Podcast 185 – “Shamanism and the Archaic Revival”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Terence McKenna.] “People without plants are in a state of perpetual neurosis, a state of existential wanting.” “The numinous depth of the mystery that seems to have called us out of the animal mind is completely impenetrable to modern analysis.” “And I don’t mean […]

Podcast 184 – “The Boundaries of the Human Mind”

Guest speaker: Bruce Damer PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Bruce Damer.] “What  Damasio is showing is that people who, in the lab, get a huge amount of cognitive stimulus all the time start to have no access to the emotional part [of themselves] at all. They can’t store to it, and they can’t […]

Podcast 181 – “What Science Forgot” Q&A Session

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: This is the Question and Answer session following the talk heard in the previous podcast. In it, Terence answers questions from the audience, such as, “Can you talk about the relationship of advanced mathematics to modeling of consciousness in layman’s terms?” [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence McKenna.] “It […]

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 126 – “Psychedelics and the Computer Revolution”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotes are from a conversation held in September 1991.] Terence McKenna: “But in fact it seems that the ouroboros has taken its tail in its mouth and these two concerns psychedelics and computers] are seen to be simply different approaches to […]

Podcast 121 – “Grass Roots Science”

Guest speakers: Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham, and Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Rupert Sheldrake: “Especially in Brittan, this declining confidence in science, and this declining funding of science has let to a reduction of scientific morale. Fewer and fewer people want to study science in schools or go into it as graduate students. . . . […]

Podcast 108 – Hazelwood House Trialogue (Part 2)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 04:32 Terence McKenna: “But the fact of the matter is, there is no reason to believe that time is invariant, and experience argues the contrary.” 12:39 Rupert Sheldrake: “Maybe, you see, that the bonds between pigeons and their home are comparable to […]

Podcast 099 – “Controlling The Culture” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Richard Glen Boire, Erik Davis, and John Gilmore PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 05:08 Richard Glen Boire: “What if the government could inoculate you so you couldn’t get high, so if you took a drug it didn’t work in you?” 07:53 Richard begins a discussion about the U.S. Government’s research into […]

Podcast 091 – “The Balkanization of Epistemology” (Part 2)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 05:25 Rupert Sheldrake describes how one could go about creating a “consumer’s report” for odd-ball theories. 06:23Terence McKenna:“Ninety-five percent of the scientists who have rejected astrology cannot cast a natal horoscope, and that the ability to actually cast a […]