Podcast 659 – “Krishnamurti Revisited”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: Guest speaker: J. Krishnamurti Today I am going to replay a recording of J. Krishnamurti that I first played here in the salon in January of 2009. A lot has happened since then, but I haven’t noticed any overall change for the better in […]

Podcast 656 – “Damer and McKenna Discuss Covid-19”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Bruce Damer and Dennis McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 4, 2020 Bruce Damer and Dennis McKenna engage in a spirited conversation for a tribute to Dennis’ brother, Terence. This conversation was recorded on April 4th, 2020 at an online event held during the early phases […]

Podcast 654 – “Bitcoin Is Psychedelic”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Brandon Quittem PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: July 13, 2020. Today’s podcast features Brandon Quittem whose essay, “Bitcoin is the Mycelium of Money” provided us with a launching pad for a lively discussion about ways in which the world’s financial system may experience turbulence brought about by […]

Podcast 653 – “We Cannot Have a Pacified Movement”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Nikkita Oliver PROGRAM NOTES: If you only listen to one podcast from the Psychedelic Salon, I hope that it is this one. While these podcasts have been focused primarily about preserving talks by our elders and promoting the ideas of our “new elders”, today’s podcast is different. Between the […]

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 647 – “Why Burning Man”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Android Joines PROGRAM NOTES: This Palenque Norte Lecture was recorded at Burning Man in August 2019. “Burning Man is like a handicap Olympics for art. Everybody gets a medal. There’s no bar at all. The bar went away. Anything fits in. And we realize the handicap that all of […]

Podcast 646 – “Big Tech Needs A Conscience”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Corey Doctorow PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2019 [NOTE: All quotations are by Corey Doctorow.] “What like-buttons mainly do is collect data about you.” “If you know something about people, you can lie to them better” “In a walled-garden that’s what it’s all about. It’s not […]

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 643 – “Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Rob Harper PROGRAM NOTES: Date this live salon was recorded: February 3, 2020. Today’s podcast features a recording from last Monday’s live salon where our guest was Rob Harper, the creator of a new documentary titled “Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness.” The film features three men whose psychedelic […]

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 […]