Podcast 454 – Aldous Huxley: “Human Potentialities”

Guest speaker: Aldous Huxley PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast celebrates the ten year anniversary of programming from the Psychedelic Salon. And so we return to one of the men who was responsible for igniting today’s psychedelic renaissance, Aldous Huxley. The talk featured here was delivered at MIT in 1961, sometime after it was first given at […]

Podcast 209 – “An Audio Collage of Aldous Huxley”

Guest speaker: Aldous Huxley PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Aldous Huxley.] I don’t think there are any sinister persons deliberately trying to rob people of their freedom. But I do think, first of all, that there are a number of impersonal forces which are pushing in the direction of less and less freedom, and […]

Podcast 643 – “Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Rob Harper PROGRAM NOTES: Date this live salon was recorded: February 3, 2020. Today’s podcast features a recording from last Monday’s live salon where our guest was Rob Harper, the creator of a new documentary titled “Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness.” The film features three men whose psychedelic […]

Podcast 578 – “1) Enemies of Freedom & 2) Life After Death”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Aldous Huxley PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features two recordings of Aldous Huxley. The first is an interview conducted by Mike Wallace, and the second part of today’s program features a lecture of Huxley’s that speculates about the possibilities of some sort of existence after the death of our bodies. […]

Podcast 542 – “Shamans of the Global Village”

Become a Patron! Guest speakers: Rak Razam and Niles Heckman PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2016 Today’s podcast features the 2016 Palenque Norte Lecture by documentary film makers Rak Razam and Niles Heckman. In addition to discussing their work with indigenous people, they discuss the making of their documentary, “Shamans of the […]

Podcast 520 – “Our Cyberspiritual Future” Part 6

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “What we’re doing is we’re building a nervous system. We’re building a nervous system the size of this planet.” “The marketplace has an appetite for lies about the future.” “I cannot conceive of post eschatonic life. I think of it, just to […]

Podcast 510 – “Do Psychedelics Matter?”

Guest speaker: Professor David Nutt PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features the 2016 talk that Professor David Nutt gave at the annual Glastonbury Festival. His topic was “Do psychedelics matter?”. Although demonised, and attracting severe criminal penalties for users during the half century of the “war on drugs”, psychedelics are now undergoing a renaissance – both […]

Podcast 373 – “Thoughts About Gnosticism, Art, and Music”

Guest speaker: Terence McKennna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “A single chemist can produce ten million hits [of LSD]. Well this is not some guy getting rich, this is about changing history, when you’re talking about ten million consciousness-expanding experiences.” “One of the ways of modeling the psychedelic experience is to […]

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 236 – “The Politics of Ecology”

Guest speaker: Aldous Huxley PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Aldous Huxley.] “To possess power is ipso facto to be tempted to abuse it.” “When advancing science and acceleratingly progressive technology alter man’s long-standing relationships with the planet on which he lives, revolutionize his societies, and at the same time equip his rulers with […]