Podcast 023 – Mind States IV (2003) Sound Bites

Guest speakers: Susan Blackmore, V.S. Ramachandran, Richard Glen Boire, John Gilmore, Ralph Metzner, and Jaron Lanier PROGRAM NOTES: Here are a few samples from the 2003 Mind States conference that was held in Berkeley, California in May of that year. Sound bites from the following talks are included here: Susan Blackmore:“The Grand Illusion of Consciousness” […]

Podcast 021 – “Psychedelic Psychotherapy and the Shadow”

Guest speaker: Ann Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: This is a talk given byAnn Shulgin at the Mind States Conference in 2002. It provides a rare look into the world of psychedelic therapy during the years immediately preceding the scheduling of MDMA as a Category I substance. This schedule level means that the U.S. Government considers MDMA to […]

Podcast 019 – “The World Wide Web and the Millennium”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna & Ralph Abraham PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast is part of a dialogue between Terence McKenna and Ralph Abraham that took place at the Omega Institute on August 1, 1998. It isn’t often that we have the opportunity to see how accurate predictions about the future are, but this fascinating conversation between two […]

Podcast 011 – “Culture and Ideology are not your friends”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: A talk by Terence McKenna in Denver – April 1999 TRANSCRIPT OF THIS TALK . . . (PDF Version) “This is a struggle between novelty and habit.” . . . “[Your culture] is the greatest barrier to your enlightenment, your education, and your decency.” . . . Cultures are […]

Podcast 009 – “Waking Up from the American Dream”

Guest speaker: Michael Brownstein PROGRAM NOTES: A talk by Michael Brownstein at Burning Man 2004. Michael Brownstein is the author of nine books of poetry and three novels:The Touch, Country Cousins, Self-Reliance: A Novel. His most recent book,World on Fire, is a prophetic, impassioned examination of corporate globalization. A personal book, World on Fire moves back and forth […]