One day, on a break during the filming of Harum Scarum, Elvis looked up from reading Autobiography of a Yogi and told a stunned Larry Geller that he wanted to be initiated into Kriya Yoga. The Memphis Mafia was not going to like this.
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.
On October 7, 1951, Jack went to Birdland to hear the alto saxophonist Lee
Konitz. The music sounded "so profoundly
interior" to Jack that he was sure very few people would understand it.
In fact, he compared Konitz's extended phrases to the sentences he was
writing lately. Jack saw that he and the musician were essentially doing the same thing.