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The Archaic Revival
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1991(pb,1st ed,g)
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Harper Collins Publishers
High Adventure, Hallucinogens, and the Secrets of the "Planet Soul"

Cited by the L.A. Weekly as "the culture's foremost spokesman for the psychedelic experience," Terence McKenna is an underground legend as a brilliant raconteur, adventurer, and expert on the experiential use of mind-altering plants.

In these essays, interviews, and narrative adventures, McKenna takes us on a mesmerizing journey deep into the Amazon as well as into the hidden recesses of the human psyche and the outer limits of our culture, giving us startling visions of the past and the future.

"Scholar, theoretician, explorer, dreamer, pioneer, fanatic, and spellbinder, as well as ontological tailor, McKenna combines an erudite, if somewhat original, overview of history with a genuinely visionary approach to the millennium. The result is a cyclone of unorthodox ideas capable of lifting almost any brain out of its cognitive Kansas."
-- Tom Robbins, from the Foreword

"As wordsmith and logos laser, [McKenna] stews his conceptional imagination in language so potent that doors open into evolutionary destiny and possible worlds. A radically innovative natural philosophy is offered here, one that inspires a new ecology of inner and outer space."
-- Jean Houston, Ph.D., director, Foundation for Mind Research, author of The Possible Human and The Search for the Beloved

"[McKenna's] ideas are rare jewels discovered during expeditions to the heights and depths of inner space . . . . The Archaic Revival is flammable to the drybrush and deadwood of the intellect. In the twilight of human history, McKenna's prescription for salvation is just so crazy it might work."
-- Alex Grey, artist, author of Sacred Mirrors:The Visionary Art of Alex Grey

Terence McKenna has spent twenty-five years exploring "the ethnopharmacology of spiritual transformation" and is a specialist in the ethnomedicine of the Amazon basin. He is coauthor, with his brother Dennis, of The Invisible Landscape : Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching, and author of Food of the Gods.