David Icke: The Perception Deception

What the hidden Control System seeks to do – and is very effective in doing – is to make us self-identify with the body vehicle rather than the true self, our Consciousness which is experiencing through the vehicle. Therefore, we are programmed from birth to identify self with the body and its name, job, colour, race, etc., etc. Once we do that – gotcha. – David Icke, The Perception Deception

If mind control is the act of warlocks hypnotizing their victims then this man has the ability to break those spells like a powerful magician.


Top-notch researcher, prognosticator, Peace and Love preacher, dot connector, comedian* and public speaker David Icke slams home yet another volume of Mind Bending Truth. His barrage of hard hitting facts will make your head spin, but few works better arouse support for the upliftment of humanity than his 2014 book, The Perception Deception.

*Note: David isn’t really a comedian but his style of delivery in this book had me openly bursting with laughter. It was welcome; a refreshing respite in relating his tale of this matrix ‘house of horrors’.

At a shade shy of 900 pages, Icke’s latest compilation is an epic tome of some of the most powerful insights into the human condition to date. It took me the better part of 9 months to read it but mostly because I read 3 other books simultaneously. Basically, this means that The Perception Deception is like 3 books by anyone else and that doesn’t even take into account the depth of content.

The illustrations are fantastic. The middle section has full color glossy pages of the amazing artwork of Neil Hague, along with short paragraphs that describe what is being relayed to the viewer. Then add to that over 800 pictures spread throughout almost every page of the book and the reader is given a much more enhanced experience in understanding Icke’s presentation.


Up front, no…my spell-check works fine. If I quote him and the spelling seems off it’s because he’s British and some of their words are spelled differently than ours.

And I would like to explain a few of the themes present throughout his book that will actually clarify this Mind Bender’s write-up.

First, his use of the term Archons. In The Perception Deception on page 82, “The name ‘Archon’ derives from the Greek term archaia, which means ‘from the beginning’ and Archon was also used by the Greeks as a term for ‘prince’ or ‘ruler’. Archon is appropriately derived from the same root as monarch and hierarchy and we also have archbishops, Royal Arch Freemasons (one of the most significant Freemasonic groupings) and other uses of the term.

“The Gnostic texts say that the Archons serve the ‘Demiurge’, a fake ‘god’ that created our ‘physical’ or material reality as we perceive it. The Demiurge is also known in the Gnostic texts as the ‘Lord Archon’ and they quote him as saying: ‘Come let us create a man according to the image of God and according to our likeness.’ The Hebrew Saturn god El and his Biblical Elohim are the Gnostic Lord Archon / Demiurge and Archons under another name.”

Throughout the rest of the book Icke hyphenates any word with El in it as a matter of course, e.g. the family bloodlines in control of the planet see themselves as ‘El-ite’ because of their genetic connection to the Archontic ‘gods’.

On page 203 Icke explains, “Collectively this plays out as the ‘El-ohim’ (mentioned 2,500 times in the Old Testament) which is another name for the Archons. El is also on public display in the name Is-Ra-El (Isis-Ra-El). Ra is an Egyptian god of the Saturn sun; El is the Hebrew Saturn god and Isis, the Egyptian goddess, symbolizes Saturn’s luminous crescent enfolding the ‘god’ as many goddess deities do. We see El in religious context in the names ang-EL and the ‘archang-ELs’ called Micha-EL, Gabri-EL, Uri-EL and Rapha-EL. The Archon’s are often referred to as the Fallen Ang-ELs. Another name for Jesus is Emmanu-EL. The New Testament tells stories…called Gosp-ELs and their communication is overseen by the church El-ders who help cast the Sp-EL-l on the minds of the people in a chap-EL and temple(El).” 


This is just the beginning of the breakdown he uses in describing the application of the word ‘El’.

One other constant is his humorous jab of adding the word inversion to every term that describes the institutions having to do with government, science or religion.

