Terence McKenna: Drugs, Computers and Other Stuff

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this insightful talk, Terence McKenna delves into the intricacies of human cognition, emphasizing the stark difference between smart and less intelligent individuals as a matter of pattern recognition from the same data. He challenges the conventional notion of language being an innate, genetically driven […]

Podcast 702 – Hacking Reality

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this talk, which was given in October of 1995, Terence McKenna talks about his concept of thinking about various cultures in the same vein as computer operating systems, complete with viruses. He says, “Your operating system determines what world you are living in.” -McKenna […]

Podcast 697 – “The Adventures of Casey Hardison”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Casey Hardison and Patreon Saloners PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a recording from a recent Live Salon. As usual, the conversation was free-form and didn’t follow any script. One of the people who dropped by for the conversation was Casey Hardison, and his story captivated us. Links from this […]

Podcast 693 – The Braided Self

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: James Fadiman PROGRAM NOTES: James FadimanPhoto source: psychedelicpress.co.uk Today we get to listen to a long-forgotten talk by one of our most important elders, James Fadiman. This is a talk that he gave at the Transpersonal Vision Convention in 1988 and in it Jim provides us with another way […]

Podcast 691 – The New Berzerkers

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Ralph Metzner PROGRAM NOTES: RALPH METZNERImage source: Wikipedia Today we’re going to dip back in time to 1988 and the recording of a talk by Ralph Metzner at the Transpersonal Vision Conference. Ralph has been mentioned by several or our past speakers, but this is my first podcast in […]

Podcast 688 – McKenna at Esalen 1985

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s program features a recording of a morning workshop that Terence McKenna let at the Esalen Institute in August of 1985. As you will hear, it takes place just before their noon lunch break, and there is no lecture per se. Instead it turns into […]

Podcast 680 – The Importance of Psychedelics

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Terence McKenna and Elizabeth Gips PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast is dedicated to long-time saloner MARJEAN McKENNA This is a recording, from 1985, of an interview that Elizabeth Gips conducted with Terence McKenna at his home. The interview begins, like most of the 1980s era McKenna interviews, with a detailed […]

Podcast 679 – The Psilocybin Connection

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Jahan Khamsehzadeh PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a conversation with author Jahan Khamsehzadeh, whose recent book, The Psilocybin Connection, is a significant addition to our understanding of how psychedelic substances have aided humans throughout history and how they continue to do so. The book’s publisher says that it is, […]

Podcast 677 – “Stalking Enlightenment”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Patreon Saloners PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a recording of a live salon that began with us sharing trip stories and eventually led into a discussion of Vedic astrology as well as right speech, right action, and right thinking. Along the way, we heard a wonderful story about the […]

Podcast 675 – “Psychedelic Law for the People”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Gary Smith, Sonia Martinez, Saumel Saks PROGRAM NOTES: Psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, but the law hasn’t caught up with the culture when it comes to accepting psychedelic lifestyles. In this podcast, we discuss ways the law is changing around psychedelics and how this affects the community, with topics […]