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Shamanic Freedom Radio Episode 79: Caroline Chatwin & William Rowlandson at Breaking Convention, and a molologue about the England riots
August 28, 2011 08:37 AM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens plays two talks from Breaking Convention. Caroline Chatwin talks about the Psy Trance scene from the perspective of academic criminology study, and William Rowlandson bounces the perspectives of Jorge Luis Borges against Terence McKenna, and points out that the psychedelic journey is paradoxical in the sense that it is about trying to understand the ununderstandable.
Sandwiched between talks is a monologue by Mr Lens himself entitled 'England Riots, I Reflect' in relation to recent events. Other topics covered are Freeman's theory of the Obama family being clones of ancient Egyptians, and Charlie Veitch's conversion to the official story of 9/11.
Music by The Clash.Shamanic Freedom Radio Episode 78: Interview with Graham Nicholls
August 08, 2011 01:26 AM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens starts off by expanding on the previous episode's idea of wealth vs illth and how it could be used as a meme to get academics to draw graphs which could expose the effects of greed.
This is followed up by an interview with Graham Nicholls about out of body experiences. Graham has a new book out called Avenues of the Human Spirit which can be found here. What makesGraham's approach to OBE's unique is the combination of him coming from a rough working class environment rather than an academic background, and the fact that he errs towards the rational and scientific as opposed to the mystical and ineffable in his approach to what OBE's are about.
Music by Madness and David Sylvian/Robert Fripp.Shamanic Freedom Radio Episode 77: Aeolus strikes again.
July 15, 2011 04:39 PM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens starts by talking about wealth, economic growth and capitalism, and divides them into positives and negatives such as wealth and illth, benign and malignant economic growth, and virtue and gangster capitalism. The last phrase - gangster capitalism is reiterated by recordings of Terence McKenna and Neil Kramer using that phrase in Mr Lens's attempt to make it more in common use.
This is followed by a chat with Jason (Aeolus Kephas) Horsley recorded in August 2010 in Hampstead, North London. The topics mostly revolve around SWEDA - an online group - based around, in a nutshell, going into one's deepest sub and unconscious to put right deeply ingrained and embedded habits, patterns of behaviour, and to make the subconscious conscious.
Music by De La Soul and The Wonder StuffShamanic Freedom Radio Episode 76: Graham Hancock at Breaking Convention, Canterbury, April 2, 2011
May 30, 2011 02:01 PM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens begins by reading an email from regular listener Byron, and then plays a recording of Graham Hancock talking at Breaking Convention in the University of Kent, which takes us to a realm of spirits, elves, aliens and other strange entities.
One of the more profound statements during this talk is how limited Western man's understanding of prehistoric man is, because of the legal taboos concerning altering one's mind. This talk is met with a thunderous applause afterwards.
Music by Shpongle.Shamanic Freedom Radio Episode 75: Charlotte Walsh at Breaking Convention, Canterbury, April 2, 2011
May 10, 2011 06:06 AM PDTIn this first episode in five months, Mr Lens explains that his life has gone through somewhat of an upheaval, and it took some re-inspiration to get back into podcasting.
To begin with, Mr Lens talks about his recent victory against the system, Wikileaks, the royal wedding and the Osama Obama facade before playing a controversial anti royal wedding song which can be found here.
After that, Mr Lens plays a talk by Charlotte Walsh recorded on April 2 at the Breaking Convention conference in the University of Kent at Canterbury. Many topics are addressed, but the crux of the argument she puts across is freedom of religion, thought and cognitive liberty under Article 9 of the European Convention, and how it could be used to undermine the UK Misuse of Drugs act 1971, as well as other similar European legislation.
This is followed by Mr Lens's closing rant in which he talks of other gems from Breaking convention to come on future podcasts, and ends by playing a very emotional 10 minute talk by Charlie Veitch broadcast in the immediate aftermath of being detained for 24 hours for 'conspiracy to cause a nuisance' at the royal wedding.
