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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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1974 R. P. Kaushik
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This is a small booklet by Dr R. P. Kaushik on his Darshan Yoga practice "Yoga of Perception" (second printing, 1974)
Topics: R. P. Kaushik, Yoga, Eastern Spirituality
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1978 Dr. Bruce Damer; Dr. R. P. Kaushik
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(Voice Only version) Dr. R. P. Kaushik responds to audience questions in Ithaca, NY in 1978 in a piece we are calling "The Universe Within". Dr. Kaushik reveals how the energy moves within the universe inside each of us and gets caught up as tension. This tension is the source of all of our needs and ills and to move beyond it is to become a new kind of human being . Recorded Ithaca, NY, Summer 1978. Find many more talks by Dr. Kaushik at Dr.Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive and a...
Topics: Dr. R. P. Kaushik, Eastern Spirituality
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1978 Students of R. P. Kaushik, Dr. Bruce Damer
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007-Dr.Bruce: Dr. R. P. Kaushik - The Universe Within Part 2 The second half of a talk by Dr. Kaushik about how the energy moves through our internal universe. He addresses the original audience question about how to handle sexual energy. Next, he explores how when we relate to the universe through thought we become isolated in aloneness. When thought comes to an end, and we face the full void of loneliness it is only there, free of mind, that love has the space to grow to the point you become...
Topics: Dr. R. P. Kaushik, Eastern Spirituality
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1978 Dr. R. P. Kaushik
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 Dr. R. P. Kaushik responds to audience questions in Ithaca, NY in 1978 in a piece we are calling "The Universe Within". Dr. Kaushik reveals how the energy moves within the universe inside each of us and gets caught up as tension. This tension is the source of all of our needs and ills and to move beyond it is to become a new kind of human being . Recorded Ithaca, NY, Summer 1978. Find many more talks by Dr. Kaushik at Dr.Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive and a newly rediscovered...
Topics: Dr. R. P. Kaushik, Eastern Spirituality
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May 1, 1980 Steven Harrison/Yoga Journal
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Interview with Dr. R. P. Kaushik inYoga Journal 1980.
Topic: eastern spirituality
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1994 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Rolling the clock way back to 1994 we find Dr. Bruce living and working in Prague, the beautiful medieval capital of the Czech lands. As well as leading a team of top class Bohemian engineers at Elixir, Dr. Bruce presents his very own Prague Gnosis in three interviews edited for you here in the Zone: Jan and Krystyna Kaplan's video documentary Good Morning Prague, Molly's interview on Radio Metropolis, and Wendy Haller's D-Salon arts piece on Radio Prague. Hear a very early Dr. Bruce wax...
Topic: Prague
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Aug 1, 1995 Dr. Bruce Damer, Darek Milewski
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In the next of our "Deep 90s" episodes join Dr.Bruce back in 1995 and '96 in two seminal conversations with journalist Darek Milewski on the emergence of a new medium: Internet virtual worlds with users represented as "avatars". Dreams of Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" metaverse were being realized by users placing millions of 3D objects into personal homesteads in Alphaworld. Bruce relates how his new organization, the Contact Consortium, was also building its...
Topics: virtual worlds, avatars, alphaworld, contact consortium, virtual community
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Bruce Damer interviewed on the current state of "Avatars" in 1996 by Allan Lundell at a Santa Cruz Beach House Party on 29th of December 1996. Bruce describes the state of virtual worlds, including AlphaWorld, and Onlive Traveler and their prospects for 1997. This interview was just two months after Bruce hosted the first conference on avatars/virtual worlds on the internet, Earth to Avatars.
Topics: virtual worlds, avatars
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Oct 1, 1997 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This is a web extract of Bruce Damer's classic book "Avatars! Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet" Published by Peachpit Press in October of 1997. Along with the full chapter text and images is extra supplemental material including: appendices, interviews and tutorials. This PDF file is a dump of the book's public web site which was published on the CD-ROM and is also available online at: http://www.digitalspace.com/avatars/book/fullbook/index.htm
Topics: avatars, virtual worlds, virtual communities, chat rooms, virtual reality, early social networks
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Jan 18, 1998 Dr. Bruce Damer, Moira Gunn
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In the next "Deep 90s" episode in the Levity Zone we roll the clock to January of 1998 when Bruce Damer appeared on National Public Radio's TechNation program with host Dr. Moira Gunn. By this time Internet virtual worlds had exploded as hundreds of thousands of users, clothed in digital representations called avatars, had homesteaded their way into second lives in Cyberspace. Well before Internet voice chat and video, social networks, and networked games these worlds hosted group...
