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Lecture Timeline

1982

November
New and Old Maps of Hyperspace @ Institute for the Study of Consciousness, Berkeley, CA (Transcribed; Review 2 complete; Finalized) [Locked]

December
Tryptamine Hallucinogens and Consciousness @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Transcribed; Review 1 in progress- Kevin Whitesides)
Psilocybin and the Sands of Time @ SEN Interview (Transcribed; Review 2 complete; Finalized) [Locked]


1983
April
The Voynich Manuscript @ Mill Valley, CA (Review 2 complete; Finalized) [Locked]
The Definitive UFO Tape @ Mill Valley, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

May 13-14
Hallucinogens Before and After Psychology - Beyond Psychology @ Psychedelics & Spirituality Conference, Santa Barbara, California (Review 2 complete; Finalized) [Locked]

June 10
New Dimensions Radio Interview - aka Towards the Unknown @ San Francisco, CA (Review 2 complete; Finalized) [Locked]
Towards The Unknown - aka 'A Necessary Chaos' (Transcribed; Needs Review 1) Double entry. Same talk as above, but contains a little bit more.

Dynamics of Hyperspace @ Santa Cruz, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1; Needs audio recording)

July
The Syntax of Psychedelic Time @ Berkeley, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

October
The Transformations of Language Under the Influence of the Psychedelic Experience @ Berkeley, CA (Transcribed; Review 2 complete; Finalized) [Locked]


1984
New Maps of Hyperspace @ The Berkeley Institute for the Study of Consciousness (Needs Review 1; Needs Audio Recording)

Shamanology @ Mill Valley, CA (Transcription in progress - JohnDeeIsMe)

February
Psychedelic Society @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Transcribed; Review 2 complete; Finalized) [Locked]

June
The Gnostic Astronaut (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]


1985
Cauldron Chemistry Interview @ Terence's Home, Sonoma County, CA (Ready for Review 1)

April

The Invisible Landscape - Peer Review @ Ojai Foundation, Ojai, CA (Fully transcribed? Needs review)


1986
'Rites of Spring' @ Ojai Foundation, Ojai, California (Transcribed; Review 1 in progress- Eva Petakovic)


1987
Psychedelics Before and After History @ CIIS, San Francisco (Needs transcription)

What's so Great About Mushrooms? (Transcription in progress-Roberto Tatiascore)

Shamanic Approaches to the UFO @ Angels, Aliens, and Archetypes 1987 Symposium, San Francisco, CA (Partially transcribed; Needs further transcription)

aka Suggested Reading List [Psychedelic Salon title] (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

September 12
Nature is the Center of the Mandala (Partially transcribed; Needs audio)

October 17
Understanding and the Imagination in the Light of Nature @ Los Angeles, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1; Needs audio)


1988
Ethnobotany and Shamanism: Psychedelics Before and After History @ California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA (Transcription complete; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

Ethnobotany of Shamanism @ CIIS, San Francisco, CA (Psychedelic Salon #187 and 188 Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

Hallucinogens & Culture on Thinking Allowed (Transcribed; Review 2 complete; Finalized; Needs date) [Locked]

Time and the I Ching on Thinking Allowed (Transcribed, Review 2 complete; Finalized; Needs date) [Locked]

The Human Future on Thinking Allowed (Transcribed; Needs audio)

Aliens and Archetypes on 'Thinking Allowed (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

The Light in Nature @ Big Sur, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

Forms and Mysteries: Morphogenetic Fields and Psychedelic Experiences @ Shared Visions Bookstore, Berkeley, CA (Needs transcription; Needs audio)

Man and Woman at the End of History @ Ojai Foundation, Ojai, CA (Needs transcription)

May 25
Places I Have Been @ Hermosa Beach, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

Shamanism: Before and Beyond History @ Ojai Foundation, Ojai, CA (Needs transcription)

Non-ordinary States of Reality Through Vision Plants {Needs further transcription} [Duplicate of lecture "Vision Plants: The Transpersonal Challenge" below]

