“you can’t treat words that way! they live in my mouth..”
“[The Supernatural] turns us away from the “rational” and toward the intuitive, it turns us away from the paternalistic, Apollonian, solar, masculine view of things and toward a watery, lunar, mysterious, intuitively felt feminine force— almost as though the UFO is a manifestation of the Mother-Goddess … They concertize the struggle between a domination society and a partnership society”
"Watery" is an interesting descriptor for the Supernatural because you can’t fully grasp it. The Supernatural (for us) comes in many forms- the Virgin Mary, Galactarian Overlords, Gnomes, Sprites— yet all resist capture in the rational net.
McKenna also notes that the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) are the most History-obsessed of all world’s religions, and all three include the notion of the transcendental object at the End of Time. Alchemy in the 16th Century was an outbreak of an expectation of a transcendental object in the nearby here-and-now. The flying saucer, for the 20th & 21st Century, haunts the skies with a promise of cohesion for the future that science, so far, has sadly disappointed in the realm of the heart.