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Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive

Dr. Bruce Damer & the Levity Zone Archive is the complete collection of podcasts and other assets from the Levity Zone as well as talks by Dr. Bruce Damer on other podcasts and online shows. This material is freely available for use under a Creative Commons NC-SA license unless otherwise specified.

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Jul 19, 2019 IONS, Dr. Bruce Damer, Alexa Razma, Allan Lundell
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Dr. Bruce Damer's IONS 2019 Opening Keynote (2 camera views) Dr. Bruce Damer's 2019 IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) conference opening keynote address delivered on July 19, 2019. Dr. Damer gives a very personal account of his is early contact with "the field" when he was 9, 10 and 11 years of age. As a young person Dr. Damer developed multiple skills and trust in relying upon this unexplained phenomenon Carl Jung described as medium of "synchronicity". He goes on to...
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Jun 8, 2019 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Best photos of "St. Bruce." Blessings (Bruce Damer) Taken by Reno DeCaro, Alexa Razma and others over the years.
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Apr 19, 2019 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Your Dr. Bruce returns after a four month absence from the Levity Zone. Remarkable changes have been happening in my life and I am now "springing forward" into a bright new season of starting up ventures in space, origins of life, evolutionary biology, and computing as well as constructing my “Gandalf House” here at Ancient Oaks. So, rejoin me now as I return for our 70th podcast with an update from my world, now more hopeful and more globally connected than ever to support an...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, Genesis Engine, EvoGrid, Google, NASA, Origin of Life, Cambridge, Extended...
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Mar 29, 2019 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Your Dr. Bruce returns after yet another four month absence from the Levity Zone. I am thrilled to report that my life transition is going very well with this property transforming into a community with members and retreats, a dream of mine for 25 years. My "Gandalf House" rising on the hill is almost complete and I moved into the upstairs back on June 30th. New ventures are progressing with Mason and Carlos and I am even getting involved in a global effort called Climate Mitigation...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, Kamloops, Thompson Rivers University, origin of life, science, space, climate...
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Dec 12, 2018 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Your Dr. Bruce sadly reports the loss of a dear friend and neighbor of these past 25 years: Fred McPherson. I first met Fred in the 90s when I first moved to Boulder Creek. Some time later I learned that he was a major figure in the counter-cultural movements in Santa Cruz in the 60s and 70s. Working with a set of early environmental activitists, Fred had helped lead efforts to prevent a major new highway, a full three or four lane expressway actually, from being built up into the San Lorenzo...
Topics: Santa Cruz, Counterculture, Ecology, Natural Resources, Hippies, Environmentalism, San Lorenzo...
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Nov 17, 2018 XRazma, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer's plenary @ the San Francisco Purpose Summit 17th November, 2018. Held at the The Seminary at Strawberry in Mill Valley, California. Bruce presented a "storytelling" for 8 minutes bringing elements from two previous events: TransTech and SAND (Science & Nonduality) to the Purpose audience. Covering the origin of life (New Zealand fieldwork) briefly and then going on to the origins and evolution of humans from our earlier prosimian ancestry, to the future in the...
Topics: Origin of Life, Human Evolution, healing
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Nov 10, 2018 Dr. Bruce Damer, XRazma, TransTech Conference
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Dr Bruce Damer's plenary talk on The Origin and Evolution of Life and the Future of Conscious Technology Held at the TransTech conference on 10th November 2018 in Palo Alto California. The main talk is featured with Jeffrey Martin's introduction. Thanks to XRazma for taking this video from the front row (CAM2).  Description:  Dr. Bruce Damer of UC Santa Cruz/Biota Institute takes us on a journey from the newest research on the chemical engine that might lie behind the origin and evolution of...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, Origin of Life, Future of Humanity, Human Evolution, Trauma Healing
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Oct 27, 2018 Dr. Bruce Damer, XRazma, SAND
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Dr. Bruce Damer's plenary on Being Human in the Engine of Creation, held at the SAND conference on the 27th of October, 2018 in San Jose, California. Thanks to XRazma for taking this video from the front row. Official SAND conference video to be added later.
Topics: Dr, Bruce Damer, Origin of Life, Human Evolution, Future of Civilization, Trauma and Healing
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Oct 23, 2018 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce is back after a heartfelt series of major life changes to bring you this podcast "Becoming Human", a recording by SAND (Science & Nonduality) for their Emergence Series webcast in preparation for the SAND2018 Conference in San Jose, California. Join us for a wide-ranging storytelling salon with topics as diverse as the cold realms of science, intuition and the synchronous field, connecting with Deepak Chopra, holding Endo thought experiments, my original vision to work...
