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Podcast 325 – “Cauldron Chemistry”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna


[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“Safety is really a concern of mine, and what I’ve been telling people recently is that until there’s animal and human data on a drug it should probably be looked at very carefully.”

“In the absence of good scientific data about the effects of artificial hallucinogens it’s good to stick to the natural ones.”

“I think that what these psychedelics do, is they actually do connect you to the whole circle. You stand outside of the moment from which you embarked on your psychedelic experience, and you see eternity like a vast landscape deployed in front of you. So what I think psychedelics are is they’re about time, and they somehow make all time co-present.”

“The apocalypse is the millennium, and the psychedelics move you into the future.”

“I think that the whole thing, the crux of the whole psychedelic issue, is that it accentuates personal responsibility by making people take their own experiences seriously.”


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Links mentioned in Jon Hanna’s comments:

The bio synthesis of dimethyltryptamine in vivo.

Comments by Sasha about DMT & Tryptophan

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Podcast 235 – Osmond, Stolaroff, & Hubbard Discuss Psychedelics

Guest speakers: Myron Stolaroff, Humphry Osmond, & Al Hubbard


On October 30, 1964, Dr. Humphry Osmond, Myron Stolaroff, Willis Harman, and Al Hubbard took LSD together. The next day they discussed what was learned. This is a recording of that gathering, and it is the first of the recovered recordings from The Stolaroff Collection, hosted at

“There’s a central power system, and here’s the source. And the guidance system simply involves getting the person as close as possible to that source. The closer he gets the more aware he is, the more he sees who he is, the more he sees that everything he does is really of his own making and his own creation, and the more he sees his total responsibility. Now it’s inconceivable to me that you could move toward that source without increasing responsibility. And to me, Leary has found a way of moving in that direction but not going toward it, because he’s obviously missed his responsibility level.” -Myron Stolaroff

“From our crowd I think very, very few people get off the beam the way I would consider Leary and Alpert are off the beam, for example.” -Myron Stolaroff

“[We should use these substances] in a way which will not simply allow us to become aware of what any decent mystical saints have been aware of for a long, long time, but to become aware of how to produce a rise in the social level of communication, which will, indeed, transform the species from a biological animal to a communicating animal, which is what Teilhard had in view.” -Humphry Osmond

“[The map of the noosphere] is not to be created by mucking up bits of the Book of the Dead and saying how smart chaps were. This is a fraud.” -Humphry Osmond

“When you most need help is when you least want it.” -Myron Stolaroff

“This is the life that I’ve seen: Live or die. Be intelligent enough to get along. Don’t walk in two places without knowing where you’re going.” -Al Hubbard

“The ten year delay in our work brought about through our struggle with NIH in Washington and through being unable to cope with a large and powerful power-system there has produced, it’s resulted in probably several million people being quite unnecessarily damaged.” -Humphry Osmond (November 1, 1964)

“You have to understand the specific risks that [using psychedelics] involves. Now the specific risk is that every person involved will be altered whether they like it or not. And that the result of this will, in a sense, alter every other relationship they have whether they like it or not.”


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Please Support the Archival Efforts

The Stolaroff Collection

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Podcast 232 – “Fisher, Stolaroff, and Al Hubbard”

This program marks

Our 5th Anniversary!

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the archiving of Myron Stolaroff’s resources

Guest speakers: Myron Stolaroff and Gary Fisher

The following is my video recording of this talk.


This is a conversation that took place between Myron Stolaroff, Gary Fisher, and a group of friends at the legendary salon that Kathleen hosted on the third Friday of every month in Venice Beach, California.

Myron Stolaroff and Gary Fisher
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Podcast 192 – Timothy Leary “Live at the Stone – 1987″

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary

[NOTE: All quotations are by Dr. Timothy Leary.]

“So to me, that Summer of Love [1967] was kind of a coming out party, a coming of age party, of the first wave, the first year of the baby boom [when the first boomers turned 21].”

“It’s kind of interesting that the military, and the police, and these bureaucrats, they live in a germ-free society. They live in shells of bureaucratic boot kissing.”

The Human Be-In - 1967 poster“I’m very much against addicts and drug fuck-ups.”

“At those moments in human history where it’s time for our species to confront a new reality, whether it’s going from four foot to two foot, or it’s to make love face-to-face or whatever, there’s a certain breed of human beings in every gene pool who come along at that time and make us feel comfortable. They explain, they personalize, they popularize what’s really happening. Now you know who these people are. They are the artists, the musicians, the playwrights, the poets, the myth makers, the wizards, the jugglers, the story tellers, the crazed scientist, the mischievous physicist, you know who they are. In every epic of human history these people come along.”

