The great ones are inspired by some kind of philosophy or philosopher or otherworldly or religious experience or altered state of consciousness.
Art can take many forms, not all we can see, hear and touch in this dimension. Some art is purely in the mind and our guides let us be the artists. Terence McKenna is one of those guides, even after death.
"Terence Kemp McKenna was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants. Wikipedia"
Terence McKenna is
Mother Nature's answer
to Timothy Leary
I met Terence McKenna in Byron Bay, Australia, way back when I was part of a group or rave promoters and alternative health researchers that organized his tour there. He seemed like a nice guy and seemed quite grounded, considering the hippy dippy trippers getting in his face. The poor guy really needed personal security to get a word in.
I admire his work for breaking away from commercial new age stereo types and breaking into exploring Mother Nature's gifts. His mission is to heal man kind's messy emotional head space and regain the lost knowledge of the ancients of how to look after the Earth and all of her children. Though his corporeal body may not be her, his mind art is here in his words.
My research into the same subject had been already been of several years traveling several countries and contingents. But Terrence's research was something new that I found I instantly related to, and more strikingly I comprehended it like a native knowing or Gnosis.
Terrence left this dimension early from San Rafael, California, in 2000. I believe he will be comforted to know our research has come a long way since. Some of us have even cracked the Holy Grail code and the connection. Terence will be super happy to know it happened in what would have been his lifetime.
Part of the Holy Grail mysteries is to do with human kind's lost memories of pre Biblical flood (Ice age melt) civilizations. Terence's and our research into altered states worked back down to being about retrieving those memories. This is what the last few years of Terence's research was about. At least that is my understanding of what he told me and what I saw in his work with Yage.
There are many names for it, but Grail is the official name in this moment of the royal bloodlines since the Reformation. Holy Grail is a container, the original name was Sangraal, which means "real blood" or royal blood. (Long story about medical and human development, RH- are not the freaks, RH+ are.)
Jesus was initiated in a form of Yage particular to Australia that a few of us, including Terence, have studied with Dar Pan in Byron Bay. My research medium is art history. I cross reference everything in ancient symbols as a language and it matches the symbology and philosophies.
The initiation rituals of a secret society claiming to have had Jesus as a member includes this particular form of Yage that Terrence, myself, and Dar Pan have worked with though a government sponsored study group.
If you are interested in this kind of research, lots of Knights Templars and Da Vinci Code stuff, plus Christian mysticism, Cabala, and symbology... page http://facebook.com/codedhistory we also have a free mystery school, and a network of discussion and meet-up groups around the world.
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Deborah Hodgson is an Australian art historian, writer, researcher, and event organizer who has worked on spoken word, theatre, and other events in San Francisco and around the world with Terence McKenna, Ram Dass, Dar Pan, Angela Bowie, Michael Gosney, Chet Helms, Bill Graham Presents, The Pretenders, Crystal Method, Jefferson Starship, Taj Mahal, Dire Straights, Dirty Three, Michael Hutchence, Greatful Dead, Goa Gil, royalty, politicians, and many more.