Podcast 691 – The New Berzerkers

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Ralph Metzner PROGRAM NOTES: RALPH METZNERImage source: Wikipedia Today we’re going to dip back in time to 1988 and the recording of a talk by Ralph Metzner at the Transpersonal Vision Conference. Ralph has been mentioned by several or our past speakers, but this is my first podcast in […]

Podcast 688 – McKenna at Esalen 1985

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s program features a recording of a morning workshop that Terence McKenna let at the Esalen Institute in August of 1985. As you will hear, it takes place just before their noon lunch break, and there is no lecture per se. Instead it turns into […]

Podcast 680 – The Importance of Psychedelics

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Terence McKenna and Elizabeth Gips PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast is dedicated to long-time saloner MARJEAN McKENNA This is a recording, from 1985, of an interview that Elizabeth Gips conducted with Terence McKenna at his home. The interview begins, like most of the 1980s era McKenna interviews, with a detailed […]

Podcast 673 – “Ayahuasca & Tobacco Secrets – Jeremy Narby”

In this episode, we talk with Jeremy Narby, PhD about his new book Plant Teachers, which compiles traditional indigenous and contemporary scientific knowledge about ayahuasca and tobacco. In this far-reaching conversation Narby talks about the different types and uses of Ayahuasca, creating partnership between scientific and indigenous knowledge, respecting the positive and negative powers within plant […]

Podcast 652 – “The Rose of Paracelsus” – Chapter 2

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Brother David Steindl-Rast, Leonard Pickard, and Mark Juhan PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a reading by Brother David Steindl-Rast of Chapter 2 from The Rose of Paracelsus, written by Leonard Pickard. Earlier podcasts in this series include: Podcast 644 – “The Rose of Paracelsus” – Chapter 1 Podcast 609 […]

Podcast 649 – “Shamans of the Global Village” Episode 2

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Niles Heckman and Rak Razam PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 6, 2020 Today’s podcast features an audio recording of last Monday evening’s live salon. Our guests were film makers Niles Heckman and Rak Razam who were with us to talk about the second film in their […]

Podcast 644 – “The Rose of Paracelsus” – Chapter 1

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Leonard Pickard, Ralf Jeutter, Nese Devenot, Julian Vayne, and Nikki Wyrd PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a reading of Chapter 1 of The Rose of Paracelsus by the author, Leonard Pickard. Additionally, there is commentary by Ralf Jeutter, Nese Devenot, Julian Vayne, and Nikki Wyrd. This podcast was produced […]

Podcast 642 – “Shamans and Their Plants”

RIP QueerNinja (details to follow) Guest speaker: Terence McKenna   PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “And what was this profession [of shamanism] precisely about? Well, it was about exploring the envelop of cognition, pushing against the linguistic membrane of what it was possible to say, symbolize, conceive, and communicate.” “I prefer […]

Podcast 641 – “McKenna’s Psychedelic Rhapsody”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “This is what the psychedelic experience means. It’s a doorway out of history and into the wiring under the board into eternity.” “What we need is a new myth. What we need is a new true story that […]

Podcast 632 – “Rainforest Medicine”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Jonathon Miller Weisberger PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: October 28, 2019. Today’s podcast features a conversation that a few of my friends and I had with Jonathon Miller Weisberger, who is the founder of the Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat in Costa Rica. Jonathan is also the author […]