Year: 2009

James Oroc interview – “Tryptamine Palace and 5-MeO-DMT” – #058

5-Methoxy-N,N-DMT is one of the most powerful psychedelic substances on earth, but one of the least researched in the entire world. Today we’re going to delve further into 5-MeO-DMT. My guest is James Orac, a former atheist who argues that 5-MeO-DMT taught him spirituality and about the existence of G-d. He’s the author of Triptamine…

Peter Levenda interview – “Gordon Wasson and the Power Elite” – #056

What do the CIA, the Kennedy assassination, international banking, Project MK-ULTRA, LSD, Allen Dulles, George H. W. Bush, R. Gordon Wasson, Uri Geller and Andrija Puharich, and magic mushrooms all have to do with each other? You’re about to find out. Today my guest is Peter Levenda, author of Unholy Alliance and Sinister Forces. Over…

Rabbi Yisrel Dovid Weiss interview – “Against Zionism” – #054

What is truth and what is propaganda? Tonight we’ll be discussing what is probably the single most controversial subject in the world today: Zionism. What is Zionism, and why is it important to understand? Is anti-Zionism related to anti-Semitism? Are Zionists attempting a world takeover, or is it just “good business”? Does the state of…

Dr. Barbara Ehrenreich interview – “Bright-Sided” – #053

Released November 22, 2009. What are the negative consequences of “positive thinking”? Is positive thinking a good thing, or does it have the potential to be used as a tool for mind control and manipulation? Is positive thinking responsible for the financial meltdown? Who really gets rich from the positive thinking movement? Does the human…

Mitch Horowitz interview – “Occult America” – #052

Mitch Horowitz is the editor-in-chief of Tarcher/Penguin in New York and the author of Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation (Bantam), which has been called “a fascinating book” by Ken Burns and “extraordinary” by Deepak Chopra. A widely known voice for esoteric and occult ideas, Horowitz has written for U.S.…

Gene Odening interview, Part 3 – “The Qabalah and the Mystery Schools” – #051 (+ video)

Our first interactive podcast. In tonight’s show we continue our discussion on the Trivium and Quadrivium and go for a full-blown as we complete this series with the Qabalah and the mystery schools with Gene Odening. Here we continue to learn about learning, logic, critical thinking, Hegelian dialectics, Plato, the Trivium, the Quadrivium, the 7…

Gene Odening interview, Part 2 – “The QUADRIVIUM” – #050 (+ video)

In tonight’s show we continue our discussion on the Trivium and discuss the Quadrivium with Gene Odening. Here we continue to learn about learning, logic, critical thinking, Hegelian dialectics, Plato, the Trivium, the Quadrivium, the 7 liberal arts, and many other facets of human cognizance. Or play / download the audio only: https://media.blubrry.com/logosmedia/p/logosmedia.com/podcast/GnosticMedia_PC_050_Gene_Odening_p2_High.mp3Podcast: Play in…

Gene Odening interview, Part 1 – “The TRIVIUM Method” – #049 (+ video)

Gnostic Media’s 1 Year anniversary show! Tonight’s show is an important one. Without it, it’s hard to build on the information presented in the other shows. Here we begin to learn about learning, logic, critical thinking, Hegelian dialectics, Plato, the Trivium, the Quadrivium, the 7 liberal arts, and many other facets of human cognizance. My…

Steve Hager interview – “High Times to Octopus Conspiracies” – #048

“Goddammit!®” Today we’re going to speak with Mark Herer, Jack Herer’s son, about Jack’s condition, and his first word since his heart attack. This talk is only about 6 minutes long before the main interview. Then: From the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam to the Kennedy assassination, from Hip Hop to Promise software, from the ritual…

Stephen Zarlenga interview, Pt. 1 – “Money’s Dirty Little Secret” – #041

One of the factions that controls nearly every moment of our lives is hardly understood by the large majority of the population. To gain an understanding of today’s topic deepens our understanding of the world and how it works and exactly what we can do to effect change when and where needed. Our deepening investigation…