October 9-14
Vision Plants: The Transpersonal Challenge @ International Transpersonal Conference, Santa Rosa, CA (Needs Review 1)

Vision Quest Through Sacred Plants @ International Transpersonal Conference, Santa Rosa, CA (Needs transcription; Needs audio)

November 30
Mushrooms, Elves and Magic (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)


1989
Shamanism, Symbiosis, and Psychedelics Workshop @ Whole Life Expo (Needs transcription)

History Ends in Green: Gaia, Psychedelics, and the Archaic Revival @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Needs transcription)

Shamanology of the Amazon @ Ojai, CA (Needs transcription)

Esalen Scholar In Residence - aka Enough is Enough @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Needs transcription)


June 22
Psychedelics and the Chaos Revolution @ Esalen Institute, Big Sure, CA (Needs Review 1; Needs audio)

A Survey of Shamanic Options (Needs transcription - offline by Maxence Jah - May 30 2015)

aka The Evolution of a Psychedelic Thinker [Psychedelic Salon title] (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

aka A Psychedelic Point of View [Psychedelic Salon title] (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

aka Psychedelics and the Feminine [Psychedelic Salon title] (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

August 24
Live at the Hollywood Bowl @ Hollywood Bowl, CA (Needs transcription)

The Light at the End of History: Gaia, Eros, and the Archaic Revival @ Ford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (Needs transcription)


1990
Shamanism {Transcribed; [Audio used for Review 1 is #132 Psychedelic Salon]; Needs Review 2 [admin only]} [Locked] [From unknown larger talk]

Experiment at Petaluma (Needs transcription)

Novelty and the Transcendental @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Needs transcription)

Inner Visions, Future Vectors @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Needs transcription)

Feb 24
Terence McKenna Live in Maryland (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

March 27
Touched by The Tremendum (Transcribed; Review 1 in progress- Eva Petakovic)

May
aka A Stiff Dose of Psychedelics [Psychedelic Salon title] (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

aka The Psychedelic Option [Psychedelic Salon title] (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

aka Loose Ends Time [Psychedelic Salon title] (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

May 26-7
Nothing's Wrong @ Santa Fe, NM (Needs transcription)
Time and Mind @ NM (Transcribed; Needs Review 1; Needs audio)

July
The World Could Be Anything (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

October 14
The Light at the End of History @ The Wetlands, New York (Needs transcription)

October 20
Opening the Doors of Creativity @ Port Heuneme, CA (Transcribed; Review 1 in progress- Kevin Whitesides)


1991
Live at the Cyberdome @ Stuttgart, Germany (Needs transcription)

Into the New Millenium @ Big Sur (Needs transcription)

Exploring the Hermetic Tradition @ Big Sur (Partially Transcribed)

Hallucinogens in Shamanism & Anthropology (Needs transcription)

Sacred Plants as Guides: New Dimensions of the Soul - aka Address to the Jung Society @ Claremont, CA (Transcribed; Review 1 in Progress- Spencer Barrett)

February 3
Finale - Bridge Psychedelic Conference @ Stanford U, Mill Valley, CA (Needs transcription)

June 2
Unfolding the Stone: Making and Unmaking History and Language @ Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

August
We Are at the Cutting Edge (Needs transcription)

Time Travel, Psychedelics, and Physics (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

September 8
Mushrooms, Evolution and the Millenium @ Van Nuys, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

November
Seeking the Stone: Mind & Time, Spirit & Matter (Needs transcription)


1992

Hermeticism & Alchemy @ New York (Needs transcription)

A Conversation with Terence McKenna and Ram Dass (Needs transcription)

February 7
Calling the Butterflies - or 'Views on Science and an Exploration into Agricultural Societies' @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Needs transcription)

March
Mapping the End of History (Needs transcription, audio)

Limits of Art & Edges of Science (Needs transcription, audio)

May
Search For The Original Tree Of Knowledge @ Boulder, Colorado (Needs transcription)
June 15
Camden Centre Talk @ London, England (Transcribed; Needs Review 1; Needs audio)

