Terence McKenna: D) Interviews

Terence McKenna Bibliography

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Interviews

  • Mark Dery (2007) Struck by noetic lightning: Terence McKenna meets the machive elves of hyperspace. In Follow for now: Interviews with friends and heroes Editor: Roy Christopher. Well-Red Bear, Seattle. 39-65 pages; ISBN: 0977697703, 978-0977697700. Reprint of the 21C interview: The inner elf: Terence McKenna’s trip (1996). More information at: http://frontwheeldrive.com/terence_mckenna.html LibraryThing.

  • Cover Mark Jacobson (2005) Terence McKenna, Far out. In Teenage Hipster in the Modern World: From the Birth of Punk to the Land of Bush: Thirty Years of Millennial Journalism Black Cat, New York City. 235-253 (of 415) pages; ISBN: 0802170080. Jacobson reprints his long 1992 Esquire interview, “Is Terence McKenna the Brave Prophet of the Next Psychedelic Revolution, or Is His Cosmic Egg Just a Little Bit Cracked?”.  LibraryThing.

 

  •   Paul Krassner (2004) Magic mushrooms. In Magic mushrooms and other highs: From toad slime to Ecstasy Editor: Paul Krassner. 2nd (1st commercial) ed. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley. 5-21 (of 230) pages; ISBN: 1580085814. Commercial reprint of the self-published edition of Magic mushrooms and other highs (2003).  LibraryThing.

 

  • Dean Jefferys (2004) Terence McKenna: “The last word”. SBS Independent, Sydney NSW. A 33 mn. interview conducted by Jefferys during the filming of Shamans of the Amazon (2001), and included on the DVD release of that title. More information: http://www.shamansoftheamazon.com/i_videos.html .

  •   Paul Krassner (2003) Magic mushrooms. In Magic mushrooms and other highs: From toad slime to Ecstasy Editor: Paul Krassner. 1st (self-published) ed. 3-26 pages; Reprinting of the long version of the High Times interview The mushroom apocalypse of Terence McKenna (1997), that also appeared in Sex, drugs & the Twinkie murders (2000) as “Further weirdness with Terence McKenna.” The book is also dedicated to “the memory of McKenna and his Magic Mind…”.  LibraryThing.

  • Cover Paul Krassner (2002) Further weirdness with Terence McKenna. In Murder at the conspiracy convention and other American absurdities Barricade Books, Inc, Fort Lee NJ. 109-118 (of 331) pages; ISBN: 1569802319. An extended version of The mushroom apocalypse of Terence McKenna (1997) that appeared in High Times, “Further Weirdness“ is a funny, meandering narrative of Krassner’s weekend at Esalen with McKenna, followed by a traditional Q&A interview. Also anthologized in Sex, drugs & the Twinkie murders (2000).  LibraryThing.

  •   Allan Hunt Badiner (2002) Buddhism and the psychedelic society: An interview with Terence McKenna. In Zig zag Zen: Buddhism and psychedelics Editor: Allan Hunt Badiner. Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 189-192 (of 240) pages; ISBN: 0811832864. More information at: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/Chronicle/servlet/at/go(bookRecord,0811832864) LibraryThing.

  •   Charles Hayes (2001) Psychedelics and consciousness: Conversations with Terence McKenna. Shaman’s Drum: a journal of experiential Shamanism no. 60 Fall, ISSN: 0887-8897. Illustrator: Alex Grey; pp. 38-45; An adaptation of the extended interview that appears as Part III of Hayes’ Tripping (2000).

 

 

  •   Paul Krassner (2000) Further weirdness with Terence McKenna. In Sex, drugs & the Twinkie murders Loompanics Unlimited, Port Townsend WA. 205-229 (of 368) pages; ISBN: 1559502061. An extended version of The mushroom apocalypse of Terence McKenna (1997) that appeared in High Times, “Further Weirdness” is a funny, meandering narrative of Krassner’s weekend at Esalen with McKenna, followed by a traditional Q&A interview. Also anthologized in Murder at the conspiracy convention (2002).  LibraryThing.

  • Cover Charles Hayes (2000) Part III A conversation with Terence Mckenna. In Tripping: An anthology of true-life psychedelic adventures Editor: Charles Hayes. Penguin Compass, 409-449 (of 492) pages; ISBN: 0140195742. More information at: http://www.psychedelicadventures.com/ LibraryThing.

