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American psychologist, author, proponent of psychedelic therapy

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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan
546 - Stanley Krippner at 90

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 87:36


I've known Stanley Krippner since the mid-1990s, when he invited me to join him on a three week trip to Brazil. He's a world-famous researcher and author who has has hung out with everyone from Timothy Leary to Alan Watts to the Grateful Dead. He and I have traveled together to all over the planet, from a shamanism conference in Bavaria to a Psychoneuroimmunology conference in Buenos Aires to an adventure in search of the desert spirits in Morocco. We entered the “Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art” together at Lascaux, France and visited religious scholars in Kerala, India. I'm leaving out A LOT. He's been a close friend for 25 years, and was one of the first (and most frequent) guests on the podcast. Here are links to previous episodes: 5, 24, 82, 169, 211 (with Wim Hof), and 263. He celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday. This conversation was recorded (with Anya Kaats) recently. As you'll hear, he's sharp as ever and full of wisdom and humor.Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range. “A Memory from a Past Life Keeps Calling Me Back,” by The KLF; Outro: “Homens,” by Manu Chao.And now for something extra, just for Substack subscribers, Stan discussing gender and sexuality from an anthropological perspective: This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit chrisryan.substack.com/subscribe

Out Of The Blank
#1229 - David Black

Out Of The Blank

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 78:41


David Black is a author of many works on LSD and its history and in this episode he talks about the culture of the 60s and 70s with such names like Timothy Leary a prominent figure in the LSD culture. David goes more in depth and understanding of the culture that relates to his book "LSD UNDERGROUND: Operation Julie, the Microdot Gang and the Brotherhood of Eternal Love" about a expatriate American Beat writer and two Liverpool chemistry students launched a conspiracy to illegally manufacture LSD. It grew into a global industry, supplying the festival-going youth of the 1970s with tens of millions of trips. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/out-of-the-blank-podcast/support

Greener Us
Ep 06: Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, and The Revolution of Consciousness (Part 1)

Greener Us

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 28:53


Timothy Leary most commonly evokes images from the out of control psychedelic experimentation of the 1960s, and Ram Dass is often associated with the new age spiritual movements emerging in the west around that same time. But before they were counterculture icons, they were reputable psychologists and professors at Harvard University, and among the very first western researchers to study psilocybin. In part one of a two part series, Rushi and Chris tell the beginning of their story and how their friendship sparked a cultural revolution. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Across the Margin: The Podcast
Episode 146: Harvard's Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science with Patrick L. Schmidt

Across the Margin: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 49:14


This episode of Across The Margin: The Podcast presents an interview with the author of Harvard's Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science (The Rise and Fall of the Department of Social Relations), Patrick L. Schmidt. In Harvard's Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science, Schmidt tells the little-known story of how some of the most renowned social scientists of the twentieth century struggled to elevate their emerging disciplines of cultural anthropology, sociology, and social and clinical psychology. Scorned and marginalized in their respective departments in the 1930s for pursuing the controversial theories of Freud and Jung, they persuaded Harvard to establish a new department, promising to create an interdisciplinary science that would surpass in importance Harvard's “big three” disciplines of economics, government, and history. Although the Department of Social Relations failed to achieve this audacious goal, it nonetheless attracted an outstanding faculty, produced important scholarly work, and trained many notable graduates. At times, it was a wild ride. Some faculty became notorious for their questionable research: Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (reborn as Ram Dass) gave the psychedelic drug psilocybin to students, while Henry Murray traumatized undergraduate Theodore Kaczynski (later the Unabomber) in a three-year-long experiment. Central to the story is the obsessive quest of legendary sociologist Talcott Parsons for a single theory unifying the social sciences — the white whale to his Captain Ahab. All in all, Schmidt's lively narrative is an instructive tale of academic infighting, hubris, and scandal. Patrick L. Schmidt is an attorney in Washington, D.C. He received a BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, a JD from Georgetown University, and an MIPP from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He first examined the history of the Department of Social Relations in his undergraduate honors thesis at Harvard, meaning that he has lived with and examined this story for many years now. In this episode host Michael Shields and Patrick L. Schmidt examine why a group of some of the most distinguished social scientists of the twentieth century embarked up the controversial yet noble endeavor of birthing the multidisciplinary, innovative Department of Social Relations at Harvard. They discuss the famed thinkers that were members of the department such as Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Henry Murray, and Talcott Parsons. They explore the exciting rise of the Department of Social Relations, it's controversial downfall, and ultimately expound upon the legacy and lasting impact of the movement and those a part of it. Grab a copy of Harvard's Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Subliminal Jihad
[PREVIEW] #125d - CONTRA VII, Part Four: Dead on Revival

Subliminal Jihad

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 32:44


For access to full-length premium episodes and the SJ Grotto of Truth Discord, subscribe to the Al-Wara' Frequency at patreon.com/subliminaljihad. In Part 4 of CONTRA VII, Dimitri and Khalid begin exploring the musical origins and Shakespearean career arc of the East San Francisco Bay's most legendary quirked up white boys (and eventual Castle Bank victims) Creedence Clearwater Revival, including: the murky and arguably Islamic roots of blues music in the Mississippi Delta, growing up in the sleepy post-war SF suburb of El Cerrito, Tom and John Fogerty getting blues-pilled by the local black radio stations in Oakland, John getting constantly hit on by Christian Brothers at Catholic school, joining forces with schoolmates Stu Cook and Doug Clifford, becoming Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets, signing with the offbeat dirtbag cawmedy jazz label Fantasy Records in 1963, being forcibly named “The Golliwogs” to ride the Bri'ish Invasion wave, John's unfortunate stint in the US Army Reserves from 1966-68, rebooting as Creedence Clearwater Revival during San Francisco's Summer of Love, John's deep hatred of the MK Silk Topper Grateful Dead scene, his even deeper hatred of LSD, Timothy Leary, and stoner culture, his insistence that they always play sober despite CCR's tactical appeal to the psychedelic crowd on “Suzie Q” and “I Put a Spell on You”, John's assumption of full Stalinist leadership over the band, his growing anxiety that there's “somethin' missing” in Doug's shuffle beat, and the construction of Fogerty's mythical bayou from the violent fever dream swamp of the Vietnam War, the political assassinations of 1968, San Francisco MK culture, and President Richard Nixon.

The Over 50 Health & Wellness Podcast
Psychedelics For Everyone with Matt Zemon

The Over 50 Health & Wellness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 58:32


There are two types of us listening to this podcast right now. Those of us who have experimented with psychedelic or hallucinogenic drugs, and those of that haven't. And when I say psychedelic drugs I'm talking about things like LSD, psilocybin (often referred to as magic mushrooms), peyote, DMT, mescaline, ayahuasca, and other consciousness altering substances. These substances had their heyday back in the late 60s and were championed by people like Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna. But then in the 70s the entire class of psychedelic substances were banned and made illegal here in the US. They became Schedule 1 drugs – which is the harshest classification of controlled substances and carry the potential for serios prison time for possessing these substances, and much more severe if you were caught selling them. And mass hysteria followed. We heard nightmarish tales of people having bad trips and falling to their deaths from tall buildings because they thought they could fly under the influence of these dangerous drugs. But there is another side to this story. Back in the 1960s there was some very promising research on the amazing healing properties of these substances – that they had the potential to be powerful medicines for treating things like PTSD, depression, addiction, and depression. But all that ground to a halt when these substances were declared illegal and dangerous. Today a new generation of researchers are re-examining the claims that these drugs are dangerous, and are exploring the amazing healing and life altering effects these medicines can have.   My guest today is Matt Zemon. Matt is the CEO on co-founder of HAPPYY, a mental wellness company that specializes in psychedelic-assisted therapy and the author of new book Psychedelics for Everyone: A Beginners Guide to These Powerful Medicines for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Expanding Consciousness. Join us this week as Matt helps us separate fact from hysteria and how we can safely and effectively use these powerful medicines. Whether you are already a fan of these medicines, or are simply psychedelic-curious, this is a fun and informative discussion you won't want to miss! You can connect with Matt in the following ways: Main Website - https://www.mattzemon.comHappyy Website - https://www.happyy.meLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattzemon/Instagram - @matt.zemonBook “Psychedelics for Everyone” – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BF36K4RL Matt mentions the following resources in this episode: Dance Safe - https://dancesafe.orgNetflix “How to Change Your Mind” Series - https://www.netflix.com/title/80229847Retreat Guru - https://retreat.guruGuide to Micro Dosing - https://www.mattzemon.com/over50Spirit Pharmacist - https://www.spiritpharmacist.com Sponsor Information:Ned – www.silveredgepartners.comUse coupon code “silveredge” to get 15% off your first order. Want more over 50 health and wellness goodness? Join our private Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/silveredgefitness

SOMA - Stories of Modern Awakening
Mushrooms & the Pursuit of Infinity w/ Josh Leonard

