Podcast 544 – “Biodiversity Is Biosecurity”

Guest speaker: Paul Stamets PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2016 Today’s podcast features the 2016 Palenque Norte lecture by Paul Stamets, who is one of the leading mycologists in the world. In this talk Paul covers a wide range of knowledge about mushrooms and mycelium that will blow your mind. For anyone […]

Salon2-015 – “Mary Porter’s Peyote Church”

Guest speaker: Mary Porter PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: 2017 Around the kitchen table, we hear from the powerhouse Mary Porter, a Native woman who, after her wild years staying away from the medicine, founded the Looking Glass Peyote Church. The episode ends with hearing from a discriminating young veteran about his experience, […]

Salon2 012 – “Psychedelic Stories from San Diego”

Guest speakers: Various PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 27, 2017 Here’s the storytelling session from San Diego. It’s an especially powerful gathering thanks to the Aware Project creating community there. Plus, lucky story #7 comes from Lorenzo himself and includes a great history on the importance of the talks in Palenque, Mexico. […]

Podcast 542 – “Shamans of the Global Village”

Become a Patron! Guest speakers: Rak Razam and Niles Heckman PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2016 Today’s podcast features the 2016 Palenque Norte Lecture by documentary film makers Rak Razam and Niles Heckman. In addition to discussing their work with indigenous people, they discuss the making of their documentary, “Shamans of the […]

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 […]

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 538 – “Are Psychedelics Spiritual?”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 10, 1998 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “This always comes up in the discussion about are psychedelics spiritual. Or is it legitimate and coherent to talk about psychedelics as a part of a spiritual path, or a moral path, or a […]

Salon 2 006 – “Stories from Athens”

Guest speaker: Various PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 11, 2017 Today’s program features some stories that the Psymposia Team recorded in Athens, Georgia on their Blue Dot Tour. Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select option