Podcast 234 – “The World Soul”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: “I think that creativity depends on having sufficient indeterminacy around for a new pattern to arise up within it.” –Rupert Sheldrake When asked if he believed in randomness, Terence quickly said, “No,” and then he went on to say, “Randomness is the least likely […]

Podcast 227 – Shulgin-Watts: “Sasha at MIT plus Alan Watts”

Guest speakers: Sasha Shulgin and Alan Watts PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotations are by Sasha Shulgin.] “So I look upon these materials [psychedelics] as being catalytic, not productive, they do not DO what occurs. The allow YOU to express what is in you that you had not had the ability to get to and […]

Podcast 225 – McKenna: “Hermeticism and Alchemy” Part 3

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “I’ve never met anyone with a deeper devotion to cannabis than myself.” “So what you have to do is just like every other thing, everything you’ve been told is wrong, and you have to take life by the handlebars and figure out […]

Podcast 221 – McKenna: “Evolving Times”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “What I think is going on is that probably language was entertainment long before it was meaning. It’s a kind of tuneless singing.” “Sometime in the last 50,000 years, before 12,000 years ago, a kind of paradise came into existence, a situation […]

Podcast 217 – McKenna “Under the Teaching Tree” Part 3

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “The UFO community is just fraught with the most crack-brained, peculiar, self-serving, unstable, mush-minded group of people you would ever hope to get together in one place. I mean it’s like a magnet for screwballs.” [Terence then went on, at great length, to […]

Podcast 216 – McKenna “Under the Teaching Tree” Part 2

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “I was able to jack it [the strength of the ayahuasca brew] up, and jack it up until finally it was truly horrifyingly strong, and that’s what you want. We’re not interested in colored lights and dancing mice here.” “A language which could […]

Podcast 215 – McKenna “Under the Teaching Tree” Part 1

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “The surface of things is not where attention should rest.” “I’ve never actually seen it [smoked DMT] hit anybody quite as hard as it hit me. For about fifteen minutes all I could say was, ‘I can’t believe it!’ … This is no […]

Podcast 213 – “The Alchemy of LSD”

Guest speaker: Alan Watts Alan Watts’ son sent the following message requesting that his father’s talks be removed from the Psychedelic Salon … bye bye Alan! Mark Watts Said, Lorenzo if you leave the Alan Watts materials up you will be sued before this month is out. Lorenzo, my father’s talks are copyright protected. Please […]

Podcast 211 – “Empowering Hope in Dark Times”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Introduction of Terence McKenna by Timothy Leary, followed by Terence’s talk. [NOTE: The following quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “What’s the hang-up here? What is the problem? Why is perfection so distant?” “Alchemy, as I’m sure many of you know, is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit […]