Podcast 560 – “McKenna’s Thoughts About Marshall McLuhan”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 1993 In today’s podcast Terence McKenna waxes eloquent about the writing of Marshall McLuhan, whose work in the 1960 was considered a revolutionary break with traditional ways of thinking about media. As Wikipedia says about McLuhan, he “was a […]

Podcast 559 – “Complexity and Meaning”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 10, 1996 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “This synesthesia thing seems to be the direction in which language has to go in order to be universal. It has to be beheld, acoustical signals don’t do it.” “No […]

Podcast 554 – “How to Make it in Psychedelic Futurism”

Guest speakers: Daniel Pinchbeck and Michael Garfield PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 30, 2017 Today’s podcast features the author Daniel Pinchbeck and some friends at the 2017 Palenque Norte Lectures that were held during the Burning Man Festival. Besides discussing his books, ibogaine, and ecology, they also give us their thoughts about […]

Podcast 553 – “The Origin and Future of Life”

Guest speaker: Bruce Damer PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 31, 2017 Today’s podcast features the 2017 Palenque Norte Lecture by Dr. Bruce Damer. As he describes the life-long journey that has led him to search for the origin of life on Earth, you may be surprised at how forthcoming he is about […]

Salon2 035 – “ICEERS & Plant Medicines”

Guest speaker: Benjamin De Loenen PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 In today’s podcast Benjamin De Loenen, the founder of ICEERS (International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research and Service), talks about things that led him to start this organization, which comes to the defense of plants and is dedicated to sharing the science […]

Salon2 032 – “Ben Stewart’s Wild Ride”

Guest speaker: Ben Stewart PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 The filmmaker Ben Stewart sits down in Lex Pelger’s living room to share his story about the journey that led him to making films and how the psychedelics helped shape his path. You can learn more about his work on his website: Home […]

Podcast 543 – “Working With Medicinal Plants”

Guest speaker: Erin Rivera Merriman & Shonagh Home PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: May 2017 Today’s podcast features a conversation between Shonagh Home and Erin Rivera Merriman who is an Esoteric Women’s Health Practitioner, Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, Priestess, Oracle, Artist, and Mother. Erin has taught art to Brooklyn teens, volunteered as an […]

Salon2 013 – “Pallamary’s Paths of Shamanism”

Guest speaker: Matt Pallamary PROGRAM NOTES: Date this interview was recorded: April 28, 2017 After hearing from Matt Pallamary at the San Diego storytelling in last week’s episode, here’s an interview with him about the tools of shamanism applied to writing, the pitfalls of gurus and his many stories and lessons from his decades spent […]

Podcast 542 – “Shamans of the Global Village”

Become a Patron! Guest speakers: Rak Razam and Niles Heckman PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2016 Today’s podcast features the 2016 Palenque Norte Lecture by documentary film makers Rak Razam and Niles Heckman. In addition to discussing their work with indigenous people, they discuss the making of their documentary, “Shamans of the […]