On page 561, “The Third World’ or ‘Developing World’ (inversion) was to be targeted and enslaved in sweat shop factories, slave labour, and living conditions of filth and squalor…Archontic politicians and bureaucrats in governments, the European Union and the United Nations working through Rothschild-Rockefeller fronts like the World Trade Organization sold a belief in ‘Free trade’ (inversion) which means freedom for the Archon corporations to exploit everyone on Earth.”


Icke’s monumental research combines subjects such as cutting edge physics, technology, education (inversion), sociology (secret societies), history, archaeology, anthropology, occult study, current events (problem-reaction-solution), politics (satanists), economics (Rothschild Zionists), medicine (inversion), and psychology (mind control). With a periodic injection of his personal experience Icke has successfully created a clear overview of not just our global condition, but the plans the ‘El-ites’ likely have in store for the future.

His presentation is skillfully woven together in a manner that exposes the invisible hands hard at work animating the puppets who implement schemes for total planetary control. A great example of this is his insight into Agenda 21, which he likens to the hit movie The Hunger Games.


From page 618, “The film had a grotesquely wealthy and powerful few dictating the lives of the hungry and downtrodden masses; it had people imprisoned in sectors with each sector specializing in a particular service to the El-ite; and it had the ultimate divide and rule in which people from one oppressed sector sought to survive by brutally killing representatives from other equally oppressed sectors on the say-so of the oppressors of all oppressed sectors.”

On page 619, “Agenda 21 was established at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992, hosted by Maurice Strong, a Canadian oil and business billionaire and long-time frontman for the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers.

“Strong has been a leader of their exploit-the-environment-to-scam-the-people program which is now in full flow and he said with typical fork-tongue mendacity that he is a capitalist when it comes to his billionaire businesses, but collectivist when it comes to saving the planet. Put this through the bullshit translator and out comes … ‘I am a billionaire from the Capitol and I want the masses living in Hunger Games poverty justified by saving the planet’.”

On page 620, “(Strong) said in support of Agenda 21: ‘Isn’t the only hope for this planet that the industrialized civilization collapse? Isn’t it it our responsibility to bring that about?’ This is a man that became mega-rich through the oil industry. He now lives in billionaire luxury in China where carbon-emitting industry is booming and he is a director of the Chicago Climate Exchange (largest shareholder, Goldman Sachs), which is ‘the world’s first and North America’s only legally-binding greenhouse-gas emission registry reduction-system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil.”

Further down the page this quote, “Strong fled to China in 2006 after being accused of corruption with respect to the UN oil for food program.”

Getting the picture? If not, let’s make it clear.

trojhorse agenda 21

Here is a short list of just some of the things Icke says Agenda 21 / Sustainable Development / Biodiversity seeks to impose on us (brackets are my notes):

– An end to national sovereignty [European Union, Trans Pacific Partnership]

– State planning and management of all land resources, ecosystems, deserts, forests, mountains, oceans and fresh water; agriculture; rural development [ever seen some of the things the EPA can do?]; biotechnology [prepare to microchip your kids]; and ensuring ‘equity’ (equal slavery)

– The State to ‘define the role’ of business and financial resources [it’s getting tougher to own your own business in America]

– Abolition of private property (it’s not ‘sustainable’)

– ‘Restructuring’ the family unit [what family? oh, you mean thug life]

– Children raised by the State

– People told what their job will be [hello, welcome to Walmart]

– Major restrictions on movement [you’re welcome, signed TSA]

– Creation of human ‘settlement zones’

– Mass resettlement as people are forced to vacate land where they currently live [we’ll see how this drought plays out here in California]

– Dumbing down education (achieved)

– Mass global depopulation in pursuit of all of the above [this book goes into great detail about how this will be accomplished]


This is just a chunk off the tip of the iceberg of the material David covers, but I will give some highlights.

He takes painstaking detail in exposing satanic pedophiles that masquerade as world leaders, public figures and politicians. He holds no punches in implicating the Catholic Church and the British Royal Family in these scandals.

Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

The reptilian genetic bloodline features prominent here as well, but to anyone familiar with Icke’s work, this is nothing new.

