Mckenna of Dreams and Substance

Mckenna of Dreams and Substance

Sleep had eluded the young woman, but she knew she would dream this night. McKenna had accepted that the dreams were part of her; it was a gift, a natural ability, intricate in design and simply essential to her existence.

Author: Joszann St John

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453599142

Category: Fiction

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Mckenna of Dreams and Substance

Mckenna of Dreams and Substance

McKenna of Dreams and Substance, is the story about three generations of women in the Samuel family.

Author: Joszann St John

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453599126

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

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McKenna of Dreams and Substance, is the story about three generations of women in the Samuel family. Mayjean the family matriarch has endured life's harsh realities with grace and forbearance. She is the consummate mother, mentor and knowledgeable healer. Her resiliency and dedication to family, ensures a lasting legacy. Christina, Mayjean's biological daughter, rebellious in youth, eventually redeems herself. McKenna the heroine is a transformational figure, a bridge between the past and the present. McKenna finds enduring and triumphant love amidst crushing opposition. The story moves back and forth between the Caribbean and Canada. Set on the fictional Island of Belantine and featuring Toronto and Prince Edward Island, McKenna of Dreams and Substance is evocative of the beauty of the human spirit.
Categories: Fiction

Sonnets in Waking Moments

Sonnets in Waking Moments

Joszann St. John. Other works by Joszann St.John Wounded Bird No More I Want to Give My Love to Thee McKenna of Dreams and Substance Carla Saves Her Village Sonnets in Waking Moments JoSzann St. John Copyright © 2013.

Author: Joszann St. John

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479784905

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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The onset of the Great Depression beginning in 1929 and the subsequent World War Two was a period fraught by turmoil and uncertainty. On the world stage different political ideologies vied for dominance while the devastated world economy needed a permanent solution. It is against this backdrop of instability and crisis that Sonnets in Waking Moments unfold. Set in Canada and New York City, Sonnets in Waking Moments recounts the challenges of living and loving during the Great Depression. From Toronto's Junction neighborhood to a convent in New York City, the characters are larger than life. Their individual stories create many memorable and inspiring moments. The novel captures the essence of social relationships and the culture that would eventually shape the years following the preceding decade. Defining moments include the first royal visit in 1938 by a reigning monarch to Canada and the lasting legacy of a rich and vibrant immigrant heritage as seen in the Irish history of New York City. Join Anna Agnelli, Ralph, Viola, Frank, and other personalities as they journey through the turbulent decades of the 1930s and 1940s in Sonnets in Waking Moments. I wanted to share my latest book event, Sonnets in Waking Moments is going on tour. Visit the link http://www.woundedbirdnomore.com/2013/11/11/were-going-on-tour-join-us/
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Jed Mckenna s Theory of Everything

Jed Mckenna s Theory of Everything

If you became fully lucid in your dreams, would you want to spend your time telling dream characters that their reality isn't real? ... At Done, nothing I was conscious of, myself included, had any substance or reality.

Author: Jed McKenna

Publisher: Wisefool Press

ISBN: 9780989175913

Category: Philosophy

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We are programmed from birth to believe that our existence is an unsolvable riddle, but if we make an honest effort, we discover that mystery itself is the riddle. Not just what is the big mystery, but why is there any mystery at all? And what if there isn’t? What if the Mysterium Tremendum is just an internal belief without any external counterpart? What if the answers to life’s biggest questions were all hidden in plain sight? “If man will strike, strike through the mask! How can the prisoner reach outside except by thrusting through the wall?” Herman Melville Those interested in striking through the mask will welcome a theory of everything that makes sense, doesn’t rely on religious or scientific chicanery, and can be easily understood. And those familiar with Jed McKenna and the Enlightenment Trilogy will know that it’s not just a theory.
Categories: Philosophy

When Plants Dream

When Plants Dream

The psychedelic thinker Terence McKenna developed the “stoned ape” theory, positing that our distant ancestors started experimenting with psilocybin (or some other psychedelic substance, maybe iboga, which grows in Equatorial Africa, ...

