Salon2 022 – “Psycho-Tech with Dr. Roberts”

Guest speaker: Dr. Thomas B. Roberts PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: 2017 Dr. Thomas Roberts is one of the most forward thinking people in the field of psychedelics. This interview covers his experiences leading up to the idea of psycho-technologies. His book, “The Psychedelic Future of the Mind: How Entheogens Are Enhancing Cognition, […]

Podcast 539 – “Novelty and Technology”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 11, 1998 “Novelty theory has always said as the universe ages it becomes more and more complicated. Period.” -Terence McKenna In today’s podcast Terence McKenna talks about one of his most abiding interests, the increase of novelty/complexity in the universe. Along the way […]

Podcast 520 – “Our Cyberspiritual Future” Part 6

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “What we’re doing is we’re building a nervous system. We’re building a nervous system the size of this planet.” “The marketplace has an appetite for lies about the future.” “I cannot conceive of post eschatonic life. I think of it, just to […]

Podcast 519 – “Our Cyberspiritual Future” Part 5 – TimeWave

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today we get to hear Terence McKenna’s lecture about his TimeWave hypothesis (it never became a true theory). This 1997 talk was given less than three years before Terence’s death and thus represents some of his latest thinking about this topic. He defines the TimeWave as a mathematical model […]

Podcast 517 – “Our Cyberspiritual Future” Part 3

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “The only path in to the supernormal that I’ve found are the psychedelics. Everywhere else I found chicanery and fraud.” “It’s fun to be a free person. It’s fun to not depend upon an institution, an ideology, an other person, a place, […]

Podcast 506 – “One Of Us”

Guest speaker: Sasha Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a talk given by Sasha Shulgin in 1996. In many ways this is a perfect Shulgin talk for a podcast because he didn’t use any photos or the chalkboard to assist in his presentation. This talk is also one of Sasha’s best presentations as for not […]

Podcast 501 – #PsychedelicsBecause

Guest speaker: Neşe Devenot Help Neşe complete her Psychedelic Humanities Research PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features three short talks by Neşe Devenot who is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Puget Sound, where she teaches classes on psychedelics and literature. Nese received her PhD in 2015 in comparative literature at the University […]

Podcast 497 – “The Dream We Call Reality”

Guest speaker: Bernardo Kastrup PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a lengthy reading by Bernardo Kastrup from his new book, More Than Allegory: On Religious Myth, Truth And Belief. This reading comes from Part 3 of the book, which is a fictional account of a young scientist who participated in a research program that is investigating […]

Podcast 491 – “McKenna, Alchemy, & the World Today”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “A child playing with mercury is an alchemist hard at work, no doubt about it.” “Buddhism would have gotten nowhere in America had not psychedelics created a context for Buddhist language to take root.” “Modernity has fixed our minds in the categories […]

Podcast 486 – “The Main Vein of the Peculiar”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features the final section of a Terence McKenna workshop that took place in February 1991. In addition to more stories about the machine-elves and DMT, Terence covers evolution, the imagination, virtual reality, shamanism, and falling in love. The title of today’s podcast comes from my favorite quote […]