[Working draft transcript of actual radio broadcast by Messina for Lumpenproletariat and Against the Grain.]
AGAINST THE GRAIN—[14 SEP 2016] [terrestrial radio station identification by Erica Bridgeman(sp?)]
[Introduction on by C.S. Soong]
C.S. Soong: “Today, on Against the Grain, is humanity, effectively, asleep at the wheel? If so, how important is it that we wake up before everything crumbles around us? Terence McKenna addressed deep, fundamental questions in a talk called ‘Dreaming Awake at the End of Time‘, a talk he gave shortly before his death in 2000. I’m C.S. Soong.
“The philosopher, writer, and ethno-botanist shares a series of insights and provocations after these news headlines with Aileen Alfandary.” (c. 1:18)
[KPFA News Headlines (read by Aileen Alfandary) on occupied Palestine and corrupt U.S. ally Israel; Snowden; Richmond City Council on rent-hike moratoriums; the California ‘tampon tax‘; and more omitted by scribe] (c. 5:43)
C.S. Soong: “From the studios of KPFA in Berkeley, California, this is Against the Grain on listener-sponsored KPFA and Pacifica Radio. My name is C.S. Soong.
“Terence McKenna built a huge following by developing unconventional and often startling ideas about history, human consciousness, science, and politics. Today we feature a talk given by the philosopher, writer, and intellectual provocateur about who’s in control (or not); about the bizarre beliefs, humans adopt; about the role of culture and love and beauty; and about what science can and cannot explain.
“And that’s just scratching the surface of a talk delivered by McKenna in San Francisco in 1998, a year and a half before his death.
“McKenna is author of, among other books, Food of the Gods: True Hallucinations and the Invisible Landscape, co-authored with Dennis McKenna.
“Today, we are pleased to present portions of Terence McKenna‘s talk at Fort Mason. It’s called ‘Dreaming Awake at the End of Time‘. and to offer you that full, two-hour presentation, recorded and produced by Sound Photosynthesis, as a thank-you gift for pledging your financial support to KPFA this hour. Here are the phone numbers you can call anytime this hour: 510.848-5732. Excuse me, why don’t we go with a toll-free number? 1.800.439-5732. Toll-free: 1.800.439-5732, also known as 1.800.HEY-KPFA.
“The complete talk on mp3 CD is your thank-you gift for an $80 pledge to KPFA. The talk on DVD is yours for a pledge of $100 dollars or more. And we’ve also got the combo pack of three talks by Terence McKenna, a total of five hours of information and insight for a discounted pledge of $200 dollars to this, your community—wherever you are in the world—your community radio station.
“Okay, let’s go, now, to the comments of Terence McKenna speaking to a packed house in San Francisco in December 1998.” (c. 8:02)
TERENCE MCKENNA: “And I start by recalling [clears throat] an observation from someone, whose name rarely falls from my lips. Uh, and that would be Gurdjieff. And Gurdjieff said, at one point, or was known to comment that people are asleep, he said. And he, by implication, suggested people awaken. (c. 8:28)
“Well, so, thinking about this comment, that people are asleep [SNIP]
[SNIP] (c. 59:59)
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[This transcript will be expanded as time constraints, and/or demand or resources, allow.]
 Terrestrial radio transmission, 94.1 FM (KPFA, Berkeley, CA) with online simulcast and digital archiving: Against the Grain, this one-hour broadcast hosted by C.S. Soong, Wednesday, 13 SEP 2016, 12:00 PDT.
Summary from KPFA.org archive page:
“Terence McKenna gave a talk entitled ‘Dreaming Awake at the End of Time’.”
[19 SEP 2016]
[Last modified 16:11 PDT 20 SEP 2016]