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Terence McKenna - We Are Now in Transition

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Terence McKennaAudio of amazing Terence McKenna 10min 10sec. There are processes in motion that are real and measurable that show, beyond the shadow of any controversy, that we are living in times such as have never been known before.

The dissolution of the ozone in the atmosphere. The clearing of the Amazon. The pandemic spread of diseases..., and information. The complete globalizing of the whole human family so that we essentially do live in a global village. What happens in Bangladesh and Argentina and Anchorage is all reported everywhere in the same day...

The AIDS epidemic, like the spread of nuclear weapons, another epidemic, have been wonderful stimulus to sober thought about our condition.

And I believe that the Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet Union was what really turned the Kremlin leadership toward rethinking their foreign policy because the explosion of a single power plant was like dropping a drop of ink in a glass of water and watching the entire glass of water turn slightly gray.

And we're talking about the atmosphere of the only planet suitable for human life that we know of.

McKenna Commenting on the Reality of His Own Death

I always thought death would come on the freeway in a few horrifying moments, so you'd have no time to sort it out. Having months and months to look at it and think about it and talk to people and hear what they have to say, it's a kind of blessing. It's certainly an opportunity to grow up and get a grip and sort it all out. Just being told by an unsmiling guy in a white coat that you're going to be dead in four months definitely turns on the lights. ... It makes life rich and poignant. When it first happened, and I got these diagnoses, I could see the light of eternity, a la William Blake, shining through every leaf. I mean, a bug walking across the ground moved me to tears. - Terence Kemp McKenna, November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000