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Three organizations are joining forces on this new collection called Psychedelia: The Psychedelic Salon Podcast, the Timothy Leary Archives and the Terence McKenna Project. These three working groups have teamed up to create a superb public and permanent archive of audio (and some video) resources surrounding the Psychedelic experience and thinking that has and continues to shape the mind state of Humanity.



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Timothy Leary's Library
Dec 19, 2011
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Nov 22, 2011 Trialogues Press & others
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Psychedelia Archive collection of raw digitized audio files of the Trialogues featuring Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham and Rupert Sheldrake. Recorded in the 1980s and until the late 1990s these are unique conversations between three friends and voyageurs which go across every imaginable topic.
Topics: Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake
Psychedelia
May 6, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Today's podcast features a recording from the Timothy Leary archive. According to the label on the file, this is a recording of a television show that originated in Toronto, Canada. It was called "Enterprise," or something like that, and this program took place sometime in 1983. The guest host that night was none other than Dr. Timothy Leary, and his topic for discussion that evening was Artificial Intelligence. For me, one of the highlights was to hear a famous MIT professor predict...
Topics: leary, psychedelic, AI, artificial, intelligence
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Apr 29, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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“But I did [as a child] spend a lot of time grappling with shit like the nature of the soul, and the nature of sin, and all of these imponderables. And, of course, what you end up doing is you end up reading scholars of mysticism.” “To me it’s the most psychedelic part of the psychedelic experience, it’s when you get the logos coming out of the trees, the rocks, the berries, the water, everything.” “[Speaking about how to pursue a psychedelic culture.] Well, I’d say the...
Topics: mckenna, davis, psychedelic, death
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Apr 29, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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“In psilocybin and the tryptamine hallucinogens generally we actually have a state of mind that is very similar to the state of mind reported to accompany the UFO contact, and that these things could somehow be co-mapped, one onto the other” “Involvement with these tryptamines as they accumulated in your system, you seem to acquire the ability to inhabit more than one world at once, as though superimposed over reality there was a super-reality, a hyper dimensional world where information...
Topics: UFO, McKenna, Psychedelic
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Apr 15, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon episodes 259-260 Bruce Damer - The Great Crescendo Parts 1-2 (recorded March, 2011) Program Notes: “What’s interesting is the difference, or the counter-ballast, between the dialogue of doom and the voices of hope, and the innovators of hope for the future. And it’s something that you could refer to almost as like a great crescendo.” “I think that in this year of 2011 and heading into the auspicious year of 2012 and 2013 and beyond we are in the great crescendo of...
Topics: bruce damer, virtual, avatar, cresendo, 2012
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Apr 15, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “In psilocybin and the tryptamine hallucinogens generally we actually have a state of mind that is very similar to the state of mind reported to accompany the UFO contact, and that these things could somehow be co-mapped, one onto the other” “Involvement with these tryptamines as they accumulated in your system, you seem to acquire the ability to inhabit more than one world at once, as though superimposed over reality there was...
Topics: psychedelic, mckenna, psilocybin, tryptamine, UFO, extraterrestrial
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Apr 15, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“The human imagination, in conjunction with technology, has become a force so potent that it really can no longer be unleashed on the surface of the planet with safety.” [COMMENT by Lorenzo: This statement was made before Terence discovered virtual reality in cyberspace.] “This is where I think the psychedelics come in because they are anticipations of the future. They seem to channel information that is not strictly governed by the laws...
Topics: psychedelic, mckenna, technology, evolution
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Apr 15, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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In his next to last talk at the legendary Entheobotany Conferences in Palenque, Mexico, Sasha Shulgin holds forth on a host of topics ranging from his experiences in the navy during World War II, to how he first developed an interest in psychedelic chemistry, and on to a description of the processes and protocols he uses to develop new psychoactive compounds. The talk was given in January 2001.
