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Podcast 464 – “Temple of Light”

Guest speaker: Bruce Damer
Photos from Bruce Damer's talk at the May 2015 Lightening in a Bottle Festival

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Today’s podcast features a talk given by Dr. Bruce Damer in May 2015 at the Lightening in a Bottle Festival. Building on a theme introduced by Lorenzo in a talk at Esalen, Bruce takes an in-depth look at the importance and essence of the Mysteries at Eleusis. In his concluding remarks, Lorenzo discusses the drawbacks of organized religion and suggests that minor children NOT be given religious instruction.
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Lightning in a Bottle Festival


The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries By R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann, Carl A. P. Ruck
The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries
By R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann, Carl A. P. Ruck

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Podcast 439 – “A Resolute Optimist of a Complicated Sort”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

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[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“Now all that stands between us and some kind of angelic completion of some sort is the dark side of ourselves and the unpaid bills of the historical process.”

“I am a resolute optimist of a very complicated sort.”

“If you have the psychedelic experience in your inventory of experiences, you are able to make a different model of reality than if you lack it.”

“I don’t think that what the shaman is doing is something metaphorical, or analogical, or allegorical. What the shaman is doing is something real that is couched in a language that we find difficult to understand.”

“Consciousness seeks the shape of its vessel. It’s like water.”

“At the center of the archaic impulse is the shaman. At the center of the shaman’s understanding of the world is the boundary-dissolving experience of psychedelics.”

“I don’t believe me. I hated theology. And I think the way to keep it light is to not believe. I will attempt to convert you in the course of these meetings to all kinds of things that I don’t believe.”

“Ideology is poisonous. We’re not trying to figure out the best thing to believe. What we’re trying to do is not believe anything and somehow have a return to the direct empowering of common sense and common senses.”

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The Genesis Generation: A psychedelic novel by Lorenzo

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Podcast 438 – Annual Fund Drive & Book Announcement

Guest speaker: Lorenzo

How you can support the Psychedelic Salon

There are many ways in which you can help with the work of preserving the many historical lectures that we podcast in the salon each week. Here are a few ideas about how you can help.

1. Tell your friends about the salon.

2. Link to us in your own Web site and in other online postings.

3. Add a comment on Amazon about The Genesis Generation (proceeds from book sales go directly to funding the salon podcasts.

4. Make a small financial contribution (Please note that your donation is not tax deductible, which means that PayPal will not allow the button below to say ‘donate’, even though you are actually making a non-tax deductible donation.):

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by check to:

Lorenzo Hagerty
P.O. Box 131133
Carlsbad, CA 92013

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It has been one year since our last fund raising effort, which means that the time has come once again to see if there is enough support for these podcasts to keep them going for another year. As I did last year, I will update the graphic that you see here to display the progress of our campaign.
This year, in the way of saying thank you for your donation, everyone will receive the same gift, no matter the size of your donation. And that gift coincides with the announcement of a new edition of my psychedelic novel, The Genesis Generation. Not only is this edition being published in paperback, the final chapter has been rewritten to close up the loose ends that were originally planned on being revealed in the opening chapters of the next planned (but as yet unpublished) volume in the series. This new edition will be available on Amazon, and in bookstores, of course. However, everyone who makes a donation to this year’s Psychedelic Salon pledge drive will receive, via email, a printable PDF file of the complete book.
2015 Fund Drive Status

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Podcast 427 – “Stand Up And Be Counted!”

Guest speakers: Lorenzo Hagerty & Chris Hedges

Rainbow Love

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[NOTE: All quotations are by Chris Hedges.]

“I think when we speak today about American values what we’re really speaking about are corporate-instilled values.”

“When you spend over a decade brutalizing people, people become brutal.”

“You can’t use the word ‘liberty’ when your government watches you 24 hours a day. That’s the relationship of a master and a slave.”

“There is no difference between a night raid in Oakland and a night raid in Falluja . . . none!”

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Hedges v. Obama

U.S. Drones kill more people than ISIS: Chris Hedges

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Industrial Workers of the World A Union For All Workers

COINTELPRO

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Outage Notice

I just want to assure everyone that all is well.

Our site was offline for two days due to technical issues that are now being investigated and resolved.

I apologize for the interruption in our service,

Lorenzo

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Podcast 380 – “Confessions of an Ecstasy Advocate”

Guest speaker: Lorenzo Hagerty

Lorenzo Hagerty

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This relatively short podcast features the audio portion of a film by Tom Huckabee and George Wada in conjunction with “The Starck Project”, a documentary soon to be released. The short film consists primarily of an interview with Lorenzo Hagerty dealing with the introduction of MDMA (Ecstasy) to the street scene in Dallas, Texas during the 1980s.

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The Starck Project

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Lorenzo on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

Joe Rogan Live

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Guest: Lorenzo Hagerty

JRE #419 – Lorenzo Hagerty (Part 1) from JoeRogan on Vimeo.

Part 2

JRE #419 – Lorenzo Hagerty (Part 2) from JoeRogan on Vimeo.

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Podcast 361 – “Catlin’s Salon”

Guest speaker: Lorenzo

RIP: Zoe7 & Dr. Andrew Sewell

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Today’s podcasts is from the audio book edition of my novel, The Genesis Generation. It consists of a reading of Chapter 9, Catlin’s Salon. This is a fictional account of what was once the most fashionable psychedelic salon on the West Coast. Once each month, for more than eight years, an amazing group of people would gather to discuss a mind-numbing array of topics. And while the story line in my novel is obviously fictional, the backdrop of the salon itself is described as best I can . . . and as best that I now remember, looking back after so many years that have passed since those wondrous meetings of the L.A. Chapter of the Albert Hofmann Society.

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“Confessions of an Ecstasy Advocate”

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Podcast 323 – “Searching for a New Paradise Myth”

Guest speaker: Lorenzo and Friends

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This podcast features the final community discussions at the June 2012 Esalen workshop led by Lorenzo and Bruce Damer. Among the topics discussed were:
-Creating a new myth for our community
-The genesis of the Occupy Movement
-Are psychedelic “mutants” among us?
-Cultural Creatives
-Freeing our food supply from money
-Timebanks
-What the mushroom has to say about the future
-The Importance of myth
-Developing a “Medicine Circle” app
-Building new cultures through shared global experiences
-The ‘superfood’ revolution and our connection to the Earth
-Indra’s Net
-The Temple at the Burning Man Festival

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FindTheOthers.net

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