“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true within certain limits. These limits are to be found experimentally and experientially. When so found these limits turn out to be further beliefs to be transcended…”
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.
If anyone ever wanted to get to know me, the
first thing I would tell them is, "Read Terence McKenna." A few weeks ago my friend Michelle suggested I write a "Terence for
Dummies" piece. So, since "For Dummies" is under copyright,
here's my bent on the McKenna legacy.