"Truth Or Madness" is set to put the art pedal to the metal and become one of the most visionary sci-fi series by placing control in the hands of the shaman figures of our society, in an alternative 2017 where both Philip K Dick and Terence McKenna are still alive and where through the power of social media they became vortexes of attention.
"Well, we're fighting a meme war here, aren't we? We have to use the media to prosecute our agenda. So, our friend is the information transfer network, the media. We have to set in motion memes - models that will attract loyalty."
Will Jim Carrey embrace the role of a lifetime? Rumors of Carrey playing the late ethnobotanist, author, and philosopher Terence McKenna are springing up everywhere online. The actor, who has been long involved in spiritual practices, was seen in public with a great bard beard, reminiscent of McKenna's.
Rumor is spreading like wildfire on social media that Jim Carrey is set to play the late ethnobotanist Terence McKenna in an upcoming movie based on McKenna's adventures in the Amazon basin in 1971, and introducing the theories that were born out of that experience.
"Culture is a perversion. It fetishizes objects, creates consumer mania, it preaches endless forms of false happiness, endless forms of false understanding in the form of squirrelly religions and silly cults. It invites people to diminish themselves and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines - meme processors of memes passed down from Madison Avenue and Hollywood and what have you."
This short animated story is a glimpse into the mind of a 23-year-old Terence McKenna, spending the March of 1971 in the middle of the Amazon jungle, already steeped in Sci-fi and Taoism, with an imagination ignited by the psilocybin mushrooms, some the size of dinner plates, him and his gang lucked upon.
"The mushroom said to me once: if you don't have a plan, you become part of somebody else's plan."
"If you seek the weird without a critical intelligence, it will find you faster than you can lock your apartment behind you! The number of squirrelly ideas on the market these days is truly alarming."
"The central conception of alchemy is the conception of the philosopher’s stone. What is it? It’s the universal panacea at the end of time. It’s the chocolate cake that your mother made once a week when you were a child. It is the pana supersubstantialis. It’s all things to all men and all women. If you’re hungry, you eat it. If you’re dirty, you shower under it. If you need to go somewhere, you sit on it and you fly there. If you have a question, it answers it. It’s something that the human mind senses in itself and is related to, invoked and worshipped over centuries, before the slow rise of the patriarchy, rationalism and materialism turned it into a myth and a fairy tale."
- Terence McKenna