Music - William and Kate (the anti royal wedding song) by 'englishwhiteboy'Shamanic Freedom Radio Episode 74: Dr David Luke "Energy/Conciousness duality" part 2 - questions & answers, Hampstead 19/10/2010
December 04, 2010 01:03 PM PSTThis episode is mostly taken up by the questions and answers section of Dr David Luke's talk on Energy/Conciousness duality. Music by Gong Shamanic Freedom Radio Episode 73: Dr David Luke "Energy/Conciousness duality" lecture, Hampstead 19/10/2010
November 11, 2010 12:39 PM PSTIn this episode, Mr Lens reads a few emails from listeners and gives the lowdown on the mimosa legal issue of late, thus ranting about his contempt for authorities with some more industrial strength language, not for the well to do! He then plays a talk by Dr David Luke recorded at a hall in Denning Road, Hampstead on October 19 2010. Here's the blurb: David Luke - Energy-consciousness duality: Parapsychology as a scientific mystery tradition This talk will illustrate how in the ancient mystery traditions energy and consciousness were never considered separately. In their search for the ultimate nature of physical reality, modern day physicists have finally come full circle and have had to consider consciousness in their equations, a factor more at home in the field of psychology. At the genuine confluence of both of these disparate fields is parapsychology, the enigmatic study of the marriage of mind and matter. Delving into the past, ancient wisdom will be used to illuminate the way forward for the future scientific study of energy-consciousness. Music by The Levellers Shamanic Freedom Radio Episode 72: Anti DMT Propaganda (Roamcast)
October 27, 2010 01:03 PM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens starts by reading a few comments off the podcast page, and then takes to the open heathland of Blackheath for a roamcast centred on the topic of 'anti DMT propaganda' that has been rife in the tabloid newspapers, and the overzealous nature of the authorities towards shops that sell ethnobotanicals with some rather amusing impressions of officials and authority figures! Contains industrial strength language which may not be favourable to terminally adult, uptight or constipated listeners (if there are any). Music by Robin Williamson and Shivkumar Sharma Shamanic Freedom Radio Episode 71: Bruce Damer at the October Gallery Part 2
October 01, 2010 02:13 PM PDTIn this second part of Bruce Damer’s lecture, he starts this part of the talk about virtual worlds and Terence’s adventures in 1990’s style virtual reality in the weeks leading up to his first seizure.
Bruce plays more recordings of McKenna and Tolle, focussing on a similar topics concerning how we could end all wars, famine, desease etc if it was not for the imbalance of the ego and the lack of intellectual vision, but described in the two radically different styles.
Bruce concludes by mentioning that the modern technology is having a worrying collective brain reworking of people which is causing less empathy and more ADHD, and what the implications of an iPad is, as it is at the moment an unplanned experiment.
Then it goes to questions and answers. During which Bruce suggests to Mr Lens that he put a meter on the podcast so the listeners could rate his sociopathic behaviour level!
Music by GongShamanic Freedom Radio Episode 70: Bruce Damer at the October Gallery Part 1
September 24, 2010 01:25 PM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens plays part 1 of the talk by Bruce Damer entitled “Egos, Elves and Avatars - Tools to Forge or Forego a New Earth” at the October Gallery in Holborn, London on July 13 2010. Here is an excerpt from the press release:
On this the 10th anniversary of the passing of Terence McKenna, we can now look back at his Copernican explorations of the mind with some hindsight and ask many questions: what where his voyages into deeper conscious states all about? do the machine elves really exist? how do his warnings about the current state of Humanity play out today? But perhaps the most powerful insight gleaned from McKenna's many journeys might be related to the more recent work of Eckhart Tolle and others on the Ego.
McKenna and Tolle both describe mind states in which the Ego may be sensed briefly as a separate entity from oneself, providing momentary release and the sense of exquisite presence of the unencumbered self. For Tolle the recognition that the Ego is an inner actor with an agenda is the key to the transformation of the individual and of planetary civilization. McKenna clearly describes the Ego manifesting itself within elevated mental states, providing a possibly unique opportunity to understand and deal with it then and later in normal states of mind. If this is in fact a common experience, it could, in combination with regimens proposed by Tolle and others, give us a vital new tool to forge a New Earth.
