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Machine Elves 101 (Or, Why Terence McKenna Matters)
Terence McKenna is an underground legend. Join a conversation with the key words psychedelic, entheogen, DMT, ayahuasca, mushroom, shamanism, or 2012, and his name is bound to crop up. Saunter into the middle of a Burning Man Festival and you'll find shrines built in his honor. But on Main Street, USA, they've never heard of him. Who is the man the Village Voice dubbed the ...more
ebook, 45 pages
Published July 13th 2012 by Reality Sandwich Singles
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This is a strong overview and resource list for all things Terence McKenna. I have read most of McKenna's books and listened to hundreds of hours of audio/video of his lectures, so I felt like a lot of the material was redundant for me. But this is a great introduction for someone new to McKenna. I have shared it with a few of my friends because they could use more McKenna in their lives. In addition, this is the first Reality Sandwich Single, and as of right now can be purchased from this link. ...more
This was intended as a primer for the Terence McKenna newbie. It was fun to read, and has a nice balance of respectful explanations of his ideas on one hand, and some eyebrow raising at some of his highly questionable conclusions. There is a carefully crafted reading and viewing list in the back of the book which is pretty handy too.