These two visionary tales are written hundred years apart, under very different conditions by very different authors yet they make a great match.
The Whole Earth Catalog, first published in 1968, can be considered the bible of counterculture in the 60s and 70s. It compiles tools that can empower the individual within the global community.
Cameron was an American artist, poet, actress, and occultist who emerged as a key figure in the California counterculture movement in the 1950s and 60s.
Lloyd Kahn is arguably the most influential pioneer of the DIY building movement that emerged in the 1960s.
This book is a New Age classic but just one of many publications in the same spirit springing from the counterculture of the late 1960s.
A book of unseen photographs documenting the early days of the British direct action environmental movement from 1995—1999.
His meticulously rendered landscapes suggest a nostalgia for Eden and the availability of peace and joy through an expanded awareness of the beauty inherent in the land.
This book is leading you on travels in a mysterious and visionary world.
There is already another post about Philip Kirkland but these images I’ve just found deserve to stand alone.
To seek the timeless way we must first know the quality without a name. There is a central quality which is the root criterion of life and spirit in a man, a town, a building, or a wilderness.
The following manifesto is a testimony of an awakened youth movement realizing its power. Born from the European rave culture…
Rebel Wisdom uncovers the most rebellious ideas in philosophy, human potential and transcendence to find direction through the chaos of the time.
A trialogue on chaos and the world soul, featuring Terence McKenna, Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham – three brilliant minds sharing their views on life and the structure of reality.
These seekers of the inner spirit in outer things, wanted to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world.
Joth Shakerley is following the Rainbow Family for over twenty years. The pictures he brought back are beyond words.
Primitive Technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule.
This film is based on the 1967 book of the same name. It’s a radical critique of mass marketing and its role in the alienation of modern society.
In this lecture Terence unfolds an ocean of ideas, a metaphor for the psychedelic dimension you are sailing out onto to cast the net of the human imagination to retrieve novel ideas out of the chaos.
A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don’t realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
Gerhard Riebicke’s photography paved the way for the awakening of the Lebensreform movement in the early 20th century.
Filmed mostly on a stationary 16mm camera, this documentary is the modern-day Walden.
This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.
This is a three and a half hour documentary for every McKenna lover.
“The American literature doesn’t have a more beautiful and more profound book than Walden” commented Hermann Hesse. And I knew…
This film from 1997 pays homage to Aldous Huxley, the seer who was nearly blind. His cultural criticism and social prophecy still remind us of great dangers and infinite potentials.
The presentation of love as as a skill that can be taught and developed is all the more important for modern humans alienated from each other and from nature.
This film is about people who set forth to fully experience life. To shed the false shell and to return home.
Critical thinking in regard to technology isn’t overworked these days and it can’t hurt to reconsider our current course and if it is leading us towards a prosperous future.
When the substance revealed itself to Albert Hofmann in 1943 he took on the responsibility and changed the world.
There are contemporary “back to the land” communities practicing a hunter-gatherer way of life. Projects like this will serve as a touchstone to those interested in living differently.
To me these pictures present a futuristic vision rather than a look back at our savage ancestors.
Terence’s way of exposing culture as our operating system conveys the idea just perfectly. It’s not as determined as you might think.