 

 

  • Jon Hanna, Sylvia Thyssen and Rick Doblin (2000) Terence McKenna speaks… Interview by Jon Hanna and Sylvai Thyssen at the 1999 AllChemical Arts Conference, Kona Coast, Hawaii. MAPS: Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Vol: 10 no. 2 Summer, pp. 6; More information: http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v10n2/10206mck.html.
  • John David Ebert (2000) Visions, Fractals, and Time. IONS Noetic Sciences Review no. 53 Sep, ISSN: 1541-9673. pp. More information: http://www.ions.org/publications/review/issue53/r53_Ebert.html. Interview adapted from Twilight of the clockwork god (1999).

  • Bruce Pavitt (1999) Sex, drugs, computers: Bruce Pavitt has a Terence McKenna Freak-out. The Stranger Apr 22, p. 45,47, Illustrator: Dean Chamberlain. Typical brief interview ranging from entities, drug war, salvia divinorum and shamanism to webcasting and McKenna’s hopes for the liberating power of psychedelics and the Internet. He admits to spending more time in cyberspace than hyperspace. More information: http://www.thestranger.com/1999-04-22/art.html.

  • Lex Lonehood (1999) Terence McKenna, America’s Shaman Battles Brain Cancer. After Dark: the official Art Bell newsletter October, pp. 4-5;

  •  James Kent (1999) Terence McKenna: an interview by James Kent. TRP: The Resonance Project no. 4.16 Spring, pp. 34-45,48-49,64; More information: http://www.tripzine.com/features.asp?id=tm2.

 

 

  •  Jon Hanna and Sylvia Thyssen (1999) Terence McKenna speaks… Interviewed by Jon Hanna and Sylvia Thyssen at the 1999 AllChemical Arts Conference. Entheogen Review Vol: 8 no. 4 Winter, ISSN: 1066-1913. Illustrator: photo: Jon Hanna; pp. 142-146; More information: http://www.entheogenreview.com/Resources/Sample%20Issue.pdf. This interview appears in a sample issue offered on The Entheogen Review’s website, on pp. 27-29.

  • Cover Robert Forte and Nina Graboi (1999) The archaic revival: An interview with Terence McKenna. In Timothy Leary: outside looking in Editor: Robert Forte. 1st ed. Park Street Press, Rochester VT. 142-154 (of 340) pages; ISBN: 0892817860. More information at: http://www.innertraditions.com/Product.jmdx?action=displayDetail&id=315 LibraryThing.

 

 

 

 

  •  Kathleen McGee (1998) Downloading the vision with Terence McKenna. Conduit: Words & Visions for Minds on Fire no. 6 Fall, “Drunk Genius: Euphoria, Inebriation & Creativity.” ISSN: 1073-6182. pp. sandpaper-trundle; More information: http://www.conduit.org/pages/archive_issue06.html.

 

 

 

 

  •  James Kent (1998) Prologomena: an interview by James Kent October 13 1998. TRP: The Resonance Project no. 3.07 Summer, pp. 42-45,64; More information: http://www.tripzine.com/features.asp?id=terence1. Interview with Kent has many biographical, publishing and personal facts. McKenna also talks about youth culture and the English rave scene, and his career as a lecturer. Continued by Terence McKenna: an interview (1999).

  • Aix and Sophie (1998) Interview with Terence McKenna. zavtone no. 11 “The Human Issue.” pp. 66-67;

 

 

 

  •  Carla Sinclair (1997) Spacetime Tsunami. Radiation From Space no. 6 pp.

 

 

 

 

  •  John David Ebert (1997) The alchemical microcosm: Terence McKenna and evolution of consciousness part II. Magical Blend no. 56 Aug, ISSN: 1073-5879. Illustrator: Tanya Purt-Nichols; photo: Kathleen T. Carr; pp. 52-53,55;

 

 

  • John David Ebert (1997) The alchemical microcosm: Terence McKenna and evolution of consciousness part I. Magical Blend no. 55 May, ISSN: 1073-5879. Illustrator: Tanya Purt-Nichols; pp. 14-16,74-75;

 

 

 

  • Cover Mark Dery (1997) The Inner Elf: Terence McKenna. In Transit lounge: an interface book from 21.C Editor: Ashley Crawford, Edgar Ray and William Gibson. Craftsman House, North Ryde N.S.W. 92-100 (of 192) pages; ISBN: 9057041111. More information at: http://frontwheeldrive.com/terence_mckenna.html LibraryThing.

