The Invisible Landscape

The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching by Terence McKenna and Dennis McKenna offered the first published narrative of their famous ‘La Chorrera Experiment’ where the brothers had a paranormal and revelatory encounter occasioned by a heroic dose of the psilocybin-containing mushroom — Stropharia cubensis. They held that an “invisible landscape” lay beyond the individual mind, to which shamans, schizophrenics, and psychonauts all had access. Casting themselves as researchers, the brothers aimed to shed light on this mystical landscape and offer their self-reported explorations for the interest of empirical investigators, while offering speculative theories about subatomic particles within our DNA determining the nature of consciousness and a doomsday prophecy loosely based on the hexagrams of the I-Ching.

Publisher Summary

“A thoroughly revised edition of the much-sought-after early work by Terence and Dennis McKenna that looks at shamanism, altered states of consciousness, and the organic unity of the King Wen sequence of the I Ching”