August
The future of humanity with Abraham and Sheldrake @ Esalen (Needs transcription)

October 2

Earth Trust @ Unknown (Needs transcription)
Imagination in the Light of Nature @ Los Angeles, CA (Needs transcription)

November 20
Approaching Life's Edges and Boundaries (Needs transcription, audio)

1993
Visiting Terence's home with Thomas Norm Daniela Barry @ Hawaii, Occidental (Needs transcription)

Taxonomy of Illusion @ UC Santa Cruz (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

February 26-27
Alien Dreamtime @ San Francisco, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

April
Psychedelics in the 90s @ Chapman University (Needs transcription)

May
Alien Footprints: Leprechauns, Elves, or Dead Souls? @ Weekend Workshop, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Needs transcription)

June

Terence McKenna: Mushrooms, Sex and Society Interview (Needs Review)

June 20
Live in New York @ NYC (Transcribed; Needs Review 1; Needs audio)

Hazelwood Trialogues @ Hazelwood, Devon, England (Needs transcription)

True Hallucinations @ Phoenix Book Store (Needs transcription)

August
Weekend Workshop Esalen - aka The Psychedelic 'Religious' Agenda @ Esalen Institute Media Center, Big Sur, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

September 11
The World And Its Double @ Nature Friends Lodge, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

Date Unknown
A Conversation with Terence Mckenna and Alexander Sasha Shulgin 1993

1994
Axiom Production @ Maui Hawaii (Needs Transcription)

Megatripolis club @ London (Needs transcription)

Global Perspectives and Psychedelic Poetics @ NYC (Needs transcription)

February
Language About the Unspeakable @ Maui, HI (Needs transcription)

aka Nothing Lasts [Psychedelic Salon title] (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]


aka Monogamy, Marriage, and Neurosis [Psychedelic Salon title] (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

March 25
Eros and the Eschaton @ Kane Hall, U of Washington, Seattle (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

April 21
Interview on WFMU @ (Needs transcription)

April 29
Vertigo at History's Edge @ (Needs transcription)

June
Permitting Smart People to Hope (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

Laws and Freedom, Habits, and Novelty @ Big Sur, CA (Needs transcription)

July 19-24 @ Starwood Festival XIV, Cleveland Heights, OH
Conversations on the Edge of Magic (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]
Packing for the Long Strange Trip @ Starwood (Needs transcription)

August 6-8
Rap Dancing Into the Third Millenium @ Rim Institute, Payson, AZ (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

December
aka This Counts, Somehow it Matters & A Higher Dimensional Section of Reality @ ?? (Partially transcribed; Needs further transcription)


1995
Surfing on Finnegans Wake @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Transcription in progress- Eva Petakovic)

State of the Stone @ Whole Life Expo, San Francisco, CA [Needs transcription]


The State of the Stone Address: Having Archaic and Eating it Too @ Whole Life Expo, San Francisco, CA (Needs transcription)


Riding the Range with Marshall McLuhan @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

The New Psychedelics (Needs transcription)

April 8-9
Plants, Consciousness, and Transformation @ (Needs transcription, partially transcribed)

April 29
Evolving Times @ Sacramento, CA (Needs review)

May 15 Memorial Day
The Timewave ‐ 'The Grammar Of Ecstasy ‐ The World Within The Word' [1 out of 2 recordings] (Transcribed by BOT; Needs Review 1)


1996
The Winter King - aka Shamanism, Alchemy, and the 20th Century @ Mannheim, Germany (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)

January 28
Poolside Interview @ Palenque, Mexico (Transcribed; Review 1 complete; Review 2 complete; Finalized) [Locked]

April 25
Live at St. John the Divine's Cathedral, Synod Hall @ St. John's Cathedral, NY (Transcribed; Needs Review 1; Needs audio)

May 9
Poets and Prophesiers (Transcription in progress- Eva )

July 10
A Better World - Toward The End Of History (Needs transcription)

