Podcast 165 – “From Beats, to Hippies, to McKenna”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Abbie Hoffman, Gregory Corso, and Diane Di Prima(?) PROGRAM NOTES: “There are no bad drugs. There are simply people who don’t know how to use them. Intelligent people use drugs intelligently, and stupid people are going to abuse drugs the way they abuse everything […]

Podcast 163 – “Reality Syndromes & Cyberpunk Symptoms”

Guest speaker: Wrye Sententia PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Wrye Sententia.] “How can we have confidence in what we think we know, in our particular version of reality, in our particular take on the world? … What is real and what is false, and does it really matter if there is a difference.” […]

Podcast 162 – “Cultural Healing”

Guest speaker: Robert Forte PROGRAM NOTES: “Every revolution is followed by a counter-revolution, and the pendulum keeps swinging back and forth. No lasting change is effected by politics; it has to come from within.” –Nina Graboi “How is it that people fail to see that when the stream dies we die. We are that stream.” […]

Podcast 161 – “Reality Check”

Guest speakers: Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake, and Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: “We have the concept of the ideal city in the ancient world, most especially the ideal city of Plato’s Republic. So casually we might call that Utopian fantasy. Although Plato did try to actually realize it in the political organization of a particular city. […]

Podcast 160 – “The League for Spiritual Discovery”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “Psychedelic art is the public face of the communication device of our new religion.” “Man’s attempt to turn on just staggers the imagination. There’s hardly anything that hasn’t been used one time or another, or in one culture or another, […]

Podcast 159 – “Shulgin & Forte at Horizons 2008″

Guest speakers: Robert Forte, Ann Shulgin, Sasha Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: “I think it’s extraordinarily important, again, the context of set and setting that we use these drugs in, if we’re going to succeed in the Psychedelic Renaissance, is something that needs to be underlined again and again.” –Robert Forte “I would say that, arguably, the […]

Podcast 155 – “Some Thoughts About Change (1945-1985)”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “As you well-know, I never wanted any credibility. I’m more concerned with incredibility.” “I believe in change. I’m a change agent. I want to keep changing myself. … Change is going to be the norm from now on, and we’re […]

Podcast 153 – “Consciousness Change and the 8-Circuit Model”

Guest speaker: Robert Anton Wilson PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Robert Anton Wilson.] “Every evaluation is an evaluation of the organism as a whole, because the nervous system interlocks with the immunological system, and the endocrine system, and the neuro-muscular system and so on. So every evaluation you make is an evaluation of […]

Podcast 152 – “Question Authority and Think for Yourself”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “When I say think for yourself, I don’t mean think selfishly for yourself. I mean think independently.” “If you’re going to think for yourself, you gotta learn to think clearly.” “The person who thinks for herself or himself has to […]

Podcast 149 – “The Heavens”

Guest speakers: Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham PROGRAM NOTES: “The Gaia Hypothesis of James Lovelock [and Lynn Margulis] puts forward a scientific view of the living Earth, which in one respect is modern, empherical, scientific, in another respect re-awakens an ancient archetype, which in fact is so clearly suggested by the very name of […]