Podcast 147 – RAW: “Conspiracies and TSOG”

Guest speaker: Robert Anton Wilson PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Robert Anton Wilson.] “Most people are living in a world they can’t understand. And when people can’t understand something they tend to go for sinister explanations of it.” “I prefer to think that, at minimum, there are about 24 conspiracies afoot. . . […]

Podcast 146 – “The Importance of Human Beings”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence McKenna.] “What I’ve observed, and I think it’s fair to give credit to the psychedelic experience for this, what I’ve observed is that nature builds on previously established levels of complexity.” “This is a general law of the universe, overlooked by science, that […]

Podcast 145 – “Leary-Live at the Inside Edge”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “For as long as I can remember I have been influenced by a role model who has guided me through my navigation of this amazing life. I am a great follower of Socrates.” “Corrupting the minds of the young is a […]

Podcast 144 – “The Ultimate Revolution”

Guest speaker: Aldous Huxley PROGRAM NOTES: (This program marks our third anniversary of podcasting from the Psychedelic Salon!) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Aldous Huxley.] “Today we are faced, I think, with the approach of what may be called the ultimate revolution, the final revolution, where man can act directly on the mind-body […]

Podcast 143 – “Rethinking Society”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: [Quoting a friend] ” ‘The apocalypse is already happening.’ The slow apocalypse is unraveling all over the world.” –Terence McKenna “If it’s all on automatic, if the world is either undergoing some kind of mass extinction and soul migration into the Elysium realm, then […]

Podcast 142 – “The Creation of the Future”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “The key thing about the human species is this: That we have not committed ourselves to an over-specialized adult form.” “The more power you give to the young of your species, the sooner you give that power to them, the […]

Podcast 140 – “Psychedelic Families”

Guest speakers: Allyson & Alex Grey plus Ralph Abraham PROGRAM NOTES: “Our parents were completely unprepared for the sixties . . . and for our behavior.” – Alex Grey “[In drug education as it is practiced today] there is this kind of overriding mis-characterization of drugs, and an exaggeration of the problems that, marijuana especially, gives […]

Podcast 137 – “Creation of the Future”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotes are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “When the big quake comes, be on the California side!” “So the concept that developed at Harvard, then at Millbrook, and later it seemed to have moved out to other places, was the concept of serial imprinting. That for thousands […]

Podcast 136 – “A Few Conclusions About Life”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotes are by Terence McKenna.] “One has, you know, a window of opportunity somewhere between zip and a hundred to solve, or understand, or penetrate, or appreciate, or come to terms with the conundrum of being, this amazing circumstance in which we find ourselves, both individually and […]

Podcast 135 – “The Dead, and the Sixties”

Guest speaker: Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia PROGRAM NOTES: In this podcast we hear a talk given at the World Psychedelic Forum in Basel, Switzerland in March of 2008. The speaker is the one and only Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, who has been a legendary figure in the psychedelic world since the early 1960s. Here is part […]