Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Terence McKenna

I love him. He is such a holy madman, a true continuation of those wild-eyed, locust-eating prophets. I've read Food of the Gods and True Hallucinations as part of my research for the adult novel I am writing. Here's a brilliant quote regarding the Big Bang:
We are asked by science to believe that the entire universe sprang from nothingness, at a single point and for no discernible reason. This notion is the limit case for credulity. In other words, if you can believe this, you can believe anything.


RamonaRamon said...

Hello Ms. Melling, my first visit here. I just finished "Hunter's Moon" last night, the first novel of yours I've read but definitely not to be the last! I especially appreciate your depth of knowledge of Irish mythology and history. But regarding this post, you are aware that Mr. McKenna died in 2000? I believe he was truly only lent to us for a while from Faery.

OR Melling said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my work, Ramona. Ah yes, I did know he died. I have a tendency to speak of writers in the present tense (present historical?) whether they are on this side or t'other. I agree with you. A fairy-man par excellence. Irish blood there, of course, which is known to be mixed with the Fey Folk.