Anyone who has ever heard this man Terence Mckenna, would know the magical imagery he creates in the minds of the listener through his eloquent speech and mesmerizing use of the English language. Here is 3 hours straight of the man himself, Terence McKenna, who continues to inspire and awaken millions through his work, even from the other side ....

Terence Kemp McKenna was an author, lecturer, philosopher and shamanic explorer of the realm of psychedelic states. He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including metaphysics, alchemy, language, culture, technology, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. He has been described by some as being "so far out, nobody knows what he's talking about", and by others as "the most innovative thinker of our times".

To shake us out of our perceptual torpor, McKenna played the holy fool, the crazy wisdom sage. He pushed our faces in the most exotic, lurid inventions of modern science and technology. What elevated him above most other prophets was that he delivered his prophesies with a wink, an implicit acknowledgement that ultimately reality is stranger than we CAN suppose.

McKenna’s métier was the spoken word — stand-up philosophy that meme-splices Alfred North Whitehead, Marshall McLuhan, James Joyce, William Blake and many others, delivered in a reedy, insinuating voice. Available throughout the Internet with titles like “Having Archaic and Eating it Too” and “Shedding the Monkey,” his lectures are tours de force of verbal virtuosity and pack-rat polymathy, leaping trippingly (in both senses of the word) from quantum mechanics to medieval alchemy, from the chaos theory of Ilya Prigogine to the neo-Platonism of Philo Judaeus.
This movie was created to present and collect (some of) his most profound thoughts, and to possibly show glimpses of the alchemical angel that Terence pursued throughout his life. It does not serve as a biography, (at least) three very important themes were left out for the simple reason that they take hours to unfold themselves: the experiment at La Chorrera, the relationship between the McKenna brothers, and the Trialogues with Rupert Sheldrake and Ralph Abraham.

And so, three books are essential to anyone who'd like to dive deeper into the life and mind of Terence McKenna:

  • True Hallucinations by Terence McKenna
  • The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss by Dennis McKenna
  • Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness by Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna, and Ralph Abraham

Created by Peter Bergmann, this is a movie/documentary/project/mashup/juxtapo­sition/amalgamation made from everything Terence McKenna left us with, mixed with the music of We Plants Are Happy Plants.

From Terence McKenna's Eulogy to Leo Zeff:

Sometimes when Leo would sit with people, they would come out of their reveries and want to talk with him about what they were learning and seeing. And Leo would listen for a few minutes. But he then would always say: "That's fine, that's good, now return to the music." And I think that.. I like to think that Leo has now returned to the music. And some day so shall we. And to whatever degree we follow his example life here, the passage to whatever lies beyond will be made much easier.

Leo showed the way, because Leo knew the way. And I salute him for that, I say for all of us who were his tribe: Goodbye to the secret chief, goodbye to the man who saw most deeply. It's now for us to do as he would have had us do.

Here are some of Terence Mckenna's classic quotes which continue to strike like lightning bolts in the minds of millions of psychedelic explorers out there ...

“ The mushroom said to me once, Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. ”

“ Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced. ”

“ You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding. ”

“ The current physical models of the universe require eleven dimensions, eleven integrated variables to describe. And that’s physical models of the universe. If we then turn our attention to mind and realize that we have no definition of what mind is, why then is there any mystery in the fact that we have no definition of what the UFO is? The mind is present at hand in every conscious moment. It has been our constant companion for fifty thousand years, and we haven’t a clue as to what it is. So therefore, a manifestation of the other — the superego, or the extraterrestrial other like the UFO — it is not surprising that it is a mystery. I always hark back to the words of J.B.S. Haldane, the great British enzymologist, who said ‘reality is not only stranger than we suppose, it may be stranger than we can suppose.' ”
(Terence Mckenna, Aliens & Archetypes)

“ You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms. ”

- Terence Mckenna -

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Christopher Nolan's latest Hollywood flick, "Interstellar" is clearly a film which is introducing a deeper understanding of our place in the larger scheme of things and the concept of a multidimensional reality, we only see a small aspect of. There is some scientific jargon used in the film which may not resonate so well with some, however the ideas explored are not exactly science fiction or pure imagination. Based on a deep understanding of a spiritual reality hidden from plain sight, Christopher Nolan's masterpiece sets to awaken human consciousness to a world beyond the physical and to the possibility of space travel. We don't necessarily have to trash this beautiful planet to reach the point where we have to leave our world in search of new habitable planets, and that's the message the film strives to drive home.