Occult symbolism and geomancy are explained in great detail, especially in Washington D.C. and The Vatican.

The ‘Saturn-Moon Matrix’ is some of the most extreme reality stretching you’ll ever read. He presents strong evidence that the moon was artificially made.

A massive assault on the bogus medical system and it’s bogus cancer treatments. On page 466 he says, “Big Pharma well knows what the cure [for cancer] is, but there is no way they are going to make that available when the idea is to kill people and not cure them. I have revealed in other books how Dr. Richard Day (Rothschild Zionist), professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and head of the Rockefeller-controlled eugenics organization, Planned Parenthood, told a closed meeting of pediatricians in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1969:

We can cure almost every cancer right now. Information is on file in the Rockefeller Institute [now the Rockefeller University], if it’s ever decided that it should be released.”

Put that in your medical marijuana pipe and smoke it.

He handles the ‘Culling of the Kids’ by exposing the vaccine nightmare. If you are in need of some educational material on this, The Perception Deception is a great resource.

On page 470, in reference to a six-in-one vaccine shot for polio, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenza type B being developed by GlaxoSmithKline who in 2013 pleaded guilty to the largest drug industry scandal in recorded history, “These vaccines contain: Aluminum -which causes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; Antibiotics – too many makes you resistant to them and they have other damaging effects; Formaldehyde – a highly-toxic chemical that can cause cancer (including myeloid leukemia), damage the brain and nervous system, and cause blindness and seizures; Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) – a brain toxin that attacks neurons and can be fatal. (continued) Thimerosal- lethally-toxic methyl mercury that can devastate the nervous system. (continued) An independent review of child vaccines by the non-profit US National Vaccine Information Center found many contained aborted human foetal and altered DNA material, and genetically-modified human blood protein (albumin).”

Yeah, that sounds real safe. No responsible parent would EVER risk their child’s life and wellbeing after reading that!


Another important find worth noting is a document that Icke researched called Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, on page 13, “…an instruction manual for agents of the conspiracy explaining how to mass mind control the population. The document was dated May 1979 and was apparently found in July 1986 in an IBM copier bought at a surplus sale. The quiet wars it talks about are the unseen wars on the human mind and the silent weapons are mental and emotional manipulations based on manufacturing situations to which the mind and emotions respond.”

A summary here of what the document says:

– Keep the adult public attention diverted away from real social issues, captivated by matters of no real importance.

– Keep children ignorant of real mathematics, real law, real history.

– Keep the public entertainment below a sixth-grade level.

– Keep the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think.

These points were also made in the document, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars:

“When the government is able to collect tax and seize private property without just compensation, it is an indication that the public is ripe for surrender and is consenting to enslavement and legal encroachment. A good and easily quantifiable indicator of harvest time is the number of public citizens who pay income tax despite an obvious lack of reciprocal or honest service from the government.”


Note by Icke, “The document said of this ‘quiet war’ on the human psyche:”

“It shoots situations, instead of bullets; propelled by data processing, instead of chemical reaction (explosion); originating from bits of data, instead of grains of gunpowder; from a computer, instead of a gun; operated by a computer programmer, instead of a marksman; under the orders of a banking magnate, instead of a military general.

“It makes no obvious explosive noise, causes no obvious physical or mental injuries, and does not obviously interfere with anyone’s daily social life. Yet it makes an unmistakable ‘noise’, causes unmistakeable physical and mental damage, and unmistakably interferes with daily social life, i.e. unmistakable to a trained observer, one who knows what to look for. The public cannot comprehend this weapon, and therefore cannot believe that they are being attacked and subdued by a weapon.

“The public might instinctively feel that something is wrong, but because of the technical nature of the silent weapon, they cannot express their feeling in a rational way, or handle the problem with intelligence. Therefore, they do not know how to cry for help, and do not know how to associate with others to defend themselves against it.

