Saturday, 6 February 2010
Terence McKenna has been of enormous influence on my thinking. But most of this happened long before I started writing this blog, so his name is rarely mentioned here. I have been trying to draw a portrait of him, but until yesterday, the results weren’t worth showing. Yesterday I got the idea to “write” his hair:
While doing a recent Net search on Terence McKenna (if there is ever a dead person going to show up as a digital ghost it will be Terence McKenna!) I found this real cool portrait drawn of him by Robert Venosa:
I still haven’t found the recordings of him reading his book “True Hallucinations”??. I once read that these recordings do exist.
Apart from his eloquence, his brilliant and original ideas, his dedication to his quest, I probably was most of all touched by his complete honesty. And when he knew he was going to die, he showed some rare courage. Here is an interview that was done with him just before he died: