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Terence McKenna Bibliography
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- Andrew Monteith (2016) “The Words of McKenna”: Healing, Political Critique, and the Evolution of Psychonaut Religion since the 1960s Counterculture. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Volume 84, Issue 4, December 2016, Pages 1081–1109. One of the few academic articles focused entirely on McKenna, but unfortunately simply gets most of its information and perspective wrong. Monteith analyzes references to McKenna in Internet forums. https://doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfw010
- Timothy White (2005) Review of The Encylopedia of Psychoactive Plants. In Shaman’s Drum, No. 70, Summer 2005, pp. 69-74; White laments that evidence from Ratsch’s 2000 book Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas was not incorporated into the 2005 English translation of the book under review, unduly affirming McKenna’s critique of Wasson on the identification of soma: “[In that other book] Ratsch himself provides evidence that dramatically refutes McKenna’s objection to Wasson’s hypothesis… Ratsch announces that his Nepalese informants have verified the presence of A. muscaria in both eastern and western Nepal, and that they claim that fly agaric has been used in Nepal as a poten shamanic inebriant.”
- Diana Slattery (2005) The noetic connection: synaesthesia, psychedelics, and language. Digital Creativity Vol: 16 no. 2 ISSN: 1462-6268. pp. 122-128; “The literatures that touch on synaesthesias—scientific, art-historical, literary, phenomenological, ethnographic, psychodelic—vary widely in their definitions, their interpretations, and their degree of comfort with the first-person, subjective nature of experiential reports. The significances given to synaesthetic experiences are similarly wideranging. This paper explores the relationships among synaesthesias, psychedelic experience, and language, highlighting Terence McKenna’s synaesthetic language experiences on DMT and magic mushrooms. We describe the complexities of creating and performing with the Synestheater, a system that provides the means to weave together, in multiple mappings, two or more complex visual, aural, and linguistic systems in live performance.”
- Philip Coppens (2005) The hyperdimensional ambassador: Terence McKenna. Sub Rosa: Where Science and Magic, Myth and History Meet no. 1 pp. 24-31; More information: http://download.dailygrail.com/subrosa/SubRosa_Issue1-Single.pdf.
- Jeffrey Toobin (2004) The Bench: High Tea. The New Yorker, December 20 & 27; ISSN: 0028-729x. p. 48. Covering the UDV Supreme Court case: “Terence McKenna, a Berkeley-educated ethnobotanist who is an authority on DMT, has written that using such a substance brings a person into contact with entities he calls ‘self-transforming machine elves’; for Alan Watts, a cohort of Timothy Leary’s, using DMT was like ‘being fired out of the nozzle of an atomic cannon.’ At any rate, it’s no Chivas.”
- Jim Richardson and Allen Richardson (2003) Trippin’ Balls: DNA TV. Ripsaw News Dec 10, pp. More information: http://www.gonzoscience.com/columns/0018-McKenna.htm.
- ~nighthawk~ (2003) Our Green Friends part 2: the lesson continues: a song for God. Salvia Divinorum, No. 2; ISSN: 1543-1797; pp. 2-4, 9-10; “After the second hit, my heart pumped hard and I felt a pulsating sensation somewhat discomforting inside me. I had the impression the plants, trees, and birds were laughing at me. I realized then what Terence Mckenna has explained should be every trippers [sic] response: ‘OH NO. I’ve done too much!'”
- Mark Pesce (2002) Bios and Logos. Pesce explores ideas in The invisible landscape. Posted: Oct 3, 2002. Visited: Jun 4, 2003. More information: http://www.hyperreal.org/~mpesce/biosandlogos.html.
- Stanley Krippner, Peter Nelson, and Adam Fish (2002) On the War on Drugs. TRIP: The Journal of Psychedelic Culture, No. 8, Summer 2002, pp. 12-17; Fish brings up McKenna: “…all the factors that will instigate a change away from the current dominant paradigm of ‘commodity fetishism,’ to quote Terence McKenna.” Krippner later notes, “My friend Terence McKenna proposed that the use of psychedelics by early humans was responsible for the rapid jump in cognitive skills that many anthropologists have written about… Frankly, I am open to the idea, but am waiting for a solid neuropsychological explanation…”
- Geoff Dyer (2002) The Visionary Cookbook. L.A. Weekly October 25-31, p. 51, 49 Edition. Illustrator: Brian Stauffer. ISSN: 0192-1940. [Review of Breaking open the head] Dyer’s positive review of Pinchbeck’s Breaking open the head takes the book seriously, and both mentions and quotes McKenna. More information: http://www.laweekly.com/ink/02/49/books-dyer.php.