“When a silent weapon is applied gradually to the public, the public adjusts/adapts to its presence and learns how to tolerate its encroachment on their lives until the pressure (psychological via economic) becomes too great and they crack up.

“Therefore, the silent weapon is a type of biological warfare. It attacks the vitality, options, and mobility of the individuals of a society by knowing, understanding, manipulating, and attacking their sources of natural and social energy, and their physical, mental, and emotional strengths and weaknesses.”

I would say that society is losing that war.


My last teaser, one of the best tidbits Icke shares is of the transhumanist agenda and a self-aware internet going conscious by the year 2020.

On page 858, “Google is the predominant player in the transhumanist agenda and technology like Google Now is designed to track and manage every aspect of people’s lives (continued)…and able to recognise your voice patterns which are an expression of your unique vibrational signal.

“(continued) Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt (Rothschild Zionist) said in 2013 that the company could produce artificial intelligence within five to ten years that would be indistinguishable from the human mind (the enslaved human mind that is).

“(continued) His desire for a society run by robots and transhumanist technology is shared by so-called futurists such as Ray Kurzweil (Rothschild Zionist) who wants to see humans merged with machines and have global society controlled by computer systems with an artificial intelligence that surpasses that of the entire human race (the enslaved minds of the human race).


“Kurzweil is the director of engineering at … Google. One of his tasks there is to oversee the development of an artificial brain and I’m sure that DARPA’s Regina Dugan is delighted to have him on board. We are now getting close to the major reason why the Internet was created using military technology. If it didn’t suit the interest of the Archontic bloodlines this would not have happened.

“I have been saying for years that the World Wide Web was developed as a technological collective mind and now they are talking about that. I have also heard the question: Could the Internet ‘wake up’? Could it reach the point where it transforms into a global technological mind that begins to dictate to humans rather than the other way around by transforming into a form of technological consciousness?

“(continued on page 859) Neuroscientist Christof Koch says that the complexity of the World Wide Web may have already surpassed that of the human brain. He writes in his book, Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist:

Take the numbers of computers on the planet – several billion – and multiply by the numbers of transistors in each machine – hundreds of millions – and you get about a billion billion, written more elegantly as 10^18. That’s a thousand times larger than the number of synapses in the human brain (about 10^15).

Those Matrix and Terminator movies don’t seem so far off anymore, do they?


The Demiurge Is The Source Code For The Matrix: Part 1

If there is a God, if what comes around goes around and there is such a thing as karma, why is it that so many people in positions of authority seem to get away with doing so much crime without seaming to suffer any consequence?

To begin to answer this question keep in mind the most powerful, often the most utilized mind control techniques are designed to limit what the individual deems as possible.

So let’s pull back that veil. Ancient mystics knew and modern theories postulate that the true nature of the physical ‘reality’ we live in is not physical at all.

It is a digital holographic wave form pattern.

Just like when Neo could see all those little green numbers moving up and down his field of vision in The Matrix, the deep truth is we live in a computer simulation. I’ll explain how as this article evolves.


Matter is not solid. 99.99999% of an atom is empty space. And the .11111% that is left is energy; electrons spinning around a nucleus that pops in and out of the ‘physical’ domain. Studies of this are pronounced in the Schrodinger equation and the quantum theory of superposition.

Since matter is not solid you might ask how it is that the parameters exist to dictate the laws of our existence. Now we get into another fundamental: Perception is a collapsable wave of potentia.

To arrive at a level of awareness the human mind relies on a range of senses that effectively ‘download’ the environment. If what is gauged is only measured by what the body can sense then the feedback is limited to what the body can process.

This is important to understand; the human eye is only able to see about 0.005% of the electromagnetic spectrum that exists in the universe.


This understanding can easily be reflected on in the technology of our age. Look at the graph above and recognize that we don’t actually ‘see’ the wave patterns that are produced by radio transmitters or Wi-Fi broadband. Yet we can tune them in properly with special equipment such as radio receivers and computers.

Your brain, specifically the left hemisphere is calibrated to process the signal that is being transmitted by an electromagnetic field swirling around us. Think of it as your hard drive, just as with the computer analogy.

