Terence McKenna: Drugs, Computers and Other Stuff

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this insightful talk, Terence McKenna delves into the intricacies of human cognition, emphasizing the stark difference between smart and less intelligent individuals as a matter of pattern recognition from the same data. He challenges the conventional notion of language being an innate, genetically driven […]

Podcast 699 – Kneading the Bread of Evolutionary Adaptation

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this talk, Terence approaches the topic of how little of what was considered to be established science 100 years ago has now been overturned. One of the things he says in this talk may resonate with you is where he says, “You could almost […]

Podcast 679 – The Psilocybin Connection

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Jahan Khamsehzadeh PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a conversation with author Jahan Khamsehzadeh, whose recent book, The Psilocybin Connection, is a significant addition to our understanding of how psychedelic substances have aided humans throughout history and how they continue to do so. The book’s publisher says that it is, […]

648 – “Terence McKenna and Social Distancing”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “A person who does DMT once a year is a fanatically heavy user, I would say.” “One way of judging how toxic a drug, or a plant, is is to ask yourself the question ‘How long after I […]

Podcast 645 “Shamanism & Cognitive Liberty”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Eric Cifani and Chris Grasso PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2019. Today’s podcast features a Palenque Norte Lecture that was presented at Burning Man last August. This presentation was given by long-time friend and supporter of the salon, Eric Cifani. With Eric is Chris Grasso, who […]

Podcast 642 – “Shamans and Their Plants”

RIP QueerNinja (details to follow) Guest speaker: Terence McKenna   PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “And what was this profession [of shamanism] precisely about? Well, it was about exploring the envelop of cognition, pushing against the linguistic membrane of what it was possible to say, symbolize, conceive, and communicate.” “I prefer […]

Podcast 636 – “RAW’s Politics”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Robert Anton Wilson PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 1987. [NOTE: All quotations are by Robert Anton Wilson.] “I used to be a Libertarian, but they had too many rules.” “And by 1968 a Gallup Poll showed that 70% of the population were against war. There’s never […]

Podcast 635 – “The Birth of a New Humanity” – Part 4

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: October 2, 1992. [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]> “The horrible thing about UFO-people who claim contact is that the aliens they present to us are so incredible mundane. [They are] so much more mundane than what you would […]

Podcast 628 – “Investigations of Life from Origin to End”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Bruce Damer and Charlie Grob PROGRAM NOTES: These lectures were recorded on Orcas Island during March of 2019.] This podcast features two interviews that I conducted last March at the Orcas Island Convergence. The first is a conversation that I had with Dr. Bruce Damer, and that is followed […]

Podcast 626 – “The Birth of a New Humanity” – Part 1

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “Often in what I say there is, if not the fact of contradiction, then the appearance of contradiction. This is because, to my mind, life is complicated enough to admit of contradiction.” “The great thing about the rational […]