Topics: Avatars, virtual worlds, Internet
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Oct 19, 2002 Pop!Tech Conference
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Damer.com: Bruce Damer presenting at Pop!Tech (2002) 
Topics: virtual worlds, virtual community
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Nov 4, 2006 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Apple Computer's 30th birthday was celebrated back in November 2006 when Dr. Bruce and his DigiBarn Computer Museum hosted a lively, nerdly and funny panel featuring Steve Wozniak, Randy Wigginton, Chris Espinosa, and Daniel Kottke. The theme was: "Apple in the garage" when these four gentlemen along with Steve Jobs assembled Apple 1 computers in his parents' garage, cooking up what would eventually become the world's most valuable company. This episode is released to coincide with...
Topics: DigiBarn, computer history, Apple computer, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Apple I, Apple II, garages,...
Dr. Bruce Damer and DigitalSpace Corporation's design for a crewed mission to a Near Earth Object (asteroid) produced by Space.com in 2007. This piece shows how a human crew utilizing a Constellation system (Orion crew capsule plus a variant on an ISS module and airbags/penetrometers) could set down on an asteroid. The system would use the penetrometers to guage the bearing strength of the surface and harpool tethers to achieve a holdfast. Crew could then sample the surface using a robotic arm...
Topics: NASA, asteroids, human spaceflight
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Aug 1, 2007 Lorenzo Hagerty, Jon Hanna
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BruceDamer's talk about space and his personal experience of being adopted just after birth at Palenque Norte, BurningMan 2007. Hosted by Lorenzo Hagerty and Matteo and shot by Jon Hanna. More on Palenque Norte at: http://www.palenquenorte.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palenque_Norte
Topics: spaceflight, psychology, adoption, asteroids, science, engineering, adoption
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DigiBarn Curator Dr. Bruce Damer & Al Lundell on CNET Live (April 24, 2008)
Topics: DigiBarn Computer Museum, History of Computing
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Dec 8, 2008 Dr. Bruce Damer, Ryan Norkus, Dhiren Dasu
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EvoGrid the Movie, a whimsical view of a hypothetical Evolution Machine.
Topics: evolution, artificial life, nanotechnology, origin of life
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May 7, 2009 Dr. Bruce Damer, Ryan Norkus
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Evogrid The Movie # 2: The Asteroid Eaters
Topics: space, artificial life, evolution
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Jan 20, 2010 SETI Institute, Dr. Bruce Damer
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SETI Archive: http://seti.org/talks Bruce Damer presented the current state of the EvoGrid, a worldwide, multi-disciplinary project to simulate the chemical origin of life on Earth or as it might have occurred elsewhere in ours or other universes. When operational in 2010 the prototype EvoGrid will employ a central grid of computers to generate "digital primordial soups" and then, inspired by SETI, an even larger set of observer computers operating as @Home screen savers will be...
Topics: evolution, Drake equation, space, origin of life
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May 22, 2010 Dr. Bruce Damer, Spotlife Santa Cruz
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Bruce Damer's SpotLife performance "Spot Life" at the Broadway Playhouse Theater in Santa Cruz on May 22, 2010.
Topic: life
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May 28, 2011 Dr. Bruce Damer, Spotlife Santa Cruz
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Bruce Damer's SpotLife performance "The Levity League" at the Broadway Playhouse Theater in Santa Cruz on May 28, 2011.
Topic: Sasha Shulgin
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Nov 19, 2011 Dr. Bruce Damer
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In November 2011 at the peak of the Occupy movement Dr. Bruce was moved by the protesters who so bravely spoke truth to power. Occupy represented deep dissatisfaction with a nation and a system deeply riddled with corruption that even the founding fathers of the Republic had feared and foretold. So he penned a five part document: "By and for the 99%, a visionary Blueprint for a Radical Remake of America (or any country)" which drew enough attention that he ended up on conservative...