Topics: Science, intuition, the synchronous field, Deepak Chopra, thought experiments, Endo, origin of...
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Aug 31, 2018 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Your Dr. Bruce shares a hot tub and a chorus of crickets with Dr. Future (Al Lundell) after returning from highly stimulating and encouraging meetings in Boston and Providence where he met a new team of Mac and Mike who are serious about building a "CubeSat" prototype of SHEPHERD. SHEPHERD is the audacious spacecraft design worked out with Peter Jenniskens and Julian Nott back in 2015. It is a "sailing ship for space" which if it works could encapsulate, handle, extract and...
Topics: Spacecraft, CubeSat, SHEPHERD, asteroid mining, biospheres, exoplanets, Mars, Solar System, heart,...
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Aug 2, 2018 Dr. Bruce Damer, Reno DeCaro
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Formal portraits of Dr. Bruce Damer for conferences, news articles, books and other uses. Please credit Reno DeCaro when it appears in the file name
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This is a collection dedicated to the memory of Fred McPherson. First is an extensive interview on "Saving the San Lorenzo River", a contribution to the HIP Santa Cruz History project (recorded by Dr. Bruce Damer and Alexa Razma at Ancient Oaks on July 19, 2018). Video from a phone camera and a professional camera is included along with processed audio. Photos of the maps and documents referenced are included. Four "perfect music" pieces from the "25th Century...
Topics: Santa Cruz, San Lorenzo Valley, civic action, hippies, 1960s and 1970s
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A selection of Dr. Bruce Damer speaking and performance photos (with Wizards Light "Science & Spirit" troupe, Android Jones and others) at conferences (Science & Nonduality, Science of Consciousness, Esalen, Universities and others) and at various festivals (Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Burning Man etc). Find many of the talks and shows pictured here at the Levity Zone Podcast at: http://www.levityzone.org and in this collection.
Topics: performance, talks, science, human history, Dr. Bruce Damer, spoken word art, DJ, VJ, dance,...
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Apr 26, 2018 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Your Dr. Bruce finds himself back in Islamabad, Pakistan spending one beautiful April spring day at a flower-decked lakeside retreat hand-crafted by a dear friend, Shahnaz Minallah. We spent a delightful time "gup shupping" (Pakistani for shooting the breeze) while breezes flowed and Pashtuns from the wild north worked around us. We explored the theme of "lock-in" which is entering Pakistani society with Chinese development to garner millions in apartment building/shopping...
Topics: Pakistan, Pashtuns, Lock-in, China, Art of Living, healing, trauma, childhood, psychology, Luminous...
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Apr 6, 2018 Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer and Dr. Deepak Chopra meet and share news and views about the science of life's origins, old rocks and new chemistry, and the fundamental engine of creation in a mutual sense of spirit of healing in this emergent connection. Recorded in Facebook Live in front of 22,000 of Deepak's followers on Friday April 6th at the 2018 Science of Consciousness Conference in Tucson, Arizona this was Dr. Bruce's first experience of mass audiences in social media. It was fun so there is more to...
Topics: science of consciousness, origin of life, stromatolites, healing, engine of creation, probability,...
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Feb 27, 2018 Conscious Biotechers, Andrew O'Keiffe, Dr. Bruce Damer
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"New Science of the Origin of Life" by Dr. Bruce Damer for Conscious BioTechers presented at IndieBio in San Francisco on February 27, 2018.
Topics: origin of life, chemistry, biotech, siRNA
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Feb 26, 2018 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce brings you a vital new teaching for our times from Dr. R. P. Kaushik. We live in a time dominated by the "wiles of the mind", thoughts which swirl around mind and trap it within limits, conditioning it and morphing it into "the me", "the ego" or simply "self-centeredness". Operating from this "small self" defined by cycling thought creates suffering within each of us and for the whole world. Fake news and not so fake news, social...
Topics: consciousness, awakening, thought, mind, ego, anger, society, suffering
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Nov 17, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce reports in from Islamabad, Pakistan where he is on a "round the world" tour from the Science & Nondualists of San Jose, to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, to Mars rover roboticists in Pasadena, and from here onwards to China. He gave perhaps the first talk on the origins of life and search for life in the Universe in Pakistan at the Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. His host, renowned physicist and activist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, hosted this talk at the Physics...
