Podcast 584 – “Traversing the Imaginal Realms”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Shonagh Home PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 11, 2018 Today’s podcast features a recent talk given by Shonagh Home at the New Moon Mycology Summit that was held in Wingdale, New York. As she speaks of humankind’s loss of some of the powerful symbols that paganism […]

Podcast 583 – “Psychedelics in the Age of AI”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Lorenzo PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 8, 2018 Today’s podcast features a talk that Lorenzo gave at the recent Imagine Orcas Island Music and Arts festival. The title of this talk is “Psychedelics in the Age of AI”, and it is followed by a question and […]

Podcast 578 – “1) Enemies of Freedom & 2) Life After Death”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Aldous Huxley PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features two recordings of Aldous Huxley. The first is an interview conducted by Mike Wallace, and the second part of today’s program features a lecture of Huxley’s that speculates about the possibilities of some sort of existence after the death of our bodies. […]

Podcast 577 – “Countdown Into Complexity” – Part 5

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “We asked for it, but we never knew we would get it in such spades. Last week was the 25th anniversary of the experiment at La Chorrera, and basically it’s a trip that […]

Podcast 576 – “Countdown Into Complexity” – Part 4

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 1996 This podcast features Terence McKenna in a March 1996 workshop where he goes into great detail about his Timewave idea. Although I haven’t been including his Timewave talks in recent podcasts, since this series hasn’t been posted elsewhere […]

Podcast 574 – “Countdown Into Complexity” – Part 2

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 1996 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “Nature is the original Internet. Nature is some kind of interconnected, communicating, data routing, self-regulating, non-equilibrium system.” “I think what nature teaches, and what life teaches, is that worry is preposterous. […]

Podcast 573 – “Countdown Into Complexity” – Part 1

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 1996 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “My techniques are all shamanic and involve perturbing the senses and dissolving ordinary states of mind through psychedelics. So my techniques are shamanic, but my method is rational and analytical. So […]

Podcast 561 – “Psychedelics and Artificial Intelligence”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 1999 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “The electronic media and the psychedelics work together in a peculiar way to accentuate archaic values, values which are counter to the print constellated world.” “The shaman is like a designated […]

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 558 – “Prophetic Painting”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 1993 Today’s podcast features the last talk that Terence McKenna gave during his August of 1993 Scholar-in-Residence program at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. His topic for the evening was the way in which artists like Bosch […]