Podcast 343 – “Developing a Community Tea House Model”

Guest speaker: Annie Oak PROGRAM NOTES: Today we hear from civil rights activist and the founder of the Women’s Visionary Congress in her 2012 Palenque Norte Lecture at the Burning Man Festival. Anyone who is feeling that they are “out there at the end of the line” may find great encouragement in what Annie has […]

Podcast 338 – “A Tribute to Myron Stolaroff”

Guest speaker: Myron Stolaroff PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast features a few sound bites from several of the previous podcasts featuring Myron Stolaroff, who departed this life on January 6, 2013. Not only was Myron one of the world’s leading psychedelic researchers, earlier in life he was instrumental in helping the Ampex Corporation develop the audio […]

Podcast 332 – “Living in the Exile Nation”

Guest speaker: Charles Shaw Watch a video of this talk PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Charles Shaw.] “Having a felony conviction, and having a drug conviction, essentially makes you a second class citizen.” “For the lower classes, the poorer classes, which generally in this country are people of color, drug laws have always […]

Podcast 309 – “In Praise of Psychedelics” Part 2

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “I think it’s time to begin to talk very, very frankly about the forced engineering of consciousness, about the re-shamanising of society, about the re-birth of archaic values before it’s too late.” “Anyone who loves adventure, and who loves life, and who […]

Podcast 308 – “In Praise of Psychedelics” Part 1

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] This is the first part of an evening lecture given by Terence McKenna in early February, 1994 on the Hawaiian island of Maui. “Our [Western] civilization touches everyone on this planet. We are involved in a species-wide crisis, and it’s a crisis […]

Podcast 304 – “Timothy Leary and Jerry Brown in 1995”

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.] “I don’t even use the word ‘United States’. If there is such a thing I’m not a part of it. I’m not an American, I’m a Californian, and maybe I’m a Southern Californian.” “I think any sensible person would do this, but […]

Podcast 303 – “The Arrest and Imprisonment of Dr. Timothy Leary”

Guest speaker: Joanna Harcourt-Smith PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Joanna Harcourt-Smith.] “In my childhood, and in those [wealthy] circles, I never encountered compassion. If I ever encountered compassion it was from someone who was serving these people. And I wondered why that is. And this man said to me, ‘Well, you see, the […]

Podcast 298 – “Terence McKenna: Beyond 2012” Part 1

Guest speakers: Bruce Damer and Lorenzo Hagerty PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features the first of the recordings from last weekend’s workshop (titled “Terence McKenna: Beyond 2012”) that Bruce Damer and Lorenzo led in the Los Angeles area on January 28, 2012. In addition to Lorenzo’s remarks and some comments by those in attendance, three videos […]