Topics: Origins of Life, physics, chemistry, astrobiology, exoplanets, astronomy, philosophy, metaphysics
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Dr. Bruce Damer's Diary: Giant Galapagos Tortoises @ hatchery and conservation centre in San Cristobal (Oct 27, 2017)
Topics: Galapagos, Giant Tortoises, conservation
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Sep 1, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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For the 60th Levity Zone podcast, Dr. Bruce brings you Communion in the Pyramid, a team performance of cosmic proportions held at Burning Man 2017. Join Samantha Sweetwater for an invocation from our deepest communal origins followed by Valentin Santana and Andre Reinero (aka DJ DISSOLV) rocking their board bringing forth a new composition in their "Calibrate" line... danced to by the phenomenal Jasmine. A crack of thunder signaled yours truly, the Wizard, to stride slowly forward...
Topics: Origins of Life, Apollo Lunar Program, Summer of Love, Burning Man, Space
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Aug 31, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer, Wizards Light
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Wizards Light performance with Dr. Bruce Damer, Samantha Sweetwater, Jasmine & DISSOLV @ Playalchemist-Burning Man August 31, 2017. Video by Frank Nuccio (of Dr. Bruce Damer) and Dr. Bruce Damer (of on-stage views).
Topics: Burning Man, dance, spoken word, Playalchemist
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Aug 31, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Celebrate Dr. Bruce's Blue Moon Eclipse (56th) birthday on January 31st, 2018 by returning to a magickal night last August 31st, at Burningman 2017 with the Wizards Light troupe in the Playalchemist pyramid. Journey on this mystical musical spoken word performance on why communion traces back to our very origins and is the likely mechanism for our very survival. On top of all that, grok a novel insight of a tripartite system that may actually generate everything, from life's beginning through...
Topics: Burning Man, origin of life, probability, communion, symbiosis
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Aug 21, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns after a magickal mystery tour of epic proportions performing and speaking at the Oregon Eclipse festival and then on to Burning Man. Join John Zielinski, Michael Moore and Dr. Bruce on a hillside above the Eclipse stage to witness the union of darkness and light as totality swept across Eastern Oregon on August 21, 2017. The boys wax poetic on what all of this means as the totality tells the story of perfect chance that pulled us into existence. Shpongle provides a surprise...
Topics: eclipse, Symbiosis Festival, origin of life, science, cosmology
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Aug 17, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer, Wizards Light
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Oregon Eclipse Festival: "Song Of Saros" on the Fringe Theater Stage, Thursday August 17, 2017. "Wizards Light" troupe including Samantha, Sweetwater, Jasmine, Dr. Bruce Damer & DJ DISSOLV Part 1 of 2. Video by Michael Moore.
Topics: Symbiosis Eclipse, dance, spoken word performance
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Jun 9, 2017 Nick Day, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns after a two month hiatus with the first of two talks from the June 2017 Science of Consciousness Conference in La Jolla, California. The first, an interview by Nick Day of Consciousness Central, is a wide ranging conversation exploring the implications of the new Hot Spring Origin of Life hypothesis for biology, physics, philosophy and the origin and phenomenon of consciousness. Credits: Nick Day (interviewer), Dr. Bruce Damer (interviewee), Consciousness Central (recording...
Topics: Origin of Life, consciousness, physics, chemistry, philosophy, metaphysics
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Apr 21, 2017 Allan Lundell, Sun Lundell, Dr. Bruce Damer
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MAPS Conference 2017: Dr. Bruce Damer, Duncan Trussell and Android Jones on Virtual Reality. Recorded on the Psymposium Stage, the Marketplace, Marriott City Center Oakland April 21, 2017.
Topics: Virtual Reality, Psychedelics, Android Jones
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Mar 31, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell
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Dr. Bruce and Al Lundell submerge together in the hot tub on Future Peak to record a new Tubcast. Levity Zone listeners get a first peek into a whole new practice Dr. Bruce has been immersed in for several years within a community called the Luminous Awareness Institute. In Luminous, skilled practitioners use powerful combinations of methods for healing various types of trauma which, for many of us, were "coded in" by experiences in childhood. As living conditions have improved...
Topics: healing, trauma, childhood, psychology, Luminous Awareness, consciousness, awakening, thought,...
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Mar 21, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. R.P. Kaushik returns to the Levity Zone to describe how listening to the body and becoming the observer separate from mind can open us to a healing and transformative intelligent energy. This energy can unify us with what is: the source of life itself. Dr. Bruce has recently been engaged in practices that are taking him closer to opening to this energy, so his heart was wide open to Dr. Kaushik's telling of this link between the body, the mind and this path to transformation. As our world...
