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Podcast 409 – The Shulgin Memorial


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Guest speaker: Friends of Ann & Sasha Shulgin

Images from the Shulgin Memorial

PROGRAM NOTES:

On August 2, 2014, a memorial was held for Sasha Shulgin. In addition to several of the talks that were presented that afternoon, Bruce Damer captured a few sound bites from those in attendance. At the end of the podcast you will also hear a short segment from one of the famous “Ask the Shulgins” conversations.

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Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story

By Alexander Shulgin, Ann Shulgin

Tihkal: The Continuation

By Alexander Shulgin, Ann Shulgin

The Shulgin Memorial (video)

Shulgin on Alchemy, Basel, 2006

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Webcast of the Shulgin Memorial Service


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A memorial service to honor Dr. Alexander T. “Sasha” Shulgin (1925-2014) will be held in Berkeley on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

The webcast will begin shortly before 2pm Pacific time.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sasha-shulgin-memorial

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Podcast 407 – “The Evolutionary Importance of Technology”


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Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“Information is just simply bootstrapping itself to higher and higher levels of self-reflection and self-coordination using whatever means are necessary.”

“It’s our machines and our technologies that are now the major evolutionary forces acting upon us. It’s not our political systems.”

“Everything will come true in cyberspace. That’s the whole idea. What cyberspace is, on one level, it’s simply the human imagination vivified, hardwired.”

“In a sense, what’s happening is that the unconscious mind is a luxury the human species cannot afford at this point in our dilemma, and so the unconscious mind is simply rising into consciousness by being hardwired into this global infrastructure.”

“The thing that excites me about these informational technologies is I think we are going to be able to use virtual reality to show each other the insides of our own heads.”

“The most beautiful things in the universe are inside the human mind.”

“The human brain is the god of technological innovation.”

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Podcast 406 – “Psychedelic Research Discussion Panel”


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Guest speakers: Dr. Roland Griffiths, Dr. Alicia Danforth, and Gabrielle Agin-Liebes

Dr. Roland Griffiths, Dr. Alicia  Danforth, and Gabrielle Agin-Liebes on the Psychedelic Research Panel for the 2013 Palenque Norte Lectures at Burning Man

PROGRAM NOTES:

This program features a recording of a panel discussion and Q&A session that took place at the 2013 Burning Man Festival with three people who are currently on the front lines of psychedelic research: Dr. Roland Griffiths, Dr. Alicia Danforth, and Gabrielle Agin-Liebes. This is an overview session covering a wide range of psychedelic research currently underway. Their detailed talks about their work is available in earlier podcasts.

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Dr. Roland Griffiths

Johns Hopkins University Psilocybin & Spirituality

Current Psilocybin Research Projects

Q&A with Roland Griffiths

Dr. Alicia Danforth

MDMA-assisted Therapy for Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults

Gabrielle Agin-Liebes

NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study

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Podcast 401 – “Surveillance and Revolution”


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Guest speakers: Glenn Greenwald and Stefan Molyneux

PROGRAM NOTES:

“What the NSA has done is essentially converted the Internet from this unprecedented zone of freedom into the most powerful means of surveillance ever known in human history.” -Glenn Greenwald

[NOTE: The following quotations are by Stefan Molyneux.]

“If we have a bitcoin universe, you don’t get to print money for war. You don’t get to have money for a prison/industrial complex. You don’t get money for a war on drugs. You have to ask the people.”

“So bitcoin gives us an opportunity to reclaim the power of the people to say yes or no to what the government claims that it wants to do.”

“Freedom for the government is enslavement for the people. When the government is free the people are enslaved. When the government is contained then the people are free.”

“To limit money is to limit political power.”

“If we have a bitcoin universe, you don’t get to print money for war. You don’t get to print money for a prison/industrial complex. You don’t get to print money for a war on drugs. You have to ask the people.”

“When you give government the power to control the money supply, it grows like a tumor until it extinguishes society itself.”

“There is going to be enormous amounts of resistance to the adoption of bitcoin, but I really believe that it’s about the most peaceful revolution that we can have in this world.”

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Podcast 400 – “Time Travel, Psychedelics, & Physics”


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Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna at home in Hawaii

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“We can step out of the assumption of a universal history in which we’re trapped, and realizing this is the beginning of a kind of liberation.”

“Our assumptions are the edges of our worlds.”

“When we really understand time travel we may find out it’s as common as dirt and has been going on all around us is all kinds of physical processes.”

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Podcast 367 – “The Evolution of a Psychedelic Thinker”


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Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“This is a very central part of the psychedelic attitude toward the world, to entertain all possibilities but to never commit to belief. Belief always being seen as a kind of trap, because if you belief something you are forever precluded from believing its opposite..”

“In a sense, sexuality is the built-in psychedelic experience that only a very few people manage to evade.”

“Eros is an ego-overwhelming, boundary dissolving, breakthrough creating force scripted into human life that is pretty intrinsically psychedelic.”

“One of the core elements of this psychedelic thing is freedom, on the broadest scale.”

“Nothing is as boundary dissolving, except for psychedelic compounds, as travel. Travel is up there.”

“I have nothing but scorn for all weird ideas other than my own.”

“Without an understanding and a familiarity of the psychedelic experience you should be sued for fraud if you’re practicing psychotherapy.”

“The archaic revival is an invitation to historical humanity to view itself as a kind of a prodigal son.”

“What the psychedelics are for us as a species, rather than for each one of us as an individual, what they are for us as a species is an enzyme that catalyzes the language-making capacity.”

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Symbiosis Gathering 2013

The Transcendent Nature of Symbiosis Festival

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Podcast 361 – “Catlin’s Salon”


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Guest speaker: Lorenzo

RIP: Zoe7 & Dr. Andrew Sewell

PROGRAM NOTES:

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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Click to watch a video interview with Lorenzo about the history of when MDMA first hit the streets of Dallas.

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Podcast 353 – “Inflationary Evolution”


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Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]
“Biology seems to be a chemical strategy for amplifying quantum mechanical indeterminacy so that it leaves the subatomic realm and can be present in a hundred and forty five pound block of meat.”

“Chaos is roving through the system and able to undo, at any point, the best laid plans.”

“Because the planetary culture is becoming ever more closely knitted together all its parts are becoming co-dependent.”

“National governments are under paid, under staffed, and under talented.”

“Don’t worry. You don’t know enough to worry. . . . Who do you think you are that you should worry, for cryin’ out loud. It’s a total waste of time. It presupposes such a knowledge of the situation that it is, in fact, a form of hubris.”

“In the way that the 15th Century discovered the New World, the 20th Century discovered the parallel continuum.”

“The drugs of the future will be computers. The computers of the future will be drugs.”

“Our medium is meat, but we are made of information.”

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Books mentioned in this podcast

Faster Than Light: Superluminal Loopholes in Physics [Paperback]
by Nick Herbert

Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics [Paperback] by Nick Herbert

A Vision by W. B. Yeats

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