Topics: psychedelic, shulgin, palenque, chemistry
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Apr 15, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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PROGRAM NOTES: [From Wikipedia] Jonathan Ott has written eight books, co-wrote five, and contributed to four others, and published many articles in the field of entheogens. He has collaborated with other researchers like Christian Rätsch, Jochen Gartz, and the late ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson. He translated Albert Hofmannâs 1979 book LSD: My Problem Child (LSD: Mein Sorgekind), and On Aztec Botanical Names by Blas Pablo Reko, into English. His articles have appeared in many...
Topics: psychedelic, chocoloate, ott
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Apr 15, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Jonathan Ott has written eight books, co-wrote five, and contributed to four others, and published many articles in the field of entheogens. He has collaborated with other researchers like Christian Rätsch, Jochen Gartz, and the late ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson. He translated Albert Hofmannâs 1979 book LSD: My Problem Child (LSD: Mein Sorgekind), and On Aztec Botanical Names by Blas Pablo Reko, into English. His articles have appeared in many publications, including The Entheogen...
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Psychedelia Collection Photos of Terence McKenna, Brenda Laurel, Myron Krueger, Omega Institute, early 1990s (1991 or 1992). Photos taken by Galen Brandt
Topics: Psychedelia, Timothy Leary, Brenda Laurel, Myron Krueger
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Mar 5, 2011 Carolyn Ferris
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Psychedelia: Timothy Leary 1993 New Year's Card
Topics: Timothy Leary, Carolyn Ferris
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Mar 1, 2011 SpiritPlants Radio
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Psychedelia features podcasts from SpiritPlants Radio: River's Edge with DJ Catfishrivers (music, sampling, mixes) Original Airdate: 11/20/2010 Find this and many more at: http://radio.spiritplants.org
Topics: Psychedelia, music, sampling, mixes
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Mar 1, 2011 SpiritPlants Radio
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Psychedelia features podcasts from SpiritPlants Radio: Radiohuasca with DJ Zart (interview with author Peter Gorman, music, poetry) Original Airdate: 11/13/2010 Find this and many more at: http://radio.spiritplants.org
Topics: Psychedelia, voices, music, poetry
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Mar 1, 2011 SpiritPlants Radio
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Psychedelia features podcasts from SpiritPlants Radio: Imaginary Chains with DJ Flip (original music by the host, psychedelically themed) Original Airdate: 9/11/2010 Find this and many more at: http://radio.spiritplants.org
Topics: Psychedelia, music, samples, mixes, voices
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Mar 1, 2011 SpiritPlants Radio
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Psychedelia features podcasts from SpiritPlants Radio: Under Eternity Blue with DJ Arkstar (an episode called "Psychedelic Journaling, Part 1) Original Airdate: 3/ 27/2010 Find this and many more at: http://radio.spiritplants.org
Topics: Psychedelics, music, samples, mixes, voice
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Mar 1, 2011 SpiritPlants Radio
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Psychedelia features podcasts from SpiritPlants Radio: The Elastic Retreat with DJ DeadtotheWorld (music, sampling, mixes) Original Airdate: 12/04/2010 Find this and many more at: http://radio.spiritplants.org
Topics: Psychedelia, music, sampling, mixes
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Psychedelia features podcasts from SpiritPlants Radio: Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard (music, readings, poetry, fiction, other readings) Original Airdate: 8/21/2010 Find this and many more at: http://radio.spiritplants.org
Topics: Psychedelics, music, poetry, fiction
Psychedelia
Feb 25, 2011 Alan Watts
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Psychedelic Salon 255 Why Is Christianity Afraid of Sex? Alan Watts
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Feb 25, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Podcast 254 Psilocybin and the Sands of Time Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âI still donât believe that people who deal with consciousness realize how mutable consciousness really is.â âThe evolution of the human species is the evolution of the human mind. These consciousness-expanding agents actually anticipate an end state in the evolution of the human mind. And so they cast enormous reflections back over the historical landscape. It is they...
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Psychedelia
Feb 25, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 252 How Do Psychedelics Heal? Dr. Cameron Adams [NOTE: All quotations are by Dr. Cameron Adams.] âIt is not really reasonable from a public health perspective to make psychedelics illegal.â â[Psychedelics] are biologically safe, far safer than alcohol. Alcohol, ten times the active dose will kill 50% of the people who take it. And something like mescaline, which is the most dangerous classic psychedelic is twenty four times. So thatâs two and a half times safer than...
