Podcast 609 – “The Rose Garden – Introduction”

Guest speakers: William Leonard Pickard Kat & Alexa Lakey, discussing The Rose from Santa Cruz, and Cusco, Peru Julian Vayne & Nikki Wyrd, reading from Devon, England Brother David Steindl-Rast, reading from Gut Aich Priory in Salzburg, Austria Ben Sessa MD, reading from London, England Ralf Jeutter, reading from Germany Julie Holland MD, discussing The […]

Podcast 591 – “Understanding Chaos at History’s End” – Part 3

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: June 24, 1989. [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “Addiction to natural substances, with the exception of tobacco, is something you really have to work at.” “There is something really insidious about synthetic drugs, about concentrating what is a […]

PREVIEW of Podcast 591

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: June 24, 1989. [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “Addiction to natural substances, with the exception of tobacco, is something you really have to work at.” “There is something really insidious about synthetic drugs, about concentrating what is a […]

PREVIEW of Podcast 590

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: June 24, 1989. Today we continue with a workshop that Terence McKenna led at the Esalen Institute in June of 1989. Although he begins with an exploration of ideas surrounding the use of sound during psychedelic experiences, he also tells […]

Podcast 572 – “A Tribute to Larry Harvey”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Larry Harvey PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Larry Harvey.] “Milton Friedman once said, ‘Only a crisis, real or imagined, produces real change.’ When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic mission: To […]

Salon2 038 – “Psychedelic Magick”

Guest speaker: Julian Vayne PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s Salon2 podcast features the return of Lex Pelger who interviews Julian Vayne, an author and oculist. They about the history of drugs and magick – especially in the underground London scene. Vayne also highlights some of the important ideas from his new book on creating psychedelic ceremonies. This […]

Podcast 563 – “Plants and Mind” (Part 1)

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 1993 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “I think the great overlooked factor in any model of human evolution, and indeed of evolutionary models of many other species, is we have not given enough emphases to diet.” “What […]

Podcast 561 – “Psychedelics and Artificial Intelligence”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 1999 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “The electronic media and the psychedelics work together in a peculiar way to accentuate archaic values, values which are counter to the print constellated world.” “The shaman is like a designated […]

Podcast 558 – “Prophetic Painting”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 1993 Today’s podcast features the last talk that Terence McKenna gave during his August of 1993 Scholar-in-Residence program at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. His topic for the evening was the way in which artists like Bosch […]

Podcast 553 – “The Origin and Future of Life”

Guest speaker: Bruce Damer PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 31, 2017 Today’s podcast features the 2017 Palenque Norte Lecture by Dr. Bruce Damer. As he describes the life-long journey that has led him to search for the origin of life on Earth, you may be surprised at how forthcoming he is about […]