Terence McKenna, author and explorer, has traveled the world to work and live with shamans. He has added to their shared knowledge of rituals his own efforts to preserve the plants used in these ceremonies. Coauthor of The Invisible Landscape and Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide, Terence mesmerizes his many lecture audiences with tales of science and shamanism. He lives in Occidental, California, and is co-manager of a botanical garden in Hawaii for endangered tropical plants.
"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