Terence McKenna--Lectures on Alchemy

Terence McKenna died on April 3, 2000.

In a talk that Terence gave at Wetlands Preserve in 1998, he said:

"The other night I searched (the Web) for 'self-transforming elf machines.' There were 36 hits! It surprised me. I sort of use the search engine like an oracle. I've used the phrase for DMT, 'Arabian hyperspace.' So I thought of this, and then I searched it, 'Arabian hyperspace,' in quotes. And it took me right to a transcript of the talk in which I'd said the thing! You can find your own mind on the Internet. I'm very grateful to the people who type up my talks and then post them at their websites."

In the spirit of that last sentence, I decided to post here the transcriptions, given to me by a friend, of a lecture series that Terence presented on alchemy. I do not know where or when the lectures were given. Note: I have not edited the transcriptions at all-- they are exactly as I received them.

As you read these lectures, please send prayers for Terence's safe passage to the other shore. For some of Terence's thoughts on death, click here and here.


Lecture 1

Lecture 2, part 1

Lecture 2, part 2

Lecture 2, part 3

Lecture 3, part 1

Lecture 3, part 2

Lecture 3, part 3

Lecture 3, part 4


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