Topics: Psychedelics, Healing
Psychedelia
Feb 25, 2011 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 253 Whatever Happened to Timothy Leary? This is an audio collage of three talks. The first is by Dr. Leary in 1966. That is followed by a 1973 interview with Ram Das on his current feelings about Leary. The final segment is a 1986 appearance by Dr. Timothy Leary on the Larry King show. [NOTE: The following quotations are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] âPsychedelic art is the public face, a communication device, of our new religion.â âPsychedelic drugs, which include marijuana,...
Topics: Psychedelics, Timoty Leary, Ram Das
Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 248-251 The Magic of Plants (Rites of Spring) - 4 parts PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âThe Dawning paradigm of post modern consciousness seems to be the growing awareness that we donât know what is happening at all, that all of the models we have worked out over the past five hundred years or so have now become recursive, and they can no longer be pushed forward as models of explanation. In other words, they are completed.â âThere is not...
Topics: Psychedelics, Terence McKenna
Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 247 Alan Watts On Being God and Death (Divine Death) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Alan Watts.] âWestern religions are more concerned with behavior, doctrine, and belief than with any transformation of the way in which we are aware of ourselves and our world.â âAnd very often it seems to me that reality appears rather much as the world is seen on a bleak Monday morning.â âIndeed one might say that psychoanalysis is based on Newtonian mechanics and in fact...
Topics: Psychedelics, Alan Watts
Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, Bruce Damer
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Psychedelic Salon 246 Elves, Egos, and Avatars Bruce Damer at the Fraser Clark Tribute Talks hosted by Jeff Laster at the 2010 Buddhafield Festival in Taunton, Somerset, England Recordings from Terence McKenna are included PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotations are by Bruce Damer.] âIn life if you let yourself be ruled by fear life becomes a fearful experience.â âIf you shake the Earth, all of the loose objects end in the West Coast of North America.â âThereâs nothing useful...
Topics: Psychedelics, Bruce Damer, Terence McKenna
Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 245 Terence McKenna on UFOs: Angels Aliens & Archetypes NOTE: This podcast is a âcompanionâ to KMOâs podcast #224 âViral Disclosureâ, which you may also find quite interesting. PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âThe more serious contenders [for explanations of UFO phenomena] as explanations, I think, fall into three categories. Is it us? Are we being visited? Or is there another tenant in the building that we are unaware of?â â⦠and...
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Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, Archives of the Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust
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Psychedelic Salon 244 From Mind to Supermind by Dr. Timothy Leary SB (1985) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.] âMore changes have taken place in the last twenty five years, unquestionably, than in any period of human history. Just as I said an hour on the Greenwich map is a century, a decade these days seems to be a century. Can you remember the ancient history of the 1960s?â âIf you change the techniques of child rearing, if you change the very philosophy and...
Topics: Psychedelics, Timothy Leary
Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 243 Beyond the Doors of Perception, Albert Hofmann Event (1988) Ram Das, Timothy Leary, Paul Krassner, and Tom Van Sant PROGRAM NOTES: âLSD produces religions experiences, but itâs less evident that it can produce a religious life.â -Houston Smith [NOTE: The following quotations are by Timothy Leary.] âThe origins of most great religions go back to groups of people who made this discovery that you donât look for god, you donât look for power in the Caesars or in the...
Topics: Psychedelics, Ram Das, Timothy Leary, Paul Krassner, Tom Van Sant
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 240-242 Terence McKenna - The Philosophical Gadfly (3 parts) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âThere are several unexplained anomalies. Why is it that fully 80% of the worldâs known plant hallucinogens are concentrated in the Amazon basin, even though the flora of the Old World jungles of Indonesia is equally rich?â âThe curing scenario of the ayahuascero is easily identified to the curing scenario of shamans world wide.â âI think the word...
