the philosopher's stone would be like because it's in trying to think that way that you begin to dissolve the categories of the Cartesian trap. So, imagen for a moment an object, a material, which can literally do anything. It can move across categorical boundaries with no difficulty whatsoever. So what do I mean? I mean that if you possess the philosopher's stone and you were hungry, you could eat it. If you needed to go somewhere you could spread it out and sit on it and it would take you there. If you needed a piece of information, it would become the equivalent of a computer screen and it would tell you things. If you needed a companion, it would talk to you. If you needed to take a shower you could hold it over your head and water would pour out. Now, you see, this is an impossibility. That's right, it's a coincidencia apositorum. It is something that behaves like imagination and matter without ever doing damage to the ontological status of one or the other. This sounds like pure pathology in the context of modern thinking because we expect things to stay still and be what they are and undergo the growth and degradation that is inimical to them, but no, the redemption of spirit and matter means the exteriorization of the human soul and the interiorization of the human body so that it is an image freely commanded in the imagination.

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The imagination is central to the alchemical opus because it is literally a process that goes on the realm of the imagination taken to be a physical dimension. And I think that we cannot understand the history that lies ahead of us unless we think in terms of a journey into the imagination. We have exhausted the world of three dimensional space. We are polluting it. We are overpopulating it. We are using it up. Somehow the redemption of the human enterprise lies in the dimension of the imagination. And to do that we have to transcend the categories that we inherit from a thousand years of science and Christianity and rationalism and we have to re-empower and re-encounter the mind and we can do this psychedelically, we can do this yogically, or we can do it alchemically and hermetically.

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Awani
04-02-2010, 05:38 AM
A nice short film about DMT and DEE and other things:

Terence McKenna - The Alchemical Dream (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1594923458222660515&ei=X4K1S--cOsrK-QaH_rzjBg&q=alchemical+dream#)

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Awani
03-25-2012, 11:08 PM
One short, one long...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_V0PhYP_j4&list


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdQ2-_JCIZQ

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Nibiru
03-28-2012, 04:02 AM
Hello Dev :)

A friend of mine just sent this video to me in an email and I thought you might like it..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Xca_aFTEo

Seeker of Truth
03-28-2012, 08:41 AM
My favourite quotes in the last interview so far is:

- Civilisation is the delusion of solution
- Authentic push towards Spirituality
- The world is far Richer than it seems to be

I have never really listened to Terence McKenna before, but I am sure to hunt for more videos and books after what I have heard so far. I have to listen to the interview several times to truly absorb all it has to offer. And I will.

Many thanks and a great day

Awani
03-28-2012, 11:53 AM
Nice.


I have to listen to the interview several times to truly absorb all it has to offer.

For a large audio archive of many lectures: http://matrixmasters.net/archive/TerenceMcKenna/

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Seeker of Truth
03-29-2012, 02:21 AM
the redemption of spirit and matter means the exteriorization of the human soul and the interiorization of the human body so that it is an image freely commanded in the imagination

beautiful