Psychedelic Salon
Psychedelic Salon
Lorenzo Hagerty
Quotes, comments, and audio files from Lorenzo's podcasts
Podcast 661 – “Psychedelia: History, Science, and Mysticism”
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: November 16, 2020 Guest speakers: Pat Murphy and Charlie Grob Today’s podcast features an interview in the Live Salon with filmmaker Pat Murphy and psychedelic researcher Dr. Charles Grob. During the course of the conversation the conversation drifted into several interesting tributaries. However, the main focus of our conversation was to discuss Pat’s new film, Psychedelia. PSYCHEDELIA​ ​is an hour-long documentary film about psychedelic drugs and their ability to induce mystical and religious experiences. The film chronicles their use in controlled research studies prior to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s, when LSD was regarded as a promising medical breakthrough, as well as their recent re-emergence in psychiatry. Featuring leading experts in the field of psychedelic research, the film tells the story of medical professionals who have re-introduced these compounds into a legal and growing field of study. First-person accounts from a study on end-of-life anxiety explore the profound, life-altering insights psychedelics induce in participants and what these insights might mean for society at large. Psychedelia(the movie) Virtual Screening with Fluence25% off discount code: PSYCHEDELIADOC Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select optionMacs – Ctrl-Click, select option Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Nov 18
1 hr 3 min
Podcast 660 – “Celebrating Timothy Leary’s 100th Birthday”
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: October 22, 2020 Guest speakers: Rio Hahn, Michael Shields, and Ron Turner Today’s podcast features a recording of a live salon in which former friends and associates of Dr. Timothy Leary shared their remembrances of him on the occasion of 100th anniversary of Dr. Leary’s birth. Among other first-hand accounts, we learned the truth about why Timothy decided at the last minute to not have his head frozen after he died. Archive of Timothy Leary talkson the Psychedelic Salon Lorenzo’s Days as a Drug DealerConfessions of an Ecstasy Advocate
Oct 22
1 hr 20 min
Podcast 659 – “Krishnamurti Revisited”
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: Guest speaker: J. Krishnamurti Today I am going to replay a recording of J. Krishnamurti that I first played here in the salon in January of 2009. A lot has happened since then, but I haven’t noticed any overall change for the better in the way we humans interact with one another. My thought is that it may be worth our time to have another listen to these words of wisdom. [The following quotations are by J. Krishnamurti in today’s podcast.] “Give your heart and your mind with every thing that you have to find out a way of living differently.” “We are talking about a revolution, not physical, but a psychological revolution in which there is no, at the depth, conformity. … Conformity exists when there is comparison. For a mind to be totally free from comparison, that is to observe your whole history which is embedded in you.” “What’s your answer to this question that human beings have lived this way for millennia upon millennia, why haven’t they changed? . . . Why don’t you, if you’re at all serious in this matter, why don’t you ask yourself that question? Why am I, a human being who has been through all of this, why haven’t I changed?” “And when observed through history, through our life, all that hope and faith have no meaning at all, because what is important is what we are, actually what we are, not what we think we are, or what we think we should be, but actually what is.” J. Krishnamurti Website Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select option Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Oct 14
46 min
Podcast 658 – “Legal Questions and Answers”
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 28, 2020 Guest speaker: Gary Smith Today’s podcast features attorney Gary Smith who has just published a major compendium of drug laws in the United States as well as in several other nations. In this wide-ranging interview, which took place during a live session of the Psychedelic Salon, you may be surprised at what could happen to you if the federal government finds both cannabis and a firearm in your home. Even if you have a doctor’s medical marijuana recommendation and a licensed firearm you have committed a felony. Psychedelica Lexa comprehensive survey ofthe laws governing psychedelics Gary Smith’s YouTube Channel Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select optionMacs – Ctrl-Click, select option Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Oct 6
1 hr 5 min
Podcast 657 – “Psychedelic Law and Terence McKenna
