Joe Rogan Experience #298 - Dennis McKenna

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Shared January 16, 2013

JRE #298 - Dennis McKenna, Brian Redban

Chris Klingenberg

I did acid on my 18th birthday nd it changed my life. I was an angry person addicted to conflict, pain, nd self destruction. I bettered my life for a few years untill I got hooked on opiates which caused me to relapse into my old ways nd completely destroyed me. Then someone tricked me into smoking DMT saying it was a form of hash I don't remember to much of the trip but I came out with no mental addiction and a strong enough will to suffer the withdraws. Now I'm clean & happy again. Thanks DMT!

5 years ago | [YT] | 97

dream whisperer

I'm so glad Dennis pronounces "bodies" in the same beautifully weird way that his brother did.

2 years ago | [YT] | 57


Terence McKenna is eagerly awaiting on the other side of the "breakthrough", ready to show you the indescribable. “You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.” - Terence Mckenna

2 years ago | [YT] | 44

A Tree

Dennis McKenna ought to keep doing things like this, and keep writing books for fuck's sake.

2 years ago | [YT] | 39

James Saff

Dennis Mckenna, Joe Rogan I thoroughly enjoyed your interview.. even if i was 3-4 years late.

2 years ago | [YT] | 26

Who am I?

mushrooms for the masses!

3 years ago | [YT] | 113


Listening to this in 2019 and I think Dennis is absolutely correct about mainstream acceptance of psychedelics .. five more years and he will be even more correct.

6 months ago | [YT] | 4


I ate an eight of shrooms for the third time of my life last week and listened to this while tripping and that trip changed my life and I understood everything and its completely unexplainable I am now on a trip for answers for the rest of my life I dont even know what answers im looking for this sht has me completely mind blown and I get it I think but I know I dont get it thank you joe rogan for helpin bring the mckenna brothers to light for me and help giude my mushroom experience and changing my life

4 years ago | [YT] | 49


One of the best talks I've heard in a long time! So glad there still is a McKenna around carrying the torch!

5 years ago | [YT] | 30


Terence McKenna's Food of the Gods is the single most important thing I've ever read. 

5 years ago | [YT] | 13


Damn, Dennis is just about as interesting to listen to as Terence. Actually scratch that, he is just as interesting, just in a slightly different way.

2 years ago | [YT] | 6

Myst Eree

the mckenna brothers have been my heroes for a long time. joe is so lucky to know dennis. rip terence. if i were there, id be just as entranced as joe was during this podcast. dennis is so humble, easy going, & so intelligent. huge thumbs up. jre should have rupert sheldrake as guest too.

5 years ago | [YT] | 8

Joe Benike

Definitely one of the best JRE podcasts. This episode is like a psychedelic experience in itself.

5 years ago | [YT] | 18


C.G. Jung was the first one to pull out this ancient calendar, wasn`t he? He even admits that he used it to for major decisions in the last decades of his life. " Oh, Ancient Chinese Calendar, which hat should i put on today?" :D

2 years ago | [YT] | 9


the fact psychedelics are still suppresed is showing the human being is not yet ready for its own powers

4 years ago | [YT] | 72

Unlucky Fat Guy

"...drug programs should instruct people on how to use drugs responsible..."

Man ain't that the truth.  I remember growing up in the 90's and hearing nothing about drugs accept how if you smoked pot once you'd get addicted and lead a terrible life.  People are going to use them regardless and we should be teaching them if they do decide do use these substances, how to use them in a safe, responsible way.

3 years ago | [YT] | 15


"We are the inheritors of a million years of striving for the unspeakable."- Terence Mckenna

2 years ago | [YT] | 12


In regards to psilocybin , Terence also said :
"The mushroom uses 20/25 % of its energy to produce psilocybin, and it never uses it what is it for ? "
"The mushroom doesnt need its 'form' , it can survive underground through Mycelium networks"

2 years ago | [YT] | 2

John Q Public

I've come to the conclusion if @joerogan isn't discussing DMT I lose interest

2 years ago | [YT] | 42

Steven Lafler

I love hearing Dennis' account of the events at La Chorrera in 1971 with brother Terence. It's corroboration for personal experience on my initial mushroom experience, on April 10, 1976.
Two of my friends sat motionless, across from me on a couch in my dorm, and their eyes blazed at me. Their mouths did not move, but a voice told me that they had temporarily lent their bodies to the mushroom to share eternal secrets with me.
The next few hours a terrifying and transcendent vision downloaded into me: All action is simultaneous, everything happens at once, we have many lives separated by focus, each tuned to specific time-space coordinates for the express purpose of organizing "physical reality" (which is only one of many systems). Etc. and so on...
I've spent the ensuing decades drawing comix/graphic novels trying to sort it out!

8 months ago | [YT] | 4