Thursday, February 22, 2007

Terence McKenna's Library Destroyed in Fire

The library of the late Terence McKenna has been destroyed by a fire in Monterey, CA. It is a terrible loss.
No budding head will ever be able to poke through this collection again, with its faintly perfumed volumes on Chinese alchemy and butterflies and hash. And the world has one fewer 1659 folio of Isaac Casaubon's A True and Faithful Relation of what passed between Dr. John Dee and some spirits, and one fewer old-school copy of Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy, which Terence swapped for a pound or two of yummies back in the day.

via BoingBoing


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