30 thoughts on “The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge – Part 1 (Terence Mckenna)”

  1. What we need to do is make a society based on tourism, hospitality,discovery and learning. We rebuild the the ruins and replant the wilderness. Could you imagine how fun life can be if we all the countries of the world rebuilt ancient buildings and every show the world there cultures .

  2. I love how perfectly he puts the pieces together. This makes perfect sense to me. The missing link is the mushroom. Conscious expansion to become human.

  3. 23:40-He forgot about Bonobo chimpanzee's-they have female dominated societies. This certainly does not discount his theory ..and after a bit of research could actually enhance it. Bonobo's have a VERY sexual nature-" Ethologist Jonathan Balcombe stated that female bonobos rub their clitorises together rapidly for ten to twenty seconds, and this behavior, "which may be repeated in rapid succession, is usually accompanied by grinding, shrieking, and clitoral engorgement"; he added that it is estimated that they engage in this practice "about once every two hours" on average". Also " Bonobos are the only non-human animal to have been observed engaging in tongue kissing.[44] Bonobos and humans are the only primates to typically engage in face-to-face genital sex, although a pair of western gorillas has been photographed in this position.[45] They also do not seem to discriminate in their sexual behavior by sex or age, with the possible exception of abstaining from sexual activity between mothers and their adult sons. When bonobos come upon a new food source or feeding ground, the increased excitement will usually lead to communal sexual activity, presumably decreasing tension and encouraging peaceful feeding." I think i wanna come back as a Bonobo.

  4. Blah blah blah. What is this person talking about? Talking in circles. Sounds like a person reading a Dr Bronners soap bottle.

  5. One thing he says in the beginning which at first seems to be the case, but when you think about it, it is not. He says that psychedelic experience is as much a part of being human as sexuality..etc". This cannot be true. Some people are unable to have sex , some cannot conceive and they live productive lives that help society and achieve anything. On the other hand, think how many people you know who may espouse sex, or simply have lots of it, but who are just plain idiots that are hurting, destroying, not caring, etc.

  6. The magic mushroom caused sexual arousal in the women's vaginal wetting as well as an erection in the males.
    Beyond what Terence really understood was that the sex orgies were really set up by the women's sexual desires
    to have more than one penetration happening at once. No matter what the male dominance was at the time that
    was happening the men usually followed the women in their sexual behest as Adam did with Eve's choice of fruit.

  7. Hmm…males defend and fight over females and territory in A LOT of species. I doubt that never existed in humans at some utopian time in the past. I'm guessing that's why human males are larger than females and females are attracted to men (according to science) with big upper bodies. For defense against other males and territorial defense! Not saying we have to live and construct our society and values according to all of our animal impulses – that's actually a BAD idea (and women can be STRONG – I enjoy being a very strong, very fit woman!), just saying that looks like, in part, the likely origin of those things.

  8. I've taken quite a bit of psilocybin and lsd and I've had better experiences through meditation so when he knocks those practices at the end I think it might be bc he couldn't quite his mind enough to properly meditate. #unpopularopinionpuffin Just an observation… It's just I don't think you should sell mushrooms as if they're the answer to all the worlds problems. I mean the dude died from a brain tumor… guess the mushrooms couldn't solve that problem… Anyways Terrence is kinda funny at times so I like his talks but my heart of hearts feels like the guy was spouting a bunch of nonsense 70% of the time. Even when he got to his deathbed he admitted a lot of the stuff he said was nonsense. Although life is kinda nonsense so who knows. Anyways rip.

  9. 13:35 What happened to the "grey turds" of animals? Did they turn white in the sun and disintegrate?

  10. lsd magic mushroom DMT etc. are the SUGUS / SUGERCAKE from GOD… the GODDESSES and GODs
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH . and let me be always aware if i take … very conscious ,not just consuming

  11. Interesting but is there any, not some, but any, evidence for the role of mushroom consumption in shaping the social order, and that anti-patriarchal hierarchy and there roles in our evolution? Seems like a fun theory that carries water logically, but I didn’t hear any evidence of this, just speculation. Still a fun talk though.

  12. DMT & other mushrooms keeps people to Mellow, so the GOVERNMENTS are not going to want that. Marihuana is one thing, Psilocybin forget about it.

  13. I really find the theory of intoxicated orgies highly doubtful lol primate females are controlled by the alpha male, and human relationships all over the world, including newly discovered uncontacted peoples, seem to be naturally monogamous, and the females are very sexually selective. Certain groups like the pagans did orgy stuff like this, but I doubt it was ever widespread. How we got from an alpha male system to a mongomy system is unclear, but "free love" doesn't seem likely to me. It's a huge leap away from human nature.

  14. If "hortatory sermons" and "conservative data" are obviously ill-equipped to break human psyche into a proper unified consciousness because those have already been tried and obviously failed because we aren't there, does not that same logic apply to psychedelics? They were tried and they were not able to succeed humanity into that unified mindset either.


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