SOMA - Stories of Modern Awakening

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 52:56


In 1962, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert bridged the spiritual and psychedelic discourse, introducing the concept of reliable entheogens to the contemporary psychedelic research effort. Today's guest, a former staunch atheist, tells us how he stumbled into God Consciousness via a mushroom journey and his passion for sharing that experience with others.Join our survey of psilocybin through various historical, cultural, and religious lenses as we interview Josh Leonard, co-host of the Pursuit of Infinity podcast. Is the iconography we experience under the influence of psychedelics inspired by ancient cultures? How do western religions and eastern philosophies align with mystical experience? And how can we make use of psychedelics to heal and deepen our connection with our romantic partners? Explore these questions and more in this week's episode.Mushrooms & AwakeningRachel recounts how psilocybin brought attention to her internal dialogue and negative self talkAaron talks about using journeywork to process relationship breakupsJosh starts his psychedelic research with Terrance McKenna, Rick Strassman and Alan WattsJosh shares his first mystical breakthrough experience on  mushrooms blew the doors open on his understanding of reality, values and godMushrooms in History, Culture & ReligionAre the visuals on mushrooms influenced by ancient cultures or did these cultures influence the mushroom experience?How Josh's awakening on mushrooms aligns with western religion and eastern philosophiesAtheism and the conception of God as the acknowledgement something larger than yourselfApproaching mysticism from a scientific perspective and how your religious and cultural background influences your psychedelic experienceMushrooms Saved My RelationshipJosh describes the mushroom that saved his relationshipThe importance of set and setting and how Josh approached his partnered mushroom journeyThe telepathic experience of love and how we can experience the connection to our partners more deeply with the assistance of psychedelicsReflections on Mushroom JourneysAaron describes his gentle introduction to mushrooms that gave him insights into how his senses workedRachel's impression of her psilocybin experiences being suffused with divine energyBad trips,  why they happen, and how to navigate them skillfullyThe Pursuit of Infinity PodcastYouTube.com/channel/UCPpwtLPMH5bjBTPMHSlYnwQInstagram.com/PursuitOfInfinityPodPatreon.com/PursuitOfInfinity

Things Observed
Tom Delonge, To The Stars Academy and Alien PSYOPS Part 2: that Old Time Gnostic Luciferian Alien Religion, More CIA Connections and the Alien Phenomenon Re-examined

Things Observed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 126:42


In Todays episode we cover some more CIA/SRI connections to TTSA, Peter Levenda, the Sekret Machines book series and the possibly Gnostic Luciferian/alien philosophy at heart of the book series. We discuss the interesting inversion of the classic aliens are demons argument and ask if we can truly understand what Peter Levenda is getting at in the sekret machines books. This episode pairs well with the programmed to chill episode where Jimmy Falun Gong speaks with Dr. Pig Bodine on Peter Levenda and the Simon Necronomicon. We also discuss the bigger picture when it comes to the whole UFO/alien phenomenon and as a consequence talk advanced weaponry, MKULTRA and demons and how this may relate to the UFO and the abduction phenomenon. If you want to hear a podcast that mentions everything from Timothy Leary, the Process Church of the Final Judgment, remote viewing, aliens, the church of satan, the CIA and aging pop punk stars then do I have the show for youMusic:Blink 182 - JosieBlink 182 - Mutt

Greener Us
Transitioning to The What's What Podcast

Greener Us

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 1:04


Starting in September 2022, the Greener Us podcast will be changed to the What's What podcast - we will no longer be producing The Blend or Greener Us episodes. If you're a fan of What's What, please continue to join me and Rushi as we revive the philosophy and literature at the heart of the counterculture movement of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s - using the work of Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Buckminster Fuller, Krishnamurti, and others, we take a critical look at societal norms and explore sustainable and Earth-conscious alternatives to the industrialized systems that rule modern life. We will also continue to publish episodes of Vayus Radio on the What's What podcast feed, so you can get new tunes from across the spectrum of independent music. And finally, Greener Us social media channels will be changed to Vayus Media, so you can continue to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @vayusmedia for visual and written content exploring humankind's relationship with the natural world. Thank you for following the What's What podcast from Vayus Media - we'll talk with you again soon!

The Todd Herman Show
My $5,000 to “trans” “healthcare” providers: “assigned human at birth” makes as much scientific sense as “assigned female at birth.” If you are an MD, Ph. or licensed therapist, have a good-faith, one-hour debate with me on the Podcast on

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 47:12


THE THESIS: One can use the same framework used by the gender industry to pretend humans are assigned a sex at birth to say we are assigned human at birth. No one has ever been born in the wrong body. No one is “trans.” Some people are gender dysphoric, gender-confused, gender rebellious or have been conned into believing they are unhappy because they were born in the wrong body.  THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES:  Trapping people in an altered body risks trapping them in permanent defiance to God. Certainly, the Lord can redeem people who have been surgically and chemically altered for the “trans” lie, but only if people allow the Lord to wake them from the lie. Genesis 1:27 27 So God created mankind in his own image,     in the image of God he created them;     male and female he created them. When The Party succeeds in forcing people to pretend men are women and the reverse, they are conning, blackmailing or deceiving people into lying. That creates a wedge between them and God. Yes, the Lord is righteous to forgive and He expects us to let Him change us. We don't perform works to get redeemed--we will never deserve redemption and cannot “purchase it” with effort--rather, our works after being redeemed are a sign of abiding in the Lord, Jesus.  James 2:14-26 - Faith and Deeds 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. 20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[a]? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,”[b] and he was called God's friend. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. 25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead THE NEWS & COMMENT: Sometimes The Party is hilarious. “Russian Trolls fractured the ‘women's march.'” No, that march fractured women when they let men pretend to be female.  Sometimes it's tragically, cynically amazing: Time.com frets about what pregnancy centers will do with women's data . . . not what Planned Parenthood has already done.  Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers Are Collecting Troves of Data That Could Be Weaponized Against Women The Figurehead's bosses don't care, either . . .  Biden Prosecutes Man for Vandalizing Abortion Clinic, Still Hasn't Arrested Even One Violent Abortion Activist A woman in Iran was fractured to death and Twitter--which bans people for correctly calling a man a man because Twitter pretends it's “Christian hate speech”--just banned a woman for posting a picture of a woman murdered by the Hijab Police.  I've just spoken to @AlinejadMasih. @Twitter chose to suspend her account because she shared the picture of #MahsaAmini, 22-year-old Iranian girl in coma after she was severely beaten by the hijab police and later died. Why does Twitter keep punishing Iranian activists? Which brings us to the absurdity in which my $5,000 offer resides. Here is one of thousands of examples. Everyone who pretends that man is a woman is sinning by lying. Everyone who cons, blackmails or deceives others into doing it is sinning by causing others to stumble. Dylan is loved by God just as we are and it is not love to join into another's delusion.  A man speaks for women at the Forbes Power Women's Summit. He declared himself a “woman” in March 2022. Now, a few months later, he speaks for women at a women's summit. According to “trans”-activists, if a person ever regrets being surgically or chemically mutilated, they were “never really ‘trans.'” They are the same people who demand there exist absolutely no gatekeepers to kids getting chemically and surgically mutilated because, they insist, once you say you are “trans” that's what you are. In fact, the utterly disgraced Forbes published a hit piece on a teen girl! Chloe Cole is a “transitioner”, a young woman attempting to get her body back from gender-jacking “doctors.” Forbes attacked her because . . . she's autistic. I can use all of their tactics for my debate.  Forbes appears to have taken the article down, here's a write-up with some of its lowlights.  Yeah, Forbes removed it Another example of an absurdity that makes my case. If you use the made-up, nonsense word “transgender”, you are required to agree in full that this man must be allowed to teach kids while dressed like this. Why? Because, of course, gender is on a spectrum and “breast havers” should not be the only ones with “breasts.” Likewise, I should be allowed to teach in a naked ape suit.  Ontario High School Defends “Fetishistic” Large Bust-Wearing Teacher [AUDIO] - TPM's @LibbyEmmons talks to @oann's Kara McKinney @Nefertari_25 about a Canadian school defending a male teacher who wears giant prosthetic breasts to class: "This is a case caring for everyone but the students..." There was a “Let Women Speak Rally” in Brighton. This is what women and families face when they speak the facts about biology.  Language Warning: In Brighton today two female "trans" activists openly swear at and abuse a new born baby and his father. Accusing the father of  "Raising a little fascist". The #letwomenspeak rally was pelted with smoke bombs and several arrests were made as women voiced their concerns. Disappeared by The Party -  An unapologetic lesbian (@JoCampbell69) enraged #Antifa & trans counter-protesters when she stood on a trans BLM flag & smoked at the women's rights rally in Brighton. The trans activists accused the lesbians of being transphobic for not liking penises. #LetWomenSpeak In Boston, home of Harvard University  Language Warning: Violent far-left protesters are pushed back by police in Boston after trying to confront those protesting transgender surgeries for children at Boston Children's Hospital. BREAKING: email obtained by @realchrisrufo shows the Boston Police confirming they DID NOT receive a 911 call about a bomb threat at Boston Children's Hospital. Many questions remain. Will any journalists investigate? Harvard University: the place that made Ted Kaczinsky into the Unabomber?  The Atlantic, 2022 -  Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber; A series of purposely brutalizing psychological experiments may have confirmed Theodore Kaczynski's still-forming belief in the evil of science while he was in college. By Alston Chase Perhaps no figure at Harvard at this time better embodied the ongoing war between science and humanism than Henry A. “Harry” Murray, a professor in Harvard's Department of Social Relations. A wealthy and blue-blooded New Yorker, Murray was both a scientist and a humanist, and he was one of Lewis Mumford's best friends. He feared for the future of civilization in an age of nuclear weapons, and advocated implementing the agenda of the World Federalist Association, which called for a single world government. The atomic bomb, Murray wrote in a letter to Mumford, “is the logical & predictable result of the course we have been madly pursuing for a hundred years.” The choice now facing humanity, he added, was “One World or No World.” Yet unlike Mumford, Murray maintained a deep faith in science. He saw it as offering a solution by helping to transform the human personality. “The kind of behavior that is required by the present threat,” Murray wrote Mumford, “involves transformations of personality such as never occurred quickly in human history; one transformation being that of National Man into World Man.” Crucial to achieving this change was learning the secret of successful relationships between people, communities, and nations. And coming to understand these “unusually successful relations” was the object of Murray's particular research: the interplay between two individuals, which he called the “dyad.” The concept of the dyad was, in a sense, Murray's attempt to build a bridge between psychology and sociology. Rather than follow Freud and Jung by identifying the individual as the fundamental atom in the psychological universe, Murray chose the dyad—the smallest social unit—and in this way sought to unite psychiatry, which studied the psyches of individuals, and sociology, which studied social relations. This kind of research, he apparently hoped, might (as he put it in a 1947 paper) promote “the survival and further evaluation of Modern Man,” by encouraging the emergence of the new “world man” and making world peace more likely. Murray's interest in the dyad, however, may have been more than merely academic. The curiosity of this complex man appears to have been impelled by two motives—one idealistic and the other somewhat less so. He lent his talents to national aims during World War II. Forrest Robinson, the author of a 1992 biography of Murray, wrote that during this period he “flourished as a leader in the global crusade of good against evil.” He was also an advocate of world government. Murray saw understanding the dyad, it seems, as a practical tool in the service of the great crusade in both its hot and cold phases. (He had long shown interest, for example, in the whole subject of brainwashing.) During the war Murray served in the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA, helping to develop psychological screening tests for applicants and (according to Timothy Leary) monitoring military experiments on brainwashing. In his book (1979), John Marks reported that General “Wild Bill” Donovan, the OSS director, “called in Harvard psychology professor Henry ‘Harry' Murray” to devise a system for testing the suitability of applicants to the OSS. Murray and his colleagues “put together an assessment system … [that] tested a recruit's ability to stand up under pressure, to be a leader, to hold liquor, to lie skillfully, and to read a person's character by the nature of his clothing. … Murray's system became a fixture in the OSS.” One of the tests that Murray devised for the OSS was intended to determine how well applicants withstood interrogations. As he and his colleagues described it in their 1948 report “Selection of Personnel for Clandestine Operations—Assessment of Men,” The candidate immediately went downstairs to the basement room. A voice from within commanded him to enter, and on complying he found himself facing a spotlight strong enough to blind him for a moment. The room was otherwise dark. Behind the spotlight sat a scarcely discernible board of inquisitors. … The interrogator gruffly ordered the candidate to sit down. When he did so, he discovered that the chair in which he sat was so arranged that the full strength of the beam was focused directly on his face. … At first the questions were asked in a quiet, sympathetic, conciliatory manner, to invite confidence. … After a few minutes, however, the examiner worked up to a crescendo in a dramatic fashion. … When an inconsistency appeared, he raised his voice and lashed out at the candidate, often with sharp sarcasm. He might even roar, “You're a liar.” Even anticipation of this test was enough to cause some applicants to fall apart. The authors wrote that one person “insisted he could not go through with the test.” They continued, “A little later the director … found the candidate in his bedroom, sitting on the edge of his cot, sobbing.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Psychedelic Spotlight
The Awakening of Consciousness Conference with Paul Karasik

