Podcast 177 – “Surfing Finnegans Wake” Part 2

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence McKenna.] “McLuhan was synonymous with incomprehensibility in the Sixties.” “In McLuhan there is a very deep strain of nostalgia for the essence of the Medieval world of what he called ‘manuscript culture’.” “Joyce is, in ‘The Wake’, making his own alchemeric cave drawings […]

Podcast 175 – “The Intelligent Use of Psychedelic Drugs”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “We represent the aristocratic, exploring elite of our species, and we always have.” “The purpose of human life is to go within and find out who you are. The purpose of human life is to grow.” “American history is filled […]

Podcast 174 – “Pushing the Envelope”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Terence McKenna.] “The thing is that it is incredibly frustrating to anyone who would control it [the Internet], because you can’t predict the impact of any technology before you put it in place.” “Hans Moravic says about the rise of Artificial Intelligence, we may […]

Podcast 173 – Shulgin: “How I Go About Inventing New Drugs”

Guest speaker: Sasha Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The two quotations below are by Sasha Shulgin.] “Internally, no one’s an elder. Internally everyone’s kinda around 35 or so.” “The people at the industry said, ‘Gee, if you have that kind of imagination that you can look at a structure and guess at another structure that might be […]

Podcast 172 – “The State of LSD in 2003″

Guest speakers: Earth & Fire Erowid, Ralph Metzner, Stanislav Grof, Nick Sand, and Dave Nichols PROGRAM NOTES: Erowid’s LSD Vault LSD and Drug Testing LSD FAQ Part 1 LSD FAQ Part 2 “I believe it’s true to say that everyone who has experienced LSD or another psychedelic would look on that experience, especially the first […]

Podcast 171 – “The Technology of Freedom”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “Many people are afraid to be free. They’re afraid that if liberty were to seep through the land then they would loose something. The just don’t trust themselves enough to be free.” “Prison is a luxury. Unfortunately it is wasted […]

Podcast 167 – “Evolution of Intelligence”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “The evolution of intelligence: Now this is a very interesting idea. It means that the way not just to survive but to evolve is to get smarter. “I think it’s time to dust off the word pagan again. The word […]

Podcast 166 – “Psychedelic Dreams”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence Kenna.] “The good. What is it? Tricky, tricky, tricky. The true. What is it? Trickier, even trickier. The beautiful. What is it? Easy to discern. The beautiful is easy to discern. You are going to be condemned to live out the consequences of […]

Podcast 165 – “From Beats, to Hippies, to McKenna”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Abbie Hoffman, Gregory Corso, and Diane Di Prima(?) PROGRAM NOTES: “There are no bad drugs. There are simply people who don’t know how to use them. Intelligent people use drugs intelligently, and stupid people are going to abuse drugs the way they abuse everything […]

Podcast 160 – “The League for Spiritual Discovery”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] “Psychedelic art is the public face of the communication device of our new religion.” “Man’s attempt to turn on just staggers the imagination. There’s hardly anything that hasn’t been used one time or another, or in one culture or another, […]