I haven’t read this new book yet, but after hearing this Coast-to-Coast interview with Dennis McKenna, I can’t wait to read The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss – Dennis’s new memoir about his psychedelic adventures with his brother Terence.
Is there a more eloquent spokesperson for the psychedelic experience than Terence McKenna? For me, McKenna even eclipses early enthusiasts like Leary and Kesey in his message-making and no one since his passing has even come close to filling his shoes. But, what about his brother Dennis?
McKenna’s readers will know that Dennis was a vital part of the early experiments with mushrooms, marijuana and DMT that eventually lead to Terence’s formulating of the Timewave Zero mapping – a novelty-tracking formula that finds human history diving into a seemingly-limitless space of unlimited potential newness in less than a month on December 21, 2012.
Dennis doesn’t exactly agree with Terence’s Timewave ideas – or with many of Terence’s other takes on the psychedelic experience. In short, he’s his own man and he’s got a unique story to share. But, one thing he shares with Terence is that low, reverberating Kermit-the-frog-esque McKenna drawl and – just like with his brother – it’s a pure pleasure to listen to the man and consider his ideas.
Enjoy the interview!