February 12, 2016: Why have some of the most powerful and therapeutically-effective substances on earth been outlawed for decades by the federal government? What do psychedelic substances like LSD, psilocybin and Iowaska have to do with understanding the nature of reality and correcting humanity’s dysfunctional relationship with the rest of life on earth? Journalist William Kern and non-dual kabalistic shaman Timothy Rothschild spoke to Dr. Dennis McKenna, one of the world’s leading researchers into the therapeutic uses of psychedelic substances. Dr. McKenna discussed the disintegrating legal prohibitions against clinical uses of psychedelics and the reasons the Nixon Administration decided to outlaw their use during the late 1960s. Dr. McKenna, brother to late author, writer, speaker and inner explorer Terence McKenna, another of history’s most articulate advocates of psychedelics, offered reflections on some of the more profound utterances of Terence, such as humanity’s symbiotic relationship with plants, the Transcendental Object at the end of history, the likelihood that ancient humans who had psilocybin in their diets enjoyed a competitive advantage over their mushroom-deprived associates, and whether humanity is in fact living at the behest of plants, rather than the other way around.
Dr. McKenna also discussed:
— promising psychedelic therapies for PTSD, alcoholism, marital relations
— whether there are psychedelic plants we have yet to hear about that are worth examining
— whether the human imagination is so destructive that it’s endangering life on earth
— whether humanity’s self-destructive behavior shows it may not want to exist in its current context
— the message from the plant kingdom to its problematic human associates: ‘wake up!
— the need for humanity to allow wisdom to once and for all overshadow the intellect
— that life on earth depends on the plants, hence – it is the plant kingdom which is in charge.
— how to make sense of multiple levels of reality
— why there is a resurgence of psychedelics at this moment of history
— our society’s mistaken value judgement about experiences had under chemical influence
— human beings ‘are made of drugs’
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Books by Dr. Dennis McKenna:
Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: Click Here
The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching (with Terence McKenna): Click Here
Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements (with Kenneth Jones): Click Here
Books by the late Terence McKenna:
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution: Click Here
True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise: Click Here
The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History: Click Here
Information on Timothy Rothschild:
An explorer of consciousness and dedicated to healing work and finding innovative ways to expand the collective human experience, Rothschild is a non-dual Kabalistic healer, Reiki practitioner, numerologist, Tarot reader, comedian and entertainer who has ventured through the paranormal, conspiratorial and mystical realms. He uses his experiences playing “psychedelic detective” in order to cleanse the doors of perception, allowing the individual to be in relationship with reality as it is – enabling them to feel ALIVE again! He is in his 4th year of training at the Society Of Souls, and is a practitioner of the MAGI process. He is also co-host of the Deep Inside The Rabbit Hole podcast out of the Stand Up NY Comedy Club, host of the program The Cosmic Perspective and co-host of Cosmic Perspective News on TalkNetwork.com, as well as various other programs. To contact Tim for counseling, healing sessions, Tarot Card readings and other services, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or his Web site at TheThirdThing.Net.
Information on William Kern:
The founder, managing editor and executive director of non-profit journalism project Worldmeets.US, Kern is a former copy editor and page designer at numerous newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune, the San Mateo Country Times, the Taipei Times and the Taiwan News. In 2005 he began his life’s work of revealing to the American people how the non-English global media covers the United States when he invented trans-copyediting – a system that allows news editors to check the accuracy of human-translated copy and in 2007, he incorporated Worldmeets.US Inc. as an educational non-profit. Over the years, Kern and his dedicated global team of translators have rendered into English thousands of columns about the United States – its politics, culture and history – from around the planet and every major language. In partnership with The London Metropolitan University, Worldmeets.US is helping train the translators of tomorrow, offering internships to qualified student candidates.
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