Podcast 026 – “The Role of Drug Geeks in Society”

Guest speakers: Earth and Fire Erowid PROGRAM NOTES: Fire & Earth, founders of Erowid.org (Photo by Bill Radacinski, taken at the 100th birthday celebration for Dr. Albert Hofmann) In this highly original talk, Earth andFire, the founders of Erowid.org, provide a clear and convincing argument for the positive role “Drug Geeks” can play in civilized society. They also […]

Podcast 024 – “The Art of Alex Grey”

Guest speaker: Alex Grey PROGRAM NOTES: Alex &Allyson Grey (photo by Bill Radacinski) This is a talk Alex Grey gave at the 2002 Mind States conference in Jamaica. In it, he describes his journey as an artist as he takes us on a tour of some of his work. Pictures of the art Alex describes in […]

Podcast 023 – Mind States IV (2003) Sound Bites

Guest speakers: Susan Blackmore, V.S. Ramachandran, Richard Glen Boire, John Gilmore, Ralph Metzner, and Jaron Lanier PROGRAM NOTES: Here are a few samples from the 2003 Mind States conference that was held in Berkeley, California in May of that year. Sound bites from the following talks are included here: Susan Blackmore:“The Grand Illusion of Consciousness” […]

Podcast 018 – “Visionary Art/Visionary Design”

Guest speaker: Erik Davis PROGRAM NOTES: In this talk, Erik Davis gives an overview of the role that visionary art, as lineage and practice, plays in today’s planetary culture. Then he contrasts this with what he is calling “Visionary Design”: the translation of the visionary impulse into the design of artifacts, systems, and real-world solutions. Download […]

Podcast 014 – “Medical Marijuana On The Offensive”

Guest speaker: Rick Doblin PROGRAM NOTES: Dr. Rick Doblin and others present an overview of the current state of medical marijuana research. Also included in this podcast is the story of activist Steve McWilliams, who lost his life in America’s War on People who use non-prescription drugs. Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs […]

Podcast 011 – “Culture and Ideology are not your friends”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: A talk by Terence McKenna in Denver – April 1999 TRANSCRIPT OF THIS TALK . . . (PDF Version) “This is a struggle between novelty and habit.” . . . “[Your culture] is the greatest barrier to your enlightenment, your education, and your decency.” . . . Cultures are […]

Podcast 009 – “Waking Up from the American Dream”

Guest speaker: Michael Brownstein PROGRAM NOTES: A talk by Michael Brownstein at Burning Man 2004. Michael Brownstein is the author of nine books of poetry and three novels:The Touch, Country Cousins, Self-Reliance: A Novel. His most recent book,World on Fire, is a prophetic, impassioned examination of corporate globalization. A personal book, World on Fire moves back and forth […]