Psychedelic Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 30:08


In this episode, we speak with Paul Karasik, founder of The Psychedelic Institute, which is dedicated to making information and safe access available to anyone and everyone who is seeking to awaken their consciousness. He's also the principal organizer of the Awakening of Consciousness Conference, the inaugural session of which occurs on Friday, September 30th in Los Angeles. Paul has decades of experience in the world of psychedelics. In the 1960's he was a member of the early psychedelic communities in New York and California, which included such luminaries as Timothy Leary and Ram Dass. Paul co-founded Thompson's Ranch, one of the first alternative communities in Joshua Tree, CA. He's currently working on his tenth book, "Leading the Psychedelic Revolution." Matthew and Paul discuss The Psychedelic Institute's aspirations with the launch of the Awakening of Consciousness Conference, the differences between legalization and decriminalization, and the importance of being brave, and thinking outside the box in understanding what it takes to make the most of one's own experience of sacred plant medicines. To learn more, visit: https://cannapsychedelic.com/

Talk Cocktail
Harvard Is Once Again The Center of Psychedelics: A Conversation with Patrick Schmidt

Talk Cocktail

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 24:41


If our current era is one of politics, technology, and economics, it's fair to say that the 60s were an era where social science, self-reflection and cultural anthropology ruled the day. And if places like Stanford, and MIT are the intellectual hubs of our day, Harvard was an intellectual hub of the '60s Nowhere was that more true than in Harvard's establishment of a Department of Social Relations.  With figures like Timothy Leary, Ram Das, and Ted Kaczynski, as part of the faculty, it was an epicenter of its time. Today Harvard is restarting psilocybin reaching and launching a new center for the neuroscience of psychedelics in association with Mass. General Hospital.  So it's a good time to look back at the antecedents of this effort. Patrick Schmidt has written about it in his new book HARVARD'S QUIXOTIC PURSUIT OF A NEW SCIENCE. My conversation with Patrick Schmidt:

It's Not Just In Your Head
#105: Escape Fantasies of Tech Billionaires (ft. Douglas Rushkoff)

It's Not Just In Your Head

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 64:26


"The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind". We are joined by the author of the new book 'Survival of the Richest' and host of the Team Human podcast Douglas Rushkoff, who MIT declared as one of the top ten most influential thinkers. "Five mysterious billionaires summoned Douglas to a desert resort for a private talk. The topic? How to survive the “Event”: the societal catastrophe they know is coming. Rushkoff came to understand that these men were under the influence of The Mindset, a Silicon Valley–style certainty that they and their cohort can break the laws of physics, economics, and morality to escape a disaster of their own making—as long as they have enough money and the right technology." Psychotherapist Harriet Fraad and Substance Abuse Councillor Ikoi Hiroe discuss all the repercussions of what The Mindset means for our society, the myth of individualism, the embedded values of tech, who gets to decide what's best for us, propaganda vs reality, Timothy Leary and tech bros trying to recreate the womb! Douglas is a media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems. Rushkoff is known for coining terms and concepts including viral media (or media virus), digital native, and social currency. He has written ten books on media, technology and culture. References: Survival of the Richest - Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/60165391-survival-of-the-richest Team Human podcast: http://teamhuman.fm Original Medium post: https://onezero.medium.com/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1 -- Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/itsnotjustinyourhead Email us with feedback, questions, suggestions at itsnotjustinyourhead@gmail.com. -- Harriet's other shows: WBAI Interpersonal Update (Wednesdays): https://wbai.org/program.php?program=431 Capitalism Hits Home: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPJpiw1WYdTNYvke-gNRdml1Z2lwz0iEH -- ATTENTION! This is a Boring Dystopia/Obligatory 'don't sue us' message: This podcast provides numerous different perspectives and criticisms of the mental health space, however, it should not be considered medical advice. Please consult your medical professional with regards to any health decisions or management. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/itsnotjustinyourhead/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/itsnotjustinyourhead/support

Cannthropology
The Pot Prince Of Bel-Air —Todd McCormick (Episode 19)

Cannthropology

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 76:22


THE POT PRINCE OF BEL-AIR - featuring legendary cannabis activist and author TODD MCCORMICK (Episode 19). In the latest edition of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with legendary cannabis activist, author, cultivator, collector—and fellow cannthropologist—Todd McCormick. McCormick reflects back on his lifelong legal battle for medical marijuana, his time in prison, his many books and film projects, his new seed company Authentic Genetics, and his friendships with OG cannabis activists and cultivation icons (such as Jack Herer, Dr. Tod Mikuriya, Brownie Mary, and Dennis Peron), as well as pro-pot celebrities like Bill Maher, Woody Harrelson, Larry Flynt, Hugh Hefner, Timothy Leary, and Tommy Chong.

Conspiracy Theories & Unpopular Culture
Stranger Things S1: Occult Symbolism of Eleven, MKULTRA & Monolith Stargate & Project MONARCH!