 

  • Patrick Best (1997) Terence McKenna: Mushroom King. Poets, Artists & Madmen Vol: 4 no. 2 Apr, pp. 9; Short interview in advance of McKenna’s appearance in Atlanta. He is asked about life after death, his politics, technology and society’s reaction to his messages about psychedelics.

  • Richard Rodgers (1996) A Fungus Among Us. Posted: Sep 17, 1996. Visited: Oct 29, 2000. More information: http://www.newageinfo.com/articles/intervie/2mush.htm.

  •  Allan Hunt Badiner (1996) Sacred antidotes: An interview with Terence McKenna. Tricycle: the Buddhist review Vol: 4 no. 1 Fall, ISSN: 1055-484x. Illustrator: Pure Ecstacy by Edward Ruscha, photo: Kathleen Carr; pp. 94-97; More information: http://members.tripod.com/~parvati/interview.html. Purchase: http://www.tricycle.com/catalog/backissues/163-1.html.

 

  •  Tom Hodgkinson and Matthew De Abaitua (1996) The Idler’s Companion — An Anthology Of Lazy Literature. Fourth Estate Ltd, London. 176 pages; ISBN: 1857024818. A very brief except of the 1993 Idler</McKenna interview. There is also an American edition of this book, ISBN: 0880015497.  LibraryThing.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Matthew Collin (1996) i-Q: Terence McKenna. i-D Magazine: i-deas, fashion, clubs, music, people no. 157 Oct, “The capital issue.” ISSN: 0262-3579. pp. 130;

 

 

 

  • Cover Terence K. McKenna (1995) Terence McKenna on psychedelic mushrooms, UFOs and the end of history. In Zen in the art of close encounters: Crazy wisdom and UFOs Editor: Paul David Pursglove. The New Being Project, Berkeley CA. 178-182 (of 336) pages; ISBN: 0963869108. McKenna interview by Vickie Cooper, which originally appeared in UFO 4:8 (1993) as Questioning Terence McKenna LibraryThing.

 

  •  David Jay Brown and Rebecca McClen Novick (1995) The High Times interview: Terence McKenna. High Times Vol: BO17 Apr, ISSN: 0310-2165. Illustrator: Chip Simons, photo: Kathleen Thormod Carr; pp. 26-31,42; More information: http://www.levity.com/mavericks/ter-int.htm. Reprinted from The High Times interview, High Times 200, (1992).

 

 

  •  Alexander Blair-Ewart (1995) Magic plants and the Logos. In Mindfire: Dialogues in the other future Somerville House Publishing, Toronto. 60-72 (of 360) pages; ISBN: 1895897432. Interview begins with a discussion of archaic revival, continues with stoned apes, ayahuasca, psychedelic shamanism, cannabis and the drug war. More information at: http://www.spiritualrealist.com/MINDFIRE/TERENCEM.asp LibraryThing.

 

  • Cover Micky Remann (1994) Glosolalia, novelty and the great timestream bifurcation. Psychedelic Illuminations no. 6 pp. 42-48; More information: http://www.deoxy.org/t_timebi.htm.

 

 

  • Eric Gladstone (1994) Earth to Terence! BPM Culture Magazine Mar, pp. 90; Typical one-page profile and interview of McKenna in this music magazine following the release of Alien Dreamtime (1993).

  •  Nevill Drury (1994) Sacred plants and mystic realities: An interview with Terence McKenna. In Echoes from the void: Writings on magic, visionary art and the new consciousness Prism Press Ltd, Bridport Dorset. 155-167 (of 189) pages; ISBN: 185327089X.  LibraryThing.

 

 

 

 

 

  •  Anon (1993) Carrying on about Re-evolution, True Hallucinations, and Alien Dreamtime with technoshaman Terence McKenna. TRiP: Florida’s upfront dance culture magazine Vol: 12.0 Editor: Peter Wohelski; pp. 12-13,23; Standard Dance Culture interview from shortly after Alien Dreamtime (1993), in a stapled zine.


