It is important to remember that our epistemological tools have developed very unevenly in the West. We know a tremendous amount about what is going on in the heart of the atom, but we know absolutely nothing about the nature of the mind. McKenna also expressed admiration for the works of writers including Aldous Huxley James Joycewhose book Finnegans Wake he called "the quintessential work of art, or at least work of literature of the 20th century,"  science fiction writer Philip K.
Dickwho he described as an "incredible genius,"  fabulist Jorge Luis Borgeswith whom McKenna shared the belief that "scattered through the ordinary world there are books and artifacts and perhaps people who are like doorways into impossible realms, of impossible and contradictory truth"  and Vladimir Nabokov ; McKenna once said that he would have become a Nabokov lecturer if he had never encountered psychedelics.
In a more radical version of biophysicist Francis Crick 's hypothesis of directed panspermiaMcKenna speculated on the idea that psilocybin mushrooms may be a species of high intelligence,  which may have arrived on this planet as spores migrating through space   and which are attempting to establish a symbiotic relationship with human beings.
He postulated that "intelligence, not life, but intelligence may have come here [to Earth ] in this spore-bearing life form". He said, "I think that theory will probably be vindicated. I think in a hundred years if people do biology they will think it quite silly that people once thought that spores could not be blown from one star system to another by cosmic radiation pressure ," and also believed that "few people are in a position to judge its extraterrestrial potential, because few people in the orthodox sciences have ever Stropharia - 23 Дельфина (Cassette the full spectrum of psychedelic effects that are unleashed.
During the final years of his life and career, McKenna became very engaged in the theoretical realm of technology. He was an early proponent of the technological singularity  and in his last recorded public talk, Psychedelics in the age of intelligent machineshe outlined ties between psychedelics, computation technology, and humans.
McKenna spoke of hallucinations while on DMT in which he claims to have met intelligent entities he described as, "self-transforming machine elves". In his book Food of the GodsMcKenna proposed that the transformation from humans' early ancestors Homo erectus to the species Homo sapiens mainly had to do with the addition of the mushroom Psilocybe cubensis in its diet,    an event that according to his theory took place in aboutBCE which is when he believed that the species diverged from the genus Homo.
McKenna stated that due to the desertification of the African continent at that time, human forerunners were forced from the increasingly shrinking tropical canopy in search of new food sources. McKenna's hypothesis was that low doses of psilocybin improve visual acuityparticularly edge detection, meaning that the presence of psilocybin in the diet of early pack hunting primates caused the individuals who were consuming psilocybin mushrooms to be better hunters than those who were not, resulting in an increased food supply and in turn a higher rate of reproductive success.
McKenna's hypothesis concerning the influence of psilocybin mushrooms on human evolution is known as "the 'stoned ape' theory. In McKenna's theory was supported by the mycologist Paul Stamets. McKenna's "stoned ape" theory has not received attention from the scientific community and has been criticized for a relative lack of citation to any of the paleoanthropological evidence informing our understanding of human origins.
His ideas regarding psilocybin and visual acuity have been criticized by suggesting he misrepresented Fischer et al. Criticism has also been expressed due to the fact that in a separate study on psilocybin induced transformation of visual space Fischer et al.
There is also a lack of scientific evidence that psilocybin increases sexual arousal, and even if it does, it does not necessarily entail an evolutionary advantage. This, it has been argued, indicates the use of psychedelic plants does not necessarily suppress the ego and create harmonious societies. One of the main themes running through McKenna's work, and the title of his second book, was the idea that Western civilization was undergoing what he called an "archaic revival".
His notion was that Western society has become "sick" and is undergoing a "healing process", in the same way that the human body begins to produce antibodies when it feels itself to be sick, humanity as a collective whole in the Jungian sense was creating "strategies for overcoming the condition of dis-ease" and trying to cure itself, by what he termed as "a reversion to archaic values.
In differentiating his idea from the " New Age ", a term that he felt trivialized the significance of the next phase in human evolution, McKenna stated that: "The New Age is essentially humanistic psychology '80s-style, with the addition of neo-shamanism, channeling, crystal and herbal healing.
The archaic revival is a much larger, more global phenomenon that assumes that we are recovering the social forms of the late neolithicand reaches far back in the 20th century to Freudto surrealism, to abstract expressionism, even to a phenomenon like National Socialism which is a negative force. Novelty theory is a pseudoscientific idea   that purports to predict the ebb and flow of novelty in the universe as an inherent quality of time, proposing that time is not a constant but has various qualities tending toward either "habit" or "novelty".
