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Nature Loves Courage: Terence McKenna’s Illustrated Advice on How to Do the Impossible

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If HighExistence had a Mount Rushmore, Terence McKenna would be on the mountain.

Terence McKenna Mount Rushmore
Maybe he’d look better in the Lincoln slot?

Whether he was studying hallucinogenic shamanism in Nepal, collecting butterflies in Indonesia, or delivering lectures around the world, this countercultural icon took the Joseph Campbell quote (and HighExistence mantra) “Follow Your Bliss,” and lived every second of it.

Terence McKenna told society to conform to him, rather than the other way around.

If you haven’t read his books, you’ve likely seen his face on a meme or listened to one of his fascinating speeches on YouTube. His manner of speaking — which I call “down-to-earth intellectualism” — combined the eloquence of a poet with the playful irreverence of a stand-up comic, making his philosophy a dangerously accessible antidote for those unable to see beyond the matrix of mainstream culture.

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Because Terence McKenna had a way of turning powerful imagery into mesmerizing quotes, it was inevitable that he and the brilliant Zen Pencils — which turns mesmerizing quotes into powerful imagery — would unite to create greatness.

The result is the comic below: a potent reminder that when you combine courage with commitment (commitment is very, very important!), taking a leap of faith may not be as dangerous as you think.

Enter Terence McKenna:

Terence McKenna


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Do you have the courage? Do you have the commitment? Are you ready to achieve the “impossible dream?”

Our new course, 30 Challenges to Enlightenment, is a toolkit for the courageous. It’s a system designed to break you out of worn-out patterns and help you claim a High Existence. Will it be challenging? Yes. But if you make the leap, you just might find a nice, fluffy feather bed waiting for you on the other side.

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