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The Logos [formerly Gnostic] Media Podcast with host Jan Irvin. All podcasts are available for free for 6 weeks from the date of release, after which they’re available in the “Podcast Archive”.

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…

G. Edward Griffin interview – “The Creature from Jekyll Island” – #033

NOTICE: It is highly recommended that listeners of this show also listen to Eustace Mullins’ Last Interview #45-46, The Trivium and Quadrivium #49-50, Stephen Zarlenga #57 & 67, and Dr. Patrick Byrne #78. What force do bankers have on our society and government? Do the banks really control the world? Do global conspiracies really exist,…

Dr. Brian Akers interview – “Sacred Mushrooms of Mexico” – #024

Today’s guest is Dr. Brian Akers the author of The Sacred Mushrooms of Mexico. What were the mushroom traditions of ancient Mexico? Was there just one “mushroom cult”? Or were there diverse practices spread across many cultures? What were some of Gordon Wasson’s most important contributions to ethnomycology? What is the importance of the mystic,…

Prof. Michael Winkelman interview – “Religious Evolution” – #022

Today’s guest is Prof. Michael Winkelman from Arizona State University. Are ritual and religion a part of human evolution? What are the benefits that religion and ritual provide humanity and society? Do other animals other than humans utilize ritualistic behavior? What part do psychedelic drugs play in human evolution? Has mankind outgrown any advantages in…

Prof. Em. Thomas Roberts interview – “Psychedelic Horizons” – #020

Do psychedelic drugs have the ability to increase or expand intelligence? What is the difference between multi-state versus single-state intelligence? Why is it important to think about thinking; and what is placebo ability? Thomas B. Roberts (Ph.D. Stanford) investigates mindbody states for the leads they provide for learning, cognition, intelligence, creativity, mental health, psychological processes,…

Ernest Werner interview – “Did Jesus Ever Exist?” – #018

What do we get when a former pastor, former assistant pastor, former minister, and former member of the Cornell University Chaplains’ Staff decides to question the historicity of Jesus and the Gospels? Ernest Werner, today’s amazing guest, argues that a non-historical Jesus cannot be disproved. Ernest has provided us a fascinating understanding of the way…

Jack Herer and Rick Simpson interviews – “Cannabis – Run From the Cure!” – #017

What if everything you were ever told by the government and doctors about marijuana was a lie? What if, instead of Marijuana causing cancer or brain damage, it actually cured it and generated new cells? What if our government had known this since the 1970s, but intentionally suppressed it and kept cannabis outlawed anyway? Today…

Chris Bennett interview – “Cannabis and the Soma/Haoma Solutions” – #015

No show on entheogens and shamanism can go without a discussion on the religious use of Cannabis. In this episode I interview one of pioneering researchers into the ancient sacramental use of Cannabis (aka “Marijuana”) – Chris Bennett. Chris Bennett is the co-author of Green Gold the Tree of Life: Marijuana in Magic and Religion…

Dr. Roland Griffiths interview – “Mushrooms & Mystical Experience” – #013

In May 2006 a Johns Hopkins University study on psilocybin (the active ingredient in Psilocybe varieties of mushrooms) was published stating that the religious experience had been proven through the use of the active ingredient in psilocybe mushrooms. The article by Dr. Roland Griffiths, et al, is titled: ‘Psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial…

Rick Doblin, Ph.D. interview – “MAPS – The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies” – #010

What is the future of psychedelic research and what has been discovered so far? I interview Rick Doblin, Ph.D., the founder of MAPS – the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and president of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), which he founded in 1986. His dissertation (in Public Policy,…

Dr. James DeMeo interview – “Saharasia, Pt. 2″ – #009

The conclusion of my interview with Dr. James DeMeo (Podcast #007), author of Saharasia – The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence in the Deserts of the Old World. What do sexual suppression, social violence, rape, child molestation, circumcision and warfare have to do with one another? You will be…

John Major Jenkins interview – “The 2012 Meme, Part 2″ – #008

Originally released December 7, 2008. In our continuing investigation into the modern phenomenon of the New Age 2012 movement, I’m going to interview John Major Jenkins to discuss his work in his book Maya Cosmogenisis 2012. Last month in Podcast #004 –  The 2012 Meme,  I interviewed Prof. John Hoopes, who refuted the majority of…

Dr. James DeMeo interview – “Saharasia, Pt. 1″ – #007

What do sexual suppression, social violence, rape, child molestation, circumcision and warfare have to do with one another? You’ll be surprised. In this two part episode with Dr. James DeMeo we’re going to dig down into the deepest suppressed resources of the human psyche to find out. The information presented in this episode is essential…