Yearly Archives: 2009

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: http://media.blubrry.com/gnosticmedia/p/gnosticmedia.com/podcast/GnosticMedia_PC_050_Gene_Odening_p2_low.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…

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…

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.…

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. 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…