Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Terence McKenna: Appreciating Imagination (1997)

A workshop that Terence McKenna conducted at Esalen Institute in 1997, the focus of which was the human imagination. While he has some interesting thoughts about imagination such as, "Art is like the footprint of where the imagination has been." It was his thought about computers that most people may take away from the first part of the workshop where he also says, "The only difference between computers and drugs is that one is too large to swallow ... and our best people are working on that very problem."

"A true civilization lives in its own imagination and lives through its imagination."

Illustration by Frits Jonker