- Dennis J. McKenna (2000) Terence McKenna Update: December ‘99. After Dark: the official Art Bell newsletter February, pp. 14;
- Richard T. Carey (2000) Illuminated Manuscript: Robert Venosa’s Illuminatus. MAPS: Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Vol: 10 no. 3 Fall, “Psychedelics and Creativity.” Editor: Sylvia Thyssen and Jon Hanna; Illustrator: Robert Venosa; pp. 28-29;
- David Aardvark (2000) Reflecting…. Entheogen Review Vol: 9 no. 3 Winter, ISSN: 1066-1913. pp. 121; Review of Dec. 15, 2000 Countdown to 2012 benefit for McKenna at 7th Note Showclub in San Francisco.
- Peter Meyer (1999) Fractal Time: The Software. More information: http://serendipity.magnet.ch/twz/index.html. LibraryThing.
- Peter Meyer (1999) History of the Timewave Software. Posted: Aug 30, 2000. Visited: Nov 25, 2000. More information: http://web.archive.org/web/19991008022207/http://serendipity.nofadz.com/ft/twz/hist.html.
- Mark Lawrence McPhail (1999) (Re)reading resistance at the end of the twentieth century. Critical Studies in Mass Communication Vol: 16 no. 4 Dec, ISSN: 0739-3180. pp. 478-480;
- Jon Hanna (1999) Timothy Leary: outside looking in. Entheogen Review Vol: 8 no. 3 ISSN: 1066-1913. [Review of Timothy Leary: outside looking in] pp. 120-121; Hanna gives a positive review of this Leary festschrift, but without mentioning McKenna’s contribution.
- Jonathan Ott (1998) Post-Wasson history of the Soma Plant. Eleusis: Journal of Psychoactive Plants & Compounds Vol: New Series no. 1 ISSN: 1129-7301. pp. 29-37; Ott criticizes Food of the gods for sloppy scholarship.
- Michael Mirolla (1998) Mind-melding on the Net. Gazette Feb 8, p. D4, Final Edition. ISSN: 0384-1294.
- Gyrus (1998) The End of the River. Towards 2012 no. 4/5 “apocalypse.” ISSN: 1359-2815. pp. -,; More information: http://dreamflesh.com/essays/endofriver/.
- John N. Grunwell (1998) Ayahuasca Tourism in South America. MAPS: Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Vol: 8 no. 3 Fall, “The Ayahuasca Issue.” pp. 59-62; More information: http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v08n3/08359gru.html.
- Anon (1998) Het Leeslint: Drugs. Dagblad de Limburger Oct 2, p. (In Dutch)
- Anon (1998) Trialogues at the Edge of the Millennium: A day with Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna and Rupert Sheldrake. Business Wire May 21, p. 1,
- Mike Rose (1997) Psychedelic Eden. Spirit no. 6 Jun/Jul, Illustrator: Josef Cabey; pp. 14-15; A brief survey of psychedelic issues and substances. McKenna is mentioned several times.
- Michael Pinchera (1997) Dennis McKenna Interview. TRP: The Resonance Project no. 2 Winter, pp. Dennis McKenna briefly mentions how Terence turned his little brother on to marijuana, along with his feelings about the Eschaton.
- Bruce Eisner (1997) Dedication to Terence McKenna. Psychedelic Island Views Vol: 3 no. 1 “Terence McKenna’s vision of a future culture.” Illustrator: photo: Kathleen Carr; pp. 1;
- Kate Chapman (1997) 1997 Botanical Preservation Corps Seminar on Ethnobotany and Chemistry of Psychoactive Plants. MAPS: Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Vol: 7 no. 2 Spring, “Synchronicity.” pp. 13-17; More information: http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v07n2/07213cha.html.