“So finally we catch on, it’s the governments that cause all the fuck-ups.”

“It doesn’t do any good to think for yourself if you don’t know how to think.”

“They say, never mind about politics or economics or religion, it’s language that controls society and that controls the individual. And who controls the language controls everything. … If you control the language, and the technology of the language, you control the mind.”

“The personal computer allows you to do exactly what these French philosophers say we gotta do, control your own screen.”

“The real message I get from the 20th century is learn how to be cyber-hip.”

“Literacy my friends is the oppressive chains of the educated middle class.”


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More Timothy Leary Recordings (MP3 Format)
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Superintelligence Seminar – Recorded 5/19/85 TAPE 1

Superintelligence Seminar – Recorded 5/19/85 TAPE 2

Superintelligence Seminar – Recorded 5/19/85 TAPE 3

The Sordid Story of a DEA Informant

Halperngate (PDF)
by Jon Hanna

Halperngate II (PDF)
by John Beresford, M.D.

The Bad Shaman Meets the Wayward Doc (PDF)
by Erik Davis

"The Great Shark Hunt" by Hunter S. Thompson "Generation of Swine" by Hunter S. Thompson "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson

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Podcast 172 – “The State of LSD in 2003″

Guest speakers: Earth & Fire Erowid, Ralph Metzner, Stanislav Grof, Nick Sand, and Dave Nichols


Erowid’s LSD Vault LSD and Drug Testing

LSD FAQ Part 1 LSD FAQ Part 2

Mind States 2003: LSD Panel with Myron Stolaroff, Nick Sand, Dave Nichols, Ralph Metzner, Stanislav Grof, Earth Erowid, and Susan Blackmore“I believe it’s true to say that everyone who has experienced LSD or another psychedelic would look on that experience, especially the first one, as a major life-changing event.” –Ralph Metzner

“The introduction of LSD and psychedelics into the culture produced a transformation of the entire culture, the consciousness of the culture.” –Ralph Metzner

“The first note in that octave [of our cultural transformation], the do, was the discovery of LSD by Albert Hofmann in 1943.” –Ralph Metzner

“Just as Hitler used the Reichstag burning, the U.S. government now uses the so-called two wars, the War on Drugs and the War on Terrorism, to fuel fear in the population and establish a police security state.” –Ralph Metzner

“It [the prohibition of psychedelics] puts the industrial civilization in a very unique position. It’s just about the only society in the whole history of humanity that doesn’t have any use for non-ordinary states of consciousness.” –Stanislav Grof

“We have to recognize that spirituality is a legitimate dimention in the psyche. It’s a legitimate dimention in the universal scheme of things. It doesn’t mean that you are superstitious, that you are in to magical, primitive thinking, if you take spirituality seriously.” –Stanislav Grof


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The Psychedelic Party of Israel

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Podcast 095 – “Energy Drinks . . . and other stuff”

Guest speaker: Jon Hanna


(Minutes : Seconds into program)
06:19 Jon tells about starting the publication of The Psychedelic Resource List.

Jon Hanna enjoying an energy drink while visition the shulgins

08:32 Lorenzo and Jon discuss articles in the current issue of Entheogen Review, including “DMT for the Masses” and “Security Issues in the Underground”.

13:14 Jon talks about the problem of mis-labeling of botanicals that are sold on the Internet.

18:29 The discussion turns to security issues in the psychedelic community.

23:33 Halperngate and John Halpern as a DEA snitch discussed at Burning

28:08 Jon Hanna: “Kind of the Golden Rule in our community is ‘Thou shallt not snitch.’ That’s the glue, the trust, that holds us all together as a community.”

31:54 Jon talks about his current research into energy drinks.

46:11 The horrors of a $6.57 a day energy drink habit?!?

50:06 Jon reads the warning label on an energy drink can

1:04:46 Jon raves about the apocalyptic visionary painter,Joe Coleman.


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Mind States Conferences (click)

Psychedelic Resource List by Jon Hanna

Resource List

by Jon Hanna

Essays Discussed in this Podcast

“Halperngate” “Halperngate II”

“The Bad Shaman Meets the Wayward Doc”


“Bogus Kratom Market Exposed”

Psychedelic Shamanism by Jim DeKorne

Psychedelic Shamanism

by Jim DeKorne

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Podcast 006 – “Drug Inspired Metaphysical Concepts”

Guest speaker: Jon Hanna


A talk by Jon Hanna at Burning Man 2003.


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