  • Sukie Miller (1993) Interview: Terence McKenna. Omni Vol: 15 no. 7 May, ISSN: 0149-8711. Illustrator: photo: Tom Zimberoff; pp. 69-70,72-74,90-92; Interview begins with short biographical sketch, then on to stoned apes, the DMT flash (N,N-dimethyltryptamine) and the elves, the strange attractor, drug advocacy, and hope for human transcendence.


  •  Xandor Korzybski (1993) Terence and the coming Eschaton: Terence McKenna meets Xandor Korzybski. Mondo 2000 no. 10 Illustrator: Bruce and Aya Battoe, Angel, Rose X, photo: Bart Nagel; pp. 48-58;

 

 

  •  Mark Kenaston (1993) The Bodhi Tree interview by Mark Kenaston: Psychedelics, shamanism, and the vegetable mind. Bodhi Tree Bookstore no. 5 Spring, pp. 3-7;

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Tom Hodgkinson (1993) Radical mushroom reality. Fortean Times: the journal of strange phenomena no. 71 ISSN: 0308-5899. pp. 35-38;

 

 

 

  • Gracie & Zarkov (1993) Terence Mckenna: Interview By Gracie & Zarkov. This interview was conducted for Mondo 2000, but was never published, according to Ken Goffman. More information: http://gopher.well.sf.ca.us:70/0/Publications/MONDO/terence.txt.

  •  Grant Gilbert (1993?) Mushroom Culture? Dream Creation inc no. Summer “The Shamanic Issue.” Editor: Stuart Clark; pp. 20-22; Standard sympathetic interview from a British rave scene zine.

 

 

 

  • Diane Darling (1993) Terence McKenna: Voyager beyond the veils. Green Egg: a journal of the awakening Earth Vol: 26 no. 101 Summer, “Green religion for a green Earth.” ISSN: 1066-7385. Illustrator: photo: Diane Darling; pp. 16-17,40-41; Interview stressing McKenna’s political/feminist/environmental slant on psychedelics: “[A]ccess to the psychedelic experience so that we can set our compass to the Gaian mind; and then, the reduction of population.” Discussion of stoned apes, monogamy and orgasmophobia, entities and shedding the monkey.

  • Vicki Cooper (1993) Questioning Terence McKenna. UFO: A forum on extraordinary theories and phenomena Vol: 8 no. 4 ISSN: 1043-1233. Illustrator: Kevin Switzer and Jefferson R. Weekley, photo: Mark Kenaston; pp. 22-27;

 

 

  • Vicki Cooper (1993) Psychedelic UFOs. UFO: A forum on extraordinary theories and phenomena Vol: 8 no. 4 ISSN: 1043-1233. Editor: Vicki Cooper and U. F. O. Psychedelic; pp. 20-21;

  •  David Jay Brown and Rebecca McClen Novick (1993) Mushrooms, elves and magic. In Mavericks of the mind: Conversations for the new millennium Crossing Press, Freedom CA. 311 pages; ISBN: 0895946025, 0895946017. More information at: http://www.mavericksofthemind.com/ter-int.htm LibraryThing.

 

  • Anon (1993) Terence McKenna — The Re: Evolution(ary) Shaman (part 2). Through the Looking Glass (Freakbeat Supplement) no. 8 Apr 19, pp. 23-24;

  • Anon (1993) Terence McKenna — The Re: Evolution(ary) Shaman (part 1). Freakbeat no. 8 Apr 19, pp. 17-19;

 

 

 

 

  • Anon (1993) Terence McKenna Interview. Intro: New Cutural Edge no. 1.0 Illustrator: photo: Chip Simons; (In Japanese) pp. 20-23;

 

 

 

  • Antero Alli (1993) Technomads in hyperspace: Antero Alli interviews Terence McKenna. Talking raven, A journal of imaginative trouble Vol: 3 no. 2 Autumn Equinox, “Media madness.” Illustrator: Photo credit: Faustin Bray; pp. [11]; Abridged version of the Magical Blend interview: Countdown to 2012 (1993).

