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True Hallucinations

Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradise
Narrated by: Al Kessel
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
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This mesmerizing, surreal account of the bizarre adventures of Terence McKenna, his brother Dennis, and a small band of their friends, is a wild ride of exotic experience and scientific inquiry. Exploring the Amazon Basin in search of mythical shamanic hallucinogens, they encounter a host of unusual characters - including a mushroom, a flying saucer, pirate Mantids from outer space, an appearance by James and Nora Joyce in the guise of poultry, and translinguistic matter - and discover the missing link in the development of human consciousness and language.

©1993 Terence McKenna (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Benjamin Gillum
  • 04-04-2019

A Good background of Terence’s life

I enjoyed this story, it went into depths of their voyage in la churera that I had never heard. I can’t give the narrator 5 stars because I’m so used to hearing Terence talk and no one can really fill his shoes.

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  • Dom
  • 20-03-2019

I didn't like the narrator.

It is a shame Terence could not have recorded the audio himself. It's an interesting story, let down by the wrong voice.

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  • patrick
  • 21-11-2019

Definitely worth a listen.

loved it. always a big fan of Terrence. Can't wait to eat some more shrooms. Im going to the Amazon!

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  • Idaho Trojan
  • 18-08-2019

very very heavy, complicated ideas

probably better in written form with study guide, diagrams and a reference manual at you side

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-2019

Amazing

Best book ever terrence is a genius . Great stories of the amazon gotta read it

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  • Mark
  • 21-05-2019

Great Stories

This is a fascinating account of the author's journey. Well narrated. A fun listen indeed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-2019

Intriguing.

I had to listen twice just because it is so interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Beaugrilly
  • 20-08-2019

It’s ok

I found the content of the book is very interesting but the narrater is very boring.

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  • simplicity
  • 09-06-2019

Narrator sucks

Such a great book and such a terrible narrator. Could have hired a sports announcer better!

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  • vytautas.alisauskas@ef.vu.lt
  • 30-05-2019

Maybe read a paper

I was forcing myself to finish it. Not vert engaging or interesting. Perhaps a paper copy would be better to read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-2019

bloody crazy

if you have taken large doses of magic mushrooms you will probably be able to relate to some parts of these spectacular stories, rest in piece Terrance, a true pioneer