Conspiracy Theories & Unpopular Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 51:30


We will begin our deep dive into Stranger Things Season 4- part of the Stranger Things September Specatular! Today we'll start out with Season 1 because it informs our understanding of the entire series! We'll dive into the ideas of MKULTRA, Timothy Leary, and Project MONARCH symbolism in the show! We'll talk about the origins of Eleven's name as the number of magick and her accessing the Dark Side known as the Upside Down! We'll hear about the Monolith as the Stargate to the evolution of man as well- an important part of this story as we'll reveal in Season 4's episodes... FEELING IMPATIENT? Buy ALL the video episodes of the Stranger Things analysis RIGHT NOW ad-free at https://gumroad.com/isaacw Be sure to follow me on Instagram for ALL of the photos (a MASSIVE DUMP) at Instagram.com/IsaacWeishaupt Stranger Things episode schedule (*supporter feeds get all shows the Fridays prior to free feed):Stranger Things Special Announcement https://wp.me/p2ijVF-bkeStranger Things S1: Occult Symbolism of Eleven, MKULTRA & Monolith Stargate & Project MONARCH! (9/5) https://wp.me/p2ijVF-bkgStranger Things S4 Pt 1 E1- Hellfire Club, Leary, D&D, Damien Echols & More! (9/12) https://wp.me/p2ijVF-bkjStranger Things S4 Pt 2 E2:6- 322, Montauk, Monarch, NINA & Rainbow Symbolism! (9/19) https://wp.me/p2ijVF-bklStranger Things S4 Pt 3 E7:9- Individuation, The 001, Apocalypse, Alchemy & Rosicrucianism! (9/26) https://wp.me/p2ijVF-bkpStranger Things S4 Pt 4- Kate Bush, Pizza, Satanic Panic, 11 is the Star Child & Predictions for S5! (10/3) https://wp.me/p2ijVF-bkrOther Links:Buy ALL the video episodes of the Stranger Things analysis RIGHT NOW ad-free at https://gumroad.com/isaacw Show sponsors- Get discounts while you support the show and do a little self improvement! 1. CHECK OUT: The Prophecy on Audible! Audible.com/Prophecy2. ATTENTION CRYPTO NERDS!!! CopyMyCrypto.com/Isaac is where you can copy James McMahon's crypto holdings- listeners get access for just $13. Get 10% off your first month of starting your happier life at BetterHelp.com/IlluminatiWatcher 4. Free 30 day trial to great audiobooks at Audible.com/Illuminati (or text “illuminati” to 500-500)Get bonus content AND go commercial free + other perks:* VIP: Due to the threat of censorship, I set up a Patreon-type system through MY OWN website! It's the VIP section of illuminatiwatcher.com! It's even setup the same: FREE ebooks, Kubrick's Code video! Sign up at: https://illuminatiwatcher.com/members-section/ * PATREON: almost identical to VIP Section; you can join the conversations with hundreds of other show supporters here: Patreon.com/IlluminatiWatcher More from Isaac- special offers:1. Check out another free podcast I make with my wife called the BREAKING SOCIAL NORMS podcast- it's all about the truther (me) lovingly debating conspiracies with a normie (my wife)! Go to BreakingSocialNorms.com You can get it free wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-social-norms/id1557527024?uo=4). You can get the Uncensored and commercial-free option at Patreon.com/BreakingSocialNorms2. Signed paperbacks, coffee mugs, shirts, & other merch: Gumroad.com/IsaacW3. Get 3 books for $5: https://illuminatiwatcher.com/how-to-get-free-books/4. ALIENS, UFOS & THE OCCULT IS NOW UP ON AMAZON AND AUDIBLE (*author narrated): https://amzn.to/3j3UtZz5. Enjoy some audiobooks and support the show! Go to Audible.com/Illuminati or text “Illuminati” to 500-500 to start your free 30 day FREE trial6. If you want to hear more from me AND also want to support the show, search for "Isaac Weishaupt" on Audible and pick up my narrated audiobooks! My most popular book- THE DARK PATH! https://www.audible.com/pd/B0759MN23F/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-095441&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_095441_rh_us AND the popular alien books USE YOUR ILLUSION are also on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B08NRXFNDM/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-223105&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_223105_rh_us*Want to advertise/sponsor our show?
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The Jake Dunlap Show
The art of mastering your life- discover what you can do to excel in all areas of life from Dr John Demartini

The Jake Dunlap Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 48:59


In today's episode of the Jake Dunlap Show, we bring to you one of the world's leading authorities on human behavior and personal development, an author and educator dedicated to the art of mastering life. Dr John Demartini is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organization with a curriculum of over 72 different courses covering multiple aspects of human development.We talk about the hardships that influenced his life and the people that inspired him on his journey, his dedication to discovering a way to excel in all areas of life and the things he aspires to do next.  Time stamps: 00:43- Introducing Dr John Demartini- 21 years of living on a ship called "The World";02:59- The hardships he faced while growing up became lessons for a better life;09:05- Facing death at 17 and meeting Paul Bragg, the man whose words changed his life forever;12:07- How he overcame his fears and learned to feel comfortable with himself (graduating med school and discovering his passion for public speaking);16:58- Dr Demartini shares what he extracted from Alec Mackenzie's book-The Time Trap, one of the all-time bestselling books on time management;25:22- What inspires people to act and change their lives (the hierarchy values list and learn to delegate work);31:04- Self-doubt and exaggerated self-esteem- the two actions that can undermine a business;37:33- Dr Demartini's most recent book: The 7 Secret Treasures: A Transformational Blueprint for a Well-Lived Life;43:42- What's next?47:14- Parting words.  Quotes “I live on a ship called “The World” and it's about 675 feet long, 109 feet wide and it's twelve-story high, and I've been living on here for 21 years.” “Today I'm kind of known for the questions I ask people. And I learned to ask questions at that age, starting at seven and up to twelve, and I would ask the smartest kids what did you get out of the class, and I would get enough information to pass school.” “Very young I was already you know, hoping trains and hitchhiking everywhere (...) I had the opportunity to meet Howard Hughes, I got to meet Timothy Leary, I got to meet Ted Nugent, I got to meet Jimi Hendrix, I mean I got to meet so many characters along the way.” “At 15 I made it over to Hawaii, and I socially climbed. I lived under a bridge first, then a park bench, then a bathroom, abandoned car and finally a tent. And I was a big wave surfer, a long hair hippie surfer guy with a beard, and that worked till I was seventeen. I got in some surf movies, I got in surf books, surf magazines and stuff. Did pretty good back there. And then I almost died at seventeen.” “What he said that night (Paul Bragg), changed the course of my life. Unquestionably. When he spoke, I never thought I was going to be intelligent, until that night I met him(...) And I went on a journey from that moment on and never turned back.” ‘When I tried to go back to school, I failed, and I was so determined to overcome that, that my mom and I made me memorize 30 words a day in a dictionary until my vocabulary was strong enough to pass school(...) I wanted to share whatever I was learning. And slowly but truly, crowds came.” “I believe that the intelligence of the body inside the cells is far greater than our intelligence, and I want to learn how to maximize that.” “Knowledge without application and knowledge without organization doesn't lead anywhere.” “I'm a firm believer that if you prioritize your actions and live by design, you can create the life that you want.” “If you liberate yourself from the things that you're not designed for, and go and get into your core competence where you're inspired, now you're going to build momentum.” “Two things that undermine a business is the exaggeration of self or being proud, and then being cocky, narcissistically thinking that you know better than the customer and the employees, and then de-appreciating yourself, altruistically sacrificing for your employees and your customers.” ___________________________ Get in contact with dr Demartini: WebsiteDemartini MethodInstagramLinkedinFacebook Demartini Institute: WebsiteLinkedinYoutubePinterest______________________________ Mentions: Dr Demartinis home- a ship called “The World”.Dunce cap- used as an article of discipline in schools (19th and early 20th century.Howard Hughes-an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist.Timothy Leary-American psychologist and author known for his strong advocacy of psychedelic drugs.Ted Nugent- American singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist.Jimi Hendrix- was one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.Donald Trump- Trump WallPaul Bragg- American alternative health food advocate and fitness enthusiast.Alec Mackenzie- is an internationally known writer and speaker on time management, who wrote The Time Trap.The 7 Secret Treasures: A Transformational Blueprint for a Well-Lived Life (2022).David Carradine- American actor who starred in the 1970's television series- Kung Fu.Bill Woods- television journalist, radio and television broadcaster, and author.________________________  Follow Jake: WebsiteInstagramLinkedInTwitter_____________________________  

ASMuRder - True crime with an ASMR twist
The Murder of Mary Meyer

ASMuRder - True crime with an ASMR twist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 17:22


This weeks episode: JFK, conspiracy theories, a love affair, murder and Timothy Leary. For more information, visit https://www.murderpod.net/ Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/DreadPod Twitter = https://twitter.com/asmurderpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/asmurder/support

The Tim Ferriss Show
#617: In Case You Missed It: July 2022 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

The Tim Ferriss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 60:10 Very Popular


Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, @hypersundays on Twitter suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes at tim.blog/podcast. Please enjoy! ***This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter that every Friday features five bullet points highlighting cool things I've found that week, including apps, books, documentaries, gadgets, albums, articles, TV shows, new hacks or tricks, and—of course—all sorts of weird stuff I've dug up from around the world.It's free, it's always going to be free, and you can subscribe now at tim.blog/friday.***Full episode titles:Liv Boeree, Poker and Life — Core Strategies, Turning $500 into $1.7M, Cage Dancing, Game Theory, and Metaphysical Curiosities (#611)Luis von Ahn, Co-Founder and CEO of Duolingo — How to Be (Truly) Mission-Driven, Monetization Experiments, 10x Growth, Org Chart Iterations for Impacting Metrics, The Intricate Path to an IPO, Best Hiring Practices, Catching Exam Cheaters, The Allure of Toto Toilets, The Future of Duolingo, and How to Stand Out in Your Career (#607)Balaji S. Srinivasan — 5-10-Year Predictions, How to Start a New Country, Society-as-a-Service (SaaS), Bitcoin Maximalism, Memetic Warfare, How Prices Are Born, Moral Flippenings, The One Commandment, and The Power of Missionary over Mercenary (#606)Signal Over Noise with Noah Feldman — The War in Ukraine (Recap and Predictions), The Machiavelli of Maryland, Best Books to Understand Geopolitics, The Battles for Free Speech on Social Media, Metaverse Challenges, and More (#608)The Life-Extension Episode — Dr. Matt Kaeberlein on The Dog Aging Project, Rapamycin, Metformin, Spermidine, NAD+ Precursors, Urolithin A, Acarbose, and Much More (#610)Hamilton Morris and Dr. Mark Plotkin — Exploring the History of Psychoactive Substances, Synthetic vs. Natural Options, Microdosing, 5-MeO-DMT, The “Drunken Monkey” Hypothesis, Timothy Leary's Legacy, and More (#605)***For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast.For deals from sponsors of The Tim Ferriss Show, please visit tim.blog/podcast-sponsors.Sign up for Tim's email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday.For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts.Discover Tim's books: tim.blog/books.Follow Tim:Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss Instagram: instagram.com/timferrissFacebook: facebook.com/timferriss YouTube: youtube.com/timferrissPast guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, Balaji Srinivasan, Sarah Silverman, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Dr. Michio Kaku, and many more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Put Your Socks On
Gary Fisher

Put Your Socks On

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 60:52


Bobby and Jens sit down with Gary Fisher the man who coined the phrase 'mountain bike' and was at the birth of the sport. From riding with a young Greg LeMond, to gaining the respect of the Hells Angels, via Timothy Leary and the Grateful Dead... this wide-ranging chat with a cycling pioneer is not to be missed. This episode of Bobby and Jens was a Shocked Giraffe production for Velonews. It was produced by Mark Payne and edited by Tim Mossa.

The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett
Remote Viewing Experiments & UFO Disclosure

The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 100:48


REMOTE VIEWING EXPERIMENT In the first hour, Richard welcomes a remote viewer and expert in the study of consciousness to conduct another in an ongoing series of live on-air remote viewing experiments. Guest: Douglas James Cottrell is best known as a trance clairvoyant. He is a spiritual healer, teacher, and published author who demonstrates many abilities studied by Noetic Sciences (the study of consciousness), including clairvoyance, telepathy, energy healing, remote viewing, prediction, and prophecy. He is one of a select few able to demonstrate all of these abilities, and even fewer who are considered a reliable information source. He teaches people the world over about spiritual development through the practice of meditation and the application of spiritual principles in daily life. Books: Secrets of Life The Compleat New Age Health Guide The New Earth: A Prophetic View of Our Future Gems of Wisdom Conversations With The Akashic Field UFO DISCLOSURE UPDATE In the second hour, Richard speaks with a Canadian UFO/ET researcher and disclosure advocate to discuss recent U.S. congressional and Canadian parliamentary hearings into the unidentified aeriel phenomena. And, an assassination researcher and student of the late communications theory guru Marshall McLuhan discusses deep state secrets which are now being exposed. Guest: Victor Viggiani is a retired school Principal from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His research and analysis of anomalous aerial phenomenon spans over 30 years. His experience involves UFO sightings report investigation, counseling work with individuals reporting anomalous experiences, presentations and journalism in the field of ETI Disclosure issues. Guest: Nelson Thall is recognized as one of the world

Plants of the Gods: Hallucinogens, Healing, Culture and Conservation podcast
Plants of the Gods: S3E8. Part 2 — Magic Frogs, Iboga and the Magic of Hallucinogens: a Conversation with Hamilton Morris

Plants of the Gods: Hallucinogens, Healing, Culture and Conservation podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 41:50 Very Popular


Hamilton Morris is an American journalist, filmmaker and scientific researcher. Previously a writer for Vice magazine with a monthly column “Hamilton's Pharmacopeia”, Morris currently conducts pharmacological research at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Interested in psychoactive substances and hallucinogens, Morris' interests overlap with those of ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin. In this second half of a two-part episode, Morris and Dr. Plotkin ponders synthetic versus organic psychedelics, microdosing and the magic of hallucinogens.

EntheoRadio
Brigitte Mars P2: Herbalism, Women's Natural Health and Psychedelics Part 2

EntheoRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 34:07


Hugh T Alkemi welcomes a very well spoken, personable, dare we say funny yet experienced (in the Jimi Hendrix sense) guest to the show. Brigitte has lived a life with natural stuff and the drug legends of American Culture including Timothy Leary. She's been there and seen almost all of it. Will this interview pass the ACID TEST FOR YOU? Don't know what the acid test is? Tune in, turn on and update your human processor by listening to this PART TWO of a two part episode!ENTHEORADIO is sponsored by MushroomShaman BrandHttps://linktr.ee/MushroomShaman+Alkemi.Gold Products Brigitte Mars BioBrigitte Mars is a medical herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with over fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Tribal Visions, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. She has a private practice, leads herb walks to identify edible and medicinal plants worldwide and has a weekly radio show called Naturally. She is also an end-of-life doula.Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid Handbook, The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant.Brigitte has been holding space for psychedelic ceremonies both in groups and with individuals for over fifty years. In the early 1970's Brigitte lived with Rosemary Leary (wife of Dr. Timothy Leary) and explored in depth how to create sacred set and setting for psychedelic ceremonies. She has been the faculty advisor for The Psychedelic Club at Naropa University and is the voice for the audio version of The Psychedelic Prayers, based on The Tao Te Ching and translated by Dr. Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner. She is a long time member of MAPS and a recent graduate of The Psychedelic Sitter's School based in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte is also featured in Gaia TV's series, Psychedelica.SHOW NOTES:Wild carrot (Daucus carota) (anti-conception)Silphium (Ancient Contraceptive) (extinct now)Witch Doctor's Apprentice Book: https://www.amazon.com/Witch-doctors-apprentice-Nicole-Maxwell/dp/B0007E0ODC"Get off your grass!" Lawn Gone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH5CfhT0imUhttps://www.innertraditions.com/books/psychedelic-refugeehttps://brigittemars.com/Link or name of your app: "iplant"https://apps.apple.com/us/app/iplant-brigitte-mars-wild/id302363747Psychedelic Ceremony: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-ima-remarklist&ei=UTF-8&hsimp=yhs-remarklist&hspart=ima&p=psychedelic+Ceremony+brigitte+Mars&type=q3020_A1IXH_set_bcrq#id=1&vid=14cf2df936bfa19a3b98c6dd2ec20036&action=clickHere is an article I wrote for Huffington Post on edible lawns: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/get-off-your-grass-and-cr_b_533359

EntheoRadio
Brigitte Mars: Herbalism, Natural Woman's Health and Psychedelics Part 1

EntheoRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 46:02


Hugh T Alkemi welcomes a very well spoken, personable, dare we say funny yet experienced (in the Jimi Hendrix sense) guest to the show. Brigitte has lived a life with natural stuff and the drug legends of American Culture including Timothy Leary. She's been there and seen almost all of it. Will this interview pass the ACID TEST FOR YOU? Don't know what the acid test is? Tune in, turn on and update your human processor by listening to this PART ONE of a two part episode!ENTHEORADIO is sponsored by MushroomShaman BrandHttps://linktr.ee/MushroomShaman+Alkemi.Gold Products Brigitte Mars BioBrigitte Mars is a medical herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with over fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Tribal Visions, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. She has a private practice, leads herb walks to identify edible and medicinal plants worldwide and has a weekly radio show called Naturally. She is also an end-of-life doula.Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid Handbook, The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant.Brigitte has been holding space for psychedelic ceremonies both in groups and with individuals for over fifty years. In the early 1970's Brigitte lived with Rosemary Leary (wife of Dr. Timothy Leary) and explored in depth how to create sacred set and setting for psychedelic ceremonies. She has been the faculty advisor for The Psychedelic Club at Naropa University and is the voice for the audio version of The Psychedelic Prayers, based on The Tao Te Ching and translated by Dr. Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner. She is a long time member of MAPS and a recent graduate of The Psychedelic Sitter's School based in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte is also featured in Gaia TV's series, Psychedelica.SHOW NOTES:Wild carrot (Daucus carota) (anti-conception)Silphium (Ancient Contraceptive) (extinct now)Witch Doctor's Apprentice Book: https://www.amazon.com/Witch-doctors-apprentice-Nicole-Maxwell/dp/B0007E0ODC"Get off your grass!" Lawn Gone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH5CfhT0imUhttps://www.innertraditions.com/books/psychedelic-refugeehttps://brigittemars.com/Link or name of your app: "iplant"https://apps.apple.com/us/app/iplant-brigitte-mars-wild/id302363747Psychedelic Ceremony: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-ima-remarklist&ei=UTF-8&hsimp=yhs-remarklist&hspart=ima&p=psychedelic+Ceremony+brigitte+Mars&type=q3020_A1IXH_set_bcrq#id=1&vid=14cf2df936bfa19a3b98c6dd2ec20036&action=clickHere is an article I wrote for Huffington Post on edible lawns: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/get-off-your-grass-and-cr_b_533359

Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers
Psilocybin: history, uses, and research

Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 60:07


In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the most fantastic of fungi, psilocybin mushrooms. They we explore ancient and modern history, therapeutic and ceremonial uses, current research, and more. Whether you're new to psychedelics or an experienced psychonaut, there's' something in this episode for you. (1:00) Maria Sabina(4:02) Gordon and Valentina Wasson(5:37) How To Change Your Mind on Netflix(6:30) Hapé podcast episode(7:12) Fantastic Fungi and Paul Stamets(8:16) How To Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan(9:37) Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert on "set and setting"(10:40) The "Good Friday" Marsh Chapel psilocybin experiment(13:19) Do psychedelics change your spiritual beliefs (15:35) Psilocybin made illegal(17:34) Is psilocybin harmful or addictive?(19:46) Psilocybin therapy for substance use disorders(22:09) Psilocybin dosing (24:08) Placebo controlled trials(29:25) Episode with Paul Austin about microdosing(34:16) Difficult psychedelic experiences and combining medicines(37:13) Possible applications for psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy (39:54) REBUS and what's happening in the brain with psilocybin (48:00) How psilocybin is different from traditional antidepressants(51:00) Is the chemical imbalance theory of depression accurate?(55:22) What can we learn from the brain from psychedelics?Email us questions and feedback at psychfrontiers@novamind.ca Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Disclaimer: The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice or mental health treatment. Consult with a medical/mental health professional if you believe you are in need of mental health treatment.

Papícock Podcast
Papícock Podcast - Episode 18 - Tommy Chong Returns

Papícock Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022


Tommy Chong Returns On this extra special episode of Papicock Podcast (Recorded on August 3, 2022), comedian Victor Pacheco sits down to talk with the comedy, movie, and television icon, MR. TOMMY CHONG, AGAIN!!!Topics discussed include: death, getting old, Victor apologizes to Tommy about something during his first appearance, Tommy congrats Victor, seeing Jo Koy's movie Easter Sunday, Daly City joke, Tommy goes to Jamaica in the 60s, owning a car or truck, cameo on music video, alcohol prohibition and fentanyl, Tommy's take on the government, Trump, Americans, Tommy growing up, Tommy's tattoo, doing time in prison in Canada in the 50s, learning to sing quietly, alcohol and marijuana American history according to Tommy Chong, Victor asks Tommy why non-violent drug offenders get more time than sex offenders, basketball player in Russia, world drug policies affected by American drug policies, Origins of the penitentiary, talking about sex offenders in prison brought upon Bill Cosby and then Jeffrey Epstein, growing up poor, heroin, performing at burlesque shows and jazz musicians, Bob Dylan, basketball and Tai chi, smoking with legends, Tommy's band Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers discover The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, dropping material, watching The Jackson 5 sing My Girl as good as The Temptations, Victor asks Tommy if he ever smoked weed with Michael Jackson, funny Michael Jackson story at the Roxy, meeting Muhammad Ali, Been So Long by The Pastels, Victor gets excited and pitches an idea to Tommy then reveals an upcoming documentary, Tommy explains how the moviemaking business has changed and what works, That 70s Show and That 90s Show, Cheech Marin's Art Museum in Riverside, the reason Cheech and Chong broke up, Tommy's new company, Victor shoots his shot with Tommy and gets shot down, mogul mindset, Tommy explains how to make top quality content, living on a manger, we live in a world of good, the teachings of Jesus Christ, Catholics and Born Again Christians, the history of Baptisms according to The Great Tommy Chong, “‘Wash Yo Nasty Ass' as Redd Foxx use to say”, Free Will, suicide, Tommy has all the answers but Victor fears for Tommy's safety, Victor is genuinely shocked with the level of truth Tommy speaks and frantically acknowledges this, racism, Tommy's newfound roots, being protected as a child, playing guitar before Elvis Presley, Tommy's music history, funny mime story, story of Tommy's first partner Dave, meeting Cheech and how Cheech and Chong almost didn't happen, unique way of winning the Battle of The Bands, Love, Victor fanboys it out super hard, Timothy Leary story where Tommy Chong is compared to John Lennon, knowing and smoking weed with George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Tommy agrees to come back, but will he??????

Bureau of Lost Culture
Sowing the Seeds of Love

Bureau of Lost Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 53:07


*Timothy Leary may have wanted to cause a revolution your head with LSD, The Beatles in your heart with Love, but countercultural activist and entrepreneur CRAIG SAMS went for the Gut.   *After bringing himself back from death's door by curing the amoebic dysentery and hepatitis he contracted on the Central Asia hippie trail, he embarked on a mission to change the world and raise consciousness through food.   *We sit down with him for a feast of of fabulous food fables from feeding the freaks at The UFO club and the first Glastonbury festival, to co-founding Seed, London's first macrobiotic restaurant and the go-to healthy eatery for John and Yoko, The Stones and many other denizens of the London underground.   *Also on the menu: how he went on to co-found Whole Earth foods and then Green and Black's Chocolate, how macrobiotics will improve an LSD trip, how changing the way we eat can save us - and the planet - and how, at nearly eighty, he is still living the countercultural life. For More on Craig: https://www.craigsams.com   Join us at The Bureau of Lost Culture https://linktr.ee/bureauoflostculture #counterculture #macrobiotic #johnandyoko  #thebeatles #greenandblacks #wholeearth #craigsams

Bob Thurman Podcast
My Early Years: Dreams, Psychedelics & The Teachings of Tsongkhapa – Ep. 301

Bob Thurman Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 41:50


In this episode Robert Thurman discusses his early years studying Buddhism with the Kalmyk-Mongolian lama Geshe Ngawang Wangyal at the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center Labsum Shedrub Ling in central New Jersey, meeting his wife Nena von Schlebrügge at Millbrook, and his encounters with psychedelic psychonauts Timothy Leary and Ram Dass in the 1960s. Using his classic book The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa (now available in a new edition by Wisdom Publications), Thurman discusses emptiness, non-duality, the myth of the Kali Yuga and coming of Shambhala, reincarnation and the Buddhist perspective on the soul. This episode is excerpted from Thurman's “Meditation and Psychedelics Series” interview with Dr. Philip Wolfson, MD. To learn more about the work of Dr. Wolfson and to watch the full talk, please visit: www.philwolfsonmd.com & www.youtube.com.

WV unCommOn PlaCE
John Callas : When The Rain Stops

WV unCommOn PlaCE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 44:50


John Callas is a veteran writer/director/producer in the entertainment business. His experience ranges from the worldwide release of feature films to numerous motion picture trailers, national and international commercials, live action title sequences, a documentary shot on location in Russia, as well as having been the Worldwide VP for The Walt Disney Company while working at a large post production facility. John's prowess can be seen on live action teasers for Ransom, Dennis The Menace, Body Of Evidence, The Golden Child, Spaceballs, The Glass Menagerie, Cocoon II, Poltergeist III, Betrayed, My Girl, Glenngarry Glenn Ross, As Well As Title Sequences For The Two Jakes and A Few Good Men and a promotional film for an amusement ride from Showscan. John also directed an award-winning short film The White Gorilla. While creating live action teasers for feature films, John had the opportunity to work with notable actors including Mel Gibson, Walter Matthau, Jack Nicholson, Madonna, Eddie Murphy and Mel Brooks. In addition to working on feature film teasers, his work can be seen in projects for HBO, The Disney Channel, Show Time, the Broadway Play Phantom Of The Opera and the 1993 redesigned TriStar Logo. John's extensive background also includes over 200 commercials for such clients as Kellogg's, Dodge, Sunkist, Sprite, Toyota, Fuji, Volkswagen, Honda, McDonalds, Mazda, Minolta, Jedi Merchandising, Kraft, Jordache, Sea World, Givenchy and Sonassage with celebrity George Burns and industrial projects for Corporations including Vidal Sassoon, Salomon North America, Nissan and The Kao Corporation Of Japan. John's television experience includes directing a 14-week series entitled Potentials, with guests Buckminster Fuller, Norman Cousins, Ray Bradbury, Gene Roddenberry, Timothy Leary and others. He also directed 80 segments for Bobby's World, which has been rated the #1 show on Fox 11 Television in its time slot; garnering John an Emmy nomination. A multi-faceted filmmaker, John's work can be seen in music videos for Glenn Frey Of The Eagles, Bill Wyman Of The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield, Doobie Brothers, Styx and more. Some awards John has received include The New York Critics Choice Award for Lone Wolf, The Clio and Belding for his work on the Sunkist campaign, the prestigious Best of the West for his directorial work on a one-woman show, and an MTV award for best concept for Glen Frey's Smuggler's Blues. John's directorial sensitivity, creativity and humor combined with his thoroughness and ability to bring a project in on time and budget makes him a unique and valuable talent. John holds a Master Degree from Occidental College, and is a member of The Directors Guild Of America. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wvuncommonplace/message

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
The People's Spiral of U.S. History, 60s Activism, Psychedelics, Stolen Elections, & More w/ Harvey Wasserman

