Terence McKenna Mushrooms, Evolution, and the Millennium

"Talk by ethnobotanist, ecologist, and author Terence McKenna. He asks the fundamental question concerning natural hallucinogens: is it an accident of nature that certain plants and mushrooms can alter human awareness in profound ways. He argues that man and hallucinogenic plants and mushrooms have co-evolved. These botanicals provid a way for people to experience their spiritual nature, and throughout history have been used by shamans whose function is to enter altered states in order to perceive the spiritual causes behind ordinary reality."

Recorded at Masonic Temple, Van Nuys, California, Sept. 8, 1991

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