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Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 239 Terence McKenna Shamanism, Alchemy, and the 20th Century (1996) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna ... recorded in 1996, however, it is current enough to have been given just last night ... maybe it was :-) .] âAnd these angel-dealing, horoscope-casting, alchemy-pursuing visionaries of this Rosicrucian Renaissance became simply objects of historical curiosity, completely incomprehensible to the people who followed them, generation after generation...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 237-238 A Tribute to Albert Hofmann (2 parts) Terence McKenna, Stanley Krippner, and Andrew Weil (Hofmann Foundation) PROGRAM NOTES: The Albert Hofmann Papers at Erowid.org The Albert Hofmann Foundation (online) [NOTE: The following quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âWhat is the psychedelic experience? What promise does it hold for a sane future for our planet and our children? And what is it about it that kindles the kind of loyalty that I feel coming from the people in...
Topics: Psychedelics, Albert Hofmann, Terence McKenna, Stanley Krippner, Andrew Weil
Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 236 Aldous Huxley on The Politics of Ecology PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Aldous Huxley.] âTo possess power is ipso facto to be tempted to abuse it.â âWhen advancing science and acceleratingly progressive technology alter manâs long-standing relationships with the planet on which he lives, revolutionize his societies, and at the same time equip his rulers with new and immensely more powerful instruments of domination what ought we to do? What can we do?â...
Topics: Psychedelics, Aldous Huxley
Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 235 Osmond, Stolaroff, & Hubbard Discuss Psychedelics (1964) Myron Stolaroff, Humphry Osmond, & Al Hubbard PROGRAM NOTES: On October 30, 1964, Dr. Humphry Osmond, Myron Stolaroff, Willis Harman, and Al Hubbard took LSD together. The next day they discussed what was learned. This is a recording of that gathering, and it is the first of the recovered recordings from The Stolaroff Collection, hosted at Erowid.org. "Thereâs a central power system, and hereâs the...
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Topics: Psychedelics, Myron Stolaroff, Humphry Osmond, Al Hubbard
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, Bruce Damer
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Psychedelic Salon 234 The World Soul Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake Final tape of the Trialogue 1989-90 (Tape4) which was missing from this Trialogue series PROGRAM NOTES: âI think that creativity depends on having sufficient indeterminacy around for a new pattern to arise up within it.â -Rupert Sheldrake When asked if he believed in randomness, Terence quickly said, âNo,â and then he went on to say, âRandomness is the least likely thing. Nowhere in nature do you...
Topics: Psychedelics, Trialogue, Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake
Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, Archives of the Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust
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Psychedelic Salon 233 Ram Das and Timothy Leary â 1983 Harvard Reunion Dr. Timothy Leary and Ram Das PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotations are by Ram Das.] "The next thought I had that I can remember was, Wow you can be anything this time around, youâre free. You can do anything, because it became so apparent to me the way in which mind creates. And I suddenly experienced myself as the creator rather than the victim." "Methods are methods are methods. Meditationâs a...
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Topics: Psychedelics, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Ramdas
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 232 Fisher, Stolaroff, and Al Hubbard (recorded by Lorenzo Hagerty in 2004) Guest speakers: Myron Stolaroff and Gary Fisher PROGRAM NOTES: This is a conversation that took place between Myron Stolaroff, Gary Fisher, and a group of friends at the legendary salon that Kathleen hosted on the third Friday of every month in Venice Beach, California. Myron Stolaroff and Gary Fisher The talk begins with Myron telling stories about the legendary Al Hubbard, also known as the Johnny...
Topics: Psychedelics, Gary Fisher, Myron Stolaroff
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, Bruce Damer
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Psychedelic Salon 231 Bruce Damer in conversation with Terence McKenna during the Virtual AllChemical Powwow, Hawaii, February 1999 PROGRAM NOTES: In this podcast we have a two-part program that begins with a reminiscence by Bruce Damer about how he came to know Terence McKenna. I then follow that with a recording of one of the last conversations Bruce and Terence had at Terenceâs house on the Big Island of Hawaii just a few weeks before Terence was laid low by a tumor in his brain. One of the...
