Psychedelic Salon
Psychedelic Salon
Lorenzo Hagerty
Podcast 690 – Terence McKenna at Esalen June 1984
1 hour 26 minutes Posted Jan 8, 2024 at 4:08 pm.
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Guest speaker: Terence McKenna


Esalen Institute near Big Sur, California

Although he first appeared at Esalen in the early 1970s, this may be the earliest recording of a Terence McKenna workshop there. It is from June of 1984.

I think this is Terence's best and most clearly detailed description of the psychedelic experience. And that is why I'm repodcasting it now, rather than refer you to a podcast that I first published in April of 2014.Among other little gem in this talk where Terence said that of all the people he'd given DMT to over many years, only FOUR of them reported an experience like the ones he described. And then, he admitted that, and I quote: "every single one of them had been primed by me."

Podcast 396 – “A Freely Evolving Topology of Light & Sound”

(This is the first podcast of this talk.(The title on the cassette is Mind, Molecules and Magic)