Topics: Body, Health, Consciousness, Realization, Healing
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Feb 28, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns for another TubCast with Allan Lundell in a pot boiling historical hot tub conversation about the origins and evolution of the power structures, brokers and abusers we find ourselves surrounded by today. Part One of this investigation takes us through the shaping of power from the temple at Eleusis through the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution up to Dr. Bruce's 1986 meeting of "Kojak and the Serpent". Dr. Bruce then offers a ray of hope through science and...
Topics: Power, Eleusis, Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, Economics, Pathology, Psychopathy, Leadership,...
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Dec 31, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce shares some heartfelt words on the recent so-called "election" of 2016 in the USA. Recorded on the eve of the new year 2017 and offered on the eve of the so-called "inauguration" of a non-elected "president". It reflects a Canadian but also a human view of the broken nature of the US national political system and  its need to be radically remade some time in the future. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (recording and cover art). [released 19 January 2017]
Topics: US Political System, presidentail elections, democracy, Donald Trump, fraud, voting, constitutional...
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Nov 1, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Skanky Mojo
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The "Ode to Terence" (McKenna) as read by Dr. Bruce Damer at the Esalen Institute, June 2012 and set to music by Skanky Mojo in November 2016. Fine the full story and images about the Ode at: http://www.damer.com/projects/fan-terencem/Bruce-Damer-Ode-To-Terence-McKenna.htm Find the full script below: 1. Where did you come from Terence? - You youthful seeker of the weird, from circus freak show fuzzy Charlie to Eros on the tightrope strutting just out of reach of death in the big top -...
Topics: Terence McKenna, Psychedelics
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Oct 26, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell
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Join Dr. Future (Al Lundell) and Dr. Bruce in another Tubcast, a spirited (and bubbly) hot tub conversation ranging from the cosmic destiny of life beyond Earth, to our own ancestry at the birth of our world, to how we might best survive and thrive for another five hundred years. Is all we have to do to wake up to how rare we are and to the wonder of *what is* rather than falling into stories invented by others? Please join us again in the Levity Zone for dialogues at the edge of the west, or...
Topics: life in space, spacecraft, Mars exploration, conspiracy theories, Elon Musk
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Sep 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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For the 50th Levity Zone podcast Dr. Bruce offers: "Fire in the Sky" a four part full tilt poetic journey from the birth of the cosmos through the origin of life and human conscious awareness. This piece was later performed on stage with Android Jones and Val Santana at the 2016 Lightning in a Bottle festival. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (performer), Lisa Cory (cover photography), Val Santana/DJ DISSOLV (recording and music mixing). [released 29 September 2016]
Topics: Cosmogenesis, biogenesis, evolution, consciousness, language, paleolithic Europe, Ancient Greece,...
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Jun 15, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Ken Adams, Tom Riedel, Valentin Santana
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Deep Dreaming Science, a magickal visual soundscape storytelling held @ Elixart in Nevada City, California, with Bruce Damer, Ken Adams and DJ DISSOLV-Valentin Santana (15 June 2016)
Topics: storytelling, origins, science, space, google deep dream, visionary art, computer graphics,...
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May 28, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Val Santana, Android Jones, Violet Starkey
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A two minute mashup of Dr. Bruce Damer performing "Fire In The Sky" with DJ DISSOLV on music & Android Jones live painting on two LED screens on the Lucent Temple of Consciousness stage at Lightning in a Bottle, May 28, 2016. Thanks Pluma, D Miller, Talia Moradkhanian, Jazmin Delgado, Craig Kohland, Dream Rockwell, and Becca Dakini. Credits go to Violet for the main video capture and Michael Moore for his cell phone views and Val Santana and Sebastian Rodriguez for editing this...
Topics: cosmology, science, evolution, consciousness, spoken word art
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May 28, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, LiB
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Dr. Bruce Damer's performance of "Fire In The Sky" at the 2016 Lighting in a Bottle festival on the Temple of Lucent Consciousness stage. Live art projections were provided by by Android (Andrew) Jones, and music was artfully blended in by DJ DISSOLV (Val Santana). Two camera shoot by Kalie Violet Starkey (Quicktime movie file set) and cell phone capture by Michael Moore (MP4). Performed on 28 May, 2016 by the dry shores of the San Antonio Reservoir, Bradley California.
