One Roll Of the Dice: Terence McKenna On the Stakes Of the Global Awakening_Featured_, Conscious Evolution Saturday, August 18th, 2012
In the following transcribed excerpt, the late Terence McKenna candidly and succinctly spells out the stakes at play in humanity’s present global awakening. We will either win it all, or lose everything. Just something to chew on during your leisure time this weekend. If you have not gotten involved yet, consider doing so now, in any way that you can. If not now, when?
Transcribed from The World and It’s Double, lecture by Terrence McKenna.
It’s a terrifying enterprise, because apparently to carry life to the next level, tremendous intellectual sophistication is required about the release of control of energy. The problem is, energy can be used to destroy as well as build, so as the human enterprise has moved toward greater and greater power, and ability to manipulate the environment, the stakes in the cosmic game have risen.
And now what we have is approximately $100 billion sitting in the center of the crap table, and one role of the dice more and we’re going to either win it or lose everything. Because intelligence, if we fail, will never again reach the kind of levels on this planet that we have reached. Why? Because we have extracted all the available metals near the surface of the earth. An evolving species following after us will find the earth strangely depleted of all usable materials down to the 1,500 foot level, and so intelligence coming beyond us will find it just does not have the resources to make the leap to technological civilization.