From Chapter 21: Open Ending of the
audio version of True Hallucinations by Terence McKenna
in the Synaptic Field
"Though we know from experience that psychic
processes are related to material ones, we are not in a position to say
in what this relationship consists, or how it is possible at all.
Precisely because the psyche and the physical are mutually dependent it
has often been conjectured that they may be identical somewhere beyond
our present experience."
Of what does this relationship consist?
My own hunch, and it is only
a hunch, is that an explicitly spatial dimensionof a
co-dimension inclusive of our continuumallows a hologram of other
realized forms of organization, far distant, to become visible at
certain levels of quantum resonance in the synaptic field. These levels
have been damped by selection in favor of more directly relevant lines
of information relating to animal survival. Evolution does not reinforce
selectively the ability of an organism to perceive at a distance since
such an ability has no selective advantage, unless the information it
conveys falls upon the receptors of an organism already sophisicated
enough in its use of symbols to abstract concepts for later application.
Thus, these quantum resonances carrying intimations of events at a
distance only begin to acquire genetic reinforcement once a species has
already achieved sufficient sophistication to be called conscious and
mind-possessing. The use of hallucinogens can be seen as an attempt at
medical engineering which amplifies, for inspection by consciousness,
the quantum resonance of the other parts of the spatial continuum
holographically at hand. This experience is the vision which the UFOs
and psilocybin impart: visions of strange planets, life forms,
perspectives and societies, machines, ruins, landscapes. The
hierophanies all unfold in a "nunc-stans" that has all space standing
in it, like a frozen hologram. Thus, experimentation with hallucinogens
by human beings and the rise in endogenously produced hallucinogens as
one advances through the primate phylogeny could both be due to a slow
focusing on the phenomenon of imagination.
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