We may try to desacralize the tea and render it down to a matter of chemistry and botany, receptor sites and pharmacology, but none of these things will ever explain the undeniable and profound mystery that is ayahuasca.
The story of Terence and Dennis McKenna in contemporary mass
consciousness is inextricably associated with the so-called "Experiment
at La Chorrera." We were children of the 60s lured by the passion to discover something truly
astonishing. Terence told the tale in True
Hallucinations. But until the publication of my recent book, few had
heard the story from my perspective.
My upcoming memoir, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss, is now available as an ebook on Amazon, and Barnesandnoble.com