To give you a quick synopsis of what I understood from the film .... If you really want to enjoy the film, please don't read any further and first watch the film ... :)

" Cooper (Matthew Mcconaughey), an ex NASA Astronaut who is now living as a farmer in a dusty town in futuristic America, where food has become scarce and life has become difficult, is one day led by a mysterious magnetic anomaly in his daughter's bedroom to a secret government facility in the middle of the Nevada Desert somewhere. It wasn't Area 51, but a secret NORAD facility no one was supposed to find.

The mysterious magnetic anomaly in Murphy's room which she refers to as the 'Ghost' gives them co-ordinates to reach the NORAD facility which later puts Cooper on a mission towards a black hole which has opened up around Saturn, which they believe would lead them to another galaxy where they have better chances to explore habitable planets.

This mission would be the second of its kind, after Captain Mann's mission which took 3 other NASA Astronauts through the same black whole and to 3 different planets with possible living conditions, named after the Scientists ... Miller's Planet, Edmund's Planet and Mann's Planet. Whirling through space past Mars, Jupiter the crew of Endurance, the spaceship docked onto a wheel like vehicle reach the Black Hole Gargantua near Saturn and go through it ... travelling through warped tunnels of space-time they emerge in another galaxy. They find the 3 planets they need to visit and start with Miller's planet which has plenty of water, the stuff of life. However, there are massive tidal waves on this planet as well which are way too humongous to be around. Just around the time Amelia Brand (Anne Hathway), one of the Crew discovers Miller's craft debris a huge tidal wave approaches them and takes out one of the crew. With only Amelia and Cooper left in charge, they set out for Mann's planet and wake up Dr. Mann (Matt Damon) from his cryogenic sleep, which he describes as waking him up from the dead.

He does act a bit like a Zombie trying to throw Cooper of mountains and crevices on an Alien Planet because Cooper wanted to return to Earth as he had promised Murphy, his young daughter who was getting older much faster as compared to the time he has spent in space, relatively. With Cooper putting the original mission in jeopardy, Dr. Mann does his best in trying to get rid off Cooper and take off with his ship to the docking station on the Wheel. Somehow with the help of Amelia, Cooper manages to get on board Endurance and gives chase to Dr. Mann warning him not to try docking which Dr. Mann arrogantly ignores resulting in this explosion taking a part of the wheel and Mann's space craft with it. Cooper somehow manages to dock Endurance onto the Wheel now hurling towards Edmunds Planet where he drops off Amelia who always wanted to get to Edmund's planet first because she is in love with him and was hoping to find him alive there. Cooper on the other hand wanted to return to Earth so after having dropped of Amelia on Edmund's planet he goes straight for Gargantua, the black hole, which for some reason makes his spacecraft disintegrate on exiting from the other side.

Following the warning sign to Eject, Cooper is propelled into space in his spacesuit ... with a distant planet in sight which looks a lot like Saturn ... with a space station / UFO right beside it. Now is when the movie gets really interesting as Cooper finds himself in a weird place ... which i believe is another dimension, perhaps the 5th dimension which Cooper experiences while having an Out of Body Experience (An OBE), which takes him to a place behind Murphy's bookshelf. He can now see Murphy and himself from the time he was about to leave on the mission to Gargantua and Beyond. He starts to give signs to Murphy so she can warn his past self from taking on this mission because he now knew they were never meant to return. However he takes on the mission .... and now he wakes up in a hospital bed, not behind the 5th dimensional space behind the bookshelf anymore where he was, bringing a new twist to the story.

He is on what they call the Cooper station around Saturn. The robots found him with only a few minutes of oxygen left and managed to revive him, while he was having an OBE and was behind the bookshelf. The station was named after his daughter Murphy Cooper who was about a hundred years old now and had managed to solve the equation for escaping gravity which helped move all these folks from a messed up Earth to this space station around the Planet Saturn. And now after he is back he realizes he needs to head back to get Amelia Brand, from Edmund's Planet as she has no way to return on her own, leaving ample room for a sequel which hopefully opens new dimensions in human consciousness, previously unexplored. "

The movie is a must see if you are remotely interested in what lies ahead for us in the near future ...

