2005-02-60s-ext.pdf Falling Down the TM Rabbit Hole, How TM Really Works, a Critical Opinion Why Terence McKenna Matters If anyone ever wanted to get to know me (i.e., what makes Daniel tick) the first thing I would have to tell them is, "Read Terence McKenna." In online forums and real life scenarios alike, I quote McKenna like Jules Winnfield quotes Ezekiel in Pulp Fiction. Passionate. With conviction. My armor and weapon when I'm ready to blast the meandering monotony of day-to-day living. A few weeks ago my friend Michelle suggested I write a "Terence for Dummies" piece. The Background Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 -- April 3, 2000) was born under the auspices of a conventional upbringing. Settling on the outskirts of the Mission at La Chorrera, it was the events that transpired during this crusade that became the catalyst of McKenna's ideas. The Experiment It was here that Terence and his party became acquainted with Stropharia cubensis fungi (now known as Psilocybe cubensis). In essence, you can change reality while tripping on shrooms. The Result Time stopped, became tangible. The Revival
10 Essential Books for Book Nerds What makes a book nerd? Reading a lot of books — and liking to talk about said books — is a major requirement, of course, but there’s often something a little more nebulous involved: book nerds are the kinds of people who get a little thrill when walking into a bookstore, who press volumes into their friends’ hands with serious promises of life changing moments, who are fascinated by following the many tangled threads through authors and literature, happily wandering wherever they might lead. Robin Sloan’s recently published Mr. Mr. Man, is this book fun — especially for any book nerd who isn’t in denial about living in the modern age.
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Terence McKenna rotten > Library > Biographies > Mad Science > Terence McKenna Terence McKenna was the Magellan of psychedelic head space, and humanity's first ambassador to the hyperdimensional machine elves of the Eschaton. McKenna was a true child of the '60s, graduating from UC Berkeley with one of those majors you could only get in Berkeley in the '60s — Ecology, Resource Conservation and Shamanism. When he got out of school, he set off for the Amazon, where he "studied" the native hallucinogenic drugs used in various South American shamanic traditions. While pursuing these scientific studies, McKenna experienced some interesting effects on his consciousness, not surprisingly. His work has influenced a generation of writers and philosophers, and his writings have been as influential as that of better-known contemporaries like Timothy Leary and Abbie Hoffman. McKenna had a brilliant mind that moved so fast it was hard to tell whether he was reaching escape velocity or just running in circles.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?” Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series that you can now download online. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) Tyson concludes by saying: “If you read all of the above works you will glean profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world.” He has also added some more thoughts in the comments section below, saying: Thanks for this ongoing interest in my book suggestions. Don’t miss anything from Open Culture. H/T goes to Galley Cat Related Content:
5) Literature | Cultural Expressions in the 1960s The literature reflected what was happening in America on the social and political arena in the sixties. Authors wrote about gender, race, homosexuality, feminism and war, and they criticized society, just like the youth generation did. An example of the 1960’s literature is the famous novel by Ken Kesey: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from 1962. The action takes place in a mental hospital and the book describes how the system is tearing down a patient who isn’t really sick, he had just pretended to be crazy to avoid jail. The book is meant as criticism to the methods used within psychiatry in the 50s and 60s. From the Film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. The Beat movement As within music and fashion, the youth generation of the 1960s was also open-minded towards controversial literature. The Beat Poets got inspired by Eastern religion, jazz and wandering life. Beat poetry is oral and repetitive, mainly because it developed out of poetry readings in underground clubs. Allen Ginsberg
Meditate From Wired How-To Wiki Photo by Renee Barron/Flickr/CC Meditation isn't just something for yogis or crystal-collecting New Age fanatics. It's also for overworked, gadget-loving geeks who need a little bit of downtime in their busy schedules. Meditation is a scientifically demonstrated method of lowering stress levels and helping your body and mind relax. This article is part of a wiki anyone can edit. Getting started There are many different kinds of meditation, but nearly all of them share a common goal -- focusing and quieting your mind. Although it may seem like you're just sitting there doing nothing, it turns out that sitting and doing nothing is actually very difficult -- especially when you first get started. Tips for beginners Start small. Find a comfortable chair that you can sit up straight in with your feet flat on the floor. There's no "best time" to meditate, though being very hungry or very full can be distracting, so avoid both of those times. The wandering mind Apps Conclusion