Podcast 051 – “The Future of Visionary Art” Part 1

Guest speakers: Alex & Allyson Grey, Martina Hoffmann, Roberto Venosa PROGRAM NOTES: This program is part one of the Art Panel presentation for the Palenque Norte lectures at the 2006 Burning Man festival. In this program Alex Grey talks about the purpose of visionary art, Allyson Grey explains her vision of personal sacred spaces, Martina Hoffmann advises us to not […]

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 […]

Podcast 040 – “Psychedelogy: A Novel Paradigm of Self”

Guest speaker: Rafael Aisner PROGRAM NOTES: RafaelO Aisner founded The Rosetta Method School of Thought, to teach and develop his novel philosophical blend of Science, Mysticism, Psychology, Health, Urban-Shamanism and Empowerment. Rafael believes that each of us are multidimensional mystical creatures; gods, goddesses and deities, as well as physical beings, embodiments of Gaia, placed here […]

Podcast 039 – Mind States Sound Bites and Lorenzo in Venice Beach

Guest speakers: Julie Holland, Rick Doblin, Charles Grob, Ann & Sasha Shulgin, Alex Grey, and LorenzoPROGRAM NOTES: Here are a few samples from the 2005 Mind States conference that was held in Berkeley, California in May of that year. Sound bites from the following talks are included here: Dr. Julie Holland: “Medical Ecstasy: A Harm […]

Podcast 024 – “The Art of Alex Grey”

Guest speaker: Alex Grey PROGRAM NOTES: Alex &Allyson Grey (photo by Bill Radacinski) This is a talk Alex Grey gave at the 2002 Mind States conference in Jamaica. In it, he describes his journey as an artist as he takes us on a tour of some of his work. Pictures of the art Alex describes in […]

Podcast 018 – “Visionary Art/Visionary Design”

Guest speaker: Erik Davis PROGRAM NOTES: In this talk, Erik Davis gives an overview of the role that visionary art, as lineage and practice, plays in today’s planetary culture. Then he contrasts this with what he is calling “Visionary Design”: the translation of the visionary impulse into the design of artifacts, systems, and real-world solutions. Download […]