Damer will bring into this mix the newly pressing issue of Humanity's increasingly intense exposure to technology, especially digital screens, and how that may be affecting a planetary change in mind state . Loading more of our selves into avatars, social networks, and endless update/interrupt streams may be dissolving or may be enhancing a species consciousness millions of years in the making. The future of us and our world is at stake in this giant unplanned experiment.
Bruce Damer is a visionary technologist and humanist who may be found farming with his partner Galen Brandt in the redwood forests in Northern California and occasionally trekking along back roads into adjacent Silicon Valley. His work for twenty five years has been in innovative human-computer interfaces: in the 1980s bringing graphical user interfaces to the PC platform, in the 90s pioneering work in virtual worlds inhabited by avatars, in the 2000s creating 3D mission visualizations and designs for NASA, and in the 2010s creating a simulation framework to study the origins of life on Earth. Bruce's 1999 project with Terence McKenna brought virtual worlds into Terence's reality and led to Bruce's interest in the inner virtual worlds and avatar-like inhabitants experienced by Terence himself:
More about Bruce's life and work at http://www.damer.comShamanic Freedom Radio Episode 69 - Could every 9/11 be used as a day of positive sorcery? (Guest: Aeolus Kephas)
September 11, 2010 09:28 AM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens rants about recent overzealous treatment he received from the security staff at Gatwick Airport, and points out that even if one does not fully buy into the 911 truthers, it still doesn’t stop the official story being full of holes. Rather than go into the ‘911 was an inside job’ routine, Mr Lens then comes up with an idea of what the countercultural community could do in the name of gathering outside the officially sanctioned criteria every September 11, and how it could be used for benevolent sorcery on one hand because it could be a networking day for alternative people, but also could be used to ‘lure’ riot police as to demonstrate to straight people how 911 has been turned into a day of tyranny by the authorities rather than a day of remembrance.
Aeolus Kephas joins the chat, talking about how his view of the world was particularly apocalyptic leading up to 911, and that 911 was a positive day because it was a ‘tear in consensus reality’, but in the long term, consensus reality became more restricted. Aeolus also theorises that 911 may have been a ripple back in time from a more apocalyptic event in the future. Also mentioned it Neo’s (Thomas Anderson’s) passport in the matrix expiring on Sep 11 2001 (the film was released in 1999).
Check out Aeolus Kephas’s podcasts by clicking here. After the chat with Aeolus, Mr Lens goes into depth about how Cass Sunstein (one of Barack Obama’s ‘Czars’) wishes to make it illegal or taxable for people to harbour other opinions about such events as 911. Mr Lens points out that if there really is no conspiracy, then the apparent conspirators would not feel the need to stop people thinking there was, so are they confirming the conspiracy?
Other “guests” include George W Bush, Darth Vader, Obi Wan Kenobi and Barack Obama!!
Music by Gong.ShamanicFreedomRadio 68: ARC Convention Discussion Panel part 2
June 03, 2010 02:16 PM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens announces that this is the last podcast until September. He plays the concluding part of the ARC panel discussion, which focuses mainly on history including Trojan war, and how history may have been distorted to fit an agenda, justification for the use of the word Celtic, and the historical origin of the words Celtic, Gnostic and Vandal. Biblical history including Jesus castrated as a Nazareen, and his disciples as eunuchs, Adam and Eve, the Arthurian legend, ancient Egypt in depth relating to the primeval Adam as an androgynous character, the ages of Taurus, Aries and Pisces and the religious implications, the Aria as a the original Irish, a prophecy of a future ‘Diana’ goddess, etc. After the talk, Mr Lens reads an email by Byron, which focuses on Star Trek, and Gene Roddenberry’s , left field progressive ideas despite his military background. Music by Herbie Hancock. ShamanicFreedomRadio 67: ARC Convention Discussion Panel part 1
May 26, 2010 05:02 PM PDTShownotes to follow shortly. ShamanicFreedomRadio 65: Interview with Doug Lain of the Diet Soap podcast
May 13, 2010 03:14 PM PDTIn this installment, Mr Lens chats to Doug Lain of the Diet Soap podcast. This tangental yabbering goes all over the place and covers much ground, varying from alien abduction, abstract expressionism, Doctor Who as a shaman(!), the media, politics, time travel, Philip K Dick, Terence McKenna etc. During the talk Doug gets interrupted because a rather special parcel arrives for him. Mr Lens decided not to edit this out. Music by the Rolling Stones. ShamanicFreedomRadio 65: Interview with Tony Wright part 2/Mathhew Holbrook's Beltane poem
April 28, 2010 03:14 PM PDTIn this installment, Mr Lens starts off by playing an excerpt of last years Beltane podcast featuring Matthew Holbrook reading his Beltane poem. This leads into the concluding part of the interview with Tony Wright, co author of Left In The Dark. Music by Ozric Tentacles ShamanicFreedomRadio 64: Interview with Tony Wright part 1
April 14, 2010 04:02 AM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens starts by having a rant about the doomsayers in the truth movement, and the fact that there is a lot of stifling flakiness in the general alternative perception crowd. Could this be because we all have half of our brains missing?!
