Podcast 073 – “The Resacularization of the World” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 03:48 Ralph Abraham: “So eventually the 60s happened, and probably my first experience that I would now identify as a real religious experience was the experience of LSD.” 07:17 Ralph: “What’s gone wrong in the world now is a loss […]

Podcast 072 – “The Unconscious” (Part 2)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 03:52 Rupert Sheldrake: Explains his concept of “Cannabis Day” 06:18 Terence McKenna: “One day in each lunar cycle would be Cannabis Day, I think.” 10:22 Terence: “Time and attention used creatively banish the unconscious.” 13:42 Ralph Abraham: “Shopping malls […]

Podcast 071 – “The Unconscious” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 06:48 Ralph Abraham: Explains his bifurcation theory of the unconscious 08:01 Ralph: “We can speak of the consciousness of animals, the consciousness of plants, the consciousness of Mother Earth.” 11:57 Ralph: “Chaos goes to the basement, and with this […]

Podcast 070 – “Entities” (Part 2)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 05:40 Terence McKenna: “Going back to this thing about language, you get this same peculiar emphasis on language and letters in the esoteric doctrine that surrounds the chakras.” 06:57 Terence: “Linearity in print conferred upon language an inability to […]

Podcast 069 – “Entities” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 02:24 Terence McKenna: “When you start looking at the question of these disincarnate entities, the first thing that strikes you is their persistence in human experience and folklore. This is not something unusual or statistically rare.” 07:57 Terence: “The […]

Podcast 068 – “Light and Vision” (Part 2)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 05:38 Ralph Abraham: “It does seem very attractive to think of the electromagnetic field as some kind of favored intermediary among all the physical fields.” 07:41 Rupert Sheldrake: “There’s this mystery of light. I still think Maxwell’s electromagnetic formulations […]

Podcast 066 – “Chaos and Imagination” (Part 2)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 02:29 Terence McKenna: “The ego is essentially paranoia institutionalized.” 03:53 Ralph Abraham: Considers the possibility that ego became strengthened when psychedelic usage became less frequent. 05:29 Terence: Talks about a “psychedelic rebirth.” 08:15 Terence: “A calendrical reform would be […]

Podcast 065 – “Chaos and Imagination” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 02:29 Ralph Abraham: “So I should like now to speak about the chaos of ordinary life and the relationship of this chaos to the imagination.” 05:41 Ralph: “Chaos, Gaia, and Eros are the gods, or concepts, of the primitive types.” […]

Podcast 063 – “Creativity and Chaos” (Part 2)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 02:14 Ralph Abraham: Takes issue with McKenna’s and Sheldrake’s interpretation of chaotic attractors. . . . To a mathematician, the word ‘attractor’ does not necessarily imply attraction. 07:23 Rupert Sheldrake: “But Newtonian physics and the triumph of the mechanistic […]

Podcast 062 – “Creativity and Chaos” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 01:23 Ralph Abraham: A short primer on chaos theory. . . . The emergence of form from a field of chaos. 08:57 Rupert Sheldrake: “The problem I have with chaos theory . . . ” The issue of indeterminacy […]