  •  Antero Alli (1993) Countdown to 2012. Magical Blend no. 40 Oct, ISSN: 1073-5879. Illustrator: Vic Keller, photo: Faustin Bray; pp. 30-36;

 

 

 

  • Nostradamus Virato and Djuna Wojton (1992) Mind altering substances in spiritual pursuits: An interview with Terance [sic] McKenna. New Frontier: Magazine of Transformation Vol: 11 no. 12 Jul, ISSN: 0886-4616. pp. 17-18,53;

  • Fred Smith (1992) Terence McKenna. Psychedelic Illuminations no. 3 pp. 17-23;

 

 

 

 

  •  Carla Sinclair (1992) Spacetime Tsunami. bOING bOING: Brain Candy for Happy Mutants! no. 10 Illustrator: Scott Fike; pp. 32-34; More information: http://deoxy.org/t_sunami.htm.

 

 

 

 

  • Mark Jacobson (1992) Is Terence McKenna the Brave Prophet of the Next Psychedelic Revolution, or Is His Cosmic Egg Just a Little Bit Cracked? Esquire Vol: 117 no. 6 Jun, ISSN: 0194-9535. pp. 107-109,133-138;

 

 

  •  David Jay Brown and Rebecca McClen Novick (1992) The High Times interview: Terence McKenna. High Times no. 200 Apr, ISSN: 0310-2165. Illustrator: Chip Simons, photo: Kathleen Thormod Carr; pp. 12-16,60-62; More information: http://www.levity.com/mavericks/ter-int.htm. Interview conducted at Esalen, Big Sur, on November 30th, 1988; In The archaic revival (1991), McKenna says this interview came from Terence K. McKenna: An interview (1989) in Critique, but that version was abridged. A longer interview appears here and in Mavericks of the mind (1993).

  •  Phun G. Badillion (1991) The psychedelic future of Terence McKenna. Dupree’s Diamond News Vol: 4 no. 4 “Issue #20, Into the future with The Grateful Dead.” ISSN: 1073-6263. Editor: Mark Frisk; pp. 24-27, 58; A typical interview of the period—Gaian dialog, stoned ape, archaic revival—all slanted to appeal to Deadheads by Badillion’s conversational interrogation.

 

  • Nevill Drury (1990) Sacred plants and mystic realities: An interview with Terence McKenna. Nature and Health Vol: 11 no. 1 Fall, ISSN: 0815-7006. pp. 6-13; More information: http://www.salvia-divinorum-scotland.co.uk/quotes/mckenna/prejudice.htm. Reprinted in The archaic revival (1991).

  • Renée Zucker (1989) Heimweh nach dem Paradies. Esotera: Neue Dimensionen des Bewußtseins Sep 9, ISSN: 0003-2921. (In German) pp. 28-31,80; McKenna is interviewed about Botanical Dimensions, a non-profit organization, founded by McKenna and his wife Kathleen Harrison McKenna, dedicated to the collection and propagation of medicinal and shamanic plants from the tropics around the world.

  • Will Noffke (1989) A conversation over saucers. ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation Vol: 11 no. 3 Winter, ISSN: 0275-6935. pp. 23-30; In The archaic revival (1991), where this interview is reprinted, McKenna acknowledges the interviewer as Will Nofke. ReVision does not name Nofke.

  •  David Jay Brown and Rebecca McClen Novick (1989) Terence K. McKenna: An interview by David Jay Brown & Rebecca McClen Novick. Critique: A journal of conspiracies & metaphysics no. 31 Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep, ISSN: 0735-6501. pp. 58-60; Excerpts from the interview that appears in Mavericks of the mind (1993).

 

  • Jay Levin (1988) In praise of psychedelics. L.A. Weekly May 20-26, p. 16-18,20,22,24,26-27, 26 Edition. Illustrator: photo: Howard Rosenberg. ISSN: 0192-1940. Reprinted in The archaic revival (1991).

  • Barbara Goldfuss (1988) Listening to the wisdom of plants. Whole Life Monthly no. 72 Mar, ISSN: 0279-5590. Illustrator: photo: judith morgan alexander; pp. 11-12;

  • Terence K. McKenna (1987) Terence McKenna: Q & A. Magical Blend no. 17 ISSN: 1073-5879. Illustrator: photo: Faustin Bray; pp. 24-29;

  • Will Noffke (1985) The monkey is being shed. High Frontiers no. 1 pp. 7,28-29;

  •  R. U. (Ken Goffman) Sirius and Charles Ferris (1985) A galactic tapping in to the information field: High Frontiers talks with Terence Mckenna. High Frontiers no. 1 pp. 11-14;

 

 

 


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