This segways nicely into the guest on this show, Tony Wright, co author of the book ‘Left in the dark’. He has a theory that our brains have become neurodegenerative since we left the tropical rainforests approximately 200,000 years ago, and that we may be starved of certain foods - flavonoids, endocrine disrupters, MAO inhibitors, certain fruits and nuts etc - which may have been responsible for making our human brains grow to the size they are today. His argument is that as a result of us severing the connection with a set of plants we may have symbiotically co evolved with, our brains have failsafed into one side dominance causing right or left handedness, left brain dominance, delusion and dysfunction. He is currently promoting the controversial theory to academics, who assume the human brain is in perfect working order, that in fact the brain is not fully functional, and that everything which has happened in the age of civilisation has happened in an era of brain dysfunctionality.
The second part of this interview continues in the next episode. To find out more about Tony’s work and order a copy of the book, click here.
Music by Led ZeppelinShamanicFreedomRadio 63: Equinox Drumming at West Kennett Long Barrow
March 30, 2010 10:47 AM PDTIn this episode Mr Lens starts by reading an article in Schnews about the possible cancellation of Strawberry Fare in Cambridge this year, and the over zealous police agenda concerning festivals since the Big Green Gathering issue last year.
After this it’s over to Matthew Holbrook for his latest Spring Equinox poem, followed by a lot of drumming (and a digeridoo too) recorded on the eve of Equinox in West Kennet Longbarrow. Mr Lens uses the same venue for a bit of roam cast monologuing a few days later before it’s back to the studio.
Music by David BowieShamanicFreedomRadio 62: Trans operating system podcast
March 16, 2010 02:39 PM PDTIn this episode, Mr Lens attempts to record himself on the same file opened in Mac OSX 10.6, Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP. Ubuntu and Mac are successful but Windows XP makes Mr Lens come out at twice the speed! This experiment is to demonstrate that we now live in a time where you can run 3 operating systems on one computer and manipulate the same file in each, though it is buggy and clunky and somewhat in its Beta stage. He talks about how much computers have advanced in the last 40 years and there are still things that are in their infancy stages on computers with lots of potential.
As the show draws to a close Mr Lens talks about a squat party he recently visited.
Music by The Damned and Julian Cope.ShamanicFreedomRadio 61: Nutt & Gnosis
March 04, 2010 02:03 AM PSTIn this episode Mr Lens apologises for the computer problems which have delayed this episode and thinks of this time as a death and rebirth for both himself and his computer! In the time of hanging up the anthropomorphic personification of Opaquelens, Mr Lens had a bit of time to rediscover himself over the last three weeks.
One of the themes of this podcast is Professor David Nutt. Mr Lens reads out an email from 10 Downing Street in response to an epetition to reinstate David Nutt. A bit later in the programme, Mr Lens plays a couple of interviews with Professor Nutt.
During his break, Mr Lens guested on Carlita’s Sailing Beyond Knowledge podcast, where he spoke about his ‘second matrix in crowd’ gripe. He elaborates on this now to point out that back in the day when he knew nothing about the contemporary psychedelic community, he was having direct gnosis when it was legal to buy mushrooms in Camden, and if anything, the present psychedelic ‘in-crowd’ seem to be repeating a few usual human patterns rather than transcending them.
