Podcast 191 – “The Ethnobotany of Shamanism” Part 5

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “It seems to me that right under the surface of human neurological organization is a mode shift of some sort that would make language beholdable.” “This is in fact what shamanism is all about, what the end of history is all about, what […]

Podcast 190 – “The Ethnobotany of Shamanism” Part 4

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna]. “Ayahuasca, in a way, is somehow more open to suggestion. These other things have their own agenda. Ayahuasca will work with you.” “The possibility seems to be that what we call styles, or what we call motifs, are actually categories in the unconscious.” […]

Podcast 189 – “The Ethnobotany of Shamanism” Part 3

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.> “Think about this for a moment, we grow so inured to these religious forms, think about the notion of instituting at the center of your religion a rite where you eat your god. … [This] is probably a memory of a relationship to […]

Podcast 187 – “The Ethnobotany of Shamanism” Part 1

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “Most software, I think, is written by freaks.” “What it [investigating psychedelics] really requires is a love of the peculiar, of the weird, the bizarre, the étrange, the freaky and unimaginable.” “Nature and the imagination seem to be the precursors to involvement in […]

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 166 – “Psychedelic Dreams”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence Kenna.] “The good. What is it? Tricky, tricky, tricky. The true. What is it? Trickier, even trickier. The beautiful. What is it? Easy to discern. The beautiful is easy to discern. You are going to be condemned to live out the consequences of […]

Podcast 164 – McKenna: “Some thoughts about ayahuasca”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence Kenna.] >“Ayahuasca is driven by sound, by song, by whistling. And its ability to transform sound, including vocal sound, into the visual spectrum indicates that some kind of information processing membrane or boundary is being overcome by the pharmacology of this stuff. And […]

Podcast 041 – “Grassroots Peer Reviews of Vital Information”

Guest speaker: Earth and Fire Erowid PROGRAM NOTES: Earth & Fire Erowid return to the Psychedelic Salon with a talk they gave at the 2002 Mind States conference that was held in Jamaica. In this presentation, Fire and Earth begin what has become an ongoing discussion among psychonaughts regarding ways in which to judge the validity […]

Podcast 036 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 10)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this last of a ten part series, Terence McKenna closes this workshop with some thoughts about psychedelics as time machines, the forest of the Internet, the erotization of our technology, a form of circus called the DMT experience, and ending with some practical tools you can use to prepare […]

Podcast 035 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 9)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In just 50 minutes, Terence McKenna talks about how great cultures can lose their way, transforming machine-elves, the story of psychedelic psychotherapy, the Balkanization of epistemology, the UFO community as a social phenomenon, the role of psychedelics in the world corporate state, nanotechnology, time machines and the singularity. . . […]