True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradise


Like a lovely psychedelic sophist, Thomas McKenna recounts his adventures with pyschoactive plants in the Amazon Basin. Either a profoundly psychotic episode or a galvanizing glimpse into the true nature of time and mind, McKenna is a spellbinding storyteller, providing plenty of down-to-earth reasons for preserving the planet.
Marc Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-237).
A mesmerizing account of ethnobotanist Terence McKenna's extraordinary encounters with hallucinogens and shamanism in the Amazon Basin.
This mesmerizing, surreal account of the bizarre adventures of Terence McKenna, his brother Dennis, and a small band of their friends, is a wild ride of exotic experience and scientific inquiry. Exploring the Amazon Basin in search of mythical shamanic hallucinogens, they encounter a host of unusual characters -- including a mushroom, a flying saucer, pirate Mantids from outer space, an appearance by James and Nora Joyce in the guise of poultry, and translinguistic matter -- and discover the missing link in the development of human consciousness and language.

Review Citations:
Booklist 03/15/1993 pg. 1277 (EAN 9780062505453, Hardcover)
Publishers Weekly 04/12/1993 (EAN 9780062505453, Hardcover)
Library Journal 04/01/1993 (EAN 9780062505453, Hardcover)
Contributor Bio: McKenna, Terence
McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno-botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books.

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