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 […]

Podcast 018 – “Visionary Art/Visionary Design”

Guest speaker: Erik Davis PROGRAM NOTES: In this talk, Erik Davis gives an overview of the role that visionary art, as lineage and practice, plays in today’s planetary culture. Then he contrasts this with what he is calling “Visionary Design”: the translation of the visionary impulse into the design of artifacts, systems, and real-world solutions. Download […]

Podcast 017 – “Stop Worrying and Love the Dimensional Shift”

Guest speaker: Daniel Pinchbeck PROGRAM NOTES: Daniel Pinchbeck explores the thesis of a “dimensional shift,” currently underway and culminating in 2012, the end-date of the Mayan Calendar. In this talk, he discusses crop circles, extraterrestrials, infraterrestrials, the likely collapse of the current socioeconomic order in the next few years, as well as the need for […]

Podcast 015 – “Treating Schizophrenia With LSD and Psilocybin”

Guest speaker: Gary Fisher PROGRAM NOTES: The description of Gary Fisher’s work with the amazing little girl, Nancy, is what the title of this podcast refers to. However, the conversation also covers a wide range of other topics, including: an amazing cancer cure involving ayahuasca, early psychedelic research, and the first scientific paper to discuss what […]

Podcast 014 – “Medical Marijuana On The Offensive”

Guest speaker: Rick Doblin PROGRAM NOTES: Dr. Rick Doblin and others present an overview of the current state of medical marijuana research. Also included in this podcast is the story of activist Steve McWilliams, who lost his life in America’s War on People who use non-prescription drugs. Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs […]