Episodes
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Patreon Saloners PROGRAM NOTES: The painting, Saint Albert by Alex Grey, was completed as part of Dr. Albert Hofmann's 100th birthday celebration held in Basel, Switzerland on January 11th, 2006. Can you imagine knowing someone for over 20 years, even tripping with them from time-to-time, and not knowing that this person had done LSD with Albert Hofmann on multiple occasions? Now that's humility. Had it been me,...
Published 03/24/22
Published 03/24/22
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Patreon Saloners PROGRAM NOTES: Today's podcast features a recording of a live salon that began with us sharing trip stories and eventually led into a discussion of Vedic astrology as well as right speech, right action, and right thinking. Along the way, we heard a wonderful story about the unintended consequences of missionaries thinking that they were doing good but inadvertently almost destroyed the social order of a...
Published 01/15/22
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Kat Lakey, Alexa Lakey, Leonard Pickard, Gaia Harvey Jackson, and Greg Sams PROGRAM NOTES: Today's program features the next installment of the reading of Leonard Pickard's book, The Rose of Paracelsus. This program was produced by Kat and Alexa Lakey and includes a personal message from Leonard. The reading is by Gaia Harvey Jackson, and Greg Sams provides additional commentary. Gaia Harvey Jackson Women's...
Published 12/24/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Gary Smith, Sonia Martinez, Saumel Saks PROGRAM NOTES: Psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, but the law hasn't caught up with the culture when it comes to accepting psychedelic lifestyles. In this podcast, we discuss ways the law is changing around psychedelics and how this affects the community, with topics including:  * Decriminalization: What's protected, what's questionable, and what's still risky?*...
Published 11/22/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Robb Flannery    PROGRAM NOTES: While going through cancer treatment, Dr. Flannery’s mom sought recommendations for safely medicating with Cannabis. Dr. Flannery’s unmatched expertise in the field and his absolute vigilance for his mom’s health created the most stringent standards – no applied chemicals, no pesticides, and no additional risks of being harmful to his mother. No products matched his high...
Published 11/13/21
In this episode, we talk with Jeremy Narby, PhD about his new book Plant Teachers, which compiles traditional indigenous and contemporary scientific knowledge about ayahuasca and tobacco. In this far-reaching conversation Narby talks about the different types and uses of Ayahuasca, creating partnership between scientific and indigenous knowledge, respecting the positive and negative powers within plant medicines, advocating for indigenous Amazonian people, and much more. This conversation was...
Published 10/29/21
PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 30, 2021 Guest speakers:Clement Hil Goldberg and Charles Costas Today’s podcast is a conversation from the live Psychedelic Salon featuring Clement Hil Goldberg, the writer, director and animator behind the upcoming sci-fi comedy Let Me Let You Go. We talked about how mushrooms can save the world, stop-motion animation, Bett Williams’ The Wild Kindness and contemporary psychedelic literature, non-human agency,...
Published 10/02/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon – Guest speakers: Patreon Saloners PROGRAM NOTES: This is a recording of one of our recent Live Salons. While we sometimes have guests who bring specific levels of expertise to our salons, most of the time we seem to be able to have in-depth conversations without the “experts”. This was one of those nights. I began our discussion thinking that vaping DMT over your lunch hour wasn’t a great idea, but after learning more about vaping DMT I...
Published 07/21/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Gary Smith PROGRAM NOTES:   Today’s podcast is a recording from the Live Salon on July 12, 2021 where attorney Gary Smith joined us for another update of some of the current legal aspects of the War on Drugs. We also talked about his new book, which is an encyclopedia of drug laws. It includes both international and local laws. This new book, Psychedelia Lex, is not just a valuable resource for lawyers, it is also worthwhile for...
Published 07/15/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 12, 2021 Guest speaker: Jimi Fritz Today’s program features an audio recording of a recent Live Salon. Our guest was Jimi Fritz who told us about his 50-years of buying, selling, and experimenting with psychedelic drugs while also traveling the world. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, home of the legendary BC Bud, Jimi also was a rave promoter. He has written two books about his...
Published 04/25/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 5, 2021 Guest speaker: Jacques Oliver and Matt Pallamary Today’s podcast features a recording from last Monday evening’s Live Salon. Our guests were Jacques Oliver and Matt Pallamary who joined us to talk about Jacques’ recent autobiography, Nature Loves Courage. Since the three of us are long-time friends who have shared quite a few experiences together, the conversation sometimes turned...
Published 04/12/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 2021 Guest speaker: Leonard Pickard Today's Bicycle Day Podcast features a conversation that Leonard Pickard recently had with members of the London Psychedelic Society. After more than 20 years in prison, Leonard now is free to tell us about his prison ordeal and what his life is like today.   Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select option Macs – Ctrl-Click, select...
Published 04/11/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 15, 2021Guest speakers: Jennifer Stell and Alex Karasik Today’s podcast features a conversation that we recently had in the live salon. Our guests were Jennifer Stell and Alex Karasik who are working with the Baystaters for Natural Medicine in Massachusetts. This group came together, online, in October of 2020. Already they have convinced the city councils in three Massachusetts towns to...
Published 03/17/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 8, 2021 Guest speakers: Various This is a recording of a conversation that we had on a live salon the other day. It’s about Non-Fungible Tokens, the NFTs that have been making news lately Download MP3 PCs – Right click, select optionMacs – Ctrl-Click, select option Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Published 03/11/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Guest speakers: Kat Lakey, Alexa Lakey, Julie Holland, Julian Vayne, and Ralf Jeutter Today we continue our reading of Leonard Pickard’s novel, The Rose of Paracelsus. Chapter 4 is read by author and occultist Julian Vayne who was also featured in our introduction to this series. The reading of Chapter 4 is followed by commentary by Ralf Jeutter. Before the reading and commentary, Dr. Julie Holland tells about her recent...
Published 01/27/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this live salon was held: January 7, 2021 Guest speakers: Various Today’s podcast features a recording of the live salon that was held on the day after Trump’s Insurrection. Only a few hours had passed since the middle of the night Congressional approval of Joe Biden becoming the 46th President of the United States. At the time of this recording, however, there was a great deal of uncertainty about were we would be heading in...
Published 01/23/21
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Guest speakers: Ben Sessa, Tom Roberts, and Kat Lakey Today’s podcast features a reading of Chapter 3 from Leonard Pickard’s novel, The Rose of Paracelsus. The chapter is read by Dr. Ben Sessa who is currently leading a psychedelic research project with Professor David Nutt in the UK. The reading is followed by commentary by Dr. Thomas Roberts. Long time listeners to the salon will remember Dr. Roberts from my Podcast 633 – “The Man...
Published 12/11/20
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: November 16, 2020 Guest speakers: Pat Murphy and Charlie Grob Today’s podcast features an interview in the Live Salon with filmmaker Pat Murphy and psychedelic researcher Dr. Charles Grob. During the course of the conversation the conversation drifted into several interesting tributaries. However, the main focus of our conversation was to discuss Pat’s new film, Psychedelia. PSYCHEDELIA​...
Published 11/18/20
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: October 22, 2020 Guest speakers: Rio Hahn, Michael Shields, and Ron Turner Today’s podcast features a recording of a live salon in which former friends and associates of Dr. Timothy Leary shared their remembrances of him on the occasion of 100th anniversary of Dr. Leary’s birth. Among other first-hand accounts, we learned the truth about why Timothy decided at the last minute to not have his head...
Published 10/22/20
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: Guest speaker: J. Krishnamurti Today I am going to replay a recording of J. Krishnamurti that I first played here in the salon in January of 2009. A lot has happened since then, but I haven’t noticed any overall change for the better in the way we humans interact with one another. My thought is that it may be worth our time to have another listen to these words of wisdom. [The following...
Published 10/14/20
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 28, 2020 Guest speaker: Gary Smith Today’s podcast features attorney Gary Smith who has just published a major compendium of drug laws in the United States as well as in several other nations. In this wide-ranging interview, which took place during a live session of the Psychedelic Salon, you may be surprised at what could happen to you if the federal government finds both cannabis and a...
Published 10/06/20
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Gary Smith and Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s program features a collection of short Terence McKenna sound bites that may have some relevance to life during today’s pandemic. Additionally, I have included four brief answers to legal questions by Gary Smith, author of Psychedelia Lex and next week’s guest in our live salon. Download free copies of Lorenzo’s latest books
Published 09/27/20
Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Bruce Damer and Dennis McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 4, 2020 Bruce Damer and Dennis McKenna engage in a spirited conversation for a tribute to Dennis’ brother, Terence. This conversation was recorded on April 4th, 2020 at an online event held during the early phases of the COVID-19 epidemic. This tribute to Terence marked the 20th anniversary of his death, on April 3, 2000, a day which we have come to...
Published 09/01/20
Guest speaker: Rio Hahn Rio Hahn PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 13, 2020 Today’s program features a recent conversation in the live salon with Rio Hahn. He is an explorer, photographer/filmmaker, and author. Popularly known by the sobriquet “Rio,” given to him during his Amazon River explorations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; a founding and life member of the Rainforest Club; a Fellow, two-term Director, and past...
Published 08/17/20