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Lorenzo Hagerty in August 2022

Lorenzo Hagerty is a radio host, speaker and author known for his work with the Psychedelic Salon, a podcast and community dedicated to exploring the intersection of psychedelics, consciousness, and culture.

Hagerty began his career as an electrical engineer turned lawyer, entrepreneur, and podcaster.

In the early 2000s, he became interested in the potential of psychedelics to unlock new ways of thinking and understanding the world. He began hosting the Psychedelic Salon podcast in 2005, which quickly gained a dedicated following for its in-depth interviews with leading figures in the psychedelic community, including researchers, authors, and activists.

Hagerty is also known for his work as a speaker and organizer, having hosted and spoken at numerous conferences and events on the topic of psychedelics and consciousness. He is also the original producer of the Palenque Norte lecture series at Burning Man. He has also written several articles and essays on the subject, and is considered a leading voice in the psychedelic community.

He has been involved in various research studies, working towards the legal and safe use of psychedelics for therapeutic and spiritual use.

Hagerty’s work with the Psychedelic Salon has been instrumental in fostering a community of open-minded, critical thinkers who are interested in the potential benefits of psychedelics, and in helping to bring the topic of psychedelics out of the shadows and into mainstream conversation.

Here are the ten most recent podcasts at the Salon:

  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: John Beresford PROGRAM NOTES: Dr. John Bereford delivering this talk in 2006 at the conference celebrating Albert Hofmann's 100th birthday. Today's program features a lecture by psychedelic researcher Dr. John Beresford. Here is Erowid's introduction to him: "British-born John Beresford began his psychedelic research interests in 1961, and shortly […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Matthew Brederick, Bruce Eisner, Rick Doblin, Oscar Jannigar, Albert Hofmann, Humphry Osmand, John Beresford, Laura Huxley, Francis Huxley PROGRAM NOTES: Today's podcasta features talks from the 1992 Psychedelic Summit that was held in Santa Cruz. As you can see from the names of the speakers, this was a star-studded […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Bruce Damer Today's podcast features two Palenque Norte talks that Bruce Damer gave at the 2022 Burning Man Festival. This talk was followed by an hour-long Q&A session that I'll podcast after I post a few of the other Paleqnue Norte talks from 2022. Although I haven't previewed them […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Kathleen Lakey PROGRAM NOTES: Today we feature an interview that Charles Lighthouse recently conducted with Kat Lakey. Besides talking about her latest project, which will be the world's first Psychedelic Athenaum, they discussed the Psychedelic Assembly, which was a conference that Kat and her friends produced a few months […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Annie Oak and Rachel Clark Ann Shulgin (1933 – 2022) … photo by Jon Hanna PROGRAM NOTES: Today's podcast features the first of a series of Palenque Norte Lectures that I'll be podcasting over the next few months. And our guest speakers are Annie Oak and Rachel Clark. Annie, […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Terence McKenna and Elizabeth Gips PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast is dedicated to long-time saloner MARJEAN McKENNA This is a recording, from 1985, of an interview that Elizabeth Gips conducted with Terence McKenna at his home. The interview begins, like most of the 1980s era McKenna interviews, with a detailed […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Jahan Khamsehzadeh PROGRAM NOTES: Today's podcast features a conversation with author Jahan Khamsehzadeh, whose recent book, The Psilocybin Connection, is a significant addition to our understanding of how psychedelic substances have aided humans throughout history and how they continue to do so. The book's publisher says that it is, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

Be sure to check out the amazing archive of podcasts and the largest collection of Terrence McKenna talks at the Psychedelic Salon.

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