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 108:47


On this edition of Parallax Views, longtime activist and populist historian Harvey "Sluggo" Wasserman joined the show to discuss his life of radical activism and his new book The People's Spiral of U.S. History: From Jigonsaseh to Solartopia. This conversation is a wild ride as Harvey gives us an overview of his long life including stories of Democratic National Convention riots in 1968, writing a pro-marijuana article in his youth that caused him to appear on multiple TV shows, dropping acid in the 1960s, living in a hippie farming community, discovering the life and times of socialist leader Eugene V. Debs, the COINTELPRO-era FBI's attempts to infiltrate and destroy a radical news service Harvey was involved with called Liberation News Service, and helping to kickstart the anti-nukes/"No Nukes" movement as well as his encounters with Howard Zinn, Martin Luther King, Jr., Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, and many, many others. Additionally, Harvey and I also manage to discuss: - California Governor Gavin Newsom, Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors, and the problems with nuclear power - The People's Spiral of U.S. History as dealing with a cyclical interpretation of U.S. history influenced by William Appleman Williams that details a dialectical struggle between the indigenous and puritanical elements in America's cultural DNA that Wasserman traces back to America's earliest origins - Harvey's "Law of Unintended Consequences" in history, J. Edgar Hoover, and helping to pioneer organic farming - LSD, mushrooms, Gordon Wasson, ergot poisoning and the Salem Witch Trials, the CIA's involvement in spreading acid, whether Timothy Leary was working for the U.S. intelligence community and MKULTRA, and Terence McKenna's "Stoned Ape" theory - Organizing protests that shutdown a nuclear power plant and why that campaign succeeded - Nuclear energy, Fukushima, and Chernobyl; Putin, nuclear reactors, and the war in Ukraine; nuclear reactors built on earthquake faults - Nuclear power vs. solar and wind power - Republican Election stealing and Harvey's work with political scientist and Columbus Free Press journalist Bob Fitrakis on unusual activity in Ohio related to the 2004 Presidential election that pitted George W. Bush against John Kerry - And much, much more!

Kratom Science
Journal Club #34: How to Change Your Mind Documentary

Kratom Science

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 43:48


Dr. Jon and Brian take a break from kratom to look at the recently released Netflix documentary series hosted by Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind. In related good news: the DEA backed off its decision to schedule five psychedelics. Hamilton Morris tweets. “Today the DEA withdrew their plan to prohibit DiPT, 4-HO-DiPT, 5-MeO-MiPT, … Journal Club #34: How to Change Your Mind Documentary Read More » The post Journal Club #34: How to Change Your Mind Documentary first appeared on Kratom Science.

Cutting Through the Matrix with Alan Watt Podcast (.xml Format)
July 24, 2022 "Cutting Through the Matrix" with Alan Watt --- Redux (Educational Talk From the Past): "Terrifying Propaganda Says You'll Die - Oh What to Do?"

Cutting Through the Matrix with Alan Watt Podcast (.xml Format)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 45:47


--{ "Terrifying Propaganda Says You'll Die - Oh What to Do?"}-- Original Broadcast Sep. 1, 2008, United Nations, Population Reduction - Health, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Public Relations, Inoculations - Gardasil, Anaphylactic Shock - Autism - Smallpox Vaccine. Flu Shot - Omission of Facts, False Conclusion - Efficacy - Slogans, Marketing, Repetition - Chronic Diseases - Fertility Drop. New Age - Personal Experience - Microcosm - Thinking for Yourself - Crowd Hypnosis, Willing Subjects - Blavatsky, Blend of Hinduism and Christianity - Channelling Entities, Demons. Yoga, Eastern Religion, Indoctrination - Khrushchev, KGB - Moral Relativism. Language - Spoken Word, World Spoke into Existence - Adam, Naming the Animals - Computer Logic, Programmer Input. Specific Language for Each Culture - Old English, Chaucer - Chinese, German, French. Timothy Leary, LSD, CIA - Aleister Crowley, OTO. Licenced Institutions, Political Correctness, Dissent - Water Fluoridation - Dentists, Bad Teeth, Brittle Bones - Byproduct of Aluminum Industry - Bronfman's, Alcan. Women's Cosmetics, Chemicals, Fetal Attack. U.S., Cities, Mass Movements.

Consensus Unreality: Occult, UFO, Phenomena and Conspiracy strangeness
Robert Guffey On Operation Mindfuck and Chameleo; Conspiracy Culture; Top Secret Gangstalking, Espionage, Skinwalker Ranch and More..

Consensus Unreality: Occult, UFO, Phenomena and Conspiracy strangeness

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 140:11


Invisibility suits, gangstalking, government surveillance, Freemasonic secret tech, psychological warfare, Philip K. Dick's continued relevance, QAnon's mining and flipping of antifascist conspiracy subculture, Q's rise/fall/metastasis, the political influence of conspiracy theory, Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson...   In this conversation with author Robert Guffey on his two nonfictional engagements with conspiracy fact and culture, Chameleo and the brand new Operation Mindfuck, we dive head first into the deep end of paranoia and high strangeness.  Robert Guffey's Books can be found on many online book retailers Join our Patreon for just 5$ a month and gain access to biweekly exclusive episodes, written content and our community discussions and experiments in the paranormal, support the show and join the conversation! www.patreon.com/consensusunreality  

A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs
PLEDGE WEEK: “You’re Gonna Miss Me” by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators

