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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: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this talk, which was given in October of 1995, Terence McKenna talks about his concept of thinking about various cultures in the same vein as computer operating systems, complete with viruses. He says, "Your operating system determines what world you are living in." -McKenna […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Among other things, Terence McKenna talks here about several books that now seem to have been forgotten. And then there is his story about his brother's vision of bonding psychedelics with our DNA to launch a permanent trip "on the natch". The Timewave makes an […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: We return once again to the land of Terence McKenna's workshops. As you will hear, his question and answer format leads him into telling some of the old stories we heard early on in Terence's talks but some of which were dropped later on. As […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: In this talk, Terence approaches the topic of how little of what was considered to be established science 100 years ago has now been overturned. One of the things he says in this talk may resonate with you is where he says, "You could almost […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Today begins our 20th year of podcasting from the Psychedelic Salon with a talk that Terence McKenna gave in the late 1980s. Near the end he talks about his daily cannabis use and how he and Kat got together. As far as I can remember, […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Casey Hardison and Patreon Saloners PROGRAM NOTES: Today's podcast features a recording from a recent Live Salon. As usual, the conversation was free-form and didn't follow any script. One of the people who dropped by for the conversation was Casey Hardison, and his story captivated us. Links from this […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Charles Grob PROGRAM NOTES: Charlie Grob and Lorenzo (circa: 2012) Today we feature a talk that Dr. Charles Grob gave at the 1994 Transpersonal Association Conference in Killarny, Ireland. The focus of this talk concerns Dr. Grob's work with ayahuasca users in Brazil. As far as I know, this […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Elizabeth Gips and D.M. Turner PROGRAM NOTES: Today's podcast features what may be the only recorded interview of the legendary D.M. Turner. It was conducted by Elizabeth Gips. FROM EROWID.ORG Elizabeth Gips, was the beloved "psychedelic grandmother" and host of the radio show Changes where she interviewed hundreds of […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Ram Das and Dr. Kenneth Ring PROGRAM NOTES: Ram Das and a young Lorenzo Today's podcast features two speakers, Ram Das and Dr. Kenneth Ring. Their topic is death! Unless you have come up with a plan to avoid dying, you may find some interesting observations from these talks. […]
  • Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: James Fadiman PROGRAM NOTES: James FadimanPhoto source: psychedelicpress.co.uk Today we get to listen to a long-forgotten talk by one of our most important elders, James Fadiman. This is a talk that he gave at the Transpersonal Vision Convention in 1988 and in it Jim provides us with another way […]

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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