With each level of complexity achieved becoming the platform for a further ascent into complexity. The basis of the theory was originally conceived in the mids after McKenna's experiences with psilocybin mushrooms at La Chorrera in the Amazon led him to closely study the King Wen sequence of the I Ching.
In Asian Taoist philosophy the concept of opposing phenomena is represented by the yin and yang. Both are always present in everything, yet the amount of influence of each varies over time. The individual lines of the I Ching are made up of both Yin broken lines and Yang solid lines. When examining the King Wen sequence of the 64 hexagrams, McKenna noticed a pattern. He analysed the "degree of difference" between the hexagrams in each successive pair and claimed he found a statistical anomaly, which he believed suggested that the King Wen sequence was intentionally constructed,  with the sequence of hexagrams ordered in a highly structured and artificial way, and that this pattern codified the nature of time's flow in the world.
He was able to graph the data and this became the Novelty Time Wave. Peter J. Meyer Peter Johann Gustav Meyer bornin collaboration with McKenna, studied and improved the foundations of novelty theory, working out a mathematical formula and developing the Timewave Zero software the original version of which was completed by July enabling them to graph and explore its dynamics on a computer.
With each successive iteration trending, at an increasing level, towards infinite novelty. So according to novelty theory, the pattern of time itself is speeding up, with a requirement of the theory being that infinite novelty will be reached on a specific date. McKenna suspected that notable events in history could be identified that would help him locate the time wave's end date  and attempted to find the best-fit placement when matching the graph to the data field of human history.
When he later discovered that the end of the 13th baktun in the Maya calendar had been correlated by Western Maya scholars as December 21,[Note a] he adopted their end date instead. McKenna saw the universein relation to novelty theory, as having a teleological attractor at the end of time which increases interconnectedness and would eventually reach a singularity of infinite complexity.
He also frequently referred to this as "the transcendental object at the end of time. The universe is being pulled from the future toward a goal that is as inevitable as a marble reaching the bottom of a bowl when you release it up near the rim. If you do that, you know the marble will roll down the side of the bowl, down, down, down — until eventually it comes to rest at the lowest energy state, which is the bottom of the bowl.
That's precisely my model of human history. I'm suggesting that the universe is pulled toward a complex attractor that exists ahead of us in time, and that our ever-accelerating speed through the phenomenal world of connectivity and novelty is based on the fact that we are now very, very close to the attractor. Speculating that "when the laws of physics are obviated, the universe disappears, and what is left is the tightly bound plenum, the monadable to express itself for itself, rather than only able to cast a shadow into physis as its reflection It will be the entry of our species into ' hyperspace ', but it will appear to be the end of physical laws, accompanied by the release of the mind into the imagination.
Novelty theory is considered to be pseudoscience. Other purported dates do not fit the actual time frames: the date claimed for the emergence of Homo sapiens is inaccurate by 70, years, and the existence of the ancient Sumer and Egyptian civilisations contradict the date he gave for the beginning of "historical time".
Some projected dates have been criticised for having seemingly arbitrary labels, such as the "height of the age of mammals"  and McKenna's analysis of historical events has been criticised for having a eurocentric and cultural bias.
The British mathematician Matthew Watkins of Exeter University conducted a mathematical analysis of the Time Waveand claimed there were various mathematical flaws in its construction. One expert on drug treatment attacked McKenna for popularizing "dangerous substances". Judy Corman, Stropharia - 23 Дельфина (Cassette, vice president of Phoenix House of New York, a drug treatment center, said in a letter to The New York Times in "Surely the fact that Terence McKenna says that the psilocybin mushroom 'is the megaphone used by an alien, intergalactic Other to communicate with mankind' is enough for us to wonder if taking LSD has done something to his mental faculties.
McKenna's book True Hallucinations. Biologist Richard Evans Schultesof Harvard Universitywrote in American Scientist in a review of McKenna's book Food of the Godsthat it was; "a masterpiece of research and writing" and that it "should be read by every specialist working in the multifarious fields involved with the use of psychoactive drugs. John Horgan in a blog post for Scientific American also commented that, Food of the Gods was "a rigorous argument Mark Jacobson said of True Hallucinationsin a issue of Esquire Magazine that, "it would be hard to find a drug narrative more compellingly perched on a baroquely romantic limb than this passionate Tom-and-Huck-ride-great-mother-river-saga of brotherly bonding," adding "put simply, Terence is a hoot!
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