Topics: occupy wall street, us constitution, corruption politics, constitutional convention
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Nov 19, 2011 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join us for part 2 of the controversial Radical Remake show with Dr. Bruce, and KSCO Radio's Michael Zwerling as they take on a barrage of callers from a mostly politically right of center listenership. As a preamble Dr. Bruce summarizes the five points his Radical Remake blueprint as well as Lawrence Lessig's book Republic Lost. Both documents outline how a constitutional convention might be held in the USA to deal with corruption and reboot the country's system of governance. Credits: Dr....
Topics: Constitutional Convention, Politics, Corruption, Lawrence Lessig
A collection of photos, screen shots, posters, avatar worlds and project images of Dr. Bruce Damer. Feel free to remix and use in your projects but please honor our Creative Commons noncommercial share alike attribution 3.0 license. For more information on Dr. Bruce see http://www.damer.com
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, avatars, virtual worlds, NASA, space, EvoGrid
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2012 Dr. Bruce Damer, Lorenzo Hagerty, Tom Riedel
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Terence McKenna Beyond 2012 presented by Bruce Damer and Lorenzo and Hagerty, Sierra Madre CA (4 parts)
Topic: Terence McKenna
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Jan 26, 2012 James Essex, Bruce Damer
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"Terence McKenna on the Natch" with Bruce Damer shot at Terence's house in South Kona, Hawaii in February 1999. This was the AllChemical Virtual Powwow in which for the first time Terence entered avatar populated virtual worlds and engaged with his audience. A long time dream, Terence became avatar "Zone Ghost" and very excitedly engaged this new world built of language. Bruce Damer was his guide, Terence's son Finn built the gateway world, Terence's partner Christy played a...
Topics: Terence McKenna, virtual worlds
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Jan 28, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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"Who is Bruce" is a short visual portfolio about Bruce Damer, his projects and life. See projects including Cyberwearz fashion, Weird Machines artwork, pioneering virtual worlds and avatars work, NASA mission visualization and design, the EvoGrid and life at Ancient Oaks Farm and the DigiBarn Computer Museum. From Bruce: this piece represents my life thursfar, during this, my fiftieth year on the planet.  Great thanks go out to Dhiren Dasu for producing the soundtrack and to a number...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, autobiography
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An unpublished book chapter by Dr. Bruce Damer for a book on "The Divine Propotion" being put together by Dr. Scott Olsen in 2011-2012 which did not find a publisher. This is a poetic thought experiment expressing a toy model of a common theme and drivers beginnig with cosmogenesis through to biogenesis and the origin of consciousness. 
Topics: cosmogenesis, biogenesis, Fibonacci sequences, spirals, optimal unpacking
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May 3, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns with a report on science field work in Australia and at the Bumpass Hell volcanic springs in California. And then following on to our last episode "Primal Theory" which took up questions on how the universe might work, Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce sit down in the studio and take up the more pertinent, personal question of where humanity might be going next. We asked ourselves the question: "what is your prime driver?" We cycled through whether we should live...
Topics: personal philosophy, consciousness, rhythm, awareness, presence, yoga, psychedelics, Ram Dass
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May 3, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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Dr. Bruce returns for a Studio Session with Dhiren Dasu recorded back in 2012 where he dove into his  primordial thinking behind the recently published hypothesis on the origin of life, musings on the origin of the cosmos, and the unique place of life and God in the universe. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (speaker), Dhiren Dasu (interview and audio recording), Ryan Norkus (cover art) Mental Physix (theme music). [released 2 July 2016]
Topics: science, origin of life, cosmogenesis, God, evolution
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Jun 16, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer, Lorenzo Hagerty, Tom Riedel
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Back in June of 2012 Lorenzo Hagerty and yours truly, Dr. Bruce, presented a program on the life of Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Join us in the Big Yurt perched over the Pacific in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I fulfilled a promise Terence and I made to 'do my own thing' and return to Esalen in his name to present my particular raps.Join me as I weave some new myths, flow out Esalen visions and inspire a hopeful view of our coming to...
Topics: Esalen Institute, human evolution, Terence McKenna, cognitive overload, consciousness
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Published on Mar 23, 2014 Bruce Damer takes the 2012 Palenque Norte audience at the Burning Man Festival on a far flung journey into what he calls his practice of "global multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-technic shamanism" where you "put yourself on the shelf" and dive deeply into the worlds of Pentagon think tanks, NASA mission designers, the tribal cultures of Pakistan, the Swiss, Egyptologists, IT professionals, and Christian Evangelicals, to come back with the true...
