Podcast 705 – Terence McKenna – “Don’t Take This One Seriously”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this engaging and entertaining talk, Terence McKenna shares a mind-bending theory about the universe, combining astronomy, ancient civilizations, and quantum physics. He suggests that a catastrophic event 32,000 years ago at the galactic core could have triggered the development of human language. His discussion […]

Terence McKenna: Drugs, Computers and Other Stuff

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this insightful talk, Terence McKenna delves into the intricacies of human cognition, emphasizing the stark difference between smart and less intelligent individuals as a matter of pattern recognition from the same data. He challenges the conventional notion of language being an innate, genetically driven […]

Podcast 703 – McKenna and the Big Bang

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: The session begins with a discussion about the nature of the Big Bang and its relation to philosophical concepts, specifically Kant’s notion of space as an a priori function of consciousness. Terence questions the traditional metaphor of the Big Bang as an explosion in empty […]

Podcast 700 – Plants That Talk

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: We return once again to the land of Terence McKenna’s workshops. As you will hear, his question and answer format leads him into telling some of the old stories we heard early on in Terence’s talks but some of which were dropped later on. As […]

Podcast 699 – Kneading the Bread of Evolutionary Adaptation

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this talk, Terence approaches the topic of how little of what was considered to be established science 100 years ago has now been overturned. One of the things he says in this talk may resonate with you is where he says, “You could almost […]

Podcast 680 – The Importance of Psychedelics

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Terence McKenna and Elizabeth Gips PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast is dedicated to long-time saloner MARJEAN McKENNA This is a recording, from 1985, of an interview that Elizabeth Gips conducted with Terence McKenna at his home. The interview begins, like most of the 1980s era McKenna interviews, with a detailed […]

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 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 […]

Podcast 641 – “McKenna’s Psychedelic Rhapsody”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “This is what the psychedelic experience means. It’s a doorway out of history and into the wiring under the board into eternity.” “What we need is a new myth. What we need is a new true story that […]