The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, by Terence McKenna

By Terence McKenna

Mentioned through the L.A. Weekly as "the culture's most effective spokesman for the psychedelic experience," Terrence McKenna is an underground legend as an excellent raconteur, adventurer, and professional at the experiential use of mind-altering plants.

In those essays, interviews, and narrative adventures, McKenna takes us on a spell binding trip deep into the Amazon in addition to into the hidden recesses of the human psyche and the outer limits of our tradition, giving us startling visions of the previous and future.

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Ben Y different mystical writings, between the various writings under conquotes various passages, occurring in from the Alphabet of R. iA qiba. From a comparison with the passages quoted by Ben Y e ruham Gratz maintains (1) that the Enoch-Metatron fragment was an original constituent : lA part of the Alph. R. qiba] (2) that the Hekalop belonged to the Enoch-Metatron fragments 3 ; In Ersch und Gruber, Allqemeine Encyklopadie der Wissenschaften und Kiinsten, xxvii (1850), 400-404, article 'Jiidische Literatur\ 13.

Xxv). "Auch Metatron selbst stand den Talmudisten nicht so hoch, dass sie ihn gewissermassen zum Sevrepo? 0eos stempeln sollten. Sie lassen ihn werden (alluding to TB. Hag. 15 a). Erst in folge der christlichen Dogmatik erhielt Henoch ein hohes Interesse: Die Interpretation des Verses (Gen. v. " bestraft . . Because of his conviction of the entirely un-Jewish character of any glorification of Enoch, Gratz, on p. ) is of a pre-Christian He says for instance: "Fur jeden Unbefangenen aber ist es unzweifelhaft dass das Machwerk 'Buch Henoch' nicht in der origin.

2-2 A2 Cf. 20 INTRODUCTION (6) The 'by-work' (7) Metatron shows R. Ishmael various wonders of the heavens,. such as of the Mcerkafia ('Divine Chariot') and the quasi-physical aspects of the heavenly regions, chh. 23, 24,. 3 ~5 33 34, 37 and the additional chh. 22 B, 22 c. , (a) (b) the cosmic or mystical 'letters', ch. 41 polar opposites kept in balance by the Divine ; Names, (c) ch. 42 ; the Pargod of the Throne, on which all past, present and future events are portrayed, ch. 45 ; and planets, ch.

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