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Podcast 084 – “Lone Pine Stories” (Part 2)

Guest speaker: Myron Stolaroff

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Myron Stolaroff and Lorenzo in Lone Pine, California - Novermber 2006
03:48 Myron Stolaroff:
“After I’d had LSD, there wasn’t anything that could come anywhere close to it. That was the most remarkable thing in my whole life.”

04:34 Myron talks about his meetings with Aldous Huxley.

07:39 Myron talks about Meduna’s mixture, carbogen.

09:42 Myron explains what a carbogen experience was like.

16:15 Why some people don’t seem to have a positive experience with psychedelics.

18:21 The importance of using psychedelics in small, supportive groups.

19:48 Myron discusses his favorite psychedelic substances.

20:37 Myron talks about Duncan BlewettMyron & Jean Stolaroff with Marycie Hagerty

24:01Some thoughts about using music during a psychedelic experience.

25:05 Myron’s advice to psychonaughts.

28:20 Myron talks about his relationship with Timothy Leary.

31:00 Myron tells the story of removing Leary from the board of directors of the Institute for Advance Study.

33:30 Myron tells of his fist meeting with Dr. Albert Hofmann.

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Books by Myron Stolaroff

Thanatos to Eros by Myron Stolaroff The Secret Chief Revealed by Myron Stolaroff

LSD manual mentioned in this podcast

HANDBOOK FOR THE THERAPEUTIC USE OF LYSERGIC ACID DIETHYLAMIDE-25 INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PROCEDURES by D.B. BLEWETT, Ph.D. and N. CHWELOS, M.D.

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Podcast 083 – “Lone Pine Stories” (Part 1)

Guest speakers: Jean and Myron Stolaroff

PROGRAM NOTES:

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Lorenzo with Jean and Myron Stolaroff - November 2006
04:53Jean Stolaroff:Tells the story of how she first became involved with psychedelic medicines.

07:50 Myron Stolaroff: Tells how Death Valley came to be a favorite location for taking acid trips.

09:20 Myron tells some stories about Al Hubbard and Death Valley.

10:24 Myron tells of an acit trip in Death Valley that he had with Willis Harman and Al Hubbard.

15:56 Jean: “I knew I’d get a lot of fringe benefits from marrying Myron.”

17:10 Jean and Myron discuss 2C-E, “One of the very best.”

18:31 Jean and Myron discuss compounds they have no desire to ever try again.

21:33 Myron talking about 2C-B and how some substances react in unexpected ways with people.

25:14 Myron describes his first LSD experience, which took place in Canada on April 12, 1956.

Myron Stolaroff recording an interview for the Psychedelic Salon - November 10, 200635:18 Myron talks about Gerald Heard’s influence on his decision to try LSD.

37:30 Myron describes his first carbogen experience.

39:53 Myron describes the preparation that was required of participants in the Menlo Park work.

47:11 Myrondescribes how he first became involved in meditation practices.

54:42 Myron: “You know, if you’re going to work with these materials, meditation is a marvelous supporter because as you use the materials you open your consciousness more, and that opens your meditation more. So then your meditation becomes more effective and more fulfilling. So it’s a growing process.”

59:58 Myron: “And the only way that you can keep developing and learning more, and getting into higher levels of consciousness, is by really exerting yourself and learning to use everything that shows up when you do have these experiences.”

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Podcast 060 – “The Future of Human Consciousness”

Guest speaker: Myron Stolaroff

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03:13 “My talk is about the future of human consciousness.”

08:18 ” The discovery of who we are and what our potential can be was given an enormous boost when Dr. Albert Hofmann came forward with LSD.”

11:11“What is it like to enter the dimensions of higher consciousness? . . . I have been unusually blessed to have the privilege of entering dimensions never previously imagined.. . . just having experienced glimpses is enough to muster determination to press forward, for it is now clear that our Real Self, the true I that resides in the heart of each of us, is present and available, and is worth far more than anything one could possibly imagine.”

14:45“There is no question that the appropriate use of LSD can open many important doors.”


16:51 “The greatest sources of pain come from mistreatment, particularly at a young age where comprehension has not yet developed. Fear, pain, neglect, accidents, forced restrictions, are all sources of such discomfort that our psyche buries these feelings deep into the unconscious. A good psychedelic experience can open us to these restricted levels, and permit discharging these uncomfortable feelings.”

20:36“It is essential to put into action what one has learned. Otherwise our inner self can get discouraged, and depression can follow.”

23:13“The more we progress, the more we learn to open up and resolve inappropriate material. In general, most of us don’t care for pain. but I have learned that pain is an excellent teacher.”

28:51“Since 1965 I learned that psychedelic substances were the most powerful learning tools available to mankind. Complex, powerful, they are easily misused and abused. Yet for the sincere seeker, armed with honesty, courage, and an unquenchable thirst for Self discovery, I know of no other means that can so readily provide self-understanding, and the ultimate nature of Reality. Nor that can so readily reveal the source of most of the difficulties of the human race, and the most appropriate path to their resolution.”

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Podcast 042 – “Using Psychedelics for Rational Work”

Guest speaker: James Fadiman

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From the Mind States conference in 2003, James Fadiman gives an entertaining account of his early days in psychedelic research. The Mind States program that year had this to say about Dr. Fadiman:

James Fadiman, Ph.D. has been involved in both teaching and facilitating creative problem-solving with and without psychedelics for more than three decades. His experience ranges from early experimentation with Ram Dass and Tim Leary at Harvard to government-sanctioned legal research with Myron Stolaroff and Willis Harman at Stanford. He co-founded the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology where he now teaches, is the co-author of Essential Sufism, and has just released a novel, The Other Side of Haight.

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Books mentioned in this podcast:

The Other Side of Haight

What the Dormouse Said

Scrapbook of a Haight- Ashbury Pilgrim

“Higher Wisdom: Eminent Elders Explore the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics”

The Discovery of Love

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