Podcast 096 – “Psychedelic Research, MDMA Safety Issues, and more”

Guest speaker: Charles S. Grob, M.D. PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 03:20 Charlie talks about how he got into psychedelic research. 07:47 Charlie: “My interest has always been in studying the potential therapeutic effects of MDMA. I’ve always had concerns about use and abuse of the recreationally drug ecstasy. Now early on in […]

Podcast 088 – “Status of Psilocybin Study at Harbor-UCLA”

Guest speaker: Dr. Preet Chopra PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 02:56 Preet describes the study he is working on at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he and Dr. Charles Grob are giving psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) to end-stage cancer patients who are also suffering from anxiety. 05:17 A description of the […]

Podcast 087 – “MDMA Before Ecstasy”

Guest speakers: George Greer and Requa Tolbert PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 06:30George talks about how they began to use MDMA in their work. 07:37 “We didn’t want it to get in the newspapers, because we knew that because it felt good it would eventually get out on the street and be made […]

Podcast 086 – “MDMA for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Guest speaker: Michael Mithoefer PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 06:19 Michael tells a little about how his study came about and its current status. 08:27 Michael describes the screening, preparation, and flow of the experience for qualified participants. 11:56 “We were able to go back, retroactively, and offer MDMA to everybody that had […]

Podcast 053 – “Ask the Shulgins” (Burning Man 2006)

Guest speakers: Ann & Sasha Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: This program features Ann and Sasha Shulgin in their 2006 appearance at Burning Man where they participated in the Palenque Norte lecture series with their ever-popular “Ask the Shulgins” question and answer session. Questions that the Shulgins answered that day included such diverse issues as: What is your […]

Podcast 040 – “Psychedelogy: A Novel Paradigm of Self”

Guest speaker: Rafael Aisner PROGRAM NOTES: RafaelO Aisner founded The Rosetta Method School of Thought, to teach and develop his novel philosophical blend of Science, Mysticism, Psychology, Health, Urban-Shamanism and Empowerment. Rafael believes that each of us are multidimensional mystical creatures; gods, goddesses and deities, as well as physical beings, embodiments of Gaia, placed here […]

Podcast 039 – Mind States Sound Bites and Lorenzo in Venice Beach

Guest speakers: Julie Holland, Rick Doblin, Charles Grob, Ann & Sasha Shulgin, Alex Grey, and LorenzoPROGRAM NOTES: Here are a few samples from the 2005 Mind States conference that was held in Berkeley, California in May of that year. Sound bites from the following talks are included here: Dr. Julie Holland: “Medical Ecstasy: A Harm […]

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 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 […]