Topics: critical thinking, science, history, skepticism
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Nov 1, 2012 Bruce Damer, Chris Adams, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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Dr. Bruce asked: how can one hold the visionary state? The answer came in this recounting coming through a Sudarshan Kriya yoga breathwork session on 19 Aug, 2012. Credits: Bruce Damer (author), Chris Adams (music), Chris Aman (editing), Jacob Aman (art)
Topic: Visionary state
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Nov 6, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer, Akbar
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Naeem at the Source, a visionary journey experienced by Dr. Bruce Damer when leaving Pakistan in June, 2012. Read by Akbar in Urdu in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 6, 2012. This was produced in English by Dr. Bruce and Saad Zia and is featured in podcast 002 of Dr.Bruce's Levity Zone.
Topics: visionary journey, eastern spirituality, language, consciousness
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Dec 31, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The master archive of all Dr. Bruce and the Levity Zone Podcast episodes.
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, visionary thinking, consciousness, science, future, paleobiology, anthropology,...
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Dec 31, 2012 Bruce Damer, Chris Pezza
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Dr. Bruce Damer's Genesis Engines talk delivered at Burning Man on August 30, 2012 as part of the Palenque Norte Speaker Series. VOICE ONLY version. Credits: Bruce Damer (speaker), Chris Aman (editing) Kianna Alarid Cameron/Svamps (music)  [released: Dec 31, 2012]
Topics: origin of life science, artificial life, computing, combinatorial chemistry, SETI, cosmology
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2013 Bruce Damer, Chris Adams, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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VOICE ONLY version of Dr. Bruce asked: how can one hold the visionary state? The answer came in this recounting coming through a Sudarshan Kriya yoga breathwork session on 19 Aug, 2012. Credits: Bruce Damer (author), Chris Adams (music), Chris Aman (editing), Jacob Aman (art)
Topic: visionary state
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Jan 14, 2013 Bruce Damer, Saad Zia
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Naeem at the Source, a visionary journey experienced by Dr. Bruce when leaving Pakistan in June, 2012. Read by Dr. Bruce Damer and Saad Zia in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 6, 2012. Credits: Bruce Damer (author and reader), Saad Zia (reader), Chris Aman (editing and music).  [released: Jan 14, 2013]
Topics: Visionary journey, pushtoon, Pakistan, history, language
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Jan 14, 2013 Bruce Damer, Saad Zia
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Naeem at the Source, a visionary journey experienced by Dr. Bruce when leaving Pakistan in June, 2012. Read by Dr. Bruce Damer and Saad Zia in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 6, 2012. This is the VOICE ONLY version. There is another version with music. Credits: Bruce Damer (author and reader), Saad Zia (reader), Chris Aman (editing and music).  [released: Jan 14, 2013]
Topics: visionary journey, pashtoon, Pakistan, history, language, consciouseness
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Jan 31, 2013 Bruce Damer, Lorenzo Hagerty
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Journey with Dr. Bruce passing through the dark abyss of unbeing to the coming to consciousness of the universe . Performed at the first Palenque Norte, Burning Man, August 2003. Credits: Lorenzo Hagerty (event), Jake McDonald (editing).  [released: Jan 31, 2013]
Topics: visionary states, cosmology
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Jan 31, 2013 Bruce Damer
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Journey with Dr. Bruce passing through the dark abyss of unbeing to the coming to consciousness of the universe . Performed at the first Palenque Norte, Burning Man, August 2003. These are the RAW VOICE CLIPS for this podcast, remix as you like! Credits: Lorenzo Hagerty (event), Jake McDonald (editing).  [released: Jan 31, 2013]
Topics: consciousness, cosmology
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Jan 31, 2013 Bruce Damer, Jake McDonald, Lorenzo Hagerty
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Journey with Dr. Bruce passing through the dark abyss of unbeing to the coming to consciousness of the universe . Performed at the first Palenque Norte, Burning Man, August 2003. Credits: Lorenzo Hagerty (event), Jake McDonald (cover art, music mix), Ankur Dnyanmote, ChaosLab, Arturo and Kianna Alarid Cameron/Svamps (music).  [released: Jan 31, 2013]
Topics: visionary states, cosmology
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Mar 1, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dr. Kaushik
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Dr.Bruce takes great pleasure in introducing a new voice to the Levity Zone: Dr. R.P. Kaushik. Credits: Students of Dr. K (digitizing this session from Ithaca, NY, 1978), Cynthia Copple (photo), Bruce Damer (editing, introducer), MysticalSun (music). 
Topic: Eastern spirituality
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Apr 17, 2013 John Suntiger, Dr. Bruce Damer
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008-Dr.Bruce: John Suntiger - The Circle Introducing a new voice to the levity zone: John Suntiger, a visual projection artist, and community and environmental activist who takes us on his profound life’s journey through dis-ease, disease from Childhood to a terrifying hang gliding accident and beyond. John truly paid his dues and has emerged a strong advocate and practitioner of the circle. As Lorenzo Hagerty and Dr. Bruce initiated last year in programs about the life of Terence McKenna,...
Topics: John Suntiger, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson, Healing Circles
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May 1, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman
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VOICE ONLY PIECES (complete) of Conversations with the Madre. Original description: there is reason for hope as I take you on a very personal voyage into a lifelong quest for contact with nature and the biosphere: the Madre. She is the entity that for me represents the sentient yet very alien presence that is the planetary living bolus, The following interview, conducted  in Sierra Madre, California in November 2012, is what became a conversation with the Madre. It is a drama of the evolution...
Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
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May 2, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Journey to the beautiful valley of Ojai, in Southern Californa, where Dr. Bruce engages an intimate audience in the first Ojai Salon at the visionary compound of Jeffrey Harris near where J. Krishnamurti sat under the teaching tree.Come now with us in an inner journey from our insectivore primate ancestors 90 million years ago all the way out to the first flash of the total conscious manifest rendering of the cosmos in our own minds in our own time. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (speaker, intro,...
Topics: human evolution, consciousness, cosmic futures, Ojai Salon
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May 24, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman
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VOICE ONLY version of this podcast. Description: there is reason for hope as I take you on a very personal voyage into a lifelong quest for contact with nature and the biosphere: the Madre. She is the entity that for me represents the sentient yet very alien presence that is the planetary living bolus, The following interview, conducted  in Sierra Madre, Califonria in November 2012, is the first of two parts in what became a conversation with the Madre. It is a drama of the evolution and the...
Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
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May 24, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman
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There is reason for hope as I take you on a very personal voyage into a lifelong quest for contact with nature and the biosphere: the Madre. She is the entity that for me represents the sentient yet very alien presence that is the planetary living bolus, The following interview, conducted  in Sierra Madre, California in November 2012, is the first of two parts in what became a conversation with the Madre. It is a drama of the evolution and the fight for the soul and survival of us monkeys and...
Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
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Jun 12, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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In part 2 of the conversation with the Madre, mother nature, we reply back to her inquiry. The message? It is much needed information on the planetary state of us monkeys, her most promising yet problematic progeny. Why have this conversation? We may be considered crazy, but the survival of us, and all of Earth’s life  may rest in the balance. If the Madre can help us, we can help the Madre and there truly is reason for hope. Credits: Bruce Damer (speaker, intro, editing), Chris Aman...
Topics: human evolution of life, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon...
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Jun 12, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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VOICE ONLY version (in two files) of part 2 of the conversation with the Madre. In this dialogue with mother nature, we reply back to her inquiry. The message? It is much needed information on the planetary state of us monkeys, her most promising yet problematic progeny. Why have this conversation? We may be considered crazy, but the survival of us, and all of Earth’s life  may rest in the balance. If the Madre can help us, we can help the Madre and there truly is reason for hope. Credits:...
Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
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Jun 29, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join Dr. Kaushik in this tour de force talk from the late 1970s.The Doctor shows how our concept of God has undergone an evolution, from animalistic entities, to angry human deities, and finally progressing to compassionate avatars such as Jesus or the Buddha, But these gods always occupy a part of our mind that allowed them to manifest their opposite. This mind/opposite duality comes down to the persistent duality of the observer and the observed. In those rare moments, or for those rare...
Topics: Eastern Spirituality, God, Consciousness
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Jul 1, 2013 Jacob Aman
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Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone podcast logo by Jacob Aman.
Topic: logo
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Jul 19, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This second Ojai Salon opens with the sharing of a vision transporting us to the world of 2050. In this wondrous world of the imagination the ideal outcome has occurred and we are living in a safe, sane and healthy  civilization nestled nicely on a recovered and restored verdant Earth. How did we get there? Suspend yourself in disbelief for a while and just settle back and enjoy the given vision. In the next episode the audience dialogue will dive into how we might actually get there. Credits:...