Music by Harry Belafonte, The Levellers and Ozric Tentacles.ShamanicFreedomRadio 60: Andy Roberts Part 2/Imbolc Special
February 09, 2010 05:35 AM PSTIn this installment, Mr Lens plays the remaining 20 minutes of the questions and answers session with Andy Roberts. During this bit it’s clear that Andy does not think any entities you’d meet whilst tripping have any bearing in this reality, and seems to dismiss them as illusions. After that it’s the latest poem by Matthew Holbrook, celebrating Imbolc - the mid point between winter solstice and spring equinox.
Mr Lens talks about Imbolc for a while, and what it means to him to feel the ‘pre spring’ hopefulness in the air. He wraps up by announcing that due to feeling a tad uninspired, the podcast will have a three week break, as he attempts to free himself from the ball and chain.
Music by Ozric Tentacles and Weather Report.ShamanicFreedomRadio 59: Andy Roberts at the October Gallery Part 1
February 01, 2010 04:06 PM PSTIn this installment, Mr Lens sounds happy and on form again, especially as he has been back to the October Gallery to record a talk by Andy Roberts of the Fortean times on 26/1/2010. According to the blurb Mr Lens received in an email:
“Andy [Roberts]'s book, Albion Dreaming: A popular history of LSD in Britain (Marshall Cavendish, 2008) was born from a desire to chronicle the history of this intriguing drug. Andy's talk, illustrated by powerpoint and DVD takes you on a history picnic to sample everything from the drug's arrival on these shores in 1952, through the medical and military experiments, the counterculture, to the sad death of Albert Hofmann. It is probably the only talk on LSD in which you'll hear the words of the Reverend Ian Paisley.”
Mr Lens cannot resist an impression of Ian Paisley which causes distortion on the microphone. It’s worth hearing this podcast for that alone!
Music by Neil Young.ShamanicFreedomRadio 58: "If an awakening is meant to happen, it will."
January 25, 2010 03:19 PM PSTIn this episode which runs for the shorter time of three quarters of an hour, Mr Lens talks about how he saw Avatar 3D at the cinema, and perceives this film as a potential awakener despite its mainstream appeal. He analyses how the military industrial complex in this film is the villain against the shamanic tribal good guys. Also there have been reports of suicides going up as a result of this film, and depression increasing because people can’t go back to their old lives after being blown away by the beauty of that world. The conspiracist could view this as deliberately to disillusion you to death, but Mr Lens argues that dissilusionment is an important part of the journey, and that ‘awakeners’ such as this may be the NWO’s Achilles heel.
Mr Lens also plugs a festival coming this summer. Phil Mainwaring, who was a guest on SFR episode 43 informed Mr Lens of the Workhouse Festival (click here), which takes place between July 9 & 11 later this year. All proceeds of this not for profit festival go to the Llanfyllin Workhouse Project (click here). Phil describes the festival as like the old school free festivals.
Music by Ozric Tentacles and Gong.ShamanicFreedomRadio 57: Chat with SFR listener Chris
January 19, 2010 03:58 PM PSTThis episode starts with three emails. Mr Lens reads a witty comedy email by Paulo, followed by two countercultural veterans Simon in Portugal and Ian from Scotland.
After a song interlude it’s over to a chat Mr Lens had with listener Chris. Originally Chris had emailed to mention a talk by Chris Street at the London College of Psychic studies, where he and Mr Lens first met last year. Topics range from synchronicity to the English social class system to ‘non duality’. All in all this is one of the most interesting chats to have been on the podcast in a while.
After that chat Mr Lens confirms that he is going to the Andy Roberts talk at the October Gallery in the hope that he will be able to record it for a future episode.