Topics: poetry, space, science, human history, human future
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May 27, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer's presentation of "Origin of Life Science: We are the Communal Unit" at the 2016 Lighting in a Bottle festival. Presented on the Temple of Lucent Consciousness stage on 27 May, 2016 by the San Antonio Reservoir. Cell phone capture by Michael Moore. 
Topics: origin of life, science, space, visionary exploration, thought experiments
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Feb 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Roll open the doors to the DigiBarn Computer Museum as we enter a new theme in the Zone. Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak gets a grand tour of Dr. Bruce's vintage computer collection. Deep nerd wisdom is mixed with whimsical techie banter as first person true stories of Apple and the rise of the personal computer are shared. Credits: Steve Wozniak, Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell, Sellam Ismail (speakers, recording and editing), Bo Millward (sound cleanup) Kyle Espenshade (theme music)....
Topics: Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer, DigiBarn Computer Museum, Apple II, Xerox Alto, Elixir Technologies,...
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Feb 1, 2016 KMO, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer's appearances on the C-Realm podcast hosted by KMO.
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, C-Realm, consciousness, space, science, politics
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Jan 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Returning for the second half of the Merry Pranksters visit to the Levity Zone, Prankster Lee Quarnstrom reads from his autobiography "When I was a Dynamiter" with a spectacular telling of the 1965 bust at Ken Kesey's house in La Honda. Yours truly, Dr. Bruce, shares Leon Tabory's hitherto untold tale of the accidental painting of Kesey's magic bus before its epic 1964 New York trip, a chance inspiration that colored up the whole 60s. And John Leopold, First District Supervisor of...
Topics: Merry Pranksters, Acid Test, 1960s, Santa Cruz, Ken Kesey
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Dec 27, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Thomas Cuellar
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Dr. Bruce Damer interviewing various participants in the development of personal computing. Introduced by Thomas "Tommy" Cuellar.
Topic: history of computing
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Dec 27, 2015 Tom Barbalet, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer being interviewed with host Tom Barbalet on the original Biota Podcast and in conversation with the artificial life community of practitioners on the Biota Live conversations.
Topics: Artificial Life, computer simulation, emergence
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Dec 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Recordings of Dr. Bruce Damer on miscellaneous podcasts. Frequent appearances on podcasts or major podcasts are given their own records. This is a collection of infrequent or one-off appearances on various podcasts.
Topics: podcasts, science, technology
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Dec 24, 2015 Lorenzo Hagerty, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer on the Psychedelic Salon Podcast.
Topics: Psychedelic Salon, visionary thinking
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Dec 17, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Merry Pranksters return to Santa Cruz to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Acid Test! Hear George Walker, Mountain Girl Carolyn Garcia and Ken Babbs on stage at Don Quixote's hold forth on deep counter-cultural history. Hosted by by County Supervisor John Leopold, this important historical event, which back in 1965 spawned the Grateful Dead, is commemorated by a proclamation, and a historic marker... a bus stop! Santa Cruz honors its Psychedelic history and Dr. Bruce was there to...
Topics: The Merry Pranksters, The Grateful Dead, Acid Tests, Counter Culture
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Dec 2, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell
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Dr. Bruce Damer presents SHEPHERD Spacecraft at Santa Cruz NewTech Meetup (Dec 2, 2015)
Topics: space, SHEPHERD, asteroid mining, mars exploration
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Nov 28, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Returning from the Deep 90s back to the future in 2015 Dr. Bruce joins Allan Lundell and his mythic friend Peter Fae for a hot tub confab high on the mountaintop of Future Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Not only is Al a true bon homme but he is also a keen observer of the cyber-culture and developing trends in tech and the social landscape, chronicling all of this in his KSCO Santa Cruz radio show, Dr. Future. Realizing a twenty year dream of networking hot tub conversations, Dr. Bruce, Al...
Topics: spirituality, science, gaia, space, billionaires, origin of life, mythic selves, avatars, drones
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Aug 29, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Darek Milewski
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Teleport back to the "Deep 90s" in March of 1996 when Dr. Bruce and the founder of Craigslist Craig Newmark were interviewed for UC Berkeley radio KALX by journalist Darek Milewski. They opined on the future of publishing and whether the printed book would survive in the future. This brief dialogue with Craig, now a household name on the Internet, captures that innocence and dreamy time of all possibility. Craig is optimistic that many more people would soon be hooked up the Internet...