There are vibrationally encoded frequencies in this field that mainstream science has wanted to call ‘dark matter’. Brilliant scientists like Nikola Tesla and Wilhelm Reich knew how to harness this phenomenon and do incredible things with it.

Simply stated, these are the electrical waveform patterns that are often termed the aether. Reich coined it Orgone energy.

The pattern is then digitally downloaded into a format processed by the left brain which decodes the data into the holographic images you have before you. This is much like when your computer downloads a file from the internet.


The technology now exists to further synthesize this process as with the Elvis hologram singing alongside Celine Dion.

The ‘Cosmic Internet’ is the field of all imaginable potentia (and even some unimaginable) that exists in a state before it is processed into the physical realm. So how is it determined what is ‘downloaded’ out of all the possibilities?

It depends on the signal being transmitted and the hardware capable of downloading it. Just like your radio can only tune into a certain band of frequencies, the scope of what a person is able to download is determined by many factors such as health, nutrition, environment, trauma, genetics and conditioning. Some of this can be summarized by the study of epigenetics.

After a time these conditions get hardwired into the brain. The behaviors and reactions become so automatic that they function independent of conscious thought, now directing life from the subconscious.

We take it to an even deeper level of truth with this statement: All potentiality exists within our selves at every moment, it’s just outside of our perception to see it.


DNA is the molecular ‘memory chip’ that encodes the genetic structure dictating the development and function of all life. RNA plays the role of coding, decoding and regulating the expressions of these genes. Think of DNA as the software program and the RNA as the program code, periodically updating the software, or in some cases having a virus corrupt it.

Together they create the you that is YOU, physically (holographically). The programmed cell structures communicate to each other through a coded language. If the individual only perceives reality through the limited awareness of the physical sensory perception data base, then likewise the consciousness of such an individual will reflect only that. Simply put, the physical world would be all that is known.

This summation is basic but my purpose is to promote a premise.

When used in communion with the Natural Laws of the universe, this flow of energy from the aether would enhance our experiences and perpetuate our existence in the prima materia world. Understanding these fundamentals gives one the power of a shaman or an alchemist. Leonardo da Vinci knew this and explored the mathematical code in the physiology of a human being.


The Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci

Here again we find ancient knowledge of mathematical codes in their relationship with words and musical notes. Jay Kennedy, a historian and philosopher of science at the University of Manchester believes Plato was organizing his texts according to a 12-note musical scale, attributed to Pythagoras. Read about it in this article in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Ancient Chinese mystics developed a physiognomical system called Feng Shui that recognizes an invisible force permeating all of existence. This force is influenced by the architectural lay-out in all forms of our environment. Western culture seemingly operates oblivious to this knowledge…or does it?

In this article by Mario van der Meulen you can read about the tie-in between da Vinci, Feng Shui and the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio is a mathematical equation commonly used in the West to arrive at a place of proportional balance. It’s power is recognized and utilized by corporations and advertising wizards.


And maybe most importantly we have the Schumann Resonance, a study of the Earth’s electromagnetic frequency. In these studies it has been learned that the Earth has a natural frequency of 7.83 Hz. We are left to ponder the effect of technology on the human body as well as the planet.

Likely, these dissonant frequency fields of charged electromagnetic radiation are the culprit behind many issues such as chronic fatigue, headaches, insomnia, digestive disorders, learning disabilities, autoimmune diseases and cancer. These issues have been brought up with microwave ovens, x-ray machines, smart meters (oxymoron) and high-voltage power lines. Think about that the next time you hold a cell phone to your head.

I’m stating that none of this is by accident.

I’ll leave it here for you here to contemplate what I’ve addressed. The next logical extension of this material is how all of this ties together: The effects of our environment, our technology, our thoughts and how this ultimately programs the source code of the Matrix. In Part 2 we will explore further the forces behind the programmed world we perceive.


