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Rivers of the Mind is a psychedelic Urban Fantasy/Superhero audio drama set in the Texas Hill Country. It centers around an underground laboratory concealed underneath a water treatment facility--formerly a part of the MK Ultra program, but today used to test secret technology for space travel. It's first main character, John is a homeless geologist who takes LSD outside of the lab one night and develops the ability to read minds, who is eventually joined by Meagan, a cashier at Walmart who ...
 
Your source for cutting edge information about the exploration and expansion of consciousness. Featured speakers include Terence McKenna, Alex Grey, Daniel Pinchbeck, Erik Davis, Ann and Sasha Shulgin, Nick Sand, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson and more. You can access all of these podcasts for free at PsychedelicSalon.org or through MatrixMasters.net/salon/
 
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John Gilligan is a business owner living in Mid-Wales and one of my closest friends. We talk about his life, career in business, my travels around Europe and Carlos Castaneda. Tower Auctions: https://www.easyliveauction.com/towerauctions/ https://www.facebook.com/TowerAuctions Cushy Number: http://cushynumber.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/CushysFurn…
 
Bill Brooks is an ex-soldier, driver and musician. He spent the first 44 years of his life rationalising the strange events and missing time he seemed to be experiencing until a UFO encounter triggered lost memories of a life of "alien" abductions and "government" experiments. We talk about his encounters, music career and finally Bill tells us the…
 
Achman Srivastava is a digital Nomad from India and friend I met in the Peruvian Amazon in 2019. We discuss Achman's tale of taking Datura (a very strong psychedelic plant) in Pantoja, Peru and briefly talk Ayahuasca and Shamanism. Editing: Background noise reduced. Though some sounds are still coming through, I have a lot to learn. Follow the adve…
 
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 va…
 
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…
 
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 to us telling a…
 
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 decriminalize d…
 
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 conversatio…
 
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 …
 
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. Robert…
 
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 frozen after he died.…
 
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.…
 
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 …
 
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 call "…
 
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 Dire…
 
Today's podcast features Brandon Quittem whose essay, "Bitcoin is the Mycelium of Money" provided us with a launching pad for a lively discussion about ways in which the world's financial system may experience turbulence brought about by cryptocurrency. In addition to talking about the basics of digital money, we also discussed blockchain technolog…
 
If you only listen to one podcast from the Psychedelic Salon, I hope that it is this one. While these podcasts have been focused primarily about preserving talks by our elders and promoting the ideas of our “new elders”, today’s podcast is different. Between the covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter demonstrations we have a lot to consider, …
 
Sapphire wanders into Ntia, where she has been remembered as a male river god, and speaks with some of the people who live there. Features Sophie Doss as Sapphire, Daniel Rojas as Shedalai, Cindy Verzwyvelt as Nyra, and Timmy Vilgiate, Nicholas Kline, Cindy Verzwyvelt, and Sophie Doss as crowd members. Please consider donating to the Chinook Center…
 
Dedjerba and John share a pot of tea, and discuss their travels while Sapphire heads out to see the city. John continues to try to figure out the nature of the alternate reality they are trapped in. Featuring Michael Merriam as Dedjerba, Timmy Vilgiate as John, and Sophie Doss as Sapphire. Music provided by priest and strings ("H(n)A(o)T(t)E, W(n)A…
 
John and Sapphire journey along the river Ia with their new friend Dedjerba, arriving at the city Ntia. Timmy Vilgiate played the part of John, Eurycleo, and several miscellaneous sailors and crowd members, Michael Merriam played the part of Dedjerba, Sophia Doss played the part of Sapphire, and Nicholas Kline played the part of Telemakso. Rivers o…
 
Today's podcast, which is being released on 4, 20, 2020, is dedicated to and in tribute to our dear friend Queerninja, who departed this little planet earlier this year. The Ninja was one of the early pioneers of podcasting, and he hosted one of the first music podcasts on the Internet. It was called "The Sounds of World Wide Weed", and today's pod…
 
Sapphire and John rest beside the river Ia, still unsure of the real nature of the world in which they are stranded. NOTE: The show contains material that may be disturbing or triggering to some people. Timmy Vilgiate played the parts of John and Eurycleo, Sophie Doss played the part of Sapphire, Nicholas Kline played the part of Telemakso, and Mic…
 
Today's podcast features an audio recording of last Monday evening's live salon. Our guests were film makers Niles Heckman and Rak Razam who were with us to talk about the second film in their series "Shamans of the Global Village". Rak Razam is one of the world’s leading ‘experiential’ journalists, and author of the critically acclaimed book Aya A…
 
A mysterious entity welcomes Meagan to the outer darkness, and introduces her to power beyond her comprehension. Warning: Contains material and content that is inappropriate for children and that may disturbing for some people. Features two large cannon shots. CAST Kyla Valenti: Meagan The Voice of Many Prisms: The Voice of Many Prisms Timothy Vilg…
 
