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McKenna, Terence K. 1946-

Overview
Works: 121 works in 258 publications in 10 languages and 3,015 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Biography  Documentary films  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: HV5801, 133
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Most widely held works by Terence K McKenna
Food of the gods : the search for the original tree of knowledge : a radical history of plants, drugs, and human evolution by Terence K McKenna( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terrence McKenna's research on man's ancient relationship with chemicals opens a doorway to the devine, and perhaps a solution for saving our troubled world"--Back cover
The invisible landscape : mind, hallucinogens, and the I Ching by Dennis J McKenna( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Czech and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at shamanism, altered states of consciousness, and the organic unity of the King Wen sequence of the I Ching
Chaos, creativity, and cosmic consciousness by Rupert Sheldrake( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolutionary mind : conversations on science, imagination & spirit by Rupert Sheldrake( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three acclaimed authors engage in conversation blending scientific observation, mythical imagination, and visionary speculation
Trialogues at the edge of the West : chaos, creativity, and the resacralization of the world by Ralph Abraham( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denken am Rande des Undenkbaren : über Ordnung und Chaos, Physik und Metaphysik, Ego und Weltseele by Rupert Sheldrake( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food of the gods : the search for the original tree of knowledge : a radical history of plants, drugs, and human evolution by Terence K McKenna( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence McKenna hypothesizes that as the North African jungles receded, giving way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our arboreal primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began living in the open areas beyond. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to the environment. Among the new foods found in this environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms growing near dung of ungulate herds occupying the savannas and grasslands. Referencing the research of Roland L. Fisher, McKenna claims the enhancement of visual acuity was an effect of psilocybin at low doses and suggests this would confer adaptive advantage. He argues that the effects of slightly larger doses, including sexual arousal, and in larger doses, ecstatic hallucinations & glossolalia-gave selective evolutionary advantages to members of those tribes who partook of it. There were many changes caused by the introduction of this psychoactive to primate diets. He hypothesizes, for instance, that synesthesia (the blurring of sensory boundaries) caused by psilocybin led to the development of spoken language: the ability to form pictures in another person's mind through the use of vocal sounds. About 12,000 years ago, further climate changes removed psilocybin-containing mushrooms from human diets. He argues that this event resulted in a new set of profound changes in our species as we reverted to the previous brutal primate social structures that had been modified and/or repressed by frequent consumption of psilocybin
The sacred mushroom seeker : tributes to R. Gordon Wasson by Terence K McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synesthesia by Timothy Ely( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphosis : a trialogue with Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rupert Sheldrake, biologist and originator of the theory of morphogenetic fields; Ralph Abraham, mathematician, leader in the new science of chaos, and professor emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz; and Terence McKenna, shamanologist and ethnopharmacologist, engage in a trialogue on chaos and the world soul
The evolutionary mind : trialogues at the edge of the unthinkable by Rupert Sheldrake( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit molecule( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The spirit molecule weaves an account of Dr. Rick Strassman's groundbreaking DMT research through a multifaceted approach to this intriguing hallucinogen found in the human brain and hundreds of plants ... [I]nterviews with a variety of experts to explain their thoughts and experiences with DMT ... bring to life the awesome effects of this compound and introduce us to far-reaching theories regarding its role in human consciousness"--Container
Sacred mushrooms & the law by Richard Glen Boire( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred Mushrooms and the Law is the only book covering the legal landscape underlying psychedelic mushrooms. All federal and state laws concerning mushrooms are covered, and charts outline potential punishments
The Valour and the horror( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closely scrutinizes three military campaigns that involved thousands of Canadians--the defense of Hong Kong, the allied invasion of Normandy, and the massive aerial bombardment of Germany. In each film Canadian veterans return to their respective fields of battle, vividly relive their experiences and meet with the people they once fought against. Dramatic segments, based on true stories tell what occurred behind-the-scenes. The result is an insightful, emotional and sometimes shocking account of the terrible price Canadian soldiers and airmen paid in the march toward an allied victory. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Al-Qaeda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Qaeda is a three documentary set bringing together in-depth information and insights into the various aspects of the West?s public enemy number one, al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda Family tells the story of Abdurahman Khadr, the son of al-Qaeda financier Ahmed Said Khadr who, after being taken into custody in Guantanamo Bay, took on the role of informant and spy for the CIA. Al-Qaeda?s New Front examines the group?s shift in focus from America to Europe, and the large and ever expanding Muslim community and its effects on the continent. Nuclear Jihad chronicles the exploits of rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan and the potential of al-Qaeda to acquire nuclear technology for weapons. Through candid interviews these three documentaries provide a chilling insight into the ideology and methods of the world?s most well-known terrorist organisation
La nourriture des dieux en quête de l'arbre de la connaissance originelle : une histoire révolutionnaire des plantes, des drogues et de l'évolution humaine by Terence K McKenna( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black October( Visual )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival footage and dramatic re-creations the film recounts the events in Quebec in the autumn of 1970 that envoked the War Measures Act. Includes interviews with key figures of the October Crisis such as James Cross, Pierre Trudeau, and members of the FLQ, who participated in the kidnappings of Pierre Laporte and James Cross
Cyber-Talk : mutige Anstösse für die Vernetzung von wissenschaftlichem Fortschritt und Heilung der Erde by Rupert Sheldrake( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surfing on Finnegans Wake : Riding range with Marshall McLuhan by Terence K McKenna( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surfing on Finnegans Wake: In dramatic readings and revealing analysis of the quintessential work of literature of the 20th century, McKenna dives deep into James Joyce's Finnegans Wake--a staggering allegory of the fall and redemption of humankind and the union of spirit and matter
Vere allucinazioni by Terence K McKenna( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Food of the gods : the search for the original tree of knowledge : a radical history of plants, drugs, and human evolution
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MacKenna, Terence 1946-2000

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McKenna, Terence 1946-2000

McKenna, Terence K.

McKenna, Terence Kemp.

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Terence McKenna Amerikaans schrijver

Terence McKenna amerikanischer Pionier der Ethnopharmakologie

Terence McKenna scrittore e filosofo statunitense

Terrence McKenna

Маккенна, Теренс Кемп

טרנס מק'קנה

ترنس مك کنا نویسنده و فیلسوف آمریکایی

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The invisible landscape : mind, hallucinogens, and the I ChingChaos, creativity, and cosmic consciousnessThe evolutionary mind : conversations on science, imagination & spiritTrialogues at the edge of the West : chaos, creativity, and the resacralization of the worldThe sacred mushroom seeker : tributes to R. Gordon WassonSacred mushrooms & the lawThe archaic revival : speculations on psychedelic mushrooms, the Amazon, virtual reality, UFOs, evolution, Shamanism, the rebirth of the goddess, and the end of history