Podcast 321 – “A Discussion About Psychedelics”

Guest speaker: Lorenzo and Friends PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features the next installment of the workshop that Bruce Damer and Lorenzo led at the Esalen Institute in June of 2012. The majority of this program features comments by some of the workshop’s participants who bring up topics that include: -Heroic doses -Body load with psychedelics […]

Podcast 320 – “Occupy Yourself”

Guest speaker: Lorenzo and friends PROGRAM NOTES: In this follow-up session after Bruce Damer’s “Deep Dive into the Mind of McKenna”, Lorenzo leads the discussion of the participants in a workshop held at the Esalen Institute in June of 2012. Topics of the conversation include: – Consciousness, not drugs were the focus of McKenna’s work […]

Podcast 311 – “The Spirit of the Internet”

Guest speaker: Lorenzo PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast features a recording of a talk that I gave in March of 2001 at The Inside Edge, a Southern California association of cultural creatives. The topic was some of the themes in my book, “The Spirit of the Internet: Speculations on the Evolution of Global Consciousness”. One of […]

Podcast 300 – “Terence McKenna: Beyond 2012” Part 3

Guest speaker: Lorenzo PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast picks up with the third section of the workshop that Bruce Damer and I led on January 28th. This section features my second presentation of the day in which I try to live up to the advanced billing for the workshop which read: “Lorenzo will take us from […]

Podcast 298 – “Terence McKenna: Beyond 2012” Part 1

Guest speakers: Bruce Damer and Lorenzo Hagerty PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features the first of the recordings from last weekend’s workshop (titled “Terence McKenna: Beyond 2012”) that Bruce Damer and Lorenzo led in the Los Angeles area on January 28, 2012. In addition to Lorenzo’s remarks and some comments by those in attendance, three videos […]

Podcast 285 – “The Revolution Continues” Part 2

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.] “Looked at it pragmatically, the trick of taking intelligence tests is to get the highest score possible in terms of intelligence as defined by middle class intellectuals who designed the test.” “It’s the nature of the game that a philosopher who’s proposing […]

Podcast 212 – “The Genesis Generation”

Guest speaker: Lorenzo NOTE: This chapter was revised for the paperback edition that was released in February 2015. Please see the Kindle edition for the current version of this chapter. PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Lorenzo.] “Forget getting a permanent job. Forget careers and the quest for financial stability. They are all false gods, […]

Podcast 186 – “The Genesis Generation”

Guest speaker: Lorenzo PROGRAM NOTES: In today’s program there is no featured guest. Instead, Lorenzo presents the first chapter in his new novel, The Genesis Generation. In it, Lorenzo weaves the tale of a young man caught between two worlds, the world of corporate America and the world of the psychedelic community. As the story unfolds, […]

Podcast 184 – “The Boundaries of the Human Mind”

Guest speaker: Bruce Damer PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Bruce Damer.] “What  Damasio is showing is that people who, in the lab, get a huge amount of cognitive stimulus all the time start to have no access to the emotional part [of themselves] at all. They can’t store to it, and they can’t […]

Podcast 120 – “Notes to Myself”

Guest speaker: Lorenzo PROGRAM NOTES: Essentially, today’s podcast is a series of short notes to myself, little things that I don’t want to forget” [The following quotes are by Lorenzo] “As my Mexican friends sometimes say, ‘If you don’t change your direction, you are going to wind up where you’re heading.’ “ ” My problem, I […]