- Anon (1997) LX94 Manual of Evasion. Head Magazine no. 8 ISSN: 1359-2815. [Review of Manual of evazion] pp. 15; Regretful negative review of Pêra’s Manual of evazion: “It kind of degenerates into the McKenna roadshow…”.
- Anon (1997) Renowned Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna to Chat on Talk City, The Chat Network. PR Newswire Oct 6, p.
- Gary Wolf (1996) And No Techno!. Favorable review of Surfing on Finnegan’s wake. Visited: Feb 6, 2001. More information: http://web.archive.org/web/20000525184649/http://hotwired.lycos.com/books/96/01/mckenna.html.
- Ian Winn (1996) Notes on a Weekend with Terence McKenna. Tweak pp. More information: http://www.tweak.com/muck/dement/.
- Peter Stafford (1996) The Last Word. Psychedelic Island Views Vol. 2 No 2., p. 48. In remembrance of Timothy Leary, Stafford notes, “he was mesmerizing in the same way that many younger psychedelicists are mesmerized by Terence McKenna. With modern technology, he’ll be remembered much better than Mesmer!”
- Michael Simmons (1996) I killed Tim Leary. L.A. Weekly Oct 3, p. 100-101, ISSN: 0192-1940. Cartoon version of the story of a synchronistic encounter with Leary, involving McKenna, The archaic revival and Leary’s High Priest.
- Michael Simmons (1996) We’d love to turn you off: The VA’s bad trip over psychedelic futurist. L.A. Weekly May 31-Jun 6, p. 16-17,20, Illustrator: photo: Kathleen Carr. ISSN: 0192-1940. Simmons reports on the unsuccessful attempt by UCLA, at the behest of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to block McKenna from speaking at a VA auditorium. More information: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.leary.com/news/Politics/Terrence.html.
- Dennis Romero (1996) Talking with the Timothy Leary of the ‘90s. Los Angeles Times May 3, p. 1-3, Illustrator: photo: Jay Blakesberg. ISSN: 0458-3035.
- Stephen Rees (1996) Metamorphosis: A trialogue on chaos and the world soul. Video Librarian Vol: 11 no. 1 ISSN: 0887-6851. [Review of Metamorphosis] pp. 16; A review of Metamorphosis (1995) recommending it only for “think tanks and university libraries”.
- Judith Palmer (1996) EVENT The Incident ICA, London. Independent Oct 18, p. 19,
- Richard Kadrey (1996) Chaos and the World Soul. Wired Vol: 4 no. 1 ISSN: 1059-1028. [Review of Metamorphosis] pp. More information: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4.01/streetcred.html?pg=4.
- Harley Jebens (1996) Digital dreams; It’s a dream, it’s a game, it’s a film, it’s… ‘Strange Attractor’ a psychedelic Web experience unlike any other. Austin American-Statesman May 9, p. 22, ISSN: 0199-8560.
- Desson Howe (1996) Film Capsules. Washington Post Mar 22, p. N41, Final Edition. ISSN: 0190-8286.
- Gyrus (1996) Dionysus Risen. Towards 2012 no. 2 ISSN: 1359-2815. pp. 42-56; More information: http://dreamflesh.com/essays/dionysusrisen/.
- Josh Grossberg (1996) Reputation precedes ‘Leary protege’’: VA tries to move speech off site. The Outlook May 11, p. B1, ISSN: 0898-5375.
- Elyssa Getreu (1996) Free Speech. City News Service May 10, p.
- Richard Gehr (1996) The state of the stone: A psychedelic reformation is underway: A report from the edge. Village Voice Vol: 41 no. 45 Nov 5, ISSN: 0042-6180. pp. 33-36;
- Horace Beach (1996) Listening for the Logos: a study of reports of audible voices at high doses of psilocybin. MAPS: Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Vol: 7 no. 1 Winter, “Learning to Crawl.” pp. 12-17; More information: http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v07n1/07112bea.html.