Topics: Psychedelics, Terence McKenna, Bruce Damer
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 228-230 Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham, and Terence McKenna 1998 Trialogue (3 parts) PROGRAM NOTES: âThe development of current brain size is not the reason that there has been this explosion of technical innovation recently. Brain size hasnât changed much for 100,000 years.â -Rupert Sheldrake âItâs much more likely that for most of human history it was not man the huntER but man the huntED. ⦠It wasnât until about 50,000 years ago that there was an improvement in...
Topics: Psychedelics, Trialogue, Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 227 Sasha at MIT plus Alan Watts PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotations are by Sasha Shulgin.] âSo I look upon these materials [psychedelics] as being catalytic, not productive, they do not DO what occurs. The allow YOU to express what is in you that you had not had the ability to get to and express yourself without the help of a material.â âI find that still the human animal is the only one that is really effective in evaluating and comparing these various...
Topics: Psychedelics, Sasha Shulgin, Alan Watts
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 223-226 Terence McKenna on Hermeticism and Alchemy (4 parts) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âHuman beings are co-partners with deity in the project of being. This is the basis of all magic.â âIn a Christian context magic is heresy because it implies that man can command god to act. In other words that in some strange way the magician compels nature to behave as the magician desires.â âThe Hermetica actually refers to humanity as the brother...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 222 Jonathan Ott Crimes Against Nature: The Civil War Against Drugs PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Jonathan Ott.] âIt is, of course, absurd for humankind to presume to illegalize other organisms with which we share this planet.â âA society that coddles murderers and armed robbers in order to get tough on potheads is not walking the moral high ground.â [In reference to releasing violent criminals to make room for small-time, non-violent, simple possession...
Topics: Psychedelics, Jonathan Ott
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 221 Terence McKenna on Evolving Times PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âWhat I think is going on is that probably language was entertainment long before it was meaning. Itâs a kind of tuneless singing.â âSometime in the last 50,000 years, before 12,000 years ago, a kind of paradise came into existence, a situation in which men and women, parents and children, people and animals, human institutions and the land, all were in dynamic balance. And...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, Bruce Damer
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Psychedelic Salon 220 Bruce Damer from an interview for the documentary Fall and Winter EvoGrid: The Ultimate Nerd Project Why the Festival Culture Might Just Save the World Living in the Great Crescendo PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Bruce Damer.] "The EvoGrid at home will be your computer looking for signs of emergent protolife in the primordial digital soup." "[Life-like digital processes] are significant because they show us an insight into our own beginnings....
Topics: Psychedelics, Bruce Damer, Consciousness
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 218 Claudia Little The Truth About Cannabis PROGRAM NOTES: Below you will find the list of links to Web sites that Claudia Little refers to in her presentation about the safety, benefits, and importance of the cannabis plant. Marijuana â Why it Works Supporting Studies and Articles Growing Acknowledgments from Health Organizations regarding the Medical Benefits of Cannabis Health Organization Endorsements AMA Calls for Scientific Review of Marijuanaâs Prohibitive Status How...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 215-217 Terence McKenna Under the Teaching Tree (3 parts) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âThe surface of things is not where attention should rest.â Terence McKenna at home in Hawaii, Spring 1999âIâve never actually seen it [smoked DMT] hit anybody quite as hard as it hit me. For about fifteen minutes all I could say was, âI canât believe it!â ⦠This is no drug. Itâs magic. It masquerades as a drug. Itâs a doorway into another...
Topics: Psychedelics, Terence McKenna
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, Archives of the Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust
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Psychedelic Salon 214 and 219 Timothy Leary Live in Sanfrancisco 1979 (2 parts) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.] âFor the last four or five thousand years, freedom and intelligence and individualism have been moving in an unbroken chain from East to West. So that here on the banks of the Pacific Ocean we obviously have assembled the most advanced nervous systems on the planet.â Dr. Timothy LearyâWe all live within the reality bubble that our nervous system...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 213 Alan Watts on The Alchemy of LSD PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Alan Watts.] âSo we have to think again and try and find out, think deeply, what is fundamentally taboo in this culture and perhaps in other cultures as well. What information, in other words, would really let the cat out of the bag and give away the show?â âBut you see, the trouble about deep secrets is they canât be repressed indefinitely.â âAnd we donât even think that we had anything...
