Terence McKenna - The Invisible Landscape - 1985
 
Mayan Conference
At the Ojai Foundation
Ojai, California
Sunday 14th April 1985
 
A talk about The Invisible Landscape under the famous Ojai Teaching Tree which 
covers his work on the I Ching (King Wen sequence) that led to the Novelty 
Theory and the TimeWave Zero idea and computer software. Terence also mentions 
the Mayan calender and in the afternoon talk he displays his Timewave Zero 
software on screen via a computer system. Most of the late afternoon talk, 
about two hours worth, centers around four main themes - Psychedelics, 
Cybernetics, Space & Feminism. Not too much of the latter owing to the 
presence of some strong women but he gives it a swirl of sorts.
 
About a third of the way through the morning session they have a 'peer review', 
a kind of turbo charged Question & Answer session, by various people who are 
listening to this talk. They include Kat McKenna, Ralph Abraham, Joan Halifax, 
Francis Huxley, Barbara Smith and others. Some children were also present.
 
The time table of the day was:
Morning talk followed by Q&A then lunch
Afternoon talks followed by Q&A
 
Ojai is pronounced O-Hi 
 
56kbps
22kHz
1985
Stereo
 
01 - The Invisible Landscape 1-A
02 - The Invisible Landscape 1-B
03 - The Invisible Landscape 2-A
04 - The Invisible Landscape 2-B
05 - The Invisible Landscape 3-A
06 - The Invisible Landscape 3-B
 
Total Time: 04:17:35
 
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Printed Book:
Dennis J. McKenna & Terence K. McKenna
The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, And The I Ching
1st ed. Seabury Press, New York - 1975
242 pages
ISBN: 0816492492
 
Terence K. McKenna, Dennis J. McKenna & Jay Stevens
The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, And The I Ching
1st ed. HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco - 1993
229 pages revised
ISBN: 0062506358
 
Audio Book:
Terence K. McKenna, Michael Toms & Fabrice Floran
The Invisible Landscape - 1983
New Dimensions Foundation, San Francisco CA.
 
 
'A thoroughly revised edition of the much-sought-after early work by Terence 
and Dennis McKenna that looks at shamanism, altered states of consciousness, 
and the organic unity of the King Wen sequence of the I Ching.
The brilliant Mr. McKenna, who could punctuate conversation with detailed 
references to any subject imaginable, has written what has been deemed the most 
provocative and mind bending book ever written. It could be either one of the 
most important books about the nature of human consciousness or the delusions 
of a very bright young scientist. It's written in the dry, objective style of 
scientific journals that Terence has admitted he used as a Trojan horse for his 
unorthodox ideas. What he claims to have done during experiments in the Amazon 
is to have inculcated his neural DNA with tryptamines in order to bring DNA 
encoded information into conscious awareness. The idea that manipulation of 
ones own neurotransmitters could be the key to bridging the somatic and the 
semantic is a highly intriguing one that deserves further investigation even 
though to do so is considered so dangerous that this type of research has been 
almost completely prohibited for over thirty years, consequently these ideas 
have never been properly tested.'
 
 
NOTE:
 
Terence's much vaunted TimeWave Theory has since been demolished.
 
http://www.fourmilab.ch/rpkp/autopsy.html
 
'I must conclude that the "timewave" cannot be taken to be what McKenna 
claims it is.'
 
'On a more positive note, I should add that I don't find McKenna's timewave 
exploit to be completely without value. Certain observations (such as the 
absence of 5's in the set {h(1),...,h(64)} and the correspondence of the 
Chinese 13-lunation ritual calendar with six 64-day cycles) are certainly 
worthy of further consideration. It wouldn't surprise me if a fractal map of 
temporal resonance was encoded into the King Wen sequence, just as it wouldn't 
surprise me if something quite remarkable does occur on December 21, 2012. 
The world can be a very strange place, and we all have much to learn. McKenna's 
hyper-imaginative speculation has fired the imagination of many. With this 
particular "theory" he has spread awareness of the I Ching and the Mayan 
calendar, both fascinating and poorly understood systems of ancient human 
thought. I should therefore end by suggesting that the remainder of his 
published works should not be dismissed as a result of my findings which are 
discussed here.'
 
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