- Anon (1996) Timothy Leary’s dead. Independent Oct 6, p. 4,
- Runyan Wilde (1995) Hallucinations on the archaic revival. Psychedelic Illuminations no. 8 Winter 1995-6, pp. 66-69;
- Barry Walters (1995) McKenna: Exit, stage left; All talk, no action at Solo Mio. San Francisco Examiner Oct 2, p. C1,
- Jon Spayde (1995) 100 visionaries who could change your life. Utne Reader Jan, ISSN: 8750-0256. pp. 54-82; McKenna is briefly profiled as #67 on page 70, and describes his current interests (the rave scene, virtual reality and virtual community) on page 80.
- Ard Qualm (1995) Voedsel der Goden (excerpts). EGO 2000 no. 6 (In Dutch) pp. 95-97;
- Allan Hunt Badiner and Ralph Abraham (1995) Chaos and Karma. Yoga Journal No 121, March/April, pp. 70-75; Badiner interviews Abraham, whose bio mentions the “Trialogues–speculations on the nature of mind and spirit with ethnopharmacologist Terence McKenna and plant biologist Rupert Sheldrake.”
- David Toop (1994) Pop Singles. Times Aug 6, p. ISSN: 0307-661X
- August L. Reader (1994) The Internal Mystery Plays: The Role and Physiology of the Visual System in Contemplative Practice. ReVision vol. 17 no. 1, Summer, ISSN: 0275-6935. pp. 3-13; cites McKenna’s essay “Among Ayahuasquera” (1990) on the chemical constituents of ayahuasca.
- Steve Rabey (1994) Instant karma/ Psychedelic drug use on the rise as a quick route to spirituality. Colorado Springs Gazette – Telegraph Aug 13, p. E1, McKenna is briefly profiled among others in this article on drug use for spiritual growth.
- Tom McIntyre (1994) Millenium Witness; Psychedelic anthropologist Terence McKenna takes on the brave new world. San Francisco Examiner Oct 9, p. 12-13,19-24, Illustrator: photo: Ken Miller.
- Jules Marshall (1994) Zippies! Wired Vol: 2 no. 5 May, ISSN: 1059-1028. pp. 79+; Identifies McKenna as a “psychedelic hero” to “zippies,” British Zen-inspired professional pagans, or ““hippies with zip””.
- Howard Manly (1994) Listening to the voices from ‘Cyberia’. The Sun Jul 21, p. 10D, McKenna is quoted as one of the voices from Douglas Rushkoff’s Cyberia: Life in the trenches of hyperspace (1994). Rushkoff comments: “[H]ave psychedelics and virtual reality really come to us as a philosopher’s stone, or is it simply that our philosophers are stoned?”.
- Samuel Lawson (1994) Life’s middle name: Intiatory fear and spontaneous ego-death misperceived as biological death. Towards 2012 no. 1 “Part 1: Death/Rebirth.” ISSN: 1359-2815. pp. 14-25; More information: http://dreamflesh.com/essays/lifesmiddlename/. Lawson includes a passing reference to True hallucinations, and quotes the passage where Dennis climbs the “world tree” and gazes into “the vortex” before fainting.
- James Kent (1994) Renegade in Babylon: Terence McKenna and the Descent into Chaos. Whole Life Times ISSN: 0279-5604. pp. More information: http://users.lycaeum.org/~lux/features/renegade.htm.
- Cliff Jones (1994) Insane in the membrane. The Face Vol: 2 no. 67 Apr, ISSN: 0263-1210. pp. 98-102;
- Mary Jo Griffith (1994) Main Event: Counterculture figure speaks at Chapman. Orange County Register Mar 31, p. F2, Brief announcement of the Chapman University conference “Psychedelics, Rave Culture and the Students of the ’90s: Creativity, Insight and Illumination.”, where McKenna appeared with Timothy Leary and Ram Dass.
- Brendan Glacken (1994) Tripping out with Terence, the psychonaut of inner space. Irish Times May 23, p. 12, City Edition. ISSN: 0791-5144.
- Jerry Garcia, David Jay Brown, and Rebecca McClen Novick (1994) An Interview with Jerry Garcia. Magical Blend No. 41, January, ISSN: 1073-5879. pp. 32-40, 88-89; Garcia, asked if he feels that “there is a New Age, or to use Terence McKenna’s term, an ‘archaic revival’ coming about?,” responds, “Sure, I’ll go along with that–I love that stuff. I’m a Terence McKenna fan. I prefer to believe that we’re winding up rather than winding down.”