Music by Hawkwind (requested by Simon in Portugal) & Sad Lover And Giants (requested by Chris).ShamanicFreedomRadio 56: Interview with Susun Weed
January 12, 2010 04:56 PM PSTIn this weeks installment, Mr Lens interviews ‘wisewoman’ Susun Weed, who talks about the relationship to the energy in plants and foods. She starts by mentioning the scientific tradition, which is to measure a person and administer drugs to those who don’t ‘measure up’, stating that in modern medicine there is no positive context for health other than the absence of illness. Then there is the ‘heroic’ tradition, which is alternative medicine based, but in which the body is seen to be full of toxines, and how one must detox in order to feel good. Then there is what she calls the ‘wisewoman’ tradition, which is synonymous with the shamanic tradition, in which one would see the whole of nature as being greater than the sum of its parts.
Amongst other things, elderberries, stinging nettles and doc leaves are spoken about. Susun even mentions that she a member of the 500 club - in other words she has taken LSD over 500 times, but avoids ayahuasca because she doesn’t want to experience vomiting and diarrhoea!
Before the interview starts Mr Lens plays a clip from a well known British comedy series involving a wisewoman.
Music by Eat Static.ShamanicFreedomRadio 55: Human rights, the police and tyranny.
December 29, 2009 01:22 PM PSTIn this last Shamanic Freedom Radio of the decade, Mr Lens looks back nostalgically at how many more rights he had 10 years ago, and focuses this episode on knowing your rights when dealing with police. What to say, what not to say and how not to consent to statute law, even if it gets you banged up in a cell.
This leads onto playing a 20 minute talk by a man known as the Anti Terrorist, who appears in his You Tube videos as a man in a balaclava and sunglasses with a disguised voice, whilst talking about how to deal with police and discussing very eloquently how we have become constitutional illiterates when knowing our rights with authority figures, and that if we did know our rights we would be able to rein in the tyranny we're facing these days.
After the talk Mr Lens mentions about how the criminal justice act was used to criminalise free festivals by making gatherings of people illegal a whole decade before the terrorism legislation came in, and how if we could all stand our ground in the future we may be able to hit 'the 20's' in a less tyrannical world.
Music by Ozric Tentacles and The Levellers.ShamanicFreedomRadio 54: Avebury Winter Camping Solstice Special
December 24, 2009 01:18 PM PSTIn this extended episode, Mr Lens starts off by reading out 2 emails, one from Jan in Portugal and the other from Ian in Scotland. After that it's straight over to Avebury.
It all starts in the morning of Dec 20 just before sun rise, Mr Lens decides to go for a walk to West Kennet via Silbury Hill. During this time he rants about capitalism, commercialism and politicians and how happy he is to be away from all of that cheese - especially during silly "Christmas™" season. After an interlude Mr Lens chats with Marcus who does the Avebury Moot - Click here to find out more - and Sam, who is one of the locals Mr Lens often bumps into at seasonal gatherings, who talks amongst other things about an art station called Radio Joy - Click here for that too.
Next day Mr Lens gets a recording of a celebration by the Sun Circle with a resonating gong and a circle of people in meditation. He finds an old veteran of the sixties called Ed, who couldn't be more appropriate for the podcast if he tried, and speaks about Leary and Ram Dass, and how they influenced the approach to LSD before pop culture turned it into recreational drug, and how the 60's was seen memetically as the dawn of the Age of Aquarius, and that maybe 2012 will be the sunrise!
Music by Rage Against The Machine and TchaikovskyShamanic Freedom Radio 53: South London Hill Walking Roamcast
December 15, 2009 06:55 AM PSTIn this episode Mr Lens starts by giving a plug to Carlita who has launched a new podcast of her own called Sailing Beyond Knowledge (click here to listen) and reads an email from Raymond Soulard Jr.
