Podcast 468 – “Investigating Life – Part 2”

Guest speaker: Peter Gorman
Sapo In My Soul: The Matsés Frog Medicine By Peter Gorman

PROGRAM NOTES:

I have never gone to bed in Peru without having learned something new that day.” -Peter Gorman

Today’s podcast features the second part of an interview with Peter Gorman, one of the larger-than-life figures to be found among our psychedelic elders. The program begins by picking up with a story about river pirates in the Amazon, migrates to tales of running a bar in the jungle town of Iquitos, Peru that was frequented by DEA agents, and continues with Peter talking about his interactions with luminaries such as Albert Hofmann, Alan Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, and Terence McKenna. Also, Peter talks about his new book “Sapo In My Soul”, which is the first book to be published about this interesting medicine. Of interest to our younger saloners will be his telling of how, as a young man himself, he financed his trips to the Amazon and the methods he used to search for medicinal plants in the jungle.

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Peter Gorman’s Web Site

Sapo In My Soul: The Matsés Frog Medicine
By Peter Gorman

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By Peter Gorman

8 Comments

  1. Virginia Said,

    September 15, 2015 @ 6:10 am

    You didn’t put the download on part 2.

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: Sorry about that: http://archive.org/download/468GormanAmazonTales02/468-GormanAmazonTales02.mp3 ]

  2. Nathan baker Said,

    September 15, 2015 @ 9:39 am

    Where is the download link?! I can’t listen!!

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: Sorry about that: http://archive.org/download/468GormanAmazonTales02/468-GormanAmazonTales02.mp3 ]

  3. Gregg Hermetech Said,

    September 15, 2015 @ 9:52 am

    Can we get a download link for this one please Lorenzo? Not showing up here at the moment.

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: Sorry about that: http://archive.org/download/468GormanAmazonTales02/468-GormanAmazonTales02.mp3 ]

  4. MIchael Said,

    September 15, 2015 @ 4:43 pm

    Where is the link?

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: Sorry about that: http://archive.org/download/468GormanAmazonTales02/468-GormanAmazonTales02.mp3 ]

  5. Hux Said,

    September 17, 2015 @ 2:40 am

    Peter Gorman is the real deal and is a great guy. My experiences with him are some of the most remarkable of my life. If you are considering a trip into the Amazon you could do a heck of a lot worse than joining Peter on an adventure.

  6. Raymond R Said,

    September 19, 2015 @ 1:28 pm

    Hey Lorenzo,

    What a cliffhanger! Thanks for the Peter Gorman interview. Fascinating stuff. I loved the part at the start where Gorman was able to ‘out think’ the FBI in tracking down the Foreman guy. Smart man.

    Another great podcast!

  7. Jeremy Said,

    September 19, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    Does anyone know which issue of High Times that Peter is talking about when he interviews Terence?

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: It was issue #200 from April, 1992. It’s a collectible now: http://www.undergroundcollectibles.com/index.cfm/fa/items.main/parentcat/25644/subcatid/0/id/337276

    Here is the text of that interview from Erowid.org:
    https://erowid.org/culture/characters/mckenna_terence/mckenna_terence_interview_hightimes.shtml It’s an interesting interview; worth the time to read.]

  8. iain from scotland Said,

    September 20, 2015 @ 5:18 pm

    So happy this interview happened. What a great one it is too.