Podcast 700 – Plants That Talk

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: We return once again to the land of Terence McKenna’s workshops. As you will hear, his question and answer format leads him into telling some of the old stories we heard early on in Terence’s talks but some of which were dropped later on. As […]

Podcast 689 – McKenna at Esalen 1985 Part 2

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Dennis McKenna, Eduardo Luna, Kat Harrison PROGRAM NOTES: This is a recording of a workshop session at the Esalen Institute from August of 1985 featuring a conversation between three of the early pioneers of the psychedelic resurgence. The recording begins with Terence postulating the importance of pyschedelics […]

Podcast 685 – The Nature of Consciousness

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: John Beresford PROGRAM NOTES: Dr. John Bereford delivering this talk in 2006 at the conference celebrating Albert Hofmann’s 100th birthday. Today’s program features a lecture by psychedelic researcher Dr. John Beresford. Here is Erowid’s introduction to him: “British-born John Beresford began his psychedelic research interests in 1961, and shortly […]

Podcast 680 – The Importance of Psychedelics

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Terence McKenna and Elizabeth Gips PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast is dedicated to long-time saloner MARJEAN McKENNA This is a recording, from 1985, of an interview that Elizabeth Gips conducted with Terence McKenna at his home. The interview begins, like most of the 1980s era McKenna interviews, with a detailed […]

Podcast 671 – “Vaping DMT and 4-AcO-DMT

Support Lorenzo on Patreon – Guest speakers: Patreon Saloners PROGRAM NOTES: This is a recording of one of our recent Live Salons. While we sometimes have guests who bring specific levels of expertise to our salons, most of the time we seem to be able to have in-depth conversations without the “experts”. This was one […]

648 – “Terence McKenna and Social Distancing”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “A person who does DMT once a year is a fanatically heavy user, I would say.” “One way of judging how toxic a drug, or a plant, is is to ask yourself the question ‘How long after I […]

Podcast 634 – “The Birth of a New Humanity” – Part 3

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: October 2, 1992. [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “Matter is becoming a fairly uncomfortable dimension for us to be in, and I daresay matter would probably be highly relieved to have us just move on so that the […]

Podcast 633 – “The Man Who Invented Bicycle Day”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Tom Roberts PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a conversation from last Monday’s Live Salon with Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D., who is a professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University. Tom not only began teaching the world’s first university catalog-listed psychedelics course in 1981, he is also a founding member of […]

Podcast 631 – “Tim Scully and Orange Sunshine”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Tim Scully PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: October 12, 2019. [NOTE: All quotations are by Tim Scully.] “The LSD experience doesn’t really carry a message with it. It’s an amplifier. And it’s much more dependent on set and setting than I believed at first. I should have […]

Podcast 627 – “The Birth of a New Humanity” – Part 2

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: October 2, 1992. [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “The best way to do drugs is to take very challenging doses rarely. I used to say to my groups, if you haven’t taken enough that you think you may […]