Author: Daniel Pinchbeck

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786782977

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 323

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Ayahuasca is a powerful tool for transformation, that more and more Westerners are flocking to drink in a quest for greater self-knowledge, healing and reconnection with the natural world. This formerly esoteric, little-known brew is now a growth industry. But why? Ayahuasca is a psychoactive brew that has a long history of ritual use among indigenous groups of the Upper Amazon. Made from the ayahuasca vine and the leaves of a shrub, it is associated with healing in collective ceremonies and in more intimate contexts, generally under the direction of specialist – an ayahuasquero. These are experienced practitioners who guide the ceremony and the drinkers’ experience. Ayahuasca has gained significant popularity these days in cities around the world. Why? What effect might ayahuasca be having on our culture? Does the brew, which seems to inspire environmental action, simplified lifestyles and more communitarian behaviour, act as an antidote to frenzied consumerist culture? In When Plants Dream, Pinchbeck and Rokhlin explore the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental impact that ayahuasca is having on society. Part 1 covers the background; what ayahuasca is, where it is found, and its cultural origins. Part 2 explores the role and practices of the ayahuasquero in both Amazonian and Western cultures. Part 3 examines the medicinal plants of the Amazon, looking particularly at the ingredients in ayahuasca and their therapeutic qualities, covering the most up-to-date biomedical research, psychedelic science and psychopharmacology. It also covers all the legal aspects of ayahuasca use. Lastly in Part 4 Pinchbeck and Rokhlin question the future of ayahuasca. When Plants Dream is the first book of its kind to look at the science and expanding culture of ayahuasca, from its historical use to its appropriation by the West and the impact it is having on cultures beyond the Amazon.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

In Food of the Gods, ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s research on man’s ancient relationship with chemicals opens a doorway to the divine, and perhaps a solution for saving our troubled world.

Author: Terence McKenna

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553371304

Category: Science

Page: 340

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An exploration of humans' symbiotic relationships with plants and chemicals presents information on prehistoric partnership societies, the roles of spices and spirits in the rise of dominator societies; and the politics of tobacco, tea, coffee, opium, and alcohol. Why, as a species, are humans so fascinated by altered states of consciousness? Can altered states reveal something to us about our origins and our place in nature? In Food of the Gods, ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s research on man’s ancient relationship with chemicals opens a doorway to the divine, and perhaps a solution for saving our troubled world. McKenna provides a revisionist look at the historical role of drugs in the East and the West, from ancient spice, sugar, and rum trades to marijuana, cocaine, synthetics, and even television—illustrating the human desire for the “food of the gods” and the powerful potential to replace abuse of illegal drugs with a shamanic understanding, insistence on community, reverence for nature, and increased self-awareness. Praise for Food of the Gods “Deserves to be the modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens.”—The Washington Post “Terence McKenna is the most important—and most entertaining—visionary scholar in America.”—Tom Robbins “The culture’s foremost spokesperson for the psychedelic experience . . . Those who know and enjoy Joseph Campbell’s work will almost certainly appreciate McKenna.”—L.A. Weekly “An eloquent proposal for recovering something vital—a sense of the sacred, the transcendent, the Absolute—before it’s too late.”—Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Meaning & Medicine, Recovering the Soul, and Space, Time & Machine
Categories: Science

Magic Medicine

Magic Medicine

A Trip Through the Intoxicating History and Modern-Day Use of Psychedelic Plants and Substances Cody Johnson ... McKenna TK . " Nature Is the Center of the Mandala . ” Presented at : Shared Visions Bookstore , Berkeley , California ...