The second part of today's podcast features Terence McKenna answering questions about DMT, language, LSD, magic mushrooms, Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, MK-ULTRA and more. His talk is preceded by news about the FOUR LIVE SALONS that are now available to everyone each week. Also, instructions for joining the free Psychedelic Salon server on Discord are gi…
 
John and Sapphire respond to their new situation in Oi, unsure whether or not it is safe or right to intervene in the city's affairs. Rivers of the Mind was written and produced by Timmy Vilgiate, who also played the part of John. Sophia Doss played the part of Sapphire, and C.j. Hackett played the part of the prophet. Crowd voices were provided by…
 
Today's podcast features the 2019 Palenque Norte Lecture by digital artist Android Jones. This was his 17th consecutive trip to Burning Man, and his wife and two young children were with him. In his talk, which was led by questions from the audience, he sums up his idea of Burning Man by saying, "Burning Man is like a handicap Olympics for art. Eve…
 
Today's podcast features the author, journalist, and Internet freedom fighter, Corey Doctorow whose books and byline you have seen many times. As you know, Corey is also affiliated with EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation for which he is a spokesperson. And this was a preview of a new presentation that he is now giving in various places around …
 
Today's podcast features a Palenque Norte Lecture that was presented at Burning Man last August. This presentation was given by long-time friend and supporter of the salon, Eric Cifani. With Eric is Chris Grasso, who also happens to be an attorney. Their presentation brings together the values that shaped shamanism and today's struggle for the free…
 
Sapphire and John enter Oi, and the prophet takes Sapphire to a temple built for foreign gods and foreign prophets. CAST Timmy Vilgiate: John Sophia Doss: Sapphire C.j. Hackett: Oi'te'lotep CROWD Natalie Ruths, Elannia Lake, Joshua Leano, Daniel Rojas, Cindy Verzwyvelt, Christina Vilgiate, Marissa Burdette, Anthony Carlson, Priscilla Yip, Collin Es…
 
Today's podcast features a reading of Chapter 1 of The Rose of Paracelsus by the author, Leonard Pickard. Additionally, there is commentary by Ralf Jeutter, Nese Devenot, Julian Vayne, and Nikki Wyrd. This podcast was produced by the Lakey sisters, Kat and Alexa. Psychedelic Salon podcast number 609, "The Rose Garden Introduction", provides an over…
 
Today's podcast features a recording from last Monday's live salon where our guest was Rob Harper, the creator of a new documentary titled "Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness." The film features three men whose psychedelic journeys have had a profound impact on our world. These men are Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, and Aldous Huxley. After the inte…
 
John and Sapphire have an unexpected encounter while traveling along the vein of silver they discovered in the previous episode. CAST Timmy Vilgiate: John; Sophie Doss: Sapphire; C.j. Hackett: Prophet Oi'te'lotep CROWD Joshua Leano (Featured as an old man at a threshold), Daniel Rojas (Featured as a sculptor), Cindy Verzwyvelt (Featured as Gebbadal…
 
Today's podcast features a talk by Terence McKenna that he wrote ahead of time, unlike his normal method of sculpting his presentations according to questions asked by his audiences. However he does return to two thoughts that we have heard before: "The situation that we now reside in is not one of seeking the answer but facing the answer. The answ…
 
Today's podcast features an interview with Glenn Irving who is a volunteer with the project known as #ThankYouPlantMedicine. As the project's title tells you, this is an effort to spread the word about ways in which the plants have come to our aid. The first mission of this project is to encourage 100,000 people to tell their psychedelic plant stor…
 
Today's podcast features one of the true heroes of the counterculture, Paul Krassner. In addition to leading the creation of our underground press, Paul was friends with important free-speech advocates such as Lenny Bruce and Abbie Hoffman. If you were alive during the so-called Sixties, you most likely remember his magazine, The Realist, that feat…
 
Today's podcast features a talk by Ram Dass in which he tells the story of his path from psychedelic researcher at Harvard University, through India, and to life in a temple. There he completed his journey from being Richard Alpert, a high-flying university professor to the man we grew to know as Ram Dass. There are many of his talks available in t…
 
In today's conclusion to a weekend workshop that Terence McKenna gave in early October of 1992, he gives the reasons that lead him to not believe that extraterrestrial, self-aware life forms have visited the Earth. Even after describing the vision he encountered in the jungle during his 1972 experiments at La Chorera, he refused to believe in alien…
 
Today's podcast features the third installment of an October 1992 presentation by Terence McKenna. Like many of his talks that were directed by questions from the attendees, a wide variety of topics was covered. Basically, this talk reflected the interests of those who were there and included: psychedelics, glossolalia, DMT, language, astrology, sc…
 
Today's podcast features a conversation from last Monday's Live Salon with Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D., who is a professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University. Tom not only began teaching the world's first university catalog-listed psychedelics course in 1981. He is also a founding member of MAPS, former visiting scientist at Johns Hopkins, edito…
 
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