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True Hallucinations (1989) [audiobook+eBook]

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Terence McKenna needs no introduction. But I was surprised that I was without a clean audiobook version of this work, and it didn't seem to be still seeded here.

Sharing for those who need some new material to listen while walking.

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I bought this on CD years ago from Sound Photosynthesis and have listened to it over 9 times. It's a great adventure story. I may have seeded a 320kbps mp3 rip of it here a long, long time ago, but the torrent is probably unseeded now. Thanks for bringing it back. Hopefully the audio quality is high enough, I was surprised to see it under 100mbs, but the chapter titles means it was transcoded from the original rip, so that's good. This is the story of the McKenna brothers formative years of early psychedelic trips that led to their long careers in the field...

"True Hallucinations is an outrageous tale of high adventure and millenarian hope. This head trip par excellence carries the listener from the Himalayas to the jungles of the Amazon. A true saga of seeking and confronting the secrets behind the psychedelic experience. 9 and 1/2 hours, (9 CDs) of voice and sound tapestry will astound and inspire inner voyagers. Terence McKenna, author and reader of True Hallucinations was an explorer of nature's gifts to consciousness for over fifty years. From the early '80s, while teamed with Sound Photosynthesis' Faustin Bray and Brian Wallace, Terence reawakened a new generation to the richness of the bardic tradition combined with "old radio" theater. The three created this most original style that allows performed literature to be simultaneously experenced by large groups of listeners. The "Talking Book" and "Audiolly Illuminated Manuscript" format was defined by including the voices of enlightened friends, relations and recordings on location in South America and Asia, making this mix an extraordinary documentary time capsule of our late 20th century global culture."

An even better write up was cut and paste into my old torrent of this CD audiobook from years ago here: https://concen.org/content/terence-mckenna-true-hallucinations-1984

TheCorsair00 wrote:

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Many thanks! :)

Do you have an audiobook of The Invisible Landscape? I'm coming up dry in the search for it, except for this version which is not the actual audiobook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNrTlytiJuM)

Unfortunately an audiobook has never been made of this title - probably because in the book itself there are tons of graphs of the I Ching that became a large part of Terence's thoughts on the nature and structure of time, the ebb and flow of history etc. It makes it harder to catch in audio. These are the ideas that Dennis and Terence came up with in the Amazon in 1971 that is the genesis of 'True Hallucinations'...

TheCorsair00 wrote:

Unfortunately an audiobook has never been made of this title - probably because in the book itself there are tons of graphs of the I Ching that became a large part of Terence's thoughts on the nature and structure of time, the ebb and flow of history etc. It makes it harder to catch in audio. These are the ideas that Dennis and Terence came up with in the Amazon in 1971 that is the genesis of 'True Hallucinations'...

Noted, with thanks, bro. So instead I started listening to the one I linked to, and it does a pretty good job at summarizing the main ideas. There is another "invisible landscape" file in my queue -- perhaps tomorrow, and back with a note if it is any good.

I love the True Halluncations audiobook except for three things: when Denis speaks (very boring), they should have edited references to ESR (very repetitive), and the sounds they chant are really unpleasant in earbuds (not even close to uplifting/spiritual). But otherwise, I agree with your write up very much