AuthorRak RazamDate of original publicationJun 14, 2013SourceAya: AwakeningsTerence McKenna was one of the foremost proponents of the need for an “Archaic Revival” of culture. In his 1989 book Food of the Gods, he wrote:“Psychedelic shamans now constitute a worldwide and growing subculture of hyperdimensional explorers, many of whom are scientifically sophisticated. A landscape is coming

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We’re 45 kilometres out of Iquitos, deep in the Peruvian Amazon, in the great green web of nature with our native Shaman, Percy Garcia. He has the boyish enthusiasm of a physical education teacher, which is reinforced by his western garb.

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Mark McCloud is the Doctor Strange of the art world. Most days he can be found pottering about in his Sanctum Sanctorum, up on the top floor of his old Victorian house in the Mission district of San Francisco, a curio sanctuary deposit of times past.

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Ron Wheelock stares at me with cloudy gray-blue eyes ringed with hardship. He’s practically bald on top with a shiny forehead, just a light scalping of thinning hair and long side hair that falls down past his ears.

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In the classic 1936 propaganda movie ‘Reefer Madness’, a good young man is seduced into the ways of “marihuana… the new drug menace which is destroying the youth of America”,

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May 13, 1957, during the height of the post-war Eisenhower years, an article written by the influential banker and amateur mycologist R. Gordon Wasson, ‘Seeking the Magic Mushroom’ , was published in the seminal Life magazine.

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