Tuesday, December 16, 2008
"We each must become like fishermen,
and go out onto the dark ocean of
mind, and let your nets down into that sea.
"And what you're after is not some behemoth that
will tear through your nets, foul them, and drag you
and your little boat into the abyss. Nor are what we
looking for a bunch of sardines, that can slip through
your net and disappear, ideas like 'have you ever
noticed that your little finger exactly fits your nostril'
and stuff like that.
"What we are looking for are middle-sized ideas that
are not so small that they are trivial, and not so large
that they are incomprehensible, but middle-sized ideas
that we can wrestle into our boat and take back to the
folks on shore, and have fish dinner.
"And everyone of us, this is what we should be looking
for. It's not for your elucidation, it's not part of your
self-directed psychotherapy; you are an explorer, and
you represent our species.
"And the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new
idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of
good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence
"And so, to whatever degree, any one of us can bring back
a small piece of the picture, and contribute it to the building
of the new paradigm. Then we participate in the redemption
of the human spirit."
- Terence McKenna
Posted by Grant Bishop at 6:22 PM