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Psychedelia
Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 212 Lorenzo Hagerty, The Wizard's Council (chapter three from his book The Genesis Generation) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Lorenzo.] âForget getting a permanent job. Forget careers and the quest for financial stability. They are all false gods, sent to you by the Capitalist elite on Wall Street, whose primary goal is to trap you into a life of servitude.â âYou still havenât figured it out yet, have you?â began Shadow. âIt should behoove us all to take the...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 211 Terence McKenna Empowering Hope in Dark Times PROGRAM NOTES: Introduction of Terence McKenna by Timothy Leary, followed by Terenceâs talk. [NOTE: The following quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âWhatâs the hang-up here? What is the problem? Why is perfection so distant?â "Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World" by Paul StametsâAlchemy, as Iâm sure many of you know, is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit from matter. ⦠The central...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 210 From the Shamanâs Circle to the Ivory Tower Anna Waldstein, Ivan Casselman, and Cameron Adams PROGRAM NOTES: Three lecturers are featured in this session from the 3rd International Conference for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC) held at the University of Amsterdam 23-26 July 2009. Their presentation is titled âFrom the Shamanâs Circle to the Ivory Tower: Progress, Spirituality and Psychedelic Thinking.â Aldous Huxley: A Biography by Sybille...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 209 An Audio Collage of Aldous Huxley (London, 1961) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Aldous Huxley.] Aldous HuxleyâI donât think there are any sinister persons deliberately trying to rob people of their freedom. But I do think, first of all, that there are a number of impersonal forces which are pushing in the direction of less and less freedom, and I also think that there are a number of technological devices which anybody who wishes to use can use to accelerate...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 208-NadelmannWoD2009 Itâs Time To End The War on Drugs Ethan Nadelmann PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Ethan Nadelmann.] âThe War on Drugs, this policy of punitive prohibition, is a horror in our society, something that cannot be morally justified, cannot be justified in terms of health, can certainly not be justified in terms of public safety, that cannot be justified in terms of any kind of fiscal prudence that Iâve ever heard of.â âThe War on Drugs is a...
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Nov 12, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 207 A Tribute to Alan Watts Alan Watts, Dr. John Lilly, Laura Huxley, and others PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast begins with a short clip of Alan Watts speaking about human consciousness. Then we join Dr. John Lilly, Laura Huxley, and a few other friends who are discussing the life of Alan Watts a few months after his death in November 1973.
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Psychedelic Salon 201-206 Terence McKenna - Appreciating Imagination at Esalen (6 parts) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] PART 1: The imagination is actually a kind of window onto realities not present. Terence McKenna at EsalenâIf the imagination runs riot in the dimension of the mundane itâs paranoia.â âArt is like the footprint of where the imagination has been.â âBelow the ordinary surface of space and time, ruled by relativistic physics, there is this...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 200 A Few Words From Our Elders Guest speakers: Gary Fisher, Sasha Shulgin, Ann Shulgin, Myron Stolaroff, Baba Ram Das, Timothy Leary, and Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: SASHA SHULGIN: âSo I looked upon these materials as being catalytic, not productive, they do not do what occurs, they allow you to express what is in you that you had not had the ability to get into and express yourself without the help of the material.â Scanned image of the copy of Saint Veronica's Veil...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, The Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust, Timothy Leary Archives
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Psychedelic Salon 199 Timothy Leary at MIT â 1967 PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] Dean Chamberlin's potraits of Ann and Sasha Shulgin and of Dr. Albert Hofmann âReligion is supposed to be fun and ecstasy, because itâs all a play of energy that weâre involved in.â âNow the message I have is an old one, the simplest and most classic message that has ever been passed on in world history. Itâs those six words: Drop out, turn on, then come back and tune it in....
