Terence McKenna Archives | HighExistence

HighExistence Podcast #5: Dennis McKenna on Plant Medicines as Catalysts for the New Paradigm

All experience is a drug experience. Whether it’s mediated by our own [endogenous] drugs, or...

Martijn Schirp

Terence McKenna, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and the Archaic Revival of Empathy

“Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet,” Terence McKenna...

Hans

Culture is Your Sorta-Trustworthy Friend: Why I Disagree With Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna famously said, "Culture is not your friend." This is a powerful idea. It's also (partially) wrong. Here's why.

Jordan Bates

Alan Watts’ Jaw-Dropping Explanation of Mankind’s Deepest Nature

If you love Alan as much as we do, you won't want to miss this extraordinary revelation of humanity's deepest nature.

Jordan Bates

18 Rare Aldous Huxley Quotes to Upgrade Your Grey Matter

These uncommonly cited Aldous Huxley quotes will broaden your mind, melt into your soul, and stir the depths of your being.

Jordan Bates

Stanley Kubrick’s Unbelievable Answer to the Question, “Is Life Worth Living?”

Playboy asked Stanley Kubrick, "Is life worth living?" What followed was unforgettable.

Jordan Bates

Nature Loves Courage: Terence McKenna’s Illustrated Advice on How to Do the Impossible

Terence McKenna's profound advice on taking leaps of faith. It turns out "hurling oneself into the abyss" may not be as dangerous as you expect...

The Unknown

Charlie Kaufman on the Deficiencies of Consumerist Culture and the Mind-Altering Effects of Media

Have we become zombie slaves? Watch and listen as Charlie Kaufman dissects the fallacies of consumerist culture with heartbroken yet hopeful wisdom.

The Unknown

2 Rare, Heartwarming Video Clips of Terence McKenna Smoking Cannabis and Taking it Easy

Every once in a while you stumble upon a beautiful artifact in the depths of YouTube, and you're suddenly overcome with gratitude.

ZARATHUSTRA SMITH

19 Eye-Opening R. Crumb Quotes on Mass Culture, Psychedelics, Art, Being Human, & the 1960s Counterculture

R. Crumb was one of the most notorious and influential countercultural artists of the 20th century. Here's a beautiful peek inside his expansive mind.

ZARATHUSTRA SMITH

40 Tips & Ideas for Having an Extraordinary Psychedelic Experience

Make sure your next psychedelic experience is amazing by following these 40 quick tips.

Jordan Bates

Alan Watts’ 3-Part Advice to Married Couples (And to All Who Look For Love)

In his dazzling autobiography, In My Own Way, Alan Watts manages not only to unfurl the captivating...

Jordan Bates

Culture is Not Your Friend: Terence McKenna’s Radical Perspective

"What civilization is is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other's shoulders and kicking each other's teeth in."

Jordan Bates

Dominator vs. Partnership Cultures: A Profound Re-Telling of Human History

In this essay you'll learn the troubling history of society's evolving culture — how we ditched our empathetic "partnership" system for one founded on domination, and what hope there is looking...

Jordan Bates