Category: Podcast

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”.

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. 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…

Dr. John Loftus interview – “No Bushit!” – #016

In this episode I break all of the rules. It is not (directly) about religion, entheogens, ancient mysteries or shamanism. But it is about the expansion of our (collective) consciousness. First I interview Dr. John Loftus, J.D., the former top US Justice Dept Prosecutor under the Carter and Reagan administrations about the history of Bush…

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…

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…

Dr. Charles Grob interview – “Psychedelics, The Scientific Evidence” – #005

Charles S. Grob, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He conducted the first government-approved study of MDMA, and was the principal investigator of an international biomedical psychiatric research project in the Brazilian Amazon of…