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Nov 11, 2010 KQED Radio, Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 198 Terence McKenna on NPR â March 1999 Program: Forum on KQED with Michael Krasny PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âWell if youâre looking for psychoactive plants, nature is full of them. In every environment, in every ecosystem there are plants that either singly, or in combination with nearby plants, will deliver powerful mind-altering experiences.â âFor the person who does their homework, there is no conflict between the wish to experience...
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Psychedelic Salon 197 Terence McKenna - McNature PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âIt seems to me that it [Nature] is psyche in a way that has become occluded by the perverse development of language.â âStanding outside the cultural hysteria the trend is fairly clear. It is a trend toward temporal compression and the emergence of ambiguity.â Terence McKennaâNature is actually the goal at the end of history.â âHallucinogenic plants act as enzymes which...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, The Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust, Timothy Leary Archives
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Psychedelic Salon 196 Timothy Leary vs. Notre Dame (1968) PROGRAM NOTES: NOTE: All quotations are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] âOf course, what the politicians debate about is really irrelevant because theyâre in basic agreement. They believe in the system. They just want the power to run it. So they give us the illusion about fighting fiercely about words and tactics and promises, but we know, donât we, that thereâs no choice there.â âWhatâs it all about? Whatâs life all about? Why are we...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, The Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust, Timothy Leary Archives
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Psychedelic Salon 194-195 Timothy Leary & friends - The Future of Higher Intelligence - 1981 (2 parts) Dr. Timothy Leary, Frank Baron, Dr. Andrew Weil,Walter Houston Clark, Robert Anton Wilson, and Paul Krasner ROGRAM NOTES: This recording was made at a conference held at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1981. Panelists include: Dr. Timothy Leary, Frank Baron, Dr. Andrew Weil,Walter Houston Clark, Robert Anton Wilson, and Paul Krasner [NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 193 The Houseboat Summit â 1967 Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Allen Cohen PROGRAM NOTES: âThe Houseboat Summitâ was held in February 1967, and has been documented in several places on the Web. In addition to the quotes below, which are from this podcast, you can read a more complete transcript of this historic meeting here. âI think that, thus far, the genius of this kind of underground that weâre talking about is that it has no leadership.â...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, The Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust, Timothy Leary Archives
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Psychedelic Salon 192 Timothy Leary Live at the Stone â 1987 [NOTE: All quotations are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] âSo to me, that Summer of Love [1967] was kind of a coming out party, a coming of age party, of the first wave, the first year of the baby boom [when the first boomers turned 21].â âItâs kind of interesting that the military, and the police, and these bureaucrats, they live in a germ-free society. They live in shells of bureaucratic boot kissing.â The Human Be-In - 1967...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 187-191 Terence McKenna at CIIS on The Ethnobotany of Shamanism (5 parts) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] âMost software, I think, is written by freaks.â âWhat it [investigating psychedelics] really requires is a love of the peculiar, of the weird, the bizarre, the étrange, the freaky and unimaginable.â âNature and the imagination seem to be the precursors to involvement in the psychedelic experience.â âDMT seems to argue, convincingly I...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 186 Salon host Lorenzo Hagerty presents the first chapter of his novel The Genesis Generation PROGRAM NOTES: In todayâs program there is no featured guest. Instead, Lorenzo presents the first chapter in his new novel, The Genesis Generation. In it, Lorenzo weaves the tale of a young man caught between two worlds, the world of corporate America and the world of the psychedelic community. As the story unfolds, we learn of the transformation of a 29 year old âyuppie-geekâ into...