A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022


This episode is part of Pledge Week 2022. Every day this week, I'll be posting old Patreon bonus episodes of the podcast which will have this short intro. These are short, ten- to twenty-minute bonus podcasts which get posted to Patreon for my paying backers every time I post a new main episode -- there are well over a hundred of these in the archive now. If you like the sound of these episodes, then go to patreon.com/andrewhickey and subscribe for as little as a dollar a month or ten dollars a year to get access to all those bonus episodes, plus new ones as they appear. Click below for the transcript Transcript Just a note before I begin, this episode deals with mental illness and with the methods, close to torture, used to treat it in the middle of the last century, so anyone for whom that's a delicate subject may want to skip this one. There's a term that often gets used about some musicians, "outsider music", and it's a term that I'm somewhat uncomfortable with. It's a term that gets applied to anyone eccentric, whether someone like Jandek who releases his own albums through mail order and just does his own thing, or someone like Hasil Adkins who made wild rockabilly music, or an entertainer like Tiny Tim who had a bizarre but consistent view of showbusiness, or a band like the Shaggs who were just plain incompetent, or people like Wesley Willis or Wild Man Fischer who had serious mental health problems. The problem with the term is that it erases these differences, and that it assumes that the most interesting thing about the music is the person behind it. It also erases talent, especially in the case of mentally ill artists. There are several mutually incompatible assumptions about creative artists who have mental health problems. One is that their music should be treated like a freak show, and either appreciated for that reason (if you're someone who gets their entertainment from someone else's suffering) or disdained (if you don't want to do that). Other people think that the mental illness *makes* the music, that great art comes from mental health problems, while yet others will argue that someone's art has nothing at all to do with their mental health, and is not influenced by it in any way. All of these positions are, of course, wrong. Mental illness doesn't stop someone from making great art -- except when it takes away the ability to make art at all of course -- people like Brian Wilson or Vincent Van Gogh are testament to that, and their best work has nothing to do with a freak show. But nor does it grant the ability to make great art. Someone with no musical talent who develops schizophrenia just becomes a schizophrenic person with no musical talent. But to say that mental illness doesn't affect the work is also nonsense. Everything about someone's life affects their art, especially something as important as their mental health. And the real problem with these labels comes with those artists who don't manage to develop a substantial body of work before their illness sets in. Those with real musical talent, but who end up getting put in the outsider artist bucket because their work is so obviously affected by their illness. And one of those is Roky Erickson, of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators. Erickson started his career aged fifteen with a group based in Austin, Texas, called the Spades -- and I hope that this wasn't intended as a racial slur, as the word was sometimes used at this time. Their first single, "We Sell Soul", released in 1965, shows the clear influence of "Gloria" by Them: [Excerpt: The Spades, "We Sell Soul"] That was a regional hit, and so their second single, the first song that Erickson had ever written, was recorded in the same style: [Excerpt: The Spades, "You're Gonna Miss Me"] But by December 1965, Erickson had left the Spades, and joined Stacy Sutherland, Benny Thurman, and John Ike Walton, the members of another band called the Lingsmen. They were joined by a fifth man, Tommy Hall, who became the band's lyricist, liner-note writer, and general spokesman, and who played an electric jug, creating an effect somewhere between bubbling and a wobble board. Hall started calling the group's music "psychedelic rock" in late 1965 after being influenced by Timothy Leary, and I've seen some people say he was the first person ever to use the term. The group released a rerecorded version of "You're Gonna Miss Me" on a small local label: [Excerpt: The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, "You're Gonna Miss Me"] That was released in January 1966, and later picked up by a larger label, International Artists, which was the home of a lot of Texan psychedelic bands, like the Golden Dawn and the Red Crayola. It spent most of the year slowly climbing the charts, eventually reaching number fifty-five -- the highest chart position the group would ever have. It was included on their debut album, The Psychedelic Sounds of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, released towards the end of the year, by which time Thurman had been replaced by Ronnie Leatherman on bass. The album's liner notes were written by Hall and had a large amount of advocacy for the use of psychedelic drugs -- as did the music itself, though some of this was a little more subtle, like the song "Fire Engine", where the line "let me take you to the empty place" was meant to sound like "DMT place", DMT being a psychedelic drug: [Excerpt: The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, "Fire Engine"] Around this time, the band crossed paths with Janis Joplin, who was a big fan of the group and who they tried to get to join them, but Joplin decided to move to California instead. Tommy Hall was a huge advocate for both the potential of LSD to open people's minds, and of the general semantics of Alfred Korzybski, and his enthusiasm for both showed up on the group's second album. Unfortunately, not all of the group were of quite the same mind, and Leatherman and Walton left early in the sessions for that album, Easter Everywhere, which was considered not quite up to the standards of the previous album, though Erickson and Hall's eight-minute long "Slip Inside This House" is a favourite of most of the fans. [Excerpt: The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, "Slip Inside This House"] Unfortunately, the band started to disintegrate. The core of Erickson, Hall, and Sutherland remained together, but various bass players and drummers came and went -- though one of the band's rhythm sections, Duke Davis and Danny Thomas, was good enough that the band's label got them to back Lightnin' Hopkins on his album Free Form Patterns. According to reports I've read, Davis and Thomas were both on acid during the session, but they still play solidly throughout: [Excerpt: Lightnin' Hopkins, "Give Me Time to Think"] Another potential bass player at this point was a roommate of Erickson's, who Erickson tried to get into the band but who Hall turned down. Townes Van Zandt later went on to rather bigger things. Erickson also started to have some mental problems -- apparently taking LSD literally every day for years is not great for you. And when he was arrested for marijuana possession, he decided to use his mental health as a way to get out of a potential ten-year jail sentence, by getting three years in a psychiatric hospital instead. He later claimed that he was lying about his problems and acting mad to get this sentence, but he had been having problems before then. Hall and Sutherland and their current rhythm section finished up a few demos, and the record label put out one final album made up of outtakes, plus a faked live album with crowd noise overdubbed on some earlier studio recordings, but with their lead singer in hospital for three years the band split up. Hall became a Scientologist and quit the music industry altogether. If Erickson *was* faking his illness when he went into the hospital, he wasn't faking it by the time he came out. Psychiatric medicine was still in its infancy then. It's far from wonderful today, but at least in general you can be relatively sure that the treatment won't make you worse. That wasn't the case in the late sixties and early seventies, and Erickson was forced through multiple sessions of electro-shock therapy. (To be clear, electro-shock therapy can sometimes be effective for some conditions when done properly and with the patient's consent. This wasn't either.) When Erickson finally got out, he tried to put his life back together, and formed a new band called Bleib Alien, later renamed Roky Erickson and the Aliens, who made hard rock records with lyrics about science fiction and horror themes like zombies, fire demons, medical experimentation, and two-headed dogs: [Excerpt: Roky Erickson and the Aliens, "Two-Headed Dog"] Erickson became a cult artist, cited as an influence by everyone from Henry Rollins to ZZ Top, and intermittently released recordings for the next few decades, but he spent much of the time dealing with severe, untreated, schizophrenia. There are many stories about this time that get shared, and are easy to find online, but which I'm not going to repeat here because they tend to be shared in a freak-show manner. But by 2001 he was placed in the legal custody of his brother . This kind of situation is often abused, but in Erickson's case it seems to have done him good. His brother got him legal and medical help, and helped him start finally receiving royalties on some of his records. There was a one-off fiftieth anniversary reunion of most of the living original members of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, and in 2010 Erickson released his finest album, a collaboration with the band Okkervil River, True Love Cast Out All Evil: [Excerpt: Roky Erickson and Okkervil River, "Ain't Blues Too Bad"] By all accounts the last years of Erickson's life were happier and more comfortable than any he'd had. He got to tour the world, playing for appreciative crowds, he got his schizophrenia under control, and he was able to live a relatively independent life, and to know that new generations of musicians admired his work. He died in 2019, aged seventy-one.

The Beer Hour with Johnathan Wakefield
The Eighth State's Cameron Owen & Cindy Lou Cookies' Cindy Kruse

The Beer Hour with Johnathan Wakefield

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 53:00


Expand your consciousness and enjoy some cookies on this week's episode of The Beer Hour!We speak with The Eighth State's cofounder Cameron Owen about bringing flavorful beers and a full culinary lifestyle approach to the small Greenville brewery. We'll learn how he got his start, why food is so important to a taproom experience, and what Timothy Leary has to do with brewing.Then Miami's own Cindy Kruse joins us in studio to talk her Cindy Lou's Cookies franchise, going from humble beginnings to taking the cookie world by storm. Why is passion so important to baking? And what inspires her to eat cookies every day for lunch? Listen in and find out!

Contain Podcast
Ep. 117: Gaia, Masonry, Watergate, and the Origins of Heroin Chic w/ Jennifer Herrema PT. 1

Contain Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 31:59


Jennifer Herrema, 90's icon/singer/producer of Royal Trux goes on deep interconnection lore: John Dean/Watergate family DC politico stories from the vault, Calvin Klein/the manufacturing of heroin chic, Latin American emerald heists, watching the Super Bowl with a dying Timothy Leary, Liquid GHB, The Gaia Hypothesis, John Hinkley's musical career, heavy metal evangelism, Tik Tok, calling the cops and getting yourself arrested, + more from one of the last legends of the American underground

Alan Watts Being in the Way
Ep. 15 – Changes: The Houseboat Summit with Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Synder, & Allen Cohen

Alan Watts Being in the Way

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 71:58 Very Popular


Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, & Allen Cohen join Alan Watts on his houseboat to discuss change, the evolution of society, and the practicality of 'dropping out.'Today's podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/alanIn this episode of Being in the Way, Mark Watts introduces a truly legendary discussion featuring his father Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Allen Cohen. Beaming in from the summer of 1967 on Alan's infamous houseboat in Sausalito, CA, this stacked lineup of free-thinkers, beatniks, poets, environmentalists, psychedelicists, and spiritualists dive into heady and practical conversation around "dropping out" into a freer, more natural, tribe-focused society."What we need to realize is there can be a movement, a stirring among people, which can be organically designed instead of politically designed." – Alan WattsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Crazy Wisdom
What Was the Big Lebowski About? w/ Zach Puchtel

Crazy Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 66:51


Zach Puchtel Musician and Entrepreneur, Creative Improvisationalist, Advocate for the Awakening of All Mankind What was the Big Lebowski about? How do you lockdown nature? PCR and the Flu What does it mean to be an electromagnetic wave? Is there a connection between radio and the human electromagnetic waves?  What is the separation game and what is the connection game? Can consciousness be contained? What is transhumanism? DId all of the apes die for Neuralink? How competitive is it going to get due to Neuralink? How do you enjoy your life? How did it get so bad with the “I can't breathe” and then putting masks on children? What have psychedelics done for you? What is the relationship between Alpha Western Male concepts and being passive aggressive? What is the relationship between Timothy Leary and Yogananda (20 minutes in)? What is the identification of our entity? What is a loving eruption? Why don't we call pharmaceuticals “drugs” instead of “medicine”? What do you think of my idea of MDMA therapy?  What is horse healing like? How far does the EMF field for humans go? Elephants? Horses? What did you learn about God from growing up Jewish?What is the mudfood in Tartaria? 1600's civilization mud flood. What do you think about the god realm and the transhumanists? What is innerstanding? Why does Harvard do grade inflation? Why don't people see that the best way to get ahead is to pull others up with you? Who is Doctor Sevi? Alkaline diet cures Will the microchip interfere with meditation or contemplation? What is the soul and can it be usurped by technology? What are the two main things that the body regulates very deeply? Digestion and Balance What is the Aquarian Gospel?

Be Here Now Network Guest Podcast
Ram Dass Fellowship: The Mystical Nature of Psychedelics with Madison Margolin & Jackie Dobrinska

Be Here Now Network Guest Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 76:56 Very Popular


Madison Margolin discusses mysticism, psychedelics, and religion in this segment of the Ram Dass Fellowship on the BHNN Guest Podcast. For those of you who do not know Madison Margolin, she is the host of the Set and Setting podcast on Be Here Now Network. She grew up in the Maharaj-ji Satsang and her father was a close friend of Ram Dass. Her father also legally represented Timothy Leary and campaigned to legalize cannabis. Madison is the founder of DoubleBlind, a publication highlighting stories about psychedelics, spirituality, environmentalism, and more. Learn more at: madisonmargolin.comJackie Dobrinska is a beloved holistic health educator, wise woman pracitioner, yoga therapist, minister and author. Jackie has mentored with some of the world's preeminent teachers, scholars and visionaries in mind-body health, weaving together wisdom traditions from around the world. She teaches regionally at universities, hospitals, studios, businesses, and national conferences and festival, passing on the tools that empower individuals in their own health and transformation. In addition to her her wellness programs in wellness, yoga, herbs, healthy eating and women's health, she is the founding director of the Greater Asheville Yoga Association and core staff for SE Wise Women. Learn more at: A Simple Vibrant LifeGet connected with the Ram Dass Fellowship community! Find local groups and check out the different and virtual fellowship groups available: ramdass.org/fellowshipSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.