Podcast 134 – “Sex and Social Control, Tantra and Liberation”

Guest speaker: Daniel Pinchbeck PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotes are by Daniel Pinchbeck at the Playalogue he led on August 29, 2007 at the Burning Man Festival. This Playalogue was held in the big yurt at the PodCluster in Black Rock City.] “I think there is a lot of evidence that suggests we’re in this kind […]

Podcast 133 – “The Cyber Society”

Guest speakers: Dr. Timothy Leary and Eldridge Cleaver PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotes are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “We know that typically the real changes in human nature, the changes in human politics and economics and society, are brought about by two things: By people who have a map or a vision or a model […]

Podcast 132 – McKenna: “Shamanism”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna and Matt Pallamary NEW! … Two of Matt Pallamary’s books are now available on Kindle: Spirit Matters … Kindle Edition Land Without Evil … Kindle Edition PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotes are by Terence McKenna.] “Shamanism is not some obscure concern of cultural anthropologists. Shamanism is how religion was practiced for […]

Podcast 128 – “The State of the Stone”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Terence McKenna.] “I’m very pleased … to see how much of the youth culture has become sensitive to the psychedelic issue. Because it really means that after 20, 30 years of unstinting distortion and misrepresentation by the media and some of the powers that […]

Podcast 127 – Leary: “The Cooper Union Speech”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “You have to go out of your mind to use your head.” “Now, in taking this eccentric position, of taking the brain seriously, you run the risk of getting out of touch with your professional colloquies.” “Now from the standpoint […]

Podcast 124 – Trialogue: “Cannabis”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: Terence McKenna: “In the absence of cannabis the dream life seems to become much richer. This causes me to sort of form a theory, just for my own edification, that cannabis must in some sense thin the boundary between the conscious and unconscious mind. … […]

Podcast 123 – “Opening the Doors of Creativity”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Terence McKenna.] “Nature is the great visible engine of creativity against which all other creative efforts are measured.” “The precondition for creativity is, I think, is disequilibrium, what mathematicians now call chaos.” “The prototypic figure for the artist, as well as for the […]

Podcast 122 – “Saving the World”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s program features the second tape in a series of trialogue tapes that were recorded in September 1991 at a private recording session with Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham, and Terence McKenna. It begins with a wrap-up of their previous conversation, titled “Grass Roots Science”. And […]

Podcast 119 – “A Crisis of Consciousness”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [Note: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “These are the two things we don’t have: As a society we cannot seem to make peace with nature. As human beings, as individuals, it’s very hard for us to be at peace with ourselves.” “We have not, in this culture, awakened to […]

Podcast 117 – “The Importance of Psychedelics”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes are by Terence McKenna] “Culture denies experience.” “We live at the end of a thousand year binge on the philosophical position known as materialism, in its many guises. And the basic message of materialism is that world is what it appears to be, a thing composed of […]