Topics: Future of humanity, sustainability, spirituality
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Jul 19, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This (voice only) second Ojai Salon opens with the sharing of a vision transporting us to the world of 2050. In this wondrous world of the imagination the ideal outcome has occurred and we are living in a safe, sane and healthy  civilization nestled nicely on a recovered and restored verdant Earth. How did we get there? Suspend yourself in disbelief for a while and just settle back and enjoy the given vision. In the next episode the audience dialogue will dive into how we might actually get...
Topics: human futures, sustainability, spirituality, ecology
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Jul 30, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This first audience Q&A session for the second Ojai Salon (podcat 013) treats the sharing of a vision of a sane, sustainable and healthy world of the year 2050. We return to that intimate evening in a stone room in Ojai, California in June of 2013 and dive into dialogue, theories and stories shared by our audience. Audience contributor Dennis Leary emerges here as a powerful new voice of the Levity Zone. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (intro, editing), Steve Murtaugh (music), Jacob Aman (art),...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Aug 15, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer; Steve Murtaugh
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This second audience Q&A session for Ojai Salon number two (podcast 13) returns to a key theme for how we might reinvent a beautiful world by the year 2050. Central to that vision is the re-centering of civilization on the feminine. Sarah, Dennis, Jeff, and Dr. Bruce explore the rise of the feminine in the west, Travel from 21st Century Europe where women's power is strongly returning back to the shores of southern Africa where the male manic monkey may have been born in the very hearth and...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Aug 21, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer; Steve Murtaugh
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Dr. Bruce welcomes you back to the Levity Zone! This is the third and last audience Q&A session for Ojai Salon number two (podcast 13). We continue on late into that night of June 2013 with Dennis, Jeff and Dr. Bruce delving deeply into the influence of the mad mesmeric monkey on civilization. The mesmeric power of the mostly male guru, the religious sect, the business or government honcho and other so-called leaders may be one of the greatest diversions in history from our path to personal...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Sep 14, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer; Conversants
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A spirited group in Ojai Salon number 3 takes on a big theme: what is the highest purpose of humanity? Topics include: our deepest origins in time, bringing a new myth to the extant world, alien abduction visions, Burning Man as a vehicle for ascension, the thinking of joseph campbell, or simply existing in the present. It is true that humanity is already on the best possible path, carried along by the enormity of nature, and that we are accelerating toward some kind of ascension? This positive...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Sep 27, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join us on the Pantheon stage at Symbiosis Gathering 2013 for Dr. Bruce introduced by visionary activist and coyote spiritwoman Caroline Casey. Dr. Bruce threaded together five of his recent raps from the Levity Zone and Burning Man, weaving in the story of the birth of the visionary experience 300 million year ago, the Madre seeing through our tiny primate eyes and being challenged by the snake of tech, the birth and life of Mitochrondrial Eve, all the way up to the dreamed for ascension of us...
Topics: paleobiology, human ancestry, mitochondrial eve, extinction, human future, space exploration,...
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Oct 1, 2013 Lasse Vedel Olsen, Dr. Bruce Damer, Jacob McDonald
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An animation of the Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Podcast #3: "The Conscious Universe" by Lasse Vedel Olsen in the fall of 2013.
Topics: consciousness, cosmology, poetry
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Oct 1, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Lasse Vedel Olsen, Saad Zia
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Animation of Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Podcast #2: "Naeem at the Source" by Lasse Vedel Olsen. Features a reading of Dr. Bruce Damer's story as read in Islamabad Pakistan by Saad Zia.
Topics: origin of consciousness, language, human history, Pushtun
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Oct 28, 2013 Tom Barbalet
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In the second "Conscious in the Cloud" session hosted by Tom Barbalet at Netflix HQ in Los Gatos, CA as part of a new series for the Biota.org podcast, Dr. Bruce Damer presents for the first time in public the conception of the "Genesis Engine" driven by the "Genesis Formulation". Inspired by the Drake Equation the formulation is ten factors that Damer and U.C. Santa Cruz collaborator Prof. David Deamer and others are putting forth as required for laboratory...
Topics: evolution, origin of life, Drake equation, chemistry, simulation
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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