Then it's over to the roamcast. Mr Lens walks to three peaks of South East London - Hilly Fields, Blythe Hill Fields and One Tree Hill. On the final stop he 'does a Dopefiend' by vaporizing in a nice forest setting on One Tree Hill, and during the walk, muses on ideas such as Neil Kramer's Field Uplink and Gates of Awakening models, advocating a walk on the hill - or a pilgrimage - as a field uplinking tool to clear out the negative and stressful stuff of modern Western living, hoping that his experience comes over as an analogue for the vibe rather than 'the self indulgent ravings of a space cadet'! Music by The Cure, David Bowie and Ozric Tentacles.Shamanic Freedom Radio 52: Amsterdam Roamcast
November 30, 2009 08:11 PM PSTIn this episode, Mr Lens takes Shamanic Freedom Radio out of Britain for the first time by visiting Amsterdam. It all starts in Abraxas Coffeeshop on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal where Mr Lens chats to some English and French people. This is followed by Mr Lens going for a walk along the Damrak commenting on what he sees and capturing the sounds before going to another coffeeshop called The Rockery where he has a chat with probably the world’s most chilled out man, namely an Enlishman called Pearson. After the distinctive sound of a Dutch police siren, Mr Lens fails to get Anna to say anything in the mic, but doggedly continues by monologging from Damrak one more time. Finally he gets lucky when a Dutch man named Michael agrees to chat into the mic, thus giving this weeks podcast an authentic feel of the Netherlands.
Back in the studio (back in London) Mr Lens is still sounding blown away by his experience in Amsterdam and it shows! He gives Neil Kramer a plug before announcing that it will be 2 weeks before there will be another podcast.
Music by Moloko, Carl Cox and Bob Marley Shamanic Freedom Radio 51: London UK Hemp Expo 2009
November 23, 2009 01:59 AM PSTIn this first anniversary episode of Shamanic Freedom Radio, Mr Lens visits the UK Hemp Expo in Brick Lane, east London on 15/11/2009.
He talks to Paul from Yorkshire Hemp, who specialise in hemp food to get you 'not high but highly healthy' and even tries out a hemp beer! He then speaks to the people at the 'Smuggling Vacation' stall, which is a comic book stall run by the editors of Weedworld magazine. Next he talks to Kieron from the Iolite stall who explains how the Iolite hand held vaporiser works.
After a brief song interlude, the show is stolen by Emma and Jim 'Pinky' Starr from www.protestlondon.co.uk, a political activist couple campaigning for medical marijuana users in the UK so that people with certain conditions don't need to be prescribed drugs like morphine and other 'junky' inducing opiates or other toxic pharmaceuticals. Pinky has protested outside Downing Street and comments on this by saying "They can't say I haven't asked them nicely"! He then explains eloquently and in great detail his legal battles and previous problems and obstacles with the law, doctors, officials etc. After that, Mr Lens drifts over to Tom from seedsman.com who explains the legal ambiguity of seeds in Britain.
Finally Mr Lens bumps into Max Freakout who makes a brief cameo appearance (small world!).
Back in the studio Mr Lens hints at next weeks surprise roamcast and tells people to tune in because it will be a good one.
Music by Ozric Tentacles, Steve Miller Band and the Incredible String Band. Shamanic Freedom Radio 50: Interview with Raymond Soulard Jr of SpiritPlants Radio
November 16, 2009 04:05 PM PSTIn this milestone installment of Shamanic Freedom Radio, Mr Lens interviews Raymond Soulard Jr from SpiritPlants Radio (http://spfradio.yage.net), which is currently celebrating its 6 anniversary on episode 50, and Shamanic Freedom Radio itself is nearing its 1st anniversary at the same time. The conversation focuses on the evolution of pirate radio from the 1960’s onwards and how it inspired the more underground internet radio stations of the present time, and the gulf between the ‘Simon Cowell vs John Peel' approaches to music and media. Raymond explains how SpiritPlants Radio came into being and evolved into the station it is these days. Also Mr Lens plugs DJ Mikey J, whose DJ mixes can be found at www.djmikeyj.co.uk, and plays a mix at the end of the show entitled David Nutt! Mr Lens also hints that the first anniversary of the podcast will feature the UK Hemp Expo with a cameo appearance by Max Freakout. Music by DJ Mikey J (see above!).
Shamanic Freedom Radio is presented by Opaquelens, an oddball otherworldly character who is anarchic in his podcast presentation style(s), whilst being proactive and spontaneous when it comes to ideas for each episode. The only thing consistent about this podcast is that it’s aimed towards those who have experienced a primal shamanic calling of their own, as oppose to those who study shamanism academically or anthropologically.
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