Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Plant-Human Symbiosis

The 20th century mind is nostalgic for the paradise that once existed on the mushroom dotted plains of Africa where the plant-human symbiosis occurred that pulled us out of the animal body and into the tool-using, culture-making, imagination-exploring creature that we are. And why does this matter? It matters because it shows that the way out is back and that the future is a forward escape into the past.
Terence McKenna, in Alien Dreamtime, a multimedia event recorded live on Feb 27th 1993

7 comments:

bad mouth kid said...

this terrence Mckenna seems cooler than i thought it was.

simon said...

yeah, well... we cannot go back... so... what are you gonna do?

quim barreiros said...

nesse caso, tens mesmo que desenhar um bacalhau.

irmã lúcia said...

bacalhau! bacalhau! bacalhau!

claire said...

i don't agree with simon, the mushroom is everpowerfull, therefore it has in itself the hability to bend (and blend) the borders of the past and present.

bad mouth kid said...

simon's opinion doesn't matter :)

simon said...

watch your mouth kid...