Podcast 059 – “Creativity and Imagination” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 02:36 Rupert Sheldrake: Bringing together the idea of creation and imagination, or evolutionary creativity. . . . There is a profound crisis in science that will change science as we know it because the two fundamental models concerning the […]

Podcast 036 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 10)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this last of a ten part series, Terence McKenna closes this workshop with some thoughts about psychedelics as time machines, the forest of the Internet, the erotization of our technology, a form of circus called the DMT experience, and ending with some practical tools you can use to prepare […]

Podcast 034 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 8)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Terence McKenna talks about: The evolution of art representing the human form The impact of psilocybin on human sexuality How to build a gravity bong More thoughts on “the AI” being an obvious consequence of the Internet Further discussion about the Timewave Theory How his thoughts about the eschaton […]

Podcast 033 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 7)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this installment, Terence McKenna continues his discussion about schizophrenia, and then he goes on to discuss his involvement in the rave scene, the possibility of psychedelic mushrooms being messengers from an alien intelligence, culture as a conn, and a suggestion for reversing the destruction of our Earthly environment. Download […]

Podcast 032 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 6)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 1:05 “I think that Maxwell’s Laws of Thermodynamics are only part of the story, and that you also have to look at the work that Ilya Prigogine did in the 60’s and 70’s where he showed that there is this principle-which they called different […]

Podcast 031 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 5)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence McKenna (Minutes : Seconds into program) 2:10 “Civilization has made us uncomfortable with our human-ness because these various technologies and phonetic alphabets and things like that have rearranged our sensory ratios from what they were in Paleolithic times. In a sense, [psychedelics] hit […]

Podcast 030 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 4)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) [All quotations are by Terence McKenna] 3:05 “Basically, for me, the psychedelic experience was the path to revelation. It actually worked—on someone who thought nothing would work.” 4:06 “What I like to talk about [at these gatherings]—and what I have very little competition in […]

Podcast 029 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 3)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 3:08 “…the story of the universe is that information, which I call novelty, is struggling to free itself from habit, which I call entropy… and that this process… is accelerating… It seems as if… the whole cosmos wants to change into information… All points […]

Podcast 028 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 2)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 1:50 “Whether meditation and psychedelics are the same thing I think depends on your meditation and your psychedelics. Different meditations strive for different things. Much meditation is about emptying the mind of phenomena. This would certainly not be a description of the psychedelic state.” […]

Podcast 027 – “In the Valley of Novelty” (Part 1)

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 3:40 (referring to the ‘Martian meteorite’ of 1996) “..it was a watershed moment that the President of the United States felt the need to address the nation on the subject of extra-terrestrial life…” 4:30 “…the body is being dissolved as much by advanced medical technology […]