Terence Mckenna Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Terence Mckenna quotes, Terence Mckenna sayings, and Terence Mckenna proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

The tension in the world is the tension between the ego and the feminine, not between the masculine and the feminine. Terence McKenna
Flying saucers are nothing more than miracles, and they occur essentially to bedevil science. Terence McKenna
We are like caterpillars contemplating pupation. Terence McKenna
We have to claim anarchy and realize that systems have a life of their own that is anti-humanist. There is definitely an anti-humanist tendency in all systems. Terence McKenna
There's light at the end of the tunnel. The problem is that tunnel is in the back of your mind. And if you don't go to the back side of your mind you will never see the light at the end of the tunnel. And once you see it, then the task becomes to empower it in yourself and other people. Spread it as a reality. God did not retire to the seventh heaven, God is some kind of lost continent IN the human mind. Terence McKenna
The message coming back at all of us is: live without closure. Terence McKenna
The momentum now is inevitable. Now it's about each of us individually arranging the furniture of our own mind to deal with what has become inevitable. Terence McKenna
Human populations that do not have contact with the psychedelic tremendum are neurotic because they are male ego dominated. Terence McKenna
A great turning point is in the offing. The world is changing. It's changed before, but not for a long time in our lives, not since before our lives. But now it's changing, and there are many many possibilities. Terence McKenna
Belief is a toxic and dangerous attitude toward reality. After all, if it's there it doesn't require your belief- and if it's not there why should you believe in it? Terence McKenna
The leading edge of reality is mind, and mind is the primary substratum of being. Terence McKenna
A hallucination is to be in the presence of that which previously could not be imagined, and if it previously could not be imagined then there is no grounds for believing that you generated it out of yourself. Terence McKenna
What we call reality is in fact nothing more than a culturally sanctioned and linguistically reinforced hallucination. Terence McKenna
We are caged by our cultural programming. Culture is a mass hallucination, and when you step outside the mass hallucination you see it for what it's worth . Terence McKenna
A hallucination is a species of reality, as capable of teaching you as a videotape about Kilimanjaro or anything else that falls through your life. Terence McKenna
Cultures are virtual realities made of language. Terence McKenna
If the words life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on. Terence McKenna
The things I encounter that I call elves or gnomes, it's just a gloss. I mean, they're small, and they have the archetype. They're more like leprechauns, and this maybe raises a racial issue. Terence McKenna
Half the time you think your thinking you're actually listening. Terence McKenna
Nobody is smarter than you are. And what if they are? What good is their understanding doing you? Terence McKenna
Alchemy is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit from matter. Terence McKenna
History is the siren song of the soul. Terence McKenna
I don't believe that shamanism without hallucinogens is authentic shamanism or comfortable shamanism. Terence McKenna
The shaman is a person who is able to transcend the dimensional confines of cultural existence. They know more than the people they serve. The people they serve are like children within the game of culture. Only the shaman knows that culture is a game. Everyone else takes it seriously. That's how he can do his magic. Terence McKenna