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What seems like a few states voting in favor of legalization of Marijuana for recreational use, might well be the start of a pleasant chain reaction with all other states in the U.S. and other countries following suit .... seriously considering reforming their drug laws, especially the ones surrounding natural plant based entheogens. With the Global Commission on Drug Policy also proposing complete legalization of all drugs, it does look like we are taking positive steps forward in removing all the unwarranted fears and wrong notions people harbor about some of these substances, while acting in a more humane way by not treating drug addiction like a criminal offence but more like a health and awareness issue which it actually is.

Legalization of Cannabis in Colorado and Washington have provided over 10,000 jobs and has created a multi-billion dollar industry, while helping reduce crime rate in both the states mentioned. You see when people smoke marijuana the last thing they wanna do is get into an altercation with someone. That is just not what stoners like to do, especially when stoned. We all know the effect Alcohol has on human sobriety after couple of extra drinks.

Oregon passed its legalization bill with support from 54 percent of voters, while Alaska passed its bill with 52 percent of voter support. In D.C., an overwhelming 69 percent of voters said "no more" to arrest and incarceration for possessing and using cannabis, a move that freedom advocates predict will have implications for the entire nation, perhaps the world at large.

The Oregon law, as explained by OregonLive.com, recognizes that, as of July 1, 2015, individuals 21 years of age and older can legally possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana in public places and up to 8 ounces in their own homes. These same individuals can legally grow up to four cannabis plants per household.

"The new law gives the Oregon Liquor Control Commission until Jan. 1, 2016[,] to draft rules and implement regulations for production, processing and selling marijuana," explains OregonLive.com. "The measure says the state must begin receiving licensing applications by Jan. 4, 2016. The first batch of licenses should be issued during the first half of 2016."

In Alaska, individuals 21 years of age and older to possess and transport up to 1 ounce of cannabis, as well as grow and/or transport up to six cannabis plants at one time. Individuals are free to give up to 1 ounce of marijuana each to someone else, or six immature plants.

While D.C.'s legalization bill does not provision the establishment of recreational stores where Cannabis will be sold, individuals there will be allowed to possess up to 2 ounces of cannabis for personal use -- both residents and visitors will have this freedom -- and those living in D.C. will be allowed to grow up to six cannabis plants at home.

"With marijuana legal in the federal government's backyard, it's going to be increasingly difficult for national politicians to continue ignoring the growing majority of voters who want to end prohibition," added Tom Angell, chairman of Marijuana Majority, to CNN.

This is what it looks like in Colorado after Legalization .... The video below also features fascinating Cannabis infused Cuisine at Hunter S. Thompson's place in Aspen, Colorado.

Let's face it, most of the popular music we listen to, most creative people involved in arts, culture, music, movies ... all have at some point in their lives at least tried smoking marijuana once, while some continue to use it regularly with no signs of dementia or any psychological disorder like negative propaganda bandwagon has been harping about for a long time now. On the contrary many renowned artists and musicians today openly state their love for the herb and how it has positively impacted their lives.

Recreational use of the Herb is just one of the many ways to use Cannabis and it may have a negative connotation attached to it since most celebrities who smoke pot flaunt a lavish lifestyle with excesses involved. It is up to each individual to choose the use the herb they way they wish to and there are no absolutes to the effects of smoking weed, it all depends from person to person. Hence, legal regulation of the Herb, just like alcohol does seem like the way forward.

Cannabis undoubtedly has many medical benefits that are now being recognized by the world as it continues to cure people suffering from various illnesses without the use of any pharmaceutical drugs. Here is an interesting documentary titled 'Burzynski', which tells the story of a doctor and biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food an Drug Administration in American history.

It does look like we are in the final days of prohibition ....

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'Samsara', the sequel to Baraka takes us on a breathtaking visionary quest of 25 different countries. It explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

The filmmakers approach non verbal filmmaking with an understanding that it must live up to the standard of great still photography, revealing the essence of a subject, not just its physical presence. Samsara was photographed entirely in 70mm film utilizing both standard frame rates and with a motion control time-lapse camera designed specifically for this project. This camera system allows perspective shifts to reveal extraordinary views of ordinary scenes. The images were then transferred through the highest resolution scanning process available to the new 4K digital projection format that allows for mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity. Samsara will be a showpiece for the new, high-resolution 4K digital projection, the HD format, as well as standard digital and film projection.

Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

You can watch the full film in 3 parts below .... hopefully it stays for sometime. In case you find any of the videos not working, please let us know by posting a comment or something. We shall try and fix it as soon as possible.

Reference : Baraka Samsara

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