Terence McKenna was a philosopher of extreme experience, a psychonaut who dedicated his life to empowering direct experience through the medium of psychedelics.
He had many interesting and thought-provoking ideas, ranging from the stoned ape theory to the concept of novelty as the driving force of the universe.
McKenna vs Culture
One of his many brilliant ideas was that culture was not our friend, according to McKenna culture limits our humanity and places us in a rigid labyrinth, which inevitably cuts off our range of expressions. He wanted people to liberate their minds from the suffocating grips of culture, and I think he made his mark on the psyche of the following generations.
Today on the vast terrains of cyberspace, he continues to be heard extensively by eager explorers of the myriad of realms of consciousness. One who is interested in the internet and psychedelics is almost guaranteed ending up in some way, shape or form to be connected with the ideas of Terence.
He was a great soul!