Cauldron Chemistry: Interview, 1985 (Terence McKenna)


Interview with Terence McKenna that Elizabeth Gips conducted at Terence’s home sometime in 1985.

Thanks as always to Lorenzo and The Psychedelic Salon Podcast


“I’m not sure pig intestines is the second ingredient…”

“Safety is really a concern of mine, and what I’ve been telling people recently is that until there’s animal and human data on a drug it should probably be looked at very carefully.”

“In the absence of good scientific data about the effects of artificial hallucinogens it’s good to stick to the natural ones.”

“I think that what these psychedelics do, is they actually do connect you to the whole circle. You stand outside of the moment from which you embarked on your psychedelic experience, and you see eternity like a vast landscape deployed in front of you. So what I think psychedelics are is they’re about time, and they somehow make all time co-present.”

“The apocalypse is the millennium, and the psychedelics move you into the future.”

“I think that the whole thing, the crux of the whole psychedelic issue, is that it accentuates personal responsibility by making people take their own experiences seriously.”

Terence Fractal by Donald K. Beubs
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