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
To pick up a copy of “Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years” click here:
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.
The It’s All Happening podcast finally joins forces with the host of the Synchronicity Podcast, Noah Lampert. Noah and I have been surfing the waves of podcasting, consciousness and friendship for awhile now and it was such a pleasure to finally co-habitate on this show. We covered what we think about the art of podcasting, Carl Jung, the balance between analysis and bhakti and some other important things that I can’t remember right now. Noah is a fantastic, sharp and original mind that is worth checking out.
INTRO RANT: rabbit holes, news years resolutions and enough self help books
This episode is sponsored by Eat, Dream, Be. Head on over to eatdreambe.com/itsallhappening to learn more about these amazing neurotransmitters centered delectable food snacks.
Noah Lampert is the host of the Synchronicity Podcast and the chief architect of the MindPod Network. He’s also a digital strategist, a musician, a seeker of wisdom and all around good citizen of this and other galaxies.
Head on over to igg.me/at/dyingtoknow to check out the Dying To Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary crowd fund. It’s not live and is full of sorts of great perks. If you donate now you’ll get a stream of the film before the holidays, makes for great gift giving.
Gay Dillingham (director/producer) has put this video together to explain the process:
Pete Holmes (You Made it Weird) stopped by IAH to talk transformation, art, ol’ Ramie D and so much more. Smart, funny, insightful and out of his mind – i love Pete Holmes!
Pete Holmes is a comedian. Maybe you know him from his podcast You Made It Weird. Or The Pete Holmes Show! Or his videos with FrontPage Films. Maybe you saw his hour special Nice Try, The Devil, or his half-hour Comedy Central Presents. Or on Conan. Or Jimmy Fallon. Or maybe you saw him on VH1. Or heard him as the e*trade baby or on Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans. I mean, who knows. Pete also draws cartoons for The New Yorker, wrote for NBC’s “Outsourced” and FOX’s “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.”
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Gay and Joanna gently help IAH dive into the saga of Timothy Leary just this one time. The episode gets shot through a love cannon when a forgotten and shocking Tim Leary prison story is revealed half way through – the four of us then dance around the planes of the universe, why humans behave the way they do and the quest for love and other altered states of consciousness.
Gay Dillingham is the producer and director of the documentary “Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary”
The guru system conjures up a lot of different ideas, some good and some bad, for different people. However, I encourage anyone reading this post to forget anything you think you know and dive into the love portal that is Neem Karoli Baba. Check out this podcast but also get the book “Love Everyone” and go beyond dogma and straight into a map of consciousness that may pry you wide open.
I’m delighted to have been selected to take part in this blog project, Ram Dass Now that is exploring the various themes surrounding the 40th anniversary of Be Here Now. The Cyber Soul satsang is in full effect. I kicked it off with the first post – check it out!