Salon2 033 – “The Psychedelic Archives of Keeper Trout”

Guest speaker: Keeper Trout PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 The wonderful Keeper Trout shares with us today includes his experiences archiving the files of Dr. Alexander Shulgin, working to collect the chemistry of psychedelic plants and medicines (particularly mescaline containing plants), and the cultural and legal history of the Native use of […]

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 541 – “The Divine Feminine”

Become a Patron! Guest speaker: Dr. Rachel Harris PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: May 2017 Today we feature the second of two interviews with Rachel Harris, author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. In an earlier episode in the Salon2 series, we heard Rachel in her very […]

Salon2 009 – “Cannabis and Spirituality”

Guest speaker: Stephen Gray PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 2017 This week we talk with Stephen Gray, the editor & writer who pulled together the excellent collection of essays titled: “Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally” In other vital news, if you’ve spent the last many […]

Podcast 540 – “What Does Being Human Mean?”

Become a Patron! Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 11 &13, 1998 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “There is no closure. All ideology is now exposed as an adolescent response to being. If the 20th Century taught us anything, it taught us the toxic nature of ideology.” […]

Podcast 539 – “Novelty and Technology”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 11, 1998 “Novelty theory has always said as the universe ages it becomes more and more complicated. Period.” -Terence McKenna In today’s podcast Terence McKenna talks about one of his most abiding interests, the increase of novelty/complexity in the universe. Along the way […]

Podcast 536 – “The Future of Art”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 7, 1998 Today’s podcast continues with a series of lectures given by Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute in early August 1998. It begins with Terence discussing ways in which he sees art evolving. Eventually he transitions into a discussion about the growth […]

Salon2 002 – “Microdosing”

Guest speaker: Ayelet Waldman PROGRAM NOTES: Today brings us the first of the Salon2 podcasts, and it is hosted by Lex Pelger, who I have asked to tell you a little about what his psychedelic clan is up to. After Lex’s introduction of the Psymposia Team, he will be interviewing Ayelet Waldman about her new […]

Podcast 535 – “Salvia Divinorum and Other Plants”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 6, 1998 Today’s podcast features an August 6, 1998 talk about Salvia Divinorum given by Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute. In addition to many interesting facts that Terence presents about Salvia, he tells how Daniel Siebert became the first person to identify […]