Produced for the movie ‘Terence McKenna’s True Hallucinations‘, this short animated story is a glimpse into the mind of a 23-year-old Terence McKenna, spending the March of 1971 in the middle of the Amazon jungle, already steeped in Sci-fi and Taoism, with an imagination ignited by the psilocybin mushrooms – some the size of dinner plates – Terence and his gang lucked upon.

The story is a reminder of what the Japanese Buddhist philosopher Dogen called ‘Not Doing Wrong Action’, which simply means, as Terence put it, ‘There is an appropriate way to do everything.’

It’s also a story about ‘Seeing is believing’, and the difficulty of making others perceive our reality.


  1. […] Terence McKenna is one of those cult-famous, societal-fringe figures of whom the majority of people have never heard. He’s also someone whose views probably have a polarizing effect on anyone who encounters them. At the very least, though, Terence was an exceptionally original thinker, and those who explore a fraction of his work will note his erudition and incredible ability to articulate his thoughts. […]

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