Podcast 661 – “Psychedelia: History, Science, and Mysticism”


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Date this lecture was recorded: November 16, 2020
Guest speakers: Pat Murphy and Charlie Grob

Today’s podcast features an interview in the Live Salon with filmmaker Pat Murphy and psychedelic researcher Dr. Charles Grob. During the course of the conversation the conversation drifted into several interesting tributaries. However, the main focus of our conversation was to discuss Pat’s new film, Psychedelia.

PSYCHEDELIA​ ​is an hour-long documentary film about psychedelic drugs and their ability to induce mystical and religious experiences. The film chronicles their use in controlled research studies prior to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s, when LSD was regarded as a promising medical breakthrough, as well as their recent re-emergence in psychiatry.

Featuring leading experts in the field of psychedelic research, the film tells the story of medical professionals who have re-introduced these compounds into a legal and growing field of study. First-person accounts from a study on end-of-life anxiety explore the profound, life-altering insights psychedelics induce in participants and what these insights might mean for society at large.

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Posted in Charlie Grob, Culture, Education, Live Salons, LSD, MDMA, Medicine, Psilocybin, Psychedelic Research, Psychedelics, PTSD, Religion, Science & Technology, War on Drugs.


  1. it’s so much easier
    to let go…………………………..
    my insane mind works like this. versus “control control control.”
    -Terence McKenna

  2. Stoked to check out this movie now after listening to this episode. Lorenzo you should think about doing a podcast on the history of Psilocybe Tampanensis and the man who discovered it, Stephen Pollack.

    His name has been all but forgotten in the psychedelic space and the story behind the discovery of tampanensis and all the research he did on various species is extremely interesting.

  3. Why no more terence talks?

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: I had to put my things in storage for a while. One day, when I can afford to retrieve them, I’ll get a few more out. But right now I don’t have any more on hand.]

  4. I have been trying to contact Lorenzo without any luck. I hope he will see this message.
    Sadly, William (Wild Bill) Radacinski died earlier this month on November 5th.

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