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Podcast 395 – #WaveOfAction

Guest speakers: Various
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#WaveOfAction . . . Occupy Consciousness

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The Worldwide #WaveOfAction begins April 4, 2014 and runs through July 4, 2014. During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display. As our part in this WAVE, the salon will feature periodic reports from this global ripple in our species-consciousness. This is the first of those podcasts.

Actify ~ Wave of Action ~ 4.4.14

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Podcast 394 – “Shulgin Farm Research Update 2013″

Guest speaker: Paul Daley
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Today’s podcast features the 2013 Palenque Norte Lecture by Dr. Paul Daley in which he talks about Sasha Shulgin, his life and his work. Paul is one of the key people who has stepped in to consolidate and continue the experimental research begun by Dr. Shulgin. In addition to telling about Sasha’s chemical research, Dr. Daley also talks about some of the reasons Sasha has given for why he does what he does. And we also hear about some of the ongoing research taking place in Sasha’s laboratory, including research into a possible remedy for cluster headaches.

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Podcast 386 – “Loose Ends Time”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“That’s the key thing that the archaic world knew that we don’t know: How do you live in equilibrium so that your children may live in equilibrium, because otherwise you get a cycle started that’s going to shove somebody over the cliff. And that somebody in the present case is either ourselves, our children, or their children. It’s no further away in time than that.”

“We love to congratulate ourselves on the forward-leaning liberal society that we live in, and the truth is it’s a bunch of rattle snake-handling fundamentalists that are much closer to Stalin than they are to FDR or anybody else like that.”

“If you look at the fossil record, 95% of all the species that have ever lived on the Earth are extinct. From that point of view it looks as though biology is a process for producing extinction.”

“You talk about a well-kept secret that’s only two tokes away? How do they keep the lid on this? That’s the miracle to me. How do they keep the lid on this?” [smoked NN-DMT]
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Podcast 369 – “Timothy & Terence”

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary & Terence McKena
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Invitation to the opening of the Timoty Leary Archive at the New York Library. (Held on the second anniversary of the Occupy Movement.) :-)


[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“I know that I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Tim Leary. He was the pathfinder. He cut the way through the woods. He gave us all permission to be very much the people that we are tonight.”

“Alchemy is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit from matter.”

“What ‘psychedelic’ means is getting your mind out in front of you, by whatever means necessary, so that you can relate to it as a thing in the world and then work upon it.”

“Mind conjures miracles out of time.”

“You’ve been told from the cradle that the deck was stacked against you, fall of man, original sin, and so forth and so on. It’s bullshit. It’s absolute bullshit.”

Books mentioned in this podcast

One Foot in the Future
Nina Graboi

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition
By Frances A. Yates

Spiritual and Demonic Magic: From Ficino to Campanella (Magic in History)
D.P. Walker

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Podcast 368 – “Psychedelics and the Feminine”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“The Gaian process is more than a process. It is s self-reflecting entelechy of some sort.”

“It is curious that what these psychedelics do, on a scale of a community, is they release new ideas. . . . And that this is how culture moves forward. That culture is a phenomenon dependent on the generation of ideas, plans, notions, connections. So this is precisely what these compounds are doing.”

“What is always left out of descriptions of the psychedelic state, the deep psychedelic state, is how weird it is.”

“I finally realized that this ‘place’ that I kept bursting into [on a psychedelic experience] was somebody’s idea of a playpen.”

“We [psychonauts] are all going to go into the books as pioneers, because it’s too early for us to be anything else. There’s no map, no finished database, just anecdotes of the crazy, crazy stuff that goes on. That’s why it’s so important to try and share [our stories].”

“The world isn’t this unbelievably strange thing which is ‘out there’. The world is this stranger-than-we-can-suppose thing which begins from the core of us out. That means nothing can be taken for granted. It can be taken apart. It can be put together many, many ways.”

“[DMT] is pure, one hundred per-cent magic. MAGIC. It’s not a drug. It’s an event. It’s not something you do. It’s something that happens to you.”

McKenna also describes a DMT experience as, “A collision with another modality.”

Books Mentioned in this podcast

The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
Riane Eisler


The Creative Explosion: An Inquiry into the Origins of Art and Religion (Cornell paperbacks)

The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens (American Lecture Series)
Richard Evans Schultes

Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers
Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann, Christian Rätsch

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Podcast 367 – “The Evolution of a Psychedelic Thinker”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“This is a very central part of the psychedelic attitude toward the world, to entertain all possibilities but to never commit to belief. Belief always being seen as a kind of trap, because if you belief something you are forever precluded from believing its opposite..”

“In a sense, sexuality is the built-in psychedelic experience that only a very few people manage to evade.”