Topics: Internet, publishing, ebooks, Craig Newmark, Craigslist
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Jun 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce presents his most deeply held idea: a new hypothesis for how life began on the Earth, The Coupled Phases model was developed over thirty years of inquiry and completed with the collaboration of his mentor and colleague at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Professor David Deamer. Hear how the model works and how it might help us refigure our civilization, first in his TEDx Santa Cruz talk, then in an interview on the Midwest Real podcast, and finally from his presentation of...
Topics: origin of life, chemistry, complexity theory, chemistry, complexity theory, space, consciousness
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Jun 12, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, TEDxSantaCruz, Midwest Real podcast
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Dr. Bruce presents his greatest idea yet for spaceflight in the first of two TEDx talks given for TEDxSantaCruz on April 24, 2015. Hear how humanity might create a sustainable presence in the solar system in this century through SHEPHERD, an innovative new type of spacecraft. After the TEDx talk we continue with an extended discussion about new possibilities in space with Michael Phillip of the Midwest Real podcast. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (introducer and presenter), TEDxSantaCruz (event...
Topics: space flight, nasa, mars, asteroids, life, tedx
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May 28, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. R.P. Kaushik returns to the Levity Zone in what I call "the Long Minding Road to Freedom", He first recounts the long history of spiritual traditions in India and the West all of which eventually devolve into limited products of Mind and Ego. He then examines the nature of the mind itself showing that this most sensitive instrument can become our guru, if we will only choicelessly follow its meanderings until the end. In this way we will open out into a new space: the flow of...
Topic: consciousness
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May 23, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Select video segments and still images from Dr. Bruce Damer’s performance of "Conscious Light From Ancient Temples To Modern Shamanism" performed on the Temple Stage at the Lighting in a Bottle Festival, May 23, 2015. Building on a theme introduced by Lorenzo Hagerty in their workshop at Esalen in 2012, Dr. Damer takes an in-depth look at the importance and essence of the Mysteries at Eleusis. Included is an edit from the Lightning in a Bottle film crew to promote talks at future...
Topics: Shamanism, Eleusis, Eleusinian Mysteries
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Apr 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Rejoin Dr. Bruce during his 2015 Levity Zone Tour in Australia for part 2 of the Sydney Serenade. Ray trace a visionary beam  through the crystalline structure of Endo, diffracting through the azure jewel of civilization, passing back through ancient Australian zircons to the origin of life, completing our photonic journey in a glint off Incan temple foundations. The crystal sphere then went out to dance by moonlight and found itself in a Gaian dialogue with the local Lukuma and together they...
Topics: consciousness, Australia, civilization, space travel, inca
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Are we compelled to become an interplanetary species? Scientist and designer Bruce Damer thinks so. In this philosophical talk he elaborates on a new theory of the origin of life, and makes the case that the future of all life on earth lies in complete, and radical, collaboration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qiW4aUqtvA
Topics: origin of life, science, space
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Apr 24, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, TEDx Santa Cruz
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Designer and scientist Bruce Damer shares his thoughts - and the bold SHEPHERD spacecraft design - for sustainable space exploration (and settlement). He argues that we CAN go to Mars, but it doesn't need to be a one way trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLMHcUg36yc
Topic: space
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Apr 1, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Zach Jankovic
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Dr. Bruce is interviewed by the "VR The Movie" documentary film crew in April of 2015 on his past and current views of Virtual Reality. This sweeping discussion starts with the story of Jaron Lanier escaping to Silicon Valley in an old car to create the first VR headset and glove in the late 1980s, We then motor on through the mid 90s revolution in online "avatar" virtual worlds and drive up to the second coming of VR with Oculus Rift in the 20-teens. We finally look through...
Topics: Virtual Reality, avatars, Jaron Lanier, Oculus Rift, Thomas Edison, cinema, James Cameron,...
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Mar 27, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join Dr. Bruce midway through his 2015 Levity Zone down under tour of eastern Australia. In an artsy warehouse in the artsy Sydney district of Newtown Dr. Bruce presented an evening serenade of visionary story threads woven with the chill tones of live DJ Tsentsak (aka Richard Baron). Lie back with the Aussies and take in part one of a trip through our deepest history hyperdriving up through to the fragile but potent present, riding the liminal zone between reason and magick. Credits: Dr. Bruce...
