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Mutant Mind Meld 1 Dr. Bruce Damer and Jonathan Zap at Burning Man 2013


Painting by Nathan Zap, 1977  To see a gallery of his paintings:  Nocturnal Images—The Paintings of Nathan Zap
NOTE: THE AUDIO PLAYER IS CURRENTLY ONLY PLAYING THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE PODCAST. PLEASE USE THE YOUTUBE VERSION TO HEAR THE ENTIRE DIALOGUE.
Welcome to Steamcast #1 of Mutant Mind Meld —Socratic dialogues with Jonathan Zap.   The mind meld aspect is not just between Zap and the guest, but is intended to include you,  the listener, as wee seek to tap into the source code of The Babylon Matrix to catalyze individual and collective metamorphosis. 
Recorded at Palenque Norte/ Burning Man on August 31, 2013
Dr. Bruce Damer is an engineer and computer scientist who has designed 25 projects for NASA and is currently the chief designer of their asteroid mission. He is the President and CEO of DigitalSpace Corporation. One of Terence McKenna’s closest friends and colleagues, they were about to go on a speaking tour together when Terence was diagnosed with his terminal brain tumor.
Two photos I took of Dr. Bruce at Palenque Norte:
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(scroll down for some more photos I took of Burning Man 2013)
Here are some of the subjects we covered in this wide-ranging dialogue:
When will there be another explosion of novelty comparable to the Sixities?
The “slow burn” revolution
The fate of communes and the growth of intentional communities
The problem with communities based on ideas
A practice of total presence
A community based on the presence practice
Science of Conscious Conference
Intentional Communities as an emergent theme in the collective unconscious
A simple experiment that might create a telepathic hermetic circle
How to engineer a new society as illustrated by a successful social experiment born from the wasteland of the Czechoslovakian communist era.
Psychopaths as the corporate ideal
The culture of psychopathy and how it potentiates the drive for loving communities
Why the United States is not a nation but an emergent phenomenon
Rewriting the constitution
The Alphabet versus the Goddess, the shift in hemispheric dominance and the beginning of the end of patriarchy
The world-wide drop in violence
The dark side of mitochondrial Eve
Pseudospeciation and the origins of racism
How a single mutant can shift the matrix
The mutant versus the machine
Dune and the Kwisatz Haderach
Secret mutant hermetic circles
Novelty, interiority and fantasy
Technological spin offs from Star Trek
A Star Trek metaphor for our current state of evolutionary metamorphosis


Inside the speaker dome at night.

Inside the speaker dome at night.

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Fractal Planet speaker dome—a 60′ high geodesic dome with portal banners and a 3D funnel-shaped flower of life portal-canopy with a diameter that must have been more than a 100 feet across the ceiling and upper walls.

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Front of Fractal Planet, our other 60' dome, the art gallery dome.
Front of Fractal Planet, our other 60′ dome, the art gallery dome.

 

 

Our speaker series line up. This talk listed for Tuesday at 730
Our speaker series line up. 

 

When we look into the eyes of the other we are looking through a glass darkly into another civilization, perhaps another planet, where there are dark continents that may even be unknown to the other. We are also such a planet of known and unknown parts. My friend Android Jones captures this so brilliantly in his painting, Love is a Riot, which I am standing in front of during a security shift at the Fractal Planet art dome, Burning Man 2013.
When we look into the eyes of the other we are looking through a glass darkly into another civilization, perhaps another planet, where there are dark continents that may even be unknown to the other. We are also such a planet of known and unknown parts. My friend Android Jones captures this so brilliantly in his painting, Love is a Riot, which I am standing in front of during a security shift at the Fractal Planet art dome, Burning Man 2013.

 

the ceiling of the speaker dome was a giant 3D funnel shaped flower of life portal at least a 100' in diameter
the ceiling of the speaker dome was a giant 3D funnel shaped flower of life portal at least a 100′ in diameter

 

 

Peering into one of my friend Matt Elson's amazing mirror boxes at the Fractal Planet art dome. This box is called Radiance Infinity Box (no. 6), from the Awakened Vision