Friday, February 26, 2010

Ode to Terence McKenna.



(the freeform editor for this edition)

The audio soundtrack to Maybelogic Quarterly Issue six, is taken from a compilation i made in memory of Terence Mckenna shortly after i heard news of his passing.

Recorded on the 4th of April, 2000 AD, the mix was called - RS HO TEPP RE-CON FENCE, an anagram of Prophets Conference which I was due to attend later that month, 14th-16th April 2000.

The first tune called Superstring Theory and the "New Flesh For Old" track feature fly agaric on drums. This mix was constructed with Two technics turntables and phonographic vinyl discs.


DJ Fly Agaric 23
[Stephen Jams Platt]

Reuben Wilson

Tangerine Dream

Mackenna's Gold

Sun Ra

David Axelrod

William DeVaughn

Midnight Cowboy

Axiom Music

Handsome Boy Modeling School

New Flesh For Old

Kid Koala

  • We're playing with half a deck as long as we tolerate that the cardinals of government and science should dictate where human curiousity can legitimately send its attention and where it can not. It's an essentially preposterous situation. It is essentially a civil rights issue, because what we're talking about here is the repression of a religious sensibility. In fact, not a religious sensibility, the religious sensibility. Not built on some con game spun out by eunichs, but based on the symbiotic relationship that was in place for our species for fifty thousand years before the advent of history, writing, priestcraft and propaganda. So it's a clarion call to recover a birthright. --TERENCE MCKENNA, Non-Ordinary States Through Vision Plants (1988)
There is a spiritual obligation, there is a task to be done. It is not, however, something as simple as following a set of somebody else's rules. The noetic enterprise is a primary obligation toward being. Our salvation is linked to it. Not everyone has to read alchemical texts or study superconducting biomolecules to make the transition. Most people make it naively by thinking clearly about the present at hand, but we intellectuals are trapped in a world of too much information. Innocence is gone for us. We cannot expect to cross the rainbow bridge through a good act of contrition; that will not be sufficient.
We have to understand.
Whitehead said, "Understanding is the apperception of pattern as such"; to fear death is to misunderstand life. Cognitive activity is the defining act of humanness. Language, thought, analysis, art, dance, poetry, mythmaking: these are the things that point the way toward the realm of the eschaton. We humans may be released into a realm of pure self-engineering. The imagination is everything. This was Blake's perception. This is where we came from. This is where we are going. And it is only to be approached through cognitive activity. --TERENCE MCKENNA "New Maps of Hyperspace" (1989)

The alternative physics is a physics of light. Light is composed of photons, which have no antiparticle. This means that there is no dualism in the world of light.
The conventions of relativity say that time slows down as one approaches the speed of light, but if one tries to imagine the point of view of a thing made of light, one must realize that what is never mentioned is that if one moves at the speed of light there is no time whatsoever. There is an experience of time zero. ... The only experience of time that one can have is of a subjective time that is created by one's own mental processes, but in relationship to the Newtonian universe there is no time whatsoever. One exists in eternity, one has become eternal, the universe is aging at a staggering rate all around one in this situation, but that is perceived as a fact of this universe — the way we perceive Newtonian physics as a fact of this universe. One has transited into the eternal mode. One is then apart from the moving image; one exists in the completion of eternity. --TERENCE MCKENNA,"New Maps of Hyperspace" (1989);

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