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Re: Voynich Article T Mc Kenna Dead??
Steve Kudlak wrote:
> Dennis wrote:
> > Steve Kudlak wrote:
> > >
> > > Well alas it seems to have gotten quiet again. Very quiet. I fear I will have
> > > to start posting things to set people off, like wild and wooly theroies by
> > > Ternece and Dennis Mc Kenna form Invisible Landsacpes.
By all means do! I always enjoy crackpot VMs
> > Terence McKenna is dead. I had never heard of Dennis
> > McKenna. Is he Terence's son? I regret that I never
> > discussed my debunking of Levitov with Terence.
> I am having an awful schocking night. Terence McKenna is dead? He and his borther
> went off to
> South America, speficly a region in the Amazon. He was most known for his love of
> pyschedelic mushrooms. He would often spout off (are those the right words) on all
> sorts of weird things. He had a somewhat more conservastive brother that was
> associated with Stanford University at the time.
> They would often visit places, For example I was living in Santa Cruz, CA at the
> time and he gave a presentation there along with his brother. His book with his
> brother Dennis called Invisible Landscapes is a weiorness romp in itself. He ties
> together all sorts of things psychoactive mushrooms,. human evolution, the I Ching
> and schizophrenia to name a few. Since it has been quite around these parts I'll do
> a a resynopsis over the next coupla days if anyone wants or just for fun.
Sounds interesting! Amazon has the book, although
few details are given.
> How did you find out he was head allmy refs sdsay 1946- which indicates he is still
> alive and would in his middle 50s. So please pray tell me how did you find this
> out. I'll ask around the weirness circuit.
I found out on Adam McLean's alchemy website.
He died at 2:15 a.m. Pacific time, April 3, 2000,
long struggle with brain cancer.
I found these sites for Dennis McKenna. He has a PhD
and some of his scientific work considers the possible
harmful effects of the hallucinogens that he and
DJM - (mostly his scientific work)
Invisible Landscape (few details of content)
Terence McKenna Land (huge amounts of stuff by Terence)
More Medical Studies by Dennis McKenna
I wish I had discussed the VMs with Terence. He noted
in his review of Levitov, "Gnosis Magazine", #7, Spring
1988, "However, A. E. Waite in his 'The Holy Grail'
mentions 'there is fortunately one fragmentary of
Albigensian belief which has survived... I refer to the
"Cathar Ritual of Lyons" which is now well known,
having been published in 1898 by Mr. F. C. Conybeare.'
Waite goes on to mention that part of the Lyons Codex
contains 'certain prayers for the dying.' The Codex is
in the Langue d'Oc. Does it resemble the Voynich
material? We are not told."
You can find "Heresies of the High Middle Ages" by
Wakefield & Evans in any good university library. It
contains a translation of the Cathar Ritual of Lyons,
along with 5 other Cathar texts. Catharism was a
variant form of Christianity and contained not a shred
of the Egyptian/Greek/Roman cult of the goddess Isis.
In fact, Wakefield & Evans was available when Levitov
wrote his book. I wonder how he missed it.