- Jim DeRogatis (1994) Compilations of music to rave by. Chicago Sun-Times May 8, p. 5, Late Sports Final Edition. ISSN: 0195-6442.
- Susan De Muth (1994) In bed with Susan de Muth: Life is a waking psychedelic dream; Terence McKenna. Independent May 18, p. 21,
- Erik Davis (1994) Zippy the tech-head: British cyber-hippies invade New York. Village Voice Jul 5, ISSN: 0042-6180. pp. 29;
- Joan Bear (1994) McKenna’s Countdown. Magical Blend No. 41, January, ISSN: 1073-5879. p. 4; A letter to the editor: “Your articles are thought provoking. I read a part of Terence McKenna’s ‘Countdown to 2012’ to my husband and he was impressed that anyone though that way. My husband is very progressive and the article inspired an enlightening discussion between us which we hadn’t had in some time…”
- Sharon Warren (1993) Letter to the editor. Mondo 2000 no. 11 pp. 12; Letter responding to interview in Mondo 2000 10 (Terence and the coming Eschaton, 1993). Warren complains about McKenna’s dismissive comments about crop circles and their enthusiasts.
- David Toop (1993) Sounds like a radical vision. Times Feb 18, p. [none cited], ISSN: 0307-661X. Discussion of the Shamen charted single: Re: Evolution (1993), that incorporates a canonical McKenna monologue. McKenna explains why he collaborated: “It was very important to me to reach this 17-28 market. It wasn’t my market in the States.”.
- Alix Sharkey (1993) Saturday Night: From Mike’s flat to a parallel universe. Independent Nov 27, p. 37,
- Alix Sharkey (1993) A psychedelic trip up the ladder of evolution. Independent Jul 10, p. 37, More information: http://www.erowid.org/culture/characters/mckenna_terence/mckenna_review1.shtml.
- Sylvia Rubin (1993) Mr. Mushroom Raves On; Psychedelic guru McKenna trips out a new generation. San Francisco Chronicle Aug 16, p. E3, Illustrator: photo: Lea Suzuki.
- Thomas J. Riedlinger (1993) Wasson’s Alternative Candidates for Soma. The Journal of Psychedelic Drugs Vol. 25 No. 2, April-June, ISSN: 0279-1072. pp. 149-156. “Recently, McKenna has endorsed Flattery and Schwartz’s theory…disputing Wasson’s identification of soma as A. muscaria for the same reasons they do… McKenna, who has ingested both dried and fresh A. muscaria, believes the mushroom’s unpleasant effects…fall short of soma’s storied reputation…” Article link.
- Frank Owen (1993) Log on, lock in, space out: A beginner’s guide to new edge culture. Newsday Apr 18, p. 7-, Nassau Edition. McKenna is listed, with a cursory paragraph, among others—William Gibson, Timothy Leary, …—in this whirlwind survey of things cyber-, psychedelic, and post-human.
- Maffew Objekt (1993) Shamanism and The End of the World As We Know It. Zippy Times no. Two pp. [30-; A favorable review, and a synopsis, of a talk by McKenna of the same name given at the restaurant Fungus Mungus in London on February 10, 1993. “A lord arrived directly from the House of Lords, a German baron, three ‘retired’ dope dealers, five ‘acid house’ djs, several ‘heroes’ of the sixties and a number of comfortably-off New Age therapists for whom £30 was no problem at all but who had obviously come to the conclusion that perhaps, after all, aromatherapy didn’t quite hit the button. As Fraser [Clark] summed it up: ‘A true networking of the extremes of the underground going overground’”.
- Peter Meyer (1993) Time Wave Zero. Dolphin Software, More information: http://serendipity.magnet.ch/twz/index.html. LibraryThing.
- Paul Lashmar (1993) Come fly with me: the hysteria surrounding the whole issue of drugs prevents an examination of the real value and historical significance of psychedelics. New Statesman & Society no. 6 Jun 25, ISSN: 0954-2361. pp. 18-20;
- Scardocchia Gaetano (1993) Un fungo per il paradiso; America, Terence McKenna e’ il nuovo profeta degli allucinogeni: vi faro’ entrare “nel cuore del mistero”. La Stampa May 9, p. 19, ISSN: 1122-1763.
