Podcast 047 – “The Day the Universe Becomes Conscious”

Guest speaker: Bruce Damer and Galen Brandt PROGRAM NOTES: Terence McKenna once called Bruce Damer “a visionary’s visionary,” and Bruce certainly lived up to that reputation in his 2003 Burning Man presentation. Combining subjects as diverse as evolution, psychedelic experiences, and physics, he builds a mental construct to rival Olaf Stapleton’s classic workStarmaker. In addition to […]

Podcast 046 – “Reproducible Experiences on Different Entheogens”

Guest speaker: RafaelO Aisner PROGRAM NOTES: RafaelO Aisner explains how to create reproducible experiences with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, DMT, 5-MEO-DMT, 2CI, 2CB, 2CT7, 2CT2, and mescaline. This talk was originally given at the 2004 Palenque Norte lectures at Burning Man. You can also hear RafaelO in podcast #040 where he gives a talk titled “Psychedelogy: A Novel Paradigm of […]

Podcast 045 – “Rave Culture And the End Of The World”

Guest speaker: Fraser Clark PROGRAM NOTES: Fraser Clark returns to the Psychedelic Salon with a brilliant talk he gave as a guest lecturer at Stanford University. In his introduction to this podcast, Lorenzo calls this one of the most important programs we have heard so far in this series. In this talk you’re going to […]

Podcast 044 – “A Conversation About How Communities Come About”

Guest speakers: Ken Vanosky and Jerry Candelaria PROGRAM NOTES: Ken Vanosky and Jerry Candelaria moderated the most interactive of the 2003 Palenque Norte conversations at Burning Man, and in this recording you will also hear from several members of the audience who added some significant thoughts of their own. If you have never been to […]

Podcast 043 – “The Politics of Psychedelic Research”

Guest speaker: John Gilmore PROGRAM NOTES: John Gilmore talks about the politics involved in legitimate psychedelic research at a conference in the Netherlands. What The Hack is an outdoor hacker conference/event that took place on a large event campground in the south of The Netherlands from 28 until 31 July 2005. Events like What The Hack […]

Podcast 042 – “Using Psychedelics for Rational Work”

Guest speaker: James Fadiman PROGRAM NOTES: From the Mind States conference in 2003, James Fadiman gives an entertaining account of his early days in psychedelic research. The Mind States program that year had this to say about Dr. Fadiman: James Fadiman, Ph.D. has been involved in both teaching and facilitating creative problem-solving with and without psychedelics […]

Podcast 041 – “Grassroots Peer Reviews of Vital Information”

Guest speaker: Earth and Fire Erowid PROGRAM NOTES: Earth & Fire Erowid return to the Psychedelic Salon with a talk they gave at the 2002 Mind States conference that was held in Jamaica. In this presentation, Fire and Earth begin what has become an ongoing discussion among psychonaughts regarding ways in which to judge the validity […]

Podcast 040 – “Psychedelogy: A Novel Paradigm of Self”

Guest speaker: Rafael Aisner PROGRAM NOTES: RafaelO Aisner founded The Rosetta Method School of Thought, to teach and develop his novel philosophical blend of Science, Mysticism, Psychology, Health, Urban-Shamanism and Empowerment. Rafael believes that each of us are multidimensional mystical creatures; gods, goddesses and deities, as well as physical beings, embodiments of Gaia, placed here […]

Podcast 039 – Mind States Sound Bites and Lorenzo in Venice Beach

Guest speakers: Julie Holland, Rick Doblin, Charles Grob, Ann & Sasha Shulgin, Alex Grey, and LorenzoPROGRAM NOTES: Here are a few samples from the 2005 Mind States conference that was held in Berkeley, California in May of that year. Sound bites from the following talks are included here: Dr. Julie Holland: “Medical Ecstasy: A Harm […]

Podcast 038 – Mind Machines, Entheogens, and Consciousness”

Guest speaker: Zoe7 PROGRAM NOTES: Zoe7 is a multi-dimensional synergy personality cluster who inhabits the body and mind of consciousness researcher, Joseph Marti. (The other five personalities are: Max McCullan, Ebhrious, Jiebro, Kzark Prestidius, and Lee Steel.) His book, Into The Void Exploring Consciousness, Hyperspace and Beyond Using Brain Technology, Psychedelics and Altered-Mind States, depicts Marti’s […]