Podcast 655 – “Datura Tips from a Psychedelic Sailor”

Guest speaker: Rio Hahn PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 13, 2020 Today’s program features a recent conversation in the live salon with Rio Hahn. He is an explorer, photographer/filmmaker, and author. Popularly known by the sobriquet “Rio,” given to him during his Amazon River explorations. He is a Fellow of the Royal […]

Podcast 236 – “The Politics of Ecology”

Guest speaker: Aldous Huxley PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Aldous Huxley.] “To possess power is ipso facto to be tempted to abuse it.” “When advancing science and acceleratingly progressive technology alter man’s long-standing relationships with the planet on which he lives, revolutionize his societies, and at the same time equip his rulers with […]

Podcast 197 – “McNature”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “It seems to me that it [Nature] is psyche in a way that has become occluded by the perverse development of language.” “Standing outside the cultural hysteria the trend is fairly clear. It is a trend toward temporal compression and the emergence of […]

Podcast 174 – “Pushing the Envelope”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Terence McKenna.] “The thing is that it is incredibly frustrating to anyone who would control it [the Internet], because you can’t predict the impact of any technology before you put it in place.” “Hans Moravic says about the rise of Artificial Intelligence, we may […]

Podcast 168 – “What Hawaii Says About Evolution”

Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake PROGRAM NOTES: All of the following quotations are from a private trialogue held at Terence McKenna’s home in Hawaii sometime in 1994. [NOTE: The following quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “I think what life on islands brings home to us is that Earth itself is an island.” “I […]

Podcast 129 – “The Imagination and the Environment”

Guest speaker: Erik Davis PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Erik Davis.] “The imagination is a key, and pivotal interface, between human beings and the natural world.” “Any kind of restorative, sustainable renewal of our planet has to exist on the imaginal realm as well as the realm of technical solutions, political developments, and […]