Terence McKenna, The Archaic Revival


 …you are not a fully matured being in touch with the potential of reality unless you have had a psychedelic experience. -Terence McKenna

A glimpse into Terrence McKenna is a glimpse into one of the most brilliantly sophisticated, psychedelically philosophical mushroom oracles of the 20th century.

Here Terence states, “What was amazing about the mushrooms, and it continues to be amazing, is that it is animate, that there’s someone talking to you. This was actually a voice in the head, making sense, speaking English, and addressing the concerns that were most important to me personally. I was not set up for this.” 

In this post I will share my introspective review of his book: The Archaic Revival published in 1991.

I love his radical idea for solving our society’s spiritual neurosis through the ingestion of entheogenic compounds. In this way, a level of consciousness could sufficiently be achieved capable of propelling us through the limitations holding us in a collective stasis.

His information affirmed my understanding of philosophical concepts like the Logos, a theological term for ‘divine Word’. Idiomatically killing two birds with one stone, a dual reference from this quote on pages 61 and 62:

A voice that gave guidance to Western civilization has been silent for about seventeen hundred years. This is the Logos and all ancient philosophers strove to invoke it. For Hellenistic philosophy it was a voice that told self evident truth. With the passing of the Aeon and the death of the pagan gods, awareness of this phenomenon faded. However, it is still available through the mediation of the plant teachers.

If we could intelligently examine dimensions that the psychedelic plants make available, we could contact the Oversoul and leave behind this era where dominance hierarchies must be disciplined by UFOs and Messiahs, and where progress is halted for millennia because culture cannot advance ethics at the same rate as technology.

If we could have a dialogue with the other, we could understand all of these things and we could begin to contact the Tao of the ancestors. Perhaps we would develop a shamanic alternative in which trained people mediate the group experience that is available from psychedelic plant use.

And here again on page 98:

Our institutions, our epistemologies are bankrupt and exhausted; we must anew and hope with the help of shamanically inspired personalities [like his], we can cultivate this ancient mystery once again. The Logos can be unleashed, the voice that spoke to Plato and Parmenides and Heraclitus can speak again in the minds of modern people.

When it does the alienation will be ended because we will have become the alien. This is the promise that is held out; it may seem to some a nightmare vision, but all historical changes of immense magnitude have a charged emotional quality. They propel people into a completely new world.


Becoming the alien. This reminded me of the channeled books I read many years ago in which entities calling themselves the Pleiadians claimed to actually be us from a distant future.

The Pleiadian purpose was to engage the human race and impart information that would help to avoid our destruction. Considering this was before 9/11 and how things have gone downhill on a planetary scale since then, I’m not so convinced that they got through. That remains to be seen.

If this was not the context under which Terrence was presenting his idea, he simply may have been expressing a higher understanding of how the inter-dimensional quantum universe operates.

Familiar to me was his concept in working with the ‘Timewave Zero’ phenomenon and the software he had developed to chart events in time within reference to the mechanics of the I Ching. Here he described it in his own words on page 20:

It’s a fractal wave, a mechanical description of time that shows that all times are actually interference patterns created by other times interacting with each other and thatall of these times originate from a single end state.

‘Novelty’ is a term he uses to describe measurable occurrences on the Timewave Zero time line as a measure of focus and creativity. In his own words here on pages 109 and 110:

Synonyms for ‘novelty’ are ‘degree of connectedness’ or ‘complexity’. Note that these are not terms that make a moral judgment. Novelty is not ‘good’ while entropy is ‘bad.’ Novelty is simply a situation of greater connectedness and complex organization, while entropy is the opposite of these qualities: it is less organized and less integrated, less complex.

