Podcast 575 – “Countdown Into Complexity” – Part 3

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 1996 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “The way to get off on DMT is after you feel completely peculiar you have to do one more enormous hit. This is where courage comes in.” “A meme has gotten […]

Podcast 574 – “Countdown Into Complexity” – Part 2

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 1996 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “Nature is the original Internet. Nature is some kind of interconnected, communicating, data routing, self-regulating, non-equilibrium system.” “I think what nature teaches, and what life teaches, is that worry is preposterous. […]

Podcast 566 – “A Tribe of Selves”

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 it’s important to talk about and analyze your experience. There is no communication, even within the confines of your own mind, if you can’t describe what’s going on.” “The […]

Podcast 562 – “What It’s Like To Be Loaded”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “Psychedelics are like any other social phenomenon. There are a lot of wannabes. There are a lot of people who are along for the ride.” “I want to talk about what to my mind is the quintessential hallucinogen, […]

Podcast 559 – “Complexity and Meaning”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 10, 1996 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “This synesthesia thing seems to be the direction in which language has to go in order to be universal. It has to be beheld, acoustical signals don’t do it.” “No […]

Podcast 536 – “The Future of Art”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 7, 1998 Today’s podcast continues with a series of lectures given by Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute in early August 1998. It begins with Terence discussing ways in which he sees art evolving. Eventually he transitions into a discussion about the growth […]

Podcast 535 – “Salvia Divinorum and Other Plants”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 6, 1998 Today’s podcast features an August 6, 1998 talk about Salvia Divinorum given by Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute. In addition to many interesting facts that Terence presents about Salvia, he tells how Daniel Siebert became the first person to identify […]

Podcast 533 – “The Social Virus of Political Correctness”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 4, 1998 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “A certain portion of my audience is flakier than I am comfortable with.” “The whole point with psychedelics was to cut through the programming and the cant, and the propaganda of culture to true […]

Podcast 528 – “History Ends In Green” – Part 5

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 1990 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “The payoff [of psychedelic experiences] is being able to design our way toward a more humane culture.” “And I think that’s how we have to act. We have to each choose a small area and […]

Podcast 527 – “History Ends in Green” – Part 4

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 1990 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “It’s really true that the world at any moment could come completely and utterly apart. Have you seen that happen?” “The whole impetus for my career is to convince myself that somebody else has seen […]