Terence K. McKenna (1991) Exploring the Hermetic Tradition.
This is the pre-talk anicdotes before the workshop, Hermeticism & Alchemy.
"History itself is a kind of alchemical process. ... History is the catalyst of nature."
"If we could raise to consciousness our alchemical heritage, and our heritage in the shamanism of the archaic, then we could actually see that the purpose of technology is to liberate, not to enslave, and somehow we've lost the thread."