648 – “Terence McKenna and Social Distancing”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “A person who does DMT once a year is a fanatically heavy user, I would say.” “One way of judging how toxic a drug, or a plant, is is to ask yourself the question ‘How long after I […]

Podcast 647 – “Why Burning Man”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Android Joines PROGRAM NOTES: This Palenque Norte Lecture was recorded at Burning Man in August 2019. “Burning Man is like a handicap Olympics for art. Everybody gets a medal. There’s no bar at all. The bar went away. Anything fits in. And we realize the handicap that all of […]

Podcast 646 – “Big Tech Needs A Conscience”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Corey Doctorow PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2019 [NOTE: All quotations are by Corey Doctorow.] “What like-buttons mainly do is collect data about you.” “If you know something about people, you can lie to them better” “In a walled-garden that’s what it’s all about. It’s not […]

Podcast 645 “Shamanism & Cognitive Liberty”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Eric Cifani and Chris Grasso PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2019. Today’s podcast features a Palenque Norte Lecture that was presented at Burning Man last August. This presentation was given by long-time friend and supporter of the salon, Eric Cifani. With Eric is Chris Grasso, who […]

Podcast 643 – “Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Rob Harper PROGRAM NOTES: Date this live salon was recorded: February 3, 2020. Today’s podcast features a recording from last Monday’s live salon where our guest was Rob Harper, the creator of a new documentary titled “Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness.” The film features three men whose psychedelic […]

Podcast 642 – “Shamans and Their Plants”

RIP QueerNinja (details to follow) Guest speaker: Terence McKenna   PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “And what was this profession [of shamanism] precisely about? Well, it was about exploring the envelop of cognition, pushing against the linguistic membrane of what it was possible to say, symbolize, conceive, and communicate.” “I prefer […]

Podcast 641 – “McKenna’s Psychedelic Rhapsody”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “This is what the psychedelic experience means. It’s a doorway out of history and into the wiring under the board into eternity.” “What we need is a new myth. What we need is a new true story that […]

Podcast 639 – “Our Culture Was Our Politics”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Paul Krassner PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features one of the true heroes of the counterculture, Paul Krassner. In addition to leading the creation of our underground press, Paul was friends with important free-speech advocates such as Lenny Bruce and Abbie Hoffman. If you were alive during the so-called Sixties, […]

Podcast 638 – “Replanting Ayahuasca”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Sophia Rokhlin PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: December 16, 2019. Today’s podcast features a conversation that took place in the Live Salon a few weeks ago with Sohpia Rokhlin. Sophia is an author, speaker and nonprofit organizer from New York City. Through engaged botany and ecology, she […]

Podcast 637 – “Become the Bliss”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Ram Dass PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Ram Dass.] “I was addicted to the experience of being high. I was not addicted to the chemicals, but just to the state. I had touched something so pure, and so fulfilling, that I had to keep going back. And […]