Podcast 028 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 2)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 1:50 “Whether meditation and psychedelics are the same thing I think depends on your meditation and your psychedelics. Different meditations strive for different things. Much meditation is about emptying the mind of phenomena. This would certainly not be a description of the psychedelic state.” […]

Podcast 027 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 1)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 3:40 (referring to the ‘Martian meteorite’ of 1996) “..it was a watershed moment that the President of the United States felt the need to address the nation on the subject of extra-terrestrial life…” 4:30 “…the body is being dissolved as much by advanced medical technology […]

Podcast 026 – “The Role of Drug Geeks in Society”

Guest speakers: Earth and Fire Erowid PROGRAM NOTES: Fire & Earth, founders of Erowid.org (Photo by Bill Radacinski, taken at the 100th birthday celebration for Dr. Albert Hofmann) In this highly original talk, Earth andFire, the founders of Erowid.org, provide a clear and convincing argument for the positive role “Drug Geeks” can play in civilized society. They also […]

Podcast 025 – “Cacti: A Discourse by Sasha Shulgin”

Guest speaker: Sasha Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: Sasha Shulgin (photo by Bill Radacinski) This podcast of the Psychedelic Salon Sasha Shulgin’s in-depth talk about cacti, which was given at the 2002 Mind States Conference held in Jamaica. After podcast #022 of another talk Sasha gave in Jamaica, we received a lot of eMail saying, “More Dr. Shulgin!!!!” . […]

Podcast 024 – “The Art of Alex Grey”

Guest speaker: Alex Grey PROGRAM NOTES: Alex &Allyson Grey (photo by Bill Radacinski) This is a talk Alex Grey gave at the 2002 Mind States conference in Jamaica. In it, he describes his journey as an artist as he takes us on a tour of some of his work. Pictures of the art Alex describes in […]

Podcast 023 – Mind States IV (2003) Sound Bites

Guest speakers: Susan Blackmore, V.S. Ramachandran, Richard Glen Boire, John Gilmore, Ralph Metzner, and Jaron Lanier PROGRAM NOTES: Here are a few samples from the 2003 Mind States conference that was held in Berkeley, California in May of that year. Sound bites from the following talks are included here: Susan Blackmore:“The Grand Illusion of Consciousness” […]

Podcast 022 – “Natural vs. Synthetic Psychedelic Chemicals”

Guest speaker: Sasha Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: This is Sasha Shulgin at his best . . . talking about some of the most beautiful molecules on Earth. Recorded at the Mind States conference in Jamaica in 2002, this is classic Sasha. “The revolution is in the ditch until you get your chemistry together.”   —Terence McKenna Download MP3 PCs […]

Podcast 021 – “Psychedelic Psychotherapy and the Shadow”

Guest speaker: Ann Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: This is a talk given byAnn Shulgin at the Mind States Conference in 2002. It provides a rare look into the world of psychedelic therapy during the years immediately preceding the scheduling of MDMA as a Category I substance. This schedule level means that the U.S. Government considers MDMA to […]

Podcast 019 – “The World Wide Web and the Millennium”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna & Ralph Abraham PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast is part of a dialogue between Terence McKenna and Ralph Abraham that took place at the Omega Institute on August 1, 1998. It isn’t often that we have the opportunity to see how accurate predictions about the future are, but this fascinating conversation between two […]