Author: Cody Johnson

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 9781631594281

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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“Cody Johnson beautifully balances historical knowledge with cutting-edge science to produce a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening read which paints a holistic picture of the risks and benefits of psychedelic use in modern day medicine and culture.” —Rick Doblin, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Magic Medicine explores the fascinating history of psychedelic substances and provides a contemporary update about their growing inclusion in modern medicine, science, and culture. Each chapter dives into the rich history of a single plant or compound and explores its therapeutic and spiritual uses in cultures near and far. Firsthand quotes allow glimmers of psychedelic light throughout. Learn all about: Classical psychedelics, including 2C-B, ayahuasca, LSD, and peyote The empathogenic psychedelics MDA and MDMA Dissociative psychedelics, including DXM, ketamine, and salvia Unique psychedelics, including cannabis, DiPT, and even fish and sea sponges The history of psychedelic plants and substances is full of colorful facts and stories, and intriguing questions. Did US Army Intelligence really use LSD as an enhanced military interrogation technique? How is DiPT able to make a familiar tune sound utterly foreign? Can MDMA (Ecstasy) help people overcome traumatic experiences? Many psychedelic plants and substances have a long history of being incorporated into various healing traditions—such as cannabis and opium in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Science is beginning to research what traditional cultures have told us for years: psychedelics have transformative healing properties. Anyone who has ever wondered about psychedelics—from complete neophytes to veteran trippers, seekers and sages to skeptics and scientists, therapists and patients to green thumbs and armchair anthropologists—will find something in this engrossing and beautifully designed book.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Job

Job

David L. McKenna. Dreams, for instance, come at a time of night when the ears of man are open and his mind is uncluttered. In Huxley's science-fiction novel Brave New World, ... Those who argue that Elihu adds nothing of substance to ...

Author: David L. McKenna

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418587611

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
Categories: Religion

The Dream on the Rock

The Dream on the Rock

... of such substances.4 It is a long journey, perhaps too long, too difficult to unify using a single interpretative framework. We have the feeling that where cer‐ tain elements were lacking, imagination was substituted. McKenna's view ...

Author: Fulvio Gosso

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438448756

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence. The Dream on the Rock takes an interdisciplinary approach to contextualizing and historicizing the phenomenon of shamanism from the Neolithic Age until the beginning of the Iron Age. Fulvio Gosso and Peter Webster argue that rock art and other ancient materials provide a glimpse of the fundamental role played by nonordinary states of consciousness in our social and evolutionary prehistory. Ultimately, the authors offer a comprehensive exploration of shamanism, religion, and the origins of human consciousness, along with evidence that hallucinogenic plants may have played a key role in this process. “This study establishes the use of psychoactive sacraments as the primordial experience that stimulated the evolution of human consciousness and its sense of the divine. It also documents the developing history of this shamanic event through an examination of cave and rock art worldwide, not only in paintings and engravings, but in the strange phenomenon of cup-marks carved in stone in the Alpine region, which may have played a role in the ritual use of the psychoactive Amanita muscaria mushroom. It is the first book to examine the full range of evidence and to place central Europe also in this context.” — Carl A. P. Ruck, author of Sacred Mushrooms of the Goddess: Secrets of Eleusis
Categories: Social Science

Travel and Drugs in Twentieth Century Literature

Travel and Drugs in Twentieth Century Literature

McKenna, Food of the Gods, 163. 14. ... On LSD, see Lee and Shlain, Acid Dreams, who discuss how that substance, which showed great promise in treating schizophrenia and alcoholism following its synthesis in 1938, became a demon in the ...

Author: Lindsey Michael Banco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136096907

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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This book examines the connections between two disparate yet persistently bound thematics -- mobility and intoxication -- and explores their central yet frequently misunderstood role in constructing subjectivity following the 1960s. Emerging from profound mid-twentieth-century changes in how drugs and travel were imagined, the conceptual nexus discussed sheds new light on British and North American responses to sixties counterculture. With readings of Aldous Huxley, William Burroughs, Alex Garland, Hunter S. Thompson, and Robert Sedlack, Banco traces twin arguments, looking at the ways travel is imagined as a disciplinary force acting upon the creative, destabilizing powers of psychedelic intoxication; and exploring the ways drugs help construct travel spaces and practices as, at times, revolutionary, and at other times, neo-colonial. By following a sequence of shifting understandings of drug and travel orthodoxies, this book traverses fraught and irresistibly linked terrains from the late 1950s up to a period marked by international, postmodern tourism. As such, it helps illuminate a world where tourism is continually expanding yet constantly circumscribed, and where illegal drugs are both increasingly unregulated in the global economy and perceived more and more as crucial agents in the construction of human subjectivity.
Categories: Literary Criticism