Terence McKenna at the Earth Trust Foundation conference:
“Ideas compete with each other in the way animals compete in an environment, and the most fitting ideas for the human adventure will eliminate their competition. If you are right you don’t need to feel any urgency, because that will quite naturally peculate out in the mix, William Blake said: “If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed”.
Over the years with judicious manipulations with substances eventually you see what it is: language is trying to be born out of matter, we are heading towards becoming the pure syntactical intentionality, just shedding the monkey. Matter is becoming a fairly uncomfortable dimension for us to be in, and I dare to say, matter will probably be highly relieved to have us just move on, so that the rain forests and chipmunks can go back to what they do best.”