Podcast 348 – “Entheogens and Plant Medicines”


Guest speaker: Dr. Naughtilee

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Today’s program features the 2012 Palenque Norte Lecture that Dr. Naughtilee gave at the Burning Man Festival. Natalie is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor in private practice in San Francisco. Naturopathic Medicine is a unique, holistic healthcare system that promotes a proactive, preventative approach to health and wellness, blending the science of modern medicine with the wisdom of the natural healing arts. In this engaging talk, and through interaction with her audience, Dr. Naughtilee discusses some of the foods, medicines, and poisons that we obtain from plants and helps us to better realize what a deep connection we humans have to the plant world.


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Posted in Ayahuasca, Consciousness, Education, Environment, Palenque Norte, Science & Technology.


  1. Hello/Namaste fellow Psychonauts! 🙂

    Also, a deep bow to Lorenzo and the rest of the gang for uploading all these countless treasures of mind-altering goodness!!

    Words cannot truly express my gratitude for the time, money, and effort spent in making such a digital work of art and testament to the humanistic/holistic aims of the psychedelic mind!!!!

    I just wanted to call to your attention that this podcast in particular no longer works/exists. Upon attempting to listen/subscribe/download the file, I received this error:

    “Not Found

    The requested URL /archive/BurningMan/348-NataliePN2012.mp3 was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.”

    While I would be happy to upload it myself, I am not very familiar with the process of submitting a file to the Salon; additionally, I would not know where to find this lecture elsewhere. YouTube and Internet Archive queries have turned up nothing so far.

    Hopefully this has not been removed as another instance of “copyright violation.” Intellectual property rights are meaningless on a geological time scale, and/or in the light of the plight that our species shares (i.e. potential self-extinction, let alone the poor biosphere/Mother Earth that must put up with us on a daily basis…)

    Emphasis on the word “share.” Aren’t we all in this boat together? Not to mention I imagine any self-respecting botanist or psychedelic adventurer would be happy to share their knowledge with us.

    (I’m alluding to the shameful actions of Mark Watts and his living under his father’s shadow. Apparently many children feel entitled to the works and creativity of their parents, even though the children played little or no part in the creation of said works. Too bad that Alan’s teachings are yet to be in the public domain. I wonder if they will ever be. Perhaps Mark should get acquainted with LSD. Ha ha! 😉 But I digress.)

    May you have a peaceful and enlightening day,



    P.S. I would correspond through e-mail, but given the current nature of both PRISM/NSA surveillance and U.S. copyright law, I prefer to discuss via this forum or not at all. You may very well find a dead end with my submitted e-mail address. I understand if this comment qualifies as violating some rule, unbeknownst to me. Again, I merely wished to inform and thank those who are able to upload/manage the site.

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: That particular podcast was removed at the speaker’s request. Sorry.]

  2. Dr Russell,

    I think it’s more of a trip in the sense that she wants to strech the concept of what honorifcs actually mean. And that you can look like a tribal cauldron-stirrer, but still have good honorifcs. I think it’s good and bad in the same time. If I would be her, I’d only use the “Dr.” on the street, not at Burning Man.

  3. Quite a few in the community now seem to be leaning on their honorifics.

    I thought psychedelic culture was egalitarian?

    Am I alone in finding the psychedelic experience renders such considerations hysterically irrelevant???

  4. Olive Oil Myth: Heating a cooking oil will make it saturated or a trans-fatty oil.

    The Facts: As far as making a saturated fat, according to Dr. A. Kiritsakis, a world renowned oil chemist in Athens, (Book – OLIVE OIL FROM THE TREE TO THE TABLE -Second edition 1998), all oils will oxidize and hydrogenate to a tiny degree if repeatedly heated to very high temperatures such as is done in commercial frying operations. Olive pomace oil and virgin olive oil are both highly monounsaturated oils and therefore resistant to oxidation and hydrogenation. Studies have shown oxidation and hydrogenation occurs to a lesser degree in olive oil than in other oils. But in any case, the amount of hydrogenation is miniscule and no home cook would ever experience this problem.

    The large refinery-like factories which take unsaturated vegetable oil and turn it into margarine or vegetable lard do so by bubbling hydrogen gas through 250 to 400 degree hot vegetable oil in the presence of a metal catalyst, usually nickel or platinum. The process can take several hours. You cannot make a saturated product like margarine at home by heating olive oil or any other vegetable oil in a pan. We don’t know where this weird notion has come from. For more see our olive oil chemistry page

    Changing a cis-fat to a trans-fat does not occur on a home stove

  5. At about 28 minutes in, it’s recommended to make a cooking oil from Garlic and Olive oil. Any chef worth his salt knows that you do not cook with olive oil because of its very low flashpoint – once cooked, it becomes oxidized and carcinogenic, so don’t do that.

    Add it to the meal after its been cooked, add it to cold salads, drink shots of it, whatever, just don’t cook with it.

    Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B4cte5aviM

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