Podcast 068 – “Light and Vision” (Part 2)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 05:38 Ralph Abraham: “It does seem very attractive to think of the electromagnetic field as some kind of favored intermediary among all the physical fields.” 07:41 Rupert Sheldrake: “There’s this mystery of light. I still think Maxwell’s electromagnetic formulations […]

Podcast 067 – “Light and Vision” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 04:52 Rupert Sheldrake begins a discussion about light. 10:55 Rupert “What kind of influence could be moving outward through the eyes as part of the image-forming perceptive process, and in this outward projection in some sense project the image […]

Podcast 066 – “Chaos and Imagination” (Part 2)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 02:29 Terence McKenna: “The ego is essentially paranoia institutionalized.” 03:53 Ralph Abraham: Considers the possibility that ego became strengthened when psychedelic usage became less frequent. 05:29 Terence: Talks about a “psychedelic rebirth.” 08:15 Terence: “A calendrical reform would be […]

Podcast 065 – “Chaos and Imagination” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 02:29 Ralph Abraham: “So I should like now to speak about the chaos of ordinary life and the relationship of this chaos to the imagination.” 05:41 Ralph: “Chaos, Gaia, and Eros are the gods, or concepts, of the primitive types.” […]

Podcast 060 – “The Future of Human Consciousness”

Guest speaker: Myron Stolaroff PROGRAM NOTES: (Minutes : Seconds into program) 03:13 “My talk is about the future of human consciousness.” 08:18 ” The discovery of who we are and what our potential can be was given an enormous boost when Dr. Albert Hofmann came forward with LSD.” 11:11“What is it like to enter the […]

Podcast 053 – “Ask the Shulgins” (Burning Man 2006)

Guest speakers: Ann & Sasha Shulgin PROGRAM NOTES: This program features Ann and Sasha Shulgin in their 2006 appearance at Burning Man where they participated in the Palenque Norte lecture series with their ever-popular “Ask the Shulgins” question and answer session. Questions that the Shulgins answered that day included such diverse issues as: What is your […]

Podcast 047 – “The Day the Universe Becomes Conscious”

Guest speaker: Bruce Damer and Galen Brandt PROGRAM NOTES: Terence McKenna once called Bruce Damer “a visionary’s visionary,” and Bruce certainly lived up to that reputation in his 2003 Burning Man presentation. Combining subjects as diverse as evolution, psychedelic experiences, and physics, he builds a mental construct to rival Olaf Stapleton’s classic workStarmaker. In addition to […]

Podcast 045 – “Rave Culture And the End Of The World”

Guest speaker: Fraser Clark PROGRAM NOTES: Fraser Clark returns to the Psychedelic Salon with a brilliant talk he gave as a guest lecturer at Stanford University. In his introduction to this podcast, Lorenzo calls this one of the most important programs we have heard so far in this series. In this talk you’re going to […]

Podcast 044 – “A Conversation About How Communities Come About”

Guest speakers: Ken Vanosky and Jerry Candelaria PROGRAM NOTES: Ken Vanosky and Jerry Candelaria moderated the most interactive of the 2003 Palenque Norte conversations at Burning Man, and in this recording you will also hear from several members of the audience who added some significant thoughts of their own. If you have never been to […]

Podcast 042 – “Using Psychedelics for Rational Work”

Guest speaker: James Fadiman PROGRAM NOTES: From the Mind States conference in 2003, James Fadiman gives an entertaining account of his early days in psychedelic research. The Mind States program that year had this to say about Dr. Fadiman: James Fadiman, Ph.D. has been involved in both teaching and facilitating creative problem-solving with and without psychedelics […]