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In the course of an extraordinary life, one might become the kind of person who, without intending it, is a source of marvelous accidents. Two young men set out from Colorado to the rainforest of South America as they hunt down an elusive chemical with the potential to reveal new dimensions of human nature. During this quest, they find something much greater, as their encounter with an enigmatic other sets their lives on a path too wild to predict.
In Extraenvironmentalist #15 we speak with Dennis McKenna about his Kickstarter project, Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss which, with your support, will become a book detailing his life with philosopher and visionary Terence McKenna. Dennis is co-author of The Invisible Landscape and a professor of ethnobotany at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing with an extensive career researching how plants and humans can create a productive partnership. We spoke with Dennis about the ways he and Terence would develop ideas, how Dennis made the trip to the Amazon with Terence, how events at La Chorrera changed him. Though we don’t stop there, Dennis also shares with us many of his ideas on life, the universe and everything and weighs in on whether he coined the term extraenvironmentalist originally.
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Note: This is Part I of II.
// Music (in order of appearance)
Cults – Go Outside (2 Bears Remix) via The Bang Pop
MillionYoung – Calrissian via I Guess I’m Floating
How to Be Alone via Vimeo
James Vincent McMorrow – We Don’t Eat (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) via SoundCloud
Doug Hoyer – Oh, The Wind Will Blow (ft. Jessica Jalbert) via New Music Collaborative
Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed via KLUBB ACE
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