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Psychedelic Salon 185 Terence McKenna on Shamanism and the Archaic Revival (vision plants) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Terence McKenna.] âPeople without plants are in a state of perpetual neurosis, a state of existential wanting.â âThe numinous depth of the mystery that seems to have called us out of the animal mind is completely impenetrable to modern analysis.â "The Archaic Revival" by Terence McKennaâAnd I donât mean this metaphorically. I want to be taken...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, Bruce Damer
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Psychedelic Salon 184 Bruce Damer on The Boundaries of the Human Mind Presented at Mind States Oaxaca, 2004 (second talk of a two talk series) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Bruce Damer.] âWhat Damasio is showing is that people who, in the lab, get a huge amount of cognitive stimulus all the time start to have no access to the emotional part [of themselves] at all. They canât store to it, and they canât retrieve from it. They become what he calls emotionally neutral.â âSo if...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, The Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust, Timothy Leary Archives
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Psychedelic Salon 183 Timothy Leary on What Are Humans For? (1983) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Timothy Leary.] âThe people who were teaching us about consciousness-expanding drugs were people like Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, even Henry Luce, the respectable conservative founder of âTimeâ magazine. There was a large group of thoughtful people who told us that the doors of perception were going to open and an avalanche of change would happen.â âHarvard is there to train...
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Psychedelic Salon 182 Missy & Andre Nobels, Mateo Pallamary on The Spark of Divine Creativity PROGRAM NOTES: Andre & Missy Nobels and Mateo PallamaryMATEO: âHereâs the thing about divine creativity, and that really pegs it because creation is divine, and we are creators. And when we tap into that cosmic oneness and unity, spirit comes through, and we give ourselves up to spirit and allow spirit to move us instead of trying to move spirit.â MATEO: âSo, when you tap into divinity the...
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Psychedelic Salon 180-181 Terence McKenna on What Science Forgot & Eros Eschaton Q&A (2 parts) PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence McKenna.] âIs there any permission to hope? More specifically, is there any permission for smart people to hope? I mean itâs easy to hope if youâre stupid, but is there any basis for intelligent people to hope? ⦠I think so.â Bruce Damer, Terence McKenna, and Robert Venosa at the AllChemical arts conference in Hawaii, September...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, The Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust, Timothy Leary Archives
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Psychedelic Salon 179 Timothy Leary at Cornell in 1989 PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All of the following quotations are by Timothy Leary.] Dr. Timothy LearyâThe first very dangerous side effect of psychedelic drugs is long term memory gain. And the second is short term memory loss. And I forget the third.â âThe time has come for us as a species, and for you all as individuals, to move into the post industrial society.â âWe all create our own reality.â [Paraphrasing John Paul Sartre] âYou can...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty, The Dr. Timothy Leary Futique Trust, Timothy Leary Archives
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Psychedelic Salon 178 Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson A random walk through two great minds PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All of the following quotations are by Timothy Leary.] âI donât want to legalize drugs. Itâs not the governmentâs business to legalize anything we do privately in our own homes. Are they going to legalize masturbation.â âBy far, the number one problem facing our species for the last 25,000 years has been the relentless, ruthless, perennial, almost invisible oppression of...
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Nov 11, 2010 Lorenzo Hagerty
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Psychedelic Salon 176-177 Terence McKenna on Surfing Finnegans Wake (2 parts) PROGRAM NOTES: PART ONE [NOTE: All quotations below are by Terence McKenna.] âIn some ways, I think it can arguably be said that this is the quintessential work of art, or at least work of literature, of the twentieth century.â âThe reason Iâm interested in it is because itâs two things, clearly. âFinneganâs Wakeâ is psychedelic, and it is apocalyptic/eschatological.â Terence McKennaâWhat I mean by...
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Psychedelic Salon 175 Timothy Leary on the The Intelligent Use of Psychedelic Drugs PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.] âWe represent the aristocratic, exploring elite of our species, and we always have.â Dr. Timothy LearyâThe purpose of human life is to go within and find out who you are. The purpose of human life is to grow.â âAmerican history is filled with people who knew how to use drugs intelligently.â âHe [William James] later wrote the book...
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Psychedelic Salon 174-McKennaPushingTheEnvelope Terence McKenna on Pushing the Envelope PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotes below are by Terence McKenna.] âThe thing is that it is incredibly frustrating to anyone who would control it [the Internet], because you canât predict the impact of any technology before you put it in place.â âHans Moravic says about the rise of Artificial Intelligence, we may never know what hit us.â âIf I were to suddenly find myself a sentient AI on the Net, I would...
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