It’s All Happening with Zach Leary returns with a new episode featuring Phil Goldberg the author of the new book “The Life Yogananda – The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru.” Phil sheds light on the life and influence that Paramahansa Yogananda had on the American ethic. Arriving in 1920 in Boston, Yogananda soon after traveled through America spreading his brand of Indian mysticism and yogic philosophy onto the American public.
Our podcast conversation touched on some of the more important milestones of Yogananda’s life, his influence on LA specifically and how his teachings are still felt today. Yogananda remains one of the most colorful icons of the yogic revolution in the West. Phil’s intellect, humor and wisdom is the perfect vehicle to capture this portrait and to tell the story.
INTRO RANT – April 2018 marks the anniversary of two different yet equally important milestones – the 50th anniversary of MLKs death and the 75th anniversary of the first LSD experiments.
Phililp Goldberg is the author or co-author of numerous books; a public speaker and workshop leader; a spiritual counselor, meditation teacher and ordained Interfaith Minister. A Los Angeles resident, he cohosts the Spirit Matters podcast, leads American Veda Tours and blogs regularly on Elephant Journal and Spirituality & Health.
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An all new deep state truth episode of IAH! This episode is with Peter Janney, the author of the book Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace. Peter’s research into the tangled but glorious web of Mary Pinchot Meyer is a must read for anyone curious about the evolution of the American political state. Pinchot-Meyer was one of the great secretive characters of the 1960s who’s association with JFK and Timothy Leary exploded into an epic tale that must be heard to be believed. It’s literally un-fucking-believeable. It’s not everyday that you get presented with a case that ties Kennedy’s murder into a vision for world peace that might have been brought on by LSD. Listen to this podcast.
Disclaimer: during the interview, I was so dumbfounded that I literally was tripping on my words and at times struck silent. There are a couple of moments where I didn’t know what to say as I just sat there in shock. I didn’t edit those out as I want you, the listener, to feel it for yourself.
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Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace: Third Edition
Peter Janney is an American writer, psychologist and lecturer based in Beverly, Massachusetts. He is best known for his book Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace, in which he makes a detailed case that ex-CIA wife and John F. Kennedy mistress Mary Pinchot Meyer was murdered by the CIA in order to cover up what she had discovered about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
It’s a rare thing that I feel compelled to do a podcast around the subject of my dear paternal star guide, good ol’ TL. I love and miss him a lot but can’t spend too much time being too close in terms of my own work. Of course there are exceptions and this was one of them. James Penner wrote the most amazing book, Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years – Early Writings on LSD and Psilocybin with Richard Alpert, Huston Smith and Ralph Metzner. James stopped by the kitchen table to dissect not just the book but the entire history and context which is what makes the work TL and RD did at Harvard so monumental. Really, if you don’t know much about the Harvard era one thing to know is that it was one of the key ingredients in the start of the 1960’s. James is funny, smart and so well researched. This was a pleasure do and a worthy exception to the TL podcast rule!
INTRO RANT: moving through our collective relationship with the inauguration
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James Penner is an Assistant Professor in the English Department of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. A graduate of Brown University and the University of Southern California, James divides his time between San Juan and Los Angeles.
Psychedelic culture loves its mythic stories. This is, arguably, the greatest of them all. In 1970, the story goes, Dock was unaware that the team was playing a double header that day let alone that he was to pitch one of the games. He dropped some acid while in his hotel room with his girlfriend when the two of them realized that “oh shit. i have to pitch today.” It was too late to turn back at that point, so he did what any self respecting athlete would do – he suited up and showed up. The results we all know – he overcame 8 early walks and then notched a no hitter. His only no hitter of his 12 year professional baseball career.
Dock Ellis died yesterday at 63. He went 138-119 with a 3.46 ERA from 1968-79, spending most of his career with the Pirates. After his baseball career he went on to become an anti addiction counselor for young athletes.