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 177 – “Surfing Finnegans Wake” Part 2

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence McKenna.] “McLuhan was synonymous with incomprehensibility in the Sixties.” “In McLuhan there is a very deep strain of nostalgia for the essence of the Medieval world of what he called ‘manuscript culture’.” “Joyce is, in ‘The Wake’, making his own alchemeric cave drawings […]

Podcast 176 – “Surfing Finnegans Wake” Part 1

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence McKenna.] “In some ways, I think it can arguably be said that this is the quintessential work of art, or at least work of literature, of the twentieth century.” “The reason I’m interested in it is because it’s two things, clearly. ‘Finnegan’s Wake’ […]

Podcast 132 – McKenna: “Shamanism”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna and Matt Pallamary NEW! … Two of Matt Pallamary’s books are now available on Kindle: Spirit Matters … Kindle Edition Land Without Evil … Kindle Edition PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotes are by Terence McKenna.] “Shamanism is not some obscure concern of cultural anthropologists. Shamanism is how religion was practiced for […]

Podcast 080 – Adventures of an Urban Shaman

Guest speaker: Matt Pallamary PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 12:18 Matt provides some background information about his wild youth. 20:37 Some thoughts about what at what age it is best to begin deeply exploring one’s consciousness through the use of sacred medicines. 21:31 “This is one of the key tenants of shamanism, all […]

Podcast 064 – “Confessions of a Dope Dealer”

Guest speaker: Sheldon Norberg PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 02:40 News of a Mexican informant for the DEA who committed murder while wearing a wire for the U.S. 05:30 Reminiscences of (and synchronicities at) Burning Man 2006 08:15 Discussion about Sheldon’s book, Confessions of a Dope Dealer 10:44 How Sheldon got into the […]

Podcast 042 – “Using Psychedelics for Rational Work”

Guest speaker: James Fadiman PROGRAM NOTES: From the Mind States conference in 2003, James Fadiman gives an entertaining account of his early days in psychedelic research. The Mind States program that year had this to say about Dr. Fadiman: James Fadiman, Ph.D. has been involved in both teaching and facilitating creative problem-solving with and without psychedelics […]

Podcast 025 – “Cacti: A Discourse by Sasha Shulgin”

Guest speaker: Sasha Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: Sasha Shulgin (photo by Bill Radacinski) This podcast of the Psychedelic Salon Sasha Shulgin’s in-depth talk about cacti, which was given at the 2002 Mind States Conference held in Jamaica. After podcast #022 of another talk Sasha gave in Jamaica, we received a lot of eMail saying, “More Dr. Shulgin!!!!” . […]

Podcast 017 – “Stop Worrying and Love the Dimensional Shift”

Guest speaker: Daniel Pinchbeck PROGRAM NOTES: Daniel Pinchbeck explores the thesis of a “dimensional shift,” currently underway and culminating in 2012, the end-date of the Mayan Calendar. In this talk, he discusses crop circles, extraterrestrials, infraterrestrials, the likely collapse of the current socioeconomic order in the next few years, as well as the need for […]