Podcast 702 – Hacking Reality

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this talk, which was given in October of 1995, Terence McKenna talks about his concept of thinking about various cultures in the same vein as computer operating systems, complete with viruses. He says, “Your operating system determines what world you are living in.” -McKenna […]

Podcast 688 – McKenna at Esalen 1985

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s program features a recording of a morning workshop that Terence McKenna let at the Esalen Institute in August of 1985. As you will hear, it takes place just before their noon lunch break, and there is no lecture per se. Instead it turns into […]

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, […]

Podcast 675 – “Psychedelic Law for the People”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Gary Smith, Sonia Martinez, Saumel Saks PROGRAM NOTES: Psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, but the law hasn’t caught up with the culture when it comes to accepting psychedelic lifestyles. In this podcast, we discuss ways the law is changing around psychedelics and how this affects the community, with topics […]

Podcast 666 – “Winning the War on Drugs”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 15, 2021Guest speakers: Jennifer Stell and Alex Karasik Today’s podcast features a conversation that we recently had in the live salon. Our guests were Jennifer Stell and Alex Karasik who are working with the Baystaters for Natural Medicine in Massachusetts. This group came […]

Podcast 663 – “The Day After the Insurrection”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this live salon was held: January 7, 2021 Guest speakers: Various Today’s podcast features a recording of the live salon that was held on the day after Trump’s Insurrection. Only a few hours had passed since the middle of the night Congressional approval of Joe Biden becoming the […]

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 […]