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 […]

Podcast 037 – “Imprisonment & Liberation Aspects of Consciousness”

Guest speaker: Nick Sand PROGRAM NOTES: In this program, Nick Sand, one of the original psychedelic guides from the Millbrook commune, alchemist, yogi, spiritual practitioner, and drug war victim, discusses the psychological states encountered as an underground chemist, a fugitive, and his five years in prison. The topics dealt with will be how attitude, intention, and […]

Podcast 036 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 10)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this last of a ten part series, Terence McKenna closes this workshop with some thoughts about psychedelics as time machines, the forest of the Internet, the erotization of our technology, a form of circus called the DMT experience, and ending with some practical tools you can use to prepare […]

Podcast 035 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 9)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In just 50 minutes, Terence McKenna talks about how great cultures can lose their way, transforming machine-elves, the story of psychedelic psychotherapy, the Balkanization of epistemology, the UFO community as a social phenomenon, the role of psychedelics in the world corporate state, nanotechnology, time machines and the singularity. . . […]

Podcast 034 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 8)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Terence McKenna talks about: The evolution of art representing the human form The impact of psilocybin on human sexuality How to build a gravity bong More thoughts on “the AI” being an obvious consequence of the Internet Further discussion about the Timewave Theory How his thoughts about the eschaton […]