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Podcast 342 – “Psychedelic Family Business”

Guest speaker: Allyson & Alex Grey

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“If it’s a psychedelic family business, then you’ve got to consider the ‘top line’ [as contrasted with ‘the bottom line’]. What’s the top line? The top line is: You have one unique life, and what do you love to do? What do you want to spend your life doing? What is the highest impact you can have on the world in a positive way?” -Alex Grey

“We know that in the wake of our psychedelic experiences we’re awakened to a oneness with the environment and with a sense of the need to protect it. And at least the dream of Eco-sustainability and how could we possibly manage that at this point in our trip. And yet it’s up to us to take responsibility for it. All of these things kind of naturally evolve in the wake of the psychedelic experience for many people.” -Alex Grey

“If you really want something big to happen in your life you have to make promises that you don’t know how you’re going to keep, and you have to keep them. That’s all. That’s all it takes.” -Allyson Grey

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Allyson & Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
A sanctuary for seeing ourselves and the world as reflections of the Divine

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Podcast 140 – “Psychedelic Families” plus “Psychedelics and Mathematical Vision”

Guest speakers: Allyson & Alex Grey plus Ralph Abraham

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“Our parents were completely unprepared for the sixties . . . and for our behavior.” – Alex Grey

Damanhur: Temples of Humankind“[In drug education as it is practiced today] there is this kind of overriding mis-characterization of drugs, and an exaggeration of the problems that, marijuana especially, gives us.” –Alex Grey “And they contradict people’s own observations.”Allyson Grey

“There are perils, and we have children and we want to protect them. So drugs can lead to terrible things as well.”Allyson Grey

“Basically, you want to establish a bond with your children, and not to come in with total, preconceived notions about how they ought to behave. The idea is to listen and to establish a link of trust so that you can really be there for them, instead of alienating them. So you have to learn about these substances and the possible substances they’re using, so that you can be an informed assist for them.” Alex Grey

“If you’ve already been lying to your kids about drugs, then why should they listen to you about anything, including the dangers of meth?” Alex Grey

“If any of you haven’t gone a year and a half without any substances, it’s really a great experience. The altered state of sobriety is something Alex and I recommend.”Allyson
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“This is what my mother taught me when it came to sex, and I applied it to drugs. Whenever a child asks a question you answer it, and you don’t tell them things they don’t want to know, or they’re not ready to know. But if they ask you something, you tell them honestly.” Allyson Grey

We’re part of an underground society, and that’s a heavy burden to place on a young mind if they’re not ready.” Alex Grey


“The Connection Between Mathematics and the Logos”
Ralph Abraham tells the story of how he became involved with the psychedelic community and how psychedelic medicines informed his work and that of the generation who developed the personal computer among other achievements. In this trialogue, Ralph poses (and answers) the question,“Have psychedelics had an influence in the evolution of science, mathematics, the computer revolution, computer graphics, and so on?”

“We have to admit that mathematics has been reborn, and this rebirth is some kind of outcome of, apparently, the computer revolution and the psychedelic revolution, which took place concurrently, concomitantly, cooperatively in the 1960s.” Ralph Abraham

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Chaos Gaia Eros by Ralph AbrahamFood of the Gods by Terence McKennaChaos Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness The Evolutionary Mind

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Podcast 052 – “The Future of Visionary Art” Part 2

Guest speakers: Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Martina Hoffmann, and Roberto Venosa

This program is part two of the Art Panel presentation for the Palenque Norte lectures at the 2006 Burning Man festival. In this program Alex Grey talks about the purpose of visionary art, Allyson Grey explains her vision of personal sacred spaces,Martina Hoffmann advises us to not underestimate our own creativity, and Roberto Venosa describes the process of channeling energy from higher dimensions into visionary art.

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Podcast 051 – “The Future of Visionary Art” Part 1

Guest speakers: Alex & Allyson Grey, Martina Hoffmann, Roberto Venosa

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This program is part one of the Art Panel presentation for the Palenque Norte lectures at the 2006 Burning Man festival. In this program Alex Grey talks about the purpose of visionary art, Allyson Grey explains her vision of personal sacred spaces, Martina Hoffmann advises us to not underestimate our own creativity, and Roberto Venosa describes the process of channeling energy from higher dimensions into visionary art.

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Podcast 048 – 2006 Palenque Norte Lectures Sample

Guest speakers: Mark Pesce, Erik Davis, Daniel Pinchbeck, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, and Nick Sand

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This was the most ambitious schedule yet for the Palenque Norte lectures, 39 speakers in four days. Thanks to the good folks at Entheon Village who provided the facility, which was one of the largest tents on the playa this year, they took place without too many problems sneaking up on us. In this podcast you will hear sound bites from the talks given by Mark PesceErik DavisDaniel PinchbeckAlex GreyAllyson Grey, and Nick Sand. In the weeks ahead, their complete presentations will be podcast for those of you who weren’t able to make it to the burn this year.

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Photo (at right) taken at Burning Man 2006 by Lorenzo

More of Lorenzo’s photos from the 2006 Burning Man Festival

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Podcast 039 – Mind States Sound Bites and Lorenzo in Venice Beach

Guest speakers: Julie Holland, Rick Doblin, Charles Grob, Ann & Sasha Shulgin, Alex Grey, and LorenzoPROGRAM NOTES:


Here are a few samples from the 2005 Mind States conference that was held in Berkeley, California in May of that year. Sound bites from the following talks are included here:

Dr. Julie Holland: “Medical Ecstasy: A Harm Reduction Model”
Dr. Rick Doblin: “Psychedelic Psychotherapy & Culture”
Dr. Charles Grob: “Psilocybin Use in Psychiatry”
Ann & Sasha Shulgin: “Ask the Shulgins”
Alex Grey: “Artists & Their Drugs”

Additionally, this podcast includes a talk by Lorenzo at a salon in Venice Beach, California in 2003, where he recapitulates his “Living Under the Radar” talk from Mind States IV.

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Podcast 024 – “The Art of Alex Grey”

Guest speaker: Alex Grey

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Alex &Allyson Grey (photo by Bill Radacinski)

This is a talk Alex Grey gave at the 2002 Mind States conference in Jamaica. In it, he describes his journey as an artist as he takes us on a tour of some of his work. Pictures of the art Alex describes in this talk may be found on his personal Web site www.alexgrey.com.

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Podcast 008 – “Art, Love, Family, and Psychedelics” (Part 2)

Guest speaker: Zena, Allyson, & Alex Grey

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This is the second part of a talk by Alex, Allyson, and Zena Grey at Burning Man 2003.

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Podcast 007 – “Art, Love, Family, and Psychedelics” (Part 1)

Guest speaker: Zena, Allyson, & Alex Grey

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A talk by Alex, Allyson, and Zena Grey at Burning Man 2003.

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