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Gary Smith and Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s program features a collection of short Terence McKenna sound bites that may have some relevance to life during today’s pandemic. Additionally, I have included four brief answers to legal questions by Gary Smith, author of Psychedelia Lex and next week’s guest in our live salon. Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Sep 27
41 min
Podcast 656 – “Damer and McKenna Discuss Covid-19”
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Bruce Damer and Dennis McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 4, 2020 Bruce Damer and Dennis McKenna engage in a spirited conversation for a tribute to Dennis’ brother, Terence. This conversation was recorded on April 4th, 2020 at an online event held during the early phases of the COVID-19 epidemic. This tribute to Terence marked the 20th anniversary of his death, on April 3, 2000, a day which we have come to call “Terence Day” or perhaps more fun for everyone: “International Boundary Dissolution Day”. Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select option Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Sep 1
1 hr 4 min
Podcast 655 – “Datura Tips from a Psychedelic Sailor”
Guest speaker: Rio Hahn 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 Geographical Society; a founding and life member of the Rainforest Club; a Fellow, two-term Director, and past Ombudsman of The Explorers Club, as well as serving three terms as Chairman of the San Diego Chapter. He is the recipient of five Explorers Club Flags, a licensed sea captain, an open water diver, and a founding member of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology. And I should add that he is a friend of mine. I invited Rio to the salon to tell his stories about the time in the Amazon when Terence and Dennis McKenna joined Wade Davis on the RV Heraclitus for their now-legendary meeting in the jungle. However, the high (no pun intended) point of our conversation was his in-depth discussion of datura. This is the first time that datura has been discussed in the salon. Sawmi’s Sacred PlantA Report of Unprecedented Datura Use in Nepalby Robert “Rio” Hahn, FRGS, FN’86 RV HeraclitusOwned and Operated by the Institute of Ecotechnics Spaceship Earth Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select option Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Aug 17
57 min
Podcast 654 – “Bitcoin Is Psychedelic”
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Brandon Quittem PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: July 13, 2020. Today’s podcast features Brandon Quittem whose essay, “Bitcoin is the Mycelium of Money” provided us with a launching pad for a lively discussion about ways in which the world’s financial system may experience turbulence brought about by cryptocurrency. In addition to talking about the basics of digital money, we also discussed blockchain technology, psychedelics, and Bitcoin. Brandon Quittem Website Bitcoin is the Mycelium of Money by Brandon Quittem Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select option Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Jul 16
1 hr 4 min
Podcast 653 – “We Cannot Have a Pacified Movement”
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Nikkita Oliver PROGRAM NOTES: If you only listen to one podcast from the Psychedelic Salon, I hope that it is this one. While these podcasts have been focused primarily about preserving talks by our elders and promoting the ideas of our “new elders”, today’s podcast is different. Between the covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter demonstrations we have a lot to consider, and we have some serious decisions to make. Of all the people that I know, the young woman whose ideas you will hear in this podcast, Nikkita Oliver, is the one person who I would follow unhesitatingly into our shared future. She is highly intelligent, a great poet, and a leader that I believe we can trust. After you listen to this podcast and hear her Convergence speech from 2019, her TEDx talk in 2016, and her poems, I hope that you will feel the same way. Nikkita Oliver’s Twitter feed “Building People Power”: Nikkita Oliver on Seattle’s Extraordinary Protests and What Comes Next Seattle People’s Party Podcast 599 “The Psychedelic Hospice Movement” by Lorenzo 8:46 – Dave Chappelle Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select option Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Jun 12
46 min
Podcast 652 – “The Rose of Paracelsus” – Chapter 2
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Brother David Steindl-Rast, Leonard Pickard, and Mark Juhan PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a reading by Brother David Steindl-Rast of Chapter 2 from The Rose of Paracelsus, written by Leonard Pickard. Earlier podcasts in this series include: Podcast 644 – “The Rose of Paracelsus” – Chapter 1 Podcast 609 – “The Rose Garden – Introduction” Podcast 629 – “The Rose Garden” 002 TED Talk by Brother David Steindl-Rast Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select option Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Jun 1
2 hr 43 min
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