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MarkostheGnostic
03-31-2014, 04:44 AM
I posted this in this sub-forum because it is narrated by the late Terrance McKenna, the spokesperson for psychedelics for Generation X, after the Baby Boomers to which I belong, (whose spokespersons were, Tim Leary, Ram Dass, Ralph Metzner, Stanislav Grof, Jean Houston, Alan Watts, and John Lilly most notably).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSZm9JTcRQs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSZm9JTcRQs)

I don't want to nit-pick, but Terrence confuses an alembic with a pelican. But whereas he is not as knowledgeable as people on this site, he did feel it was important to make this film, so no disrespect intended.

[Moderators: Feel free to move this to another forum, but McKenna seems to suggest that Hermetic thought is the vehicle for extending a failed cultural experiment with psychedelics].

DonSweet
03-31-2014, 05:58 AM
Watched and digesting ...

"Shamanism is essentially a living tradition of Alchemy that is not seeking The Stone, but has found The Stone."

" ... to explicitly understand that the vessel of Alchemical transformation is the body and the head of the experient."

Awani
03-31-2014, 10:24 PM
I've always loved this film.

I also like this point:

"...on the night of September 16th, Descartes had a dream and in this dream an angel appeared to him..., and the angel said to Descartes, "The conquest of nature is to be achieved through measure and number." And that revelation lay the basis for modern science. Rene Descartes is... the founder of the scientific method that created the philosophical engines that created the modern world. How many scientists, working at their workbenches, understand that an angel chartered modern science? It’s the alchemical angel which will not die. It returns again and again to guide the destinies of nations and peoples toward an unimaginable conclusion." - Terence McKenna


[Moderators: Feel free to move this to another forum, but McKenna seems to suggest that Hermetic thought is the vehicle for extending a failed cultural experiment with psychedelics].

Yes, I move this to the Sacred Art (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/forumdisplay.php?12-The-Sacred-Art) section as the movie deals more with alchemy and alchemical history.

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