I have deliberately chosen to use the word ‘novelty’ for this concept in order to anchor these ideas in the metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead as presented in his Process and Reality. Whitehead has this to say:

“Creativity is the principle of novelty. Creativity introduces novelty into the content of the many, which are the universe disjunctively. The creative advance is the application of this ultimate principle of creativity to each novel situation which it originates. The ultimate metaphysical principle is the advance from disjunction to conjunction, creating a novel entity other than the entities given in disjunction. The novel entity is at once the togetherness of the ‘many’ which it finds and also it is one among the disjunctive ‘many’ which it leaves; it is a novel entity, disjunctive among the many entities which it synthesizes. The many become one, and are increased by one. In their nature entites are disjunctively ‘many’ in progress of passage into conjunctive unity. Thus the ‘production of novel togetherness’ is the ultimate notion embodied in the term concrescence. These ultimate notions of ‘production of novelty’ and ‘concrete togetherness’ are inexplicable either in terms of higher universals or in terms of the components participating in the concrescence. The analysis of the components abstracts from the concrescence. The sole appeal is to intuition.” (1929, p. 26)

Terence continues:

This notion of the ebb and flow of an invisible quality that integrates and disintegrates entities into the world is well established in Eastern thought as the idea of the Tao. What is unusual in this approach, if not unique, is the effort to give a formal mathematical description of the ebb and flow of this quality. I might have called it Tao, but I chose instead to call it novelty to stress the fact that it is process growing toward concrescence.


What we’re looking at here is a quantifiably cyclical understanding of time as a probability pattern; a standing wave that excludes the notion of randomness. The x-factor, as it may be, is in us: consciousness. The disjunctive self-aware essence of the universe.

One of the best quotes I found in the book gives support to my thesis, page 41:

History is the shock wave of eschatology. Something is at the end of time and it is casting an enormous shadow over human history, drawing all human becoming toward it. All the wars, the philosophies, the rapes, the pillaging, the migrations, the cities, the civilizations-all of this is occupying a microsecond of geological, planetary, and galactic time as the monkeys react to the symbiotic, which is in the environment and which is feeding information to humanity about the larger picture.

I do not belong to the school that wants to attribute all of our accomplishments to the knowledge given to us as a gift from friendly aliens-I’m describing something I hope is more profound than that. As nervous systems evolve to higher and higher levels, they come more and more to understand the true situation in which they are embedded. And the true situation in which we are embedded is an organism, an organization of active intelligence on a galactic scale.

Science and mathematics may be culture-bound. We cannot know for sure, because we have never dealt with an alien mathematics or an alien culture except in the occult realm, and that evidence is inadmissible by the guardians of scientific truth. This mean that the contents of shamanic experience and of plant induced ecstasies are inadmissible even though they are the source of novelty and the cutting edge of the ingression of the novel into the plenum of being.

Think about this for a moment: If the human mind does not loom large in the coming history of the human race, then what is to become of us? The future is bound to be psychedelic because the future belongs to the mind.


One understanding needed in moving toward a healing of our misadventures is the working of the brain and how the ego fits in. McKenna gives some perspective on the origins of the ego and how it was born out of crisis on page 11:

You must know this book by Julian Jaynes called ‘The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind’? Well, he makes a very interesting case . He says that even as late as the Homeric time, people wandered around rather automatically, and when they got into a very tight spot, suddenly there would be a voice in their head saying, “You’re in a tight spot. Here’s what you should do.” They called this God, or a god, or the king (living or dead). This became the ego, the voice we now call “me”, something that has been assimilated in the wake of civilization as a necessary means of adapting to socialization.

I was pleased to learn he and I share some fundamental views on page 12:

As an anarchist and skeptic, I saw India as a very stratified kind of con game. I am no fan of gurus. I think that they have done quite enough for us, thank you, and that is nothing that sophisticated people need to have anything to do with.”

Again, we agree on our assessment of Christianity and it’s impact on the the feminine principal as well as the devastating loss of our pagan connection to life on Earth, on page 17:

I would think that if you wanted to talk about the heart opening, the rebirth of the Goddess is a more viable metaphor. The problem with Christianity is it’s the single most reactionary force in human history. I don’t even know what is in second place, it’s so far in front. And I believe that the destruction of paganism was probably the greatest disservice to the evolution of the human psyche that has ever been done. The repression of witchcraft is really a repression of botanical knowledge, of shamanism. So I see Christianity as part of this paternalistic shell game.


