"Visita Interiora Terra Rectificanto Inveniens Occultum Lapidem" L'Azoth des Philosophes, Basil Valentine, Paris, 1659.

The concept of concrescence, which Terence McKenna derives from Whitehead, describes a coming together, a condensing of ideas and events. The E@LC exhibits several forms of concrescence; concrescence is at the heart of the events and processes in play.

Concrescence is a characteristic of high correlative systems where many ideas are brought together in a single system of systems. Psychedelics can precipitate correlative thinking, and produce correlative systems. The I Ching is an example of a layered, correlative system, with texts and concepts from the earliest shamanic roots in divination, through Taoist and Confucian philosophical strata.

Timewave Zero is such a system, bringing together the mathematics and the description of time as process, time that embodies a quality that ebbs and flows on individual, social, biological, and cosmic scales, self-similarly at multiple scales; fractal: the principle of novelty.

Terence McKenna's totality symbols.

“There seems to be an ideological lineage, the golden chain, whose collective task was the shattering of the historical continuum through the generation of the living philosophical lapis of hypercarbolated humanity. All these visionary thinkers had performed their part in this project. Now, as the secret work of human history, the generation of Adam’s cosmic body, lost since paradise, neared completion, these shades stirred and pressed near to our Amazonian campsite. Our destiny was apparently to be the human atoms critical to the transformation of Homo Sapiens into galaxy-roving bodhisattvas, the culmination of quintessence of the highest aspirations of star-coveting humanity.”1


Go to next McKenna page: Translinguistic Matter.


  1. McKenna, T. (1993). True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise. San Francisco, HarperSanFrancisco. []

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