Psychedelic SalonAuthor: Lorenzo
12 Dec 2018

Psychedelic Salon

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Your source for cutting edge information about the exploration and expansion of consciousness. Featured speakers include Terence McKenna, Alex Grey, Daniel Pinchbeck, Erik Davis, Ann and Sasha Shulgin, Nick Sand, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson and more. You can access all of these podcasts for free at PsychedelicSalon.org or through MatrixMasters.net/salon/

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    PREVIEW of Podcast 594

    Today's podcast features a May 1990 talk by Terence McKenna in which he declares himself to be "an edge runner." What he means by that is that, while he lives mainly in the default world, it is at the edges of this world were he focuses his intentions. One of his more controversial quotes from this talk is, "If our god is omnipotent, omniscient, never wrong always right, utterly unforgiving, this is a jerk! Who needs this? We don't need this. Our image of deity is pathological. Our image of deity is the image of the cancerously untamed ego."

  • Posted on 10 Dec 2018

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    PREVIEW of Podcast 593

    Today we continue with the June 1989 Terence McKenna workshop session in which he sets out his ideas about history and time in his Timewave hypothesis. And while we now know that this idea of his will never actually become an actual theory, as it is sometimes said to be, nonetheless, he points out several instances in which history appears to be following a fractal pattern. As far as I know, this particular Timewave lecture hasn't been released on the Net before.

  • Posted on 03 Dec 2018

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    PREVIEW of Podcast 592

    In this fourth installment of a 1989 Terence McKenna workshop he begins with one of his more detailed accounts of the meme he launched about a transcendental object at the end of time. After first examining what humanity might be like without the clothing of culture. Although this most likely came up before, it is the first time that I remember him saying that his hypothesized transcendental object at the end of time was not an object but rather was more like a being. Here is his exact quote: "This transcendental object probably is more like a being than an object. I just call it a transcendental object to keep those issues out of it when we try to think of it as an at tractor. No, it's a mind. It's an organizing entelechy. It is THE mind. It's probably the mind that you call your mind." This may change much of what we think about Terence's concept of the eschaton.

  • Posted on 26 Nov 2018

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    PREVIEW of Podcast 591

    Today we pick up with ending of the morning session on the first day of a weekend workshop featuring Terence McKenna. This takes place on June 24, 1989, and he begins with an exploration of what he calls "a frantic search for substitutes for the goddess". In the afternoon session Terence begins with an exploration of the phenomenology of the psychedelic states. Here is one of my favorite quotes from this program: "You may have the notion that we are a minority that feels this is important and there is a majority that feels that it's unimportant. That isn't the case. We are a minority who feels this is important, and there is a majority that knows nothing about it whatsoever, has no data, and no realization of what it is."

  • Posted on 18 Nov 2018

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    PREVIEW of Podcast 590

    Today we continue with a workshop that Terence McKenna led at the Esalen Institute in June of 1989. Although he begins with an exploration of ideas surrounding the use of sound during psychedelic experiences, he also tells some great stories, including one of my favorites. I'd only heard it once before, and for me it's the funniest story I've heard him tell, and this is a new version that you won't want to miss. Additionally, this may be one of the earliest talks in which Terence addressed the issue of global climate change. Also, for the first time I remember hearing it, Terence talks about his ideas concerning the concept of exo-pheromones.

  • Posted on 11 Nov 2018

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