- Trip Gabriel (1993) Tripping, but not falling. New York Times May 2, p. 6, Late Final Edition. ISSN: 0362-4331.
- Jory Farr (1993) Western world’s wake-up call. Press-Enterprise Feb 14, p. F01, ISSN: 0746-4258.
- George Earley (1993) Letter to the Editor. UFO: A forum on extraordinary theories and phenomena Vol: 8 no. 5 ISSN: 1043-1233. pp. 5; Earley maligns McKenna’s credibility generally on the basis of his having said in an interview (Questioning Terence McKenna, 1993) that Jung’s book on flying saucers (Ein Moderner Mythus von Dingen, die am Himmel gesehen werden, 1958) appeared within 18 months of a first widely reported siting, rather than 11 years later, and suggests one ignore “the muddled musings of a drug-sodden brain”.
- Erik Davis (1993) Psychedelic Solution. Details no. 11 Apr, ISSN: 0740-4921. pp. 166-167; A page and a half of Erik Davis writing about Terence McKenna. Ostensibly, this is in service of the publication of True Hallucinations (1993), but discussion of that book takes up only a tangent in a single paragraph in what is otherwise a well-rounded essay on McKenna’s life and career broadly.
- Judy Corman (1993) Sobering words about drugs. New York Times May 9, p. 11, ISSN: 0362-4331. Chiding response—from a vice president of a nonprofit substance abuse services organization—to Tripping, but not falling (1993). “Surely the fact that Terence McKenna says that the psilocybin mushroom ‘is the megaphone used by an alien, intergalatic Other to communicate with mankind’ is enough for us to wonder if taking LSD had done something to his mental faculties”.
- Anon (1993) The Hallucinogeneration Game. New Musical Express Feb 27, ISSN: 0028-6362. pp. More information: http://www.cuttlefish.com/universalshamen/articles/1993.html.
- Anon (1993) Answers blowin’ in the mind: The vision thing; A regular digest of ideas whose time has not yet come. Guardian Jan 11, p. ISSN: 0261-3007.
- Anon (1993) Answers blowin’ in the mind: The vision thing; A regular digest of ideas whose time has not yet come. Guardian Jan 4, p. 8, ISSN: 0261-3007.
- Anon (1993) Terence McKenna: New Age lecturer and author. Newsmakers: The people behind today’s headlines “1993 Cumulation.” ISSN: 0899-0417. Illustrator: photo: Kathleen Thormod Carr; pp. 307-309; Confusing biographical conflation of McKenna with the Canadian journalist and documentarian of the same name, also with a brother as collaborator. McKenna, the subject of this bibliography, gets about 95 percent of the coverage.
- Richard Thomas (1992) Feed Your Head. San Francisco Chronicle Aug 2, p. 10;
- Kyle Silfer (1992) Nevermind the Overmind: Nirvana, Terence McKenna, Rodney King and White Guilt. Reign of Toads no. 2 pp.
- Tensho David Schneider (1992) Saving the Earth’s healing secrets: Traditional peoples have spent millennia learning the miraculous healing powers of tropical plants. As the rainforests go, so goes this irreplaceable indigenous wisdom. Yoga Journal no. 105 Aug 31, ISSN: 0191-0965. pp. 56-63;
- Giorgio Samorini (1992) The oldest representations of hallucinogenic mushrooms in the world (Sahara desert, 9000-7000 b.p.). Integration: Zietschrift für Geistbewegende Pflanzen und Kultur no. 2&3 ISSN: 0939-4958. pp. 69-78; More information: http://www.samorini.net/doc/sam/sah_int.htm. Samorini, in the original print article, acknowledged that McKenna had separately proposed the Saharian ethnomycological hypothesis (p. 75). The web version of the article, however, omits this acknowledgement, while retaining the ReVision citation (Hallucinogenic mushrooms and evolution 1988) among the references.
- Richard Restak (1992) Beyond the Doors of Perception. Washington Post Mar 22, p. X4, Final Edition. ISSN: 0190-8286.
- Paco Xander Nathan (1992) Timewave surfer dudes. bOING bOING: Brain Candy for Happy Mutants! no. 10 pp. 34; More information: http://www.deoxy.org/t_twzrev.htm.