I think if Terence were alive today he would agree with the knowledge of a conspiracy to do away with holistic medicine and put in it’s stead pharmaceutical poisons, based on his statement on page 29:

Anthropologists have commented on the absence of serious mental disease in many preliterate cultures. I believe that the mediation of the shaman and through him the contact to the centering Logos, this source of information or gnosis, is probably the cause of this ability to heal or minimize psychological disorders.

I am researching intently the subject of the demiurge and how this force has created the Matrix program we se around us today. McKenna’s insight on page 31:

I take a very premodern view: we are in league with the demiurge. We are the children of a force that we can barely imagine. It is calling us out of the trees and across the plains of history toward itself. 

And to synthesize the idea of a force that usurps the spirit and the inevitability of our awakening to cast off this dark shadow, page 32:

And the chaos of our age, which is troubling to us all, is nothing unusual at all. It is the normal situation when a species prepares to leave the planet. This is the chaos at the end of history.

I would postulate on a much deeper level that leaving the planet could be used as a metaphor for leaving the Matrix. I recognize that might not have been his intention but in his statement, “…we can evolve no faster than our language evolves”, I am holding course and attempting to evolve the language.

The reader should avoid thinking that I’m stretching the intent of his words too far based on this quote from page 42:

My vision of the final human future is an effort to exteriorize the soul and internalize the body, so that the exterior soul will exist as a super conducting lens of translinguistic matter generated out of the body of each of us at a critical juncture at our psychedelic bar mitzvah. From that point on, we will be eternal somewhere in the solid-state matrix of the translinguistic lens we have become. One’s body image will exist as a holographic wave transform while one is at play in the fields of the Lord and living in Elysium.


Because of my adventures in the study of imagination and the human condition, I think this next quote is great; page 64:

We need to face the fact that there is a level of hierarchical control being exerted on the human species as a whole and that our destiny is not ours to decide. It is in the hands of a weirdly democratic, amoeboid, hyperintelligent superorganism that is called Everybody.

As we come to terms with this, as we take our place embedded in the body of Everybody, information flows more freely and the reality of this informational creature is seen more clearly. The fact is that we are in a symbiotic relationship with an organism made of information, and this is the situation classic shamanic plant hallucinogens reinforce very strongly.

The imagination is the true ground of being. There is a dimensional parallel to time, outside of time, that is accessible only to the degree that one can decondition oneself from the history bound cognitive systems that have carried one to this point. This is why it’s always been said that the psychedelic experience acts as a sociological catalyst.

And these comments on death and UFOs on page 70:

But what the psychedelic experience seems to be pointing out is that actually the reductionist view of death has missed the point and that there is something more. Death isn’t simple extinction. The universe does not build up such complex forms as ourselves without conserving them in some astonishing and surprising way that relates to intuitions that we have from the psychedelic experience. The UFO comes from this murky region, beyond the end of history, beyond the end of life. It is both suprahistorical and supraorganic.

It is uncanny, alien; it raises the hair on the back of one’s neck. It is both the apotheosis and the antithesis of the monkey’s journey toward mind. It is the mind revealing itself. This is what all religion is about: shock waves given off by an event at the end of history. We are now very close to that event, and psilocybin can help us to understand it because psilocybin conveys one into the place where it is happening constantly.

The Aeon, eternity, and the millennium are accomplished facts, not an anticipation. Hence the mushroom stands at the end of history. It stands for an object that pulls all history toward itself. It’s a causal force that operates upon us backward through time. It is why things happen the way they do; because everything is being pulled forward toward a nexus of transformation. 


I highly encourage anyone who is game for introspection, higher thought and mind bending concepts to take the time and read The Archaic Revival. What I have shared here are just a few of the highlights that are pertinent to my life at the moment. Regardless, I’m sure any individual would come out the other side benefitting from at least some modicum of consciousness expansion by way of the experience.