Podcast 705 – Terence McKenna – “Don’t Take This One Seriously”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this engaging and entertaining talk, Terence McKenna shares a mind-bending theory about the universe, combining astronomy, ancient civilizations, and quantum physics. He suggests that a catastrophic event 32,000 years ago at the galactic core could have triggered the development of human language. His discussion […]

Terence McKenna: Drugs, Computers and Other Stuff

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this insightful talk, Terence McKenna delves into the intricacies of human cognition, emphasizing the stark difference between smart and less intelligent individuals as a matter of pattern recognition from the same data. He challenges the conventional notion of language being an innate, genetically driven […]

Podcast 690 – Terence McKenna at Esalen June 1984

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Esalen Institute near Big Sur, California Although he first appeared at Esalen in the early 1970s, this may be the earliest recording of a Terence McKenna workshop there. It is from June of 1984. I think this is Terence’s best and most clearly detailed description […]

Podcast 657 – “Psychedelic Law and Terence McKenna

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Gary Smith and Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s program features a collection of short Terence McKenna sound bites that may have some relevance to life during today’s pandemic. Additionally, I have included four brief answers to legal questions by Gary Smith, author of Psychedelia Lex and next week’s guest […]

648 – “Terence McKenna and Social Distancing”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “A person who does DMT once a year is a fanatically heavy user, I would say.” “One way of judging how toxic a drug, or a plant, is is to ask yourself the question ‘How long after I […]

Podcast 597 – “Terence McKenna on Art Bell” Part 2

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 19, 1998. [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “Repeated exposure to cannabis socializes it dramatically, and it becomes a much more manageable thing.” “I can imagine the culture crisis getting so crazy that the people at the top […]

Podcast 596 – “Terence McKenna on Art Bell” Part 1

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features an interview that Terence McKenna did on the Art Bell radio program on March 19, 1998. This conversation begins with an interesting discussion of how Terence was living off the grid at the time, but it then proceeds to cover such topics […]

Terence McKenna Sound Bites

Listed below are a few selected Terence McKenna sound bites. Many of them are short bits that can be used in your music. PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select option 001 A certain urgency 002 All about changing minds 003 An ecology of souls 004 Are Psy People Different 005 Being […]

Podcast 366 – “Terence McKenna’s Suggested Reading List”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “One of the things that people don’t do enough of when they do psychedelic work is spend time in the library.” “What I always hoped for out of the psychedelic voyaging was to bring back something. I always felt, and still feel, […]

Podcast 333 – Producing “The Terence McKenna Experience”

Guest speaker: Ken Adams “I’m almost sixty years old, and I can guaranty you that I’m fucking tired of having to whisper about psychedelics.” – Ken Adams Watch a video of this talk PROGRAM NOTES: Today we feature the fifth Palenque Norte Lecture of 2012, which was given at the Burning Man Festival. This talk […]