- Rowland Morgan (1992) Throwing Open The Doors Of Perception. Independent Oct 11, p. 32, Sunday Edition.
- Don Kennison (1992) Terence McKenna: Shamanic Evolutionist for the Neopsychedelic Age. Reflex no. 26 Jul, ISSN: 1065-1195. pp. 41;
- Richard Gehr (1992) Omega man: It’s the end of the world as we know it (and Terence McKenna feels fine). Village Voice Vol: 37 no. 18 May 5, ISSN: 0042-6180. pp. 47-48;
- Richard Gehr (1992) Omega Man: A Profile of Terence McKenna. Posted: Apr 5, 1992. Visited: Apr 26, 2000. More information: http://www.levity.com/rubric/mckenna.html.
- Anon (1992) Hot new age diversion: Shamanism. Rolling Stone no. 630 May 14, ISSN: 0035-791X. pp. 91;
- Sallie Tisdale (1991) It’s Been Real. Esquire April, ISSN: 0194-9535. pp. 34-37, 145-147; article on Virtual Reality that contains a description of an event called Cyberthon, at which both Terence McKenna and Timothy Leary spoke: “McKenna is a gnome of a man with a reedy, persuasive voice, an ethnobotanist who studies natural hallucinogens. ‘It’s kind of a strange idea,’ he began, ‘but people have been doing VR for about a hundred and twenty-five thousands years. They just call it taking it psychedelic drugs.'”
- Kathleen Harrison McKenna (1991) review. Whole Earth Review no. 72 ISSN: 0749-5056. pp. 79;
- Sam King (1991) Turn on, tune in, drop out and save the world. Independent Oct 14, p. 16, Monday Edition.
- Dan Joy (1991) Psychedelics now: A report on the Bridge Conference. High Times no. 190 Jun, ISSN: 0310-2165. pp. 52-5,60-1; Three paragraphs on McKenna’s “antiwar” speech. “ The propsychedelic position is an antidrug position,” because entheogenic “deconditioning agents” promote reflection and not the “unconscious, destructive behavior patterns” of other drugs.
- Robert Anton Wilson (1990) Gaia: the trajectories of Her evolution, Part IV. Trajectories no. 7 Spring, pp. 14-18; Article by Wilson mentions McKenna’s Timewave Theory on p 17; “I cannot imagine socio-evolutionary quantum jumps accelerating to the rate of 1,000,000 per second. Yet I most certainly believe that McKenna has a correct intuition somewhere in the middle that rather baroque theory. I totally agree with him that things can only get weirder and move faster from here on out…”
- Tad Friend (1990) The New Seekers: Inside the Psychedelic Underground. Details, November. ISSN: 0740-4921. pp. 68-73; A general article on psychedelic culture in 1990 covering a lot of ground. Two of Chip Simons’ photographs of McKenna appear (on the cover and initiating the article). The bulk of the final page is on McKenna: “I went to find Leary’s heir apparent, a man named Terrence [sic] McKenna…a bearded pharmacologist, lecturer, and writer, and I spent a few hours in his wedge-shaped house in Occidental, California.”
- Alistair Couper (1990) The holy data suit (letter to the editor). Whole Earth Review no. 67 Summer, ISSN: 0749-5056. pp. 136-137; Couper mulls over the contrast between Jaron Lanier’s Virtual Reality and McKenna’s Psychedelic Reality (Plan, plant, planet, 1989), eventually opting for the latter: “I rest assured that all the mutability and transformation I can handle lie no further than the nearest cowpie…”
- Howard L. Rheingold (1989) Ethnobotany and the search for vanishing knowledge. Whole Earth Review no. 64 Fall, ISSN: 0749-5056. pp. 16-22;
- Micky Remann (1989) Im Garten der Zauberpflanzen. Esotera: Neue Dimensionen des Bewußtseins Sep 9, ISSN: 0003-2921. (In German) pp. 22-28; In a survey of issues around plant-based hallucinogens which mentions Albert Hoffmann, Gordon Wasson and Christian Råtsch, among others, McKenna and wife Kathleen’s Botanical Dimensions plantation in Hawaii is described as a “Noah’s Ark for psychoactive plants”.