Topics: consciousness, Australia, politics, Eleusis
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Paper Abstract: Hydrothermal fields on the prebiotic Earth are candidate environments for biogenesis. We propose a model in which molecular systems driven by cycles of hydration and dehydration in such sites undergo chemical evolution in dehydrated films on mineral surfaces followed by encapsulation and combinatorial selection in a hydrated bulk phase. The dehydrated phase can consist of concentrated eutectic mixtures or multilamellar liquid crystalline matrices. Both conditions organize and...
Topics: protocells, hydrothermal fields, early evolution, origin of life, evolutionary biology, chemistry,...
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Feb 15, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns from science fieldwork and Middle Earth adventures in New Zealand with a full report following this episode featuring his 2015 Earth Frequency festival talk on "The Emerald and Azure Civilization" held in the gum tree forests of southern Queensland, Australia. This free-flowing rap takes you from how our visionary viewpoint has been constricting as we replace a formerly emerald green world of nature with the harsh azure blue glare of technological civilization. He...
Topics: Technology, Apple Computer, Civilization, Human History, visionary viewpoint, Endogenous practices,...
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Feb 6, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Hugo Farrant, DJ Treats
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UK-Australian performer Hugo Farrant teams up with DJ Treats and enters the Levity Zone with his unique visionary rap. Hugo takes us back way before Eleusis to Mesopotamia's Spring Goddess Ishtar. We fall into his spell of words and music and journey as the grateful pilgrim in search of the divine feminine and our collective rejuvenation from Mother Nature herself. Hugo also raps with whimsical world band Dub The Magic Dragon, and PhD historian and musician Giordano Nanni, co-creator of Juice...
Topics: Ishtar, ascension, civilization, religion, ceremony
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Nov 14, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Eleusinian mysteries of ancient Greece initiated an awakening into civilization, science and art but were lost when fanatical Christians and savage tribes smashed the temple as the Roman empire fell. Are we living in an inferior culture driven by non-initiates subjecting our world to the worst juvenile destructive tendancies? Dr. Bruce explores the return of Eleusinian initiation through rites in circles held around the world in this talk from Burning Man 2014, Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer,...
Topics: Eleusinian mysteries, civilization, initiation, healing, psychopathy, greek mythology
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Oct 2, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce marks the sad passing in April 2017 of Bob Taylor, the innovative father of much of the digital technology that we use every day. Bob funded Doug Engelbart's lab in the mid 1960s creating the first interactive computing information environment using a mouse and conceived of and headed the ARPANET project, forerunner of the Internet. In the 70s he directed the Xerox PARC Computer Science Lab which brought us the Alto. the first networked personal computer, and ran DEC labs in the...
Topics: Xerox PARC, Doug Engelbart, computer mouse, ARPANET, Silicon Valley, Xerox Alto, Ethernet
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Sep 27, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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In honor of the passing of Dr. Alexander 'Sasha' Shulgin a special group journeyed to a lush green spring-fed valley in dry far Northern California back in June of 2014. Dr. Bruce spins a tale of how we came to vision, the coevolution of technology and then on into how we may open to a group overmind driven and connected through the 'Shulgin Chip' and reach a place where we resonate with a cosmic destiny.Thanks to author Ramez Naam for his novel Nexus which was the inspiration for this talk....
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Sep 18, 2014 Sergio Lub, Dr. Bruce Damer, Galen Brandt
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2014 Sep 18th - Thu at 6:00 PM Dr. BRUCE DAMER: Re-visioning Origins: from Cosmogenesis to Life's Emergence; from Eleusis to the Evolution of Civilization. Presentation by an interdisciplinary scientist working with NASA, UCSC and the visionary community as he tracks the evolution of computers, cyberspace, consciousness and its altering, to aid the human enterprise.  Pesonal Site: http://www.damer.com Singer: Galen Brandt Location: Earthrise at IONS - Institute of Noetic Sciences Campus - 101...
Topics: science, origins, space
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Sep 1, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Tom Riedel
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Dr. Bruce Damer presents "The Entheogenic Singularity" @ Palenque Norte, Burning Man 2014 in honor of Sasha Shulgin. Artistic rendering by Tom Riedel.
Topics: Burning Man, Sasha Alexander Shulgin, Palenque Norte, Psychedelics, Ramez Naam
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Aug 1, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, David Neb, Gino Yu
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Dr. Bruce Damer on panel with Daniel Pinchbeck @ Burning Man 2014 (2 parts) (August 2014). Thanks go out to David Neb for taking the recording and for Gino Yu for organizing the panel.
