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 183 – “What Are Humans For?”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Timothy Leary.] “The people who were teaching us about consciousness-expanding drugs were people like Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, even Henry Luce, the respectable conservative founder of ‘Time’ magazine. There was a large group of thoughtful people who told us that the doors of […]

Podcast 181 – “What Science Forgot” Q&A Session

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: This is the Question and Answer session following the talk heard in the previous podcast. In it, Terence answers questions from the audience, such as, “Can you talk about the relationship of advanced mathematics to modeling of consciousness in layman’s terms?” [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence McKenna.] “It […]

Podcast 179 – “Timothy Leary at Cornell – 1989″

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All of the following quotations are by Timothy Leary.] “The first very dangerous side effect of psychedelic drugs is long term memory gain. And the second is short term memory loss. And I forget the third.” “The time has come for us as a species, and for you […]

Podcast 178 – “A random walk through two great minds”

Guest speakers: Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All of the following quotations are by Timothy Leary.] “I don’t want to legalize drugs. It’s not the government’s business to legalize anything we do privately in our own homes. Are they going to legalize masturbation.” “By far, the number one problem facing our species […]

Podcast 175 – “The Intelligent Use of Psychedelic Drugs”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “We represent the aristocratic, exploring elite of our species, and we always have.” “The purpose of human life is to go within and find out who you are. The purpose of human life is to grow.” “American history is filled […]

Podcast 172 – “The State of LSD in 2003″

Guest speakers: Earth & Fire Erowid, Ralph Metzner, Stanislav Grof, Nick Sand, and Dave Nichols PROGRAM NOTES: Erowid’s LSD Vault LSD and Drug Testing LSD FAQ Part 1 LSD FAQ Part 2 “I believe it’s true to say that everyone who has experienced LSD or another psychedelic would look on that experience, especially the first […]

Podcast 171 – “The Technology of Freedom”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “Many people are afraid to be free. They’re afraid that if liberty were to seep through the land then they would loose something. The just don’t trust themselves enough to be free.” “Prison is a luxury. Unfortunately it is wasted […]

Podcast 167 – “Evolution of Intelligence”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “The evolution of intelligence: Now this is a very interesting idea. It means that the way not just to survive but to evolve is to get smarter. “I think it’s time to dust off the word pagan again. The word […]

Podcast 165 – “From Beats, to Hippies, to McKenna”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Abbie Hoffman, Gregory Corso, and Diane Di Prima(?) PROGRAM NOTES: “There are no bad drugs. There are simply people who don’t know how to use them. Intelligent people use drugs intelligently, and stupid people are going to abuse drugs the way they abuse everything […]