“Eros is an ego-overwhelming, boundary dissolving, breakthrough creating force scripted into human life that is pretty intrinsically psychedelic.”

“One of the core elements of this psychedelic thing is freedom, on the broadest scale.”

“Nothing is as boundary dissolving, except for psychedelic compounds, as travel. Travel is up there.”

“I have nothing but scorn for all weird ideas other than my own.”

“Without an understanding and a familiarity of the psychedelic experience you should be sued for fraud if you’re practicing psychotherapy.”

“The archaic revival is an invitation to historical humanity to view itself as a kind of a prodigal son.”

“What the psychedelics are for us as a species, rather than for each one of us as an individual, what they are for us as a species is an enzyme that catalyzes the language-making capacity.”

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Podcast 364 – “Communicating with the Mushroom”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“That’s the core puzzling experience, when you meet the Other organized as a speaking mind.”

“What you call man is time.” [Quoting the mushroom.]

“It’s as though a certain level of intoxication with the mushroom is the precondition for being able to communicate, but is not itself enough.”

“What happens with DMT is you leap over all the barriers in the first few seconds. Unlike mushrooms where over hours and hours on a high dose you might navigate yourself to the center of the Mandela, DMT is like being struck by metaphysical lightening.”

“[DMT] raises all the questions in a hurry. It’s so intense and so oriented toward the other and the visual and the hallucinogenic that it isn’t really like a drug. It’s more like an event that you ran into. You just came around a corner and there was the unspeakable.”

“History is the siren song of the soul.”
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Podcast 358 – “This Psychedelic Thing”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“I think if we ever tease apart this psychedelic thing, what we’ll discover is it’s an inter-species communication system.”

“I’m at war with the keepers of the secrets.”

“One of the motivations for my career is to get other people to check [DMT] out, because here is truly confounding data that you don’t have to make an expedition to the heart of the Amazon, or battle your way through hours of waves of nausea and dark spaces, chanting your mantra obsessively. I mean, when you smoke DMT, 30 seconds later you’re in the presence of the unspeakable, and the show is going full blast.”

“It really frustrates me when people have psychedelic experiences and don’t talk about them, because to me, that’s what they’re for. They’re to fertilize the enterprise of communication. It’s to be talked about. And if it’s not talked about it’s sort of like seeds which fall on sterile ground.”

“I think that the world is held together by a misunderstanding.”

“The real trick with an extraterrestrial is to know when you’re in the presence of one.”

“If you want the real thing, it’s just five dried grams away. The REAL THING!”

“The New Age, generally I find, is somewhat obnoxious, because it’s a flight from the psychedelic experience.”

“I love science. I just think it’s incredibly pretentious and has claimed too much.”

“It’s astonishing the cul de sacs into which the human mind has wandered.”

“The psychedelic thing speaks to freedom, and so you can shine that on a number of issues.”


Returning Vision to the Human Enterprise
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Contact in the Desert
“The Planet’s Premier UFO Convention”

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Podcast 357 – “Fungi Questions”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

The culture cannot evolve faster than the language. The language is the flashlight that shows the path.”

The psychedelic universe, whatever it is, is the major datum of experience. It’s larger than this planet. Nobody knows how large it is. The further in you go the bigger it gets. We don’t know what to make of something like that. It’s the reverse of our expectations.”

Psychedelic telepathy is you ‘see’ what I mean.”

The testimony of DMT, for me, is that there is a nearby dimension, teeming with intelligences, that from one of the more conservative perspectives seems like an ecology of souls.”

Look at the reputation they gave him. [Giordano] Bruno without the pyre is a whiskey priest laying waste to the maids of Umbria.”

The fungi became, or is for some mysterious reason still to be
discovered, a pipeline into a mind, an entelechy, which we can only image as feminine and can only associate somehow to the environment, to the ecosystem. This is the Gaian mind. This is what the goddess really is. The goddess is a network of connective intelligence that is operating on this planet.”

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Podcast 345 – “Transhuman Encounters”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“We now know enough to fantasize realistically about what the alien would be like, and I think that this then sets up polarities in the collective psyche that previously we have only seen at the level of the individual.”

“By passing into the psychedelic phase, the space-faring phase, the entire species is passing into adolescence.”

“The question is being asked, ‘Are we alone?’ ” And though we now focus on that question we need to think beyond that to what if we’re not alone? Then what becomes the next imperative question?”

“People are, in the confines of their own apartments, becoming Magellans of the interior world and reaching out to this alien thing and beginning to map it and bring back stories that can only be compared to the kind of stories that the chroniclers of the New World brought back to Spain at the close of the 15th century.”

“Actually, this is what has led us into this extremely alienated state, it’s that we haven’t demanded that the stories we tell ourselves about how the world works confirm our direct experience of how it works.”
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