Brian Muraresku: The Secret History of Psychedelics | Lex Fridman Podcast #211

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OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
0:33 – Who or what is God?
16:02 – Terence McKenna‘s DMT Trips
20:44 – Psychedelics were the source of collective intelligence
31:16 – Psychedelics in ancient alcohol
34:17 – The Immortality Key
37:03 – Jesus and psychedelic wine
49:42 – Role of rituals in human society
53:24 – Human confrontation with death
56:01 – The future of the human experience
1:07:54 – The role of religion in society
1:13:41 – The future of psychedelics research
1:16:52 – Fasting and meditation as religious experiences
1:20:31 – Neuralink and BCIs
1:27:28 – Is LSD a crutch or an aid in creative work
1:30:08 – Nietzsche said God is dead
1:32:35 – Creatures people meet while on psychedelics
1:38:04 – Consciousness
1:44:27 – Books or movies that made an impact
1:48:26 – Meaning of life

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