Topics: future of consciousness, space, origin of life
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May 9, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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In part two of the Bubble Culture Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce continue to tackle the trends, economics, and purported transformational community of the festival scene. This August 2013 studio session unravels the ‘entitlement generation’ and recalls the features of real community versus the ephemeral and unsustainable nature of the festivals. While peak experiences have value, Dr. Bruce asks the question: does the festival scene feed the machine? Still there is a chance for the opening of...
Topics: youth culture, festivals, counter-culture
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Apr 15, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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Recorded at the Blue Lotus Temple of Sound and Light, this is the first of the "studio sessions" to be brought out into the Levity Zone. Featuring musician, artist and neighbor Dhiren Dasu in conversation with Dr. Bruce we tackle a topic not often taken on: the viability of the festival scene and the image and the reality of the "counter' or 'bubble' culture lifestyle prevalent on the West Coast of the US and elsewhere. As the philosopher Alan Watts counseled fifty years before,...
Topics: counter-culture, festivals
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Apr 1, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Raymond Soulard
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In April, 2014 the members of the Boston-based Jellicle Literary Guild met to consider a question posed virtually by Dr. Bruce on "can we remake our communities in the old model of the closely knit circle?". See how a group of intelligent New Englanders tackle this question. Host and publisher of Scriptor Press Raymond Soulard has guided the guild since its founding in New Britain, Connecticut in 1988. If you would like to host your own "salon" with a question posed in the...
Topics: community, civilization
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Mar 28, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Part two of the first Levity Zone Salon held in December of 2013 at Ancient Oaks Farm covers Dr. Bruce's personal integration  guided by the teachings of Eckart Tolle and J. Krishnamurti. Travis then shared his heartbreak and frustration with powerful prescription drugs given to kids at his school putting them into a manic monkey mind state. The medicating of generations of youth by society may be altering the future of human consciousness and the very world in which we will all live. Mikey...
Topics: Consciousness, drugs, childhood education, Eckart Tolle, J. Krishnamurti, human condition
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Feb 22, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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In this special edition of the Levity Zone we embark on a new leg of our journey with the start of Levity Zone Salons. The first one was held  at Ancient Oaks Farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains on December 7th 2013 and featured: Dr. Bruce, Jacob Aman, Mark Boolootian, Mikey Siegel, and Travis Rios. The theme was: how do you integrate deeply powerful spiritual experiences into your everyday life? Those precious elevated states doled out from some ineffable source are rare in the human experience...
Topics: Spirtual Experience, Psychology, Practices
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Jan 29, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This lost talk from Fractal Nation at Burning Man 2012 was resurrected by Andrew O'Keefe! Introduced by the artist Android Jones, Dr. Bruce goes on to unbolt the gears and camshafts of the machine that drives society, from the Mad Men who created the advertising that is supposed to define who we are, to how the machine may rattle itself apart like the long lost Soviet Union. How do we prepare for when the wheels come off? Listen in and find your way to slowly, but surely leave that machine and...
Topics: consciousness, civilization, soviet union, R. P. Kaushik, advertising, ecology, power
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Jan 15, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Levity Zone features the third and final 2013 Burning Man talk held at the Palenque Norte tent in Camp Soft Landing, Dr. Bruce takes up the vitally important theme of the re-balancing of the feminine in the world as a force to re-center the course of our crazily careening civilization. Dive into this fanciful yet provokative story, based partly on profound new scientific discoveries yes mostly drawn out of the imagination, Follow the life of one of the most important figures in our deep...
Topics: Human Evolution, Feminine, Civilization
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Dec 15, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns with another 2013 Burning Man talk held in the spectacular dome at Fractal Planet, a camp centered around visionary art led by the eclectic crew of spectacular visionary artist Andrew (Android) Jones. Android and a large spirited audience resonated with a vision of how we monkeys might use our fully activated minds to re-imagine and then re-make our world. Is this even plausible or possible? Dr. Bruce invites you to try it in your own life and see for yourself, for the...
Topics: cosmology, brain science, visionary thinking, imagination
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Nov 19, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns from the Amazon rainforest and opens the Burning Man 2013 talks series with "Sacred Monkey Power", a talk about our 90 million year deep ancestry starting out on the limbs of rainforest giants. A real dragonfly graced the colorful pavillion of Sacred Spaces Village during the talk adding to the magic. Pressing on Dr. Bruce showed how we may push back against the coiling snake of technology, the thrall of our manic monkey masters and aim our civilization for that...
Topics: Human Ancestry, Technology, Future