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The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching (1975)

by Terence McKenna, Dennis J. McKenna

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This comes awfully close to what Hunter Thompson once called 'bad craziness.' One probably shouldn't use the I Ching to predict the end of the world. (One probably shouldn't predict the end unless one sees a way of possibly avoiding it). Did you ever notice how prophecy (any prophecy) has a disturbing tendency to be self-fulfilling? Nevertheless: ( )
  Farree | Apr 23, 2014 |
This is a recent edition of the original published in 1974 by Terence McKenna (deceased) who among other things was a proponant of the re-discovery of an ecology of the mind that he termed the Archaic Revival. The brilliant Mr. McKenna, who could puncuate conversation with detailed references to any subject imaginable has written what has been deemed the most provocative and mind bending book ever written. It could be either one of the most important book ever written about the nature of human conscousness or the delusions of a very bright young scientist. It's written in the dry, objective style of scientific journals that Terence has admitted he used as a Trojan horse for his unorthadox ideas. What he claims to have done during experiments in the Amazon is to have inculcated his neural DNA with tryptamines in order to bring DNA encoded information into counscious awareness. The idea that manipulation of one's own neurotrasmitters could be the key to bridging the somatic and the semantic is a highly intriguing one that deserves further investigation even though to do so is considered so dangerous that this type of research has been almost completly prohibited for over thirty years, consequently these ideas have never been properly tested. Some of Terence's insights into the I Ching he supported by mathmatical explanations that he backed away from after they were challenged, fascinating nonetheless. (Link to mathmatical critique.) http://www.fourmilab.ch/rpkp/autopsy.html ( )
  latefordinner | Mar 13, 2007 |
Totally incomprehensible, but maybe there is genius contained within. You'd prolly have to do a lot more drugs than I have to know for sure. ( )
  amydross | Jul 10, 2006 |
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This comes awfully close to what Hunter Thompson once called 'bad craziness.' One probably shouldn't use the I Ching to predict the end of the world. (One probably shouldn't predict the end unless one sees a way of possibly avoiding it). Did you ever notice how prophecy (any prophecy) has a disturbing tendency to be self-fulfilling?
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062506358, Paperback)

A thoroughly revised edition of the much-sought-after early work by Terence and Dennis McKenna that looks at shamanism, altered states of consciousness, and the organic unity of the King Wen sequence of the I Ching.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:31 -0400)

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