- E. E. Rehmus (1989) UnMcKenna-like! (letter to the editor). Critique: A journal of conspiracies & metaphysics no. 32 Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan, ISSN: 0735-6501. pp. 4; Rehmus chides McKenna for his “un-McKennalike” view, expressed in Brown and McClen’s Terence K. McKenna: An interview (1989), that the “Eleusinian Mystery God” counseled procreation, and that one has no relevance for the future unless one does.
- Mark Nicoll-Johnson (1989) The I, Claudius/magic mushroom connection. Whole Earth Review no. 65 Winter, ISSN: 0749-5056. pp. 138-139; Brundage commends the works of Robert Graves, including The white goddess, and Fraser’s The golden bough, to readers of McKenna, Rheingold and Wasson.
- Stephen A. Hoeller (1988) Bohemia, not Bavaria. Gnosis: a journal of the Western inner traditions no. 9 Fall, “Northern Mysteries.” ISSN: 0894-6159. pp. 3; Letter to the editor of Gnosis. Referring to McKenna’s article reviewing A solution to the Voynich manuscript, Hoeller points out McKenna’s error of fact concerning the historical period of the manuscript’s appearance.
- Mary A. Fischer (1988) Blast to the past: Terence McKenna’s traveling Archaic Revival floats into Ojai, on a psychedelic mushroom cloud. Los Angeles Magazine Vol: 33 no. 8 ISSN: 0024-6522. [Review of Man and woman at the end of history (1988)] Illustrator: Photo credit: Morgan Alexander; pp. 54-60; Sympathetic and engaging article describing a weekend seminar with McKenna and Riane Eisler (The chalice and the blade: our history, our future, 1987) at the Ojai Foundation, which was recorded for publication.
- Michael J. Castronova (1988) Voynich mystery solved: Cross-cultural purification? Gnosis: a journal of the Western inner traditions no. 9 Fall, “Northern Mysteries.” ISSN: 0894-6159. pp. 3; Letter to the editor of Gnosis. Refering to McKenna’s article reviewing A solution to the Voynich manuscript, Castronova speculates the manuscript concerns a menstrual purification rite, rather than Levitov’s claim of group euthansia by venesection.
- Bob Banner (1988) A summary report on the Angels, Aliens and Archetypes Conference. Critique: A journal of conspiracies & metaphysics no. 27 “Beyond left/right.” ISSN: 0735-6501. pp. 64-65,36; Brief notes on McKenna’s talk, Shamanic Approaches to the UFO, at the Angels, Aliens and Archetypes Conference (1987). According to Banner, McKenna argued against rushing to explain UFO contact phenomenon and for understanding the UFO as an archetypal rebuttal to the dominator culture/Science paradigm.
- Antero Alli. (1987) Future Memory: An Interview with Jose Arguelles. In Magical Blend, No. 15. ISSN: 1073-5879. pp. 54-58; Alli asks Arguelles, “Terrence [sic] McKenna uses that same year, 2012, doesn’t he?” Arguelles responds, “Yeah.”
- Elvin D. Smith (1985) Commentary on the works of Dennis and Terence McKenna. Psychozoic Press no. 10 Summer, pp. -;
- Gracie and Zarkov (1985) “They say it helps if you close your eyes, cowboy”. High Frontiers no. 2 pp. 27; Review of the Esalen weekend seminar: Psychedelic perspectives on future history. The title is a quote from the weekend attributed to McKenna.
- Anon (1976) Bedroom, Bathroom, Mushroom–How to Keep a Perpetual Supply of Psilocybin in Your Own Home. High Times #10, June; pp. 64-5. A 2-page spread with photos by Irimias (Jeremy Bigwood), featuring the Psilocybin: Magic Mushrooms Grower’s Guide (1976) and his photos from it. “Mushrooms in a jar? They’re the greatest thing since psychic liberation in a bottle. Now a new book from And/Or Press, Psilocybin: Magic Mushroom Grower’s Guide by O. T. Oss and O. N. Oeric ($4.95) has revealed the deepest secrets of homegrown mushroom magic. The technique is easy, the photographs are beautiful, and High Times is pleased to preview the first and last word on growing mushrooms in a jar…”
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