Chris Conrad interview – “Hemp, Lifeline to the Future” – #040

Chris Conrad Author, internationally recognized spokesperson, and court-qualified expert on Cannabis Hemp (Marijuana) Internationally known expert on the history, medical, social, economic and ecological aspects of Cannabis hemp. Chris is author of four groundbreaking books and author of the booklet Cannabis Yields and Dosage. He advocates full restoration of industrial hemp, medical marijuana with a…

Mitch Schultz interview – “DMT – The Spirit Molecule – the movie” – #038

Today we’re running late, but we’re back to a more typical show format. I interview Mitch Schultz, maker of the film DMT, The Spirit Molecule. We’ll be talking to Mitch about the film: who’s in it, what he’s learned along the way, and when you can expect it’s release. Also check out http://www.thespiritmolecule.com/    …

Jan Irvin with Richard Grove and Lisa Arbercheski – “Healthcare, U.S. vs Peru” – #037

Today instead of the usual interview format, I’ll be speaking with Richard Andrew Grove and Lisa Arbercheski of 8thestate media and Tragedy and Hope magazine about my trip to Peru, my experience with the medical system there, and some brief, and sometimes not as in depth as they could be, comparisons regarding our two cultures.…

Eddy Lepp interview – “Medical Marijuana and the Feds” – #036

What is the future of medical marijuana? Why is federal law violating the Constitution and states’ sovereign rights? And why is President Obama still allowing federal prosecution of medical marijuana patients and care givers against his campaign promises? In this episode I interview Eddy Lepp, a man who has spent the last 20 years of…

Hal Lucius Nation interview – “5-MeO-DMT, Ritual and T.O.A.D.” – #035

How is ritual important to the safe and proper use of entheogens? And how does ritual help facilitate a deeper entheogenic experience? What is 5-MeO-DMT, and why is it so seldom discussed in entheogenic studies? And what is T.O.A.D? Today I interview Hal Lucious Nation, the “Grand ArchBishop” of The Temple of Awakening Divinity, or…

Prof. Benny Shanon interview – “Antipodes of the Mind – Ayahuasca” – #034

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic brew that is traditionally used by indigenous cultures in the Amazon basin. The brew is made with the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Psychotria veridis – and other ingredients may or may not be added – including the very dangerous and deadly Datura. The brew also contains MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) and…

Alan Piper interview – “Ancient European and Middle Eastern Drug Use, – Pt. 1″ – #030

What evidence is there of Amanita muscaria mushroom and other drug use in Afghanistan? Did the Sufi employ psychoactive substances? What are the Moroccan goat men? Is there a possible link between intoxicating sacramental use of milk and Mohammed’s landmark visionary experience through the seven heavens? How does the new evidence of prehistoric mushroom use…

Wolfgang Bauer interview- “Amanita muscaria – The Fly Mushroom” – #029

Today we’ll be discussing Amanita muscaria – the Fly-agaric mushroom. Why is Amanita so prevalent in folkloric, mythical and religious iconography? Why do Amanita mushrooms seem less ergonomic than other entheogens, and if they are less ergonomic, could they have played as prevalent a role in these ancient religions as modern scholars claim? Is there…

Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso interview – “The Cult of Divine Birth” – #028

Today we’ll be discussing parthenogenesis – divine birth, virgin birth. Is Christianity the only religion to have believed in the virgin birth of its religious leader? Or is this a theme that runs through nearly all ancient religions? What were the ancient practices of the divine birth cults? Where did these ancient beliefs come from?…

Dr. Dennis McKenna interview – “Plant Intelligence” – #026

Today we discuss oo-koo-he, ayahuasca, habit and novelty theory, 2012, Terence McKenna, plant communication and the future of psychedelic research. For the last thirty years, Dennis McKenna has pursued the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens.  He is co-author, with his brother Terence, of The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching (Seabury…

Prof. Carl A. P. Ruck interview – “The Hidden World” – #025

What do Snow White, Red Riding Hood, werewolves, ogres, fairies, Apollo, Wily Bears, dwarfs, Saint Anthony’s fire, Bacchus and drugs have to do with each other? What are the origins of the ancient European myths, legends and fairy tales? Did Europe have an ancient history embedded in drug shamanism from where these stories originate? And…