I am presenting a free live webcast for Entheogenesis Australis (at this link on the YouTube channel EntheoTV, hosted by Nick Wallis) on Wed Sep 6 from 8 PM AEST (11 AM BST).
Terence McKenna: Psychedelic Psychopomp and Meta Trip-Sitter (Graham St John)
As a cognitive libertarian and guerrilla ontologist, Terence McKenna was dedicated to transmitting the means of perception whereby growing numbers were encouraged to reclaim their minds and become authors of their own experience. That he is among the most influential and yet least understood of psychedelicists is a circumstance addressed in my forthcoming biography Terence McKenna: The Strange Attractor (MIT Press). With a focus on McKenna’s relationship with DMT, this presentation draws on material from this book and my previous work Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT, to discuss the circumstances by which he would grow to become “America’s shaman,” the Raver’s “shamanarchist,” and eventually, posthumous trip-sitter for a global audience.