August
The Evolutionary Importance of Technology (Needs transcription)

Luc Sala 'on Drugs' Interview @ Entheobotany Seminar, Palenque, Mexico (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

Psychedelic Skepticism @ Whole Life Expo, Austin TX (Needs transcription)

1997
Appreciating Imagination (Review 1 in progress- Eva Petakovic)

Light of the Third MIllenium @ Austin, TX (Needs transcription)

February 26

Live at The Zoo with DJ Zippy @ BrizVegas, Brisbane, Australia (Needs Transcription)

Brisbane Talk @ Brisbane, Australia (Needs Transcription; Needs audio)

April 23
Surfing the Fractal Wave at the End of History @ The Lighthouse, NYC, NY (Transcribed; Needs Review 1; Needs audio)

May 22
Terence McKenna on Art Bell @ Radio Interview (Needs Transcription)

August 8
Relationships, career, drugs & our times @ Esalen Institute (Needs Transcription)

August 11
New Views of the Time Wave @ Esalen Institute (Needs Transcription)

October 10-12
Light of the Third Millenium @ Denver, CO (Transcribed, needs Review 1, Needs audio)

October
I Ching, Habit & Novelty (Needs transcription)


1998
Terence McKenna Performs with Lost at Last @ Maui, HI (Needs transcription)
'Comments on Mercury' {could be a fragment of a lecture already posted} [Yes it was, from 'Lectures on Alchemy']
Lectures on Alchemy @ Wetlands Preserve, NY (Transcribed. Needs Review)

August 1
In the Valley of Novelty (Needs Review, probably missing a lot still)

June 6
Trialogues at the Edge of the Millenium (Needs transcription)

July 28
Live at Wetlands Preserve, NYC - or 'Logos Meets Eros?' @ Wetlands Preserve, NY (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]; Needs audio w/ Q&A)

August 1
The World Wide Web and the Millenium (Needs transcription)

August
Techno-Pagans at the End of History @ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (offline transcription in progress - wjaynay - 5 Aug 2015)

August 4 (missing part 2)
Esalen In-House Get-Together@ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Needs transcription)


August 6
Esalen In-House Get-Together day 2@ Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (Needs transcription)


October
Interview Hawaii @ (Needs transcription)

December 12
Terence McKenna with Lost at Last @ Maritime Hall, SF, CA (Needs transcription)

December 13
Dreaming Awake at the End of Time @ San Francisco, CA (Needs transcription)


1999

January 16
Linear Societies and Non-Linear Drugs @ Palenque Ethnobotany Conference, Palenque, Mexico (Partially transcribed, review 1 in progress)

March 6
Navigating Ecstasy @ Whole Life Expo, San Francisco, CA (Needs transcription)

April 1
Interview with Art Bell @ (Needs transcript)

April 27 [Discrepancy of talks?]
'Culture and Ideology are Not Your Friends' @ Whole Life Expo, Denver, CO (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

Psychedelics In The Age Of Intelligent Machines @ Seattle (Needs transcription; Needs formatting/Review 1)

September 12-17
Posthumous Glory @ Alchemical Arts Conference, Big Island, HI (Transcribed; Needs Review 2 [admin only]) [Locked]

October 20
Always Coming Home (Needs transcription)

Terence McKenna Vs. The Black Hole (Transcription in process - aferalspirit)


2000

Talks with Unknown Dates

DMT, Mathematical Dimensions, and Death (Needs Transcription)
Speech at Sunshine Gardens (Needs Transcription)
Mushrooms, Elves, and Magic [interview] (Transcribed; Needs Review 1)
Unnamed Lecture presented during the 90's [Check for duplication]
TechNo-Shaman Interview {Check for duplication} (Needs Transcription)
Shamanism, Symbiosis and Psychedelics Workshop (Needs Transcription)
Intentionality in Language-Created Realities (Partially Transcribed; Needs further transcription)
The Importance of Human Beings [??] (Partially Transcribed; Needs further transcription)

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