“When you turn your eyes inward you discover the birthright, the existential facts out of which this particular existence emerged. Because it means mystery didn’t die with the fall of Atlantis or the fall of anything. Mystery is alive in the moment, in the here and now. It just simply lies on the other side of a barrier of courage and it isn’t even that high a barrier. It’s just a barrier high enough to keep out the insincere and the misdirected but for those who will claim it in the mists of the historical chaos in the late 20th century, they become the archaic pioneers, they become the first people to carry the oroboric serpent around to its own tail, and to make a closure, to the degree that anyone of us has a connection back to the archaic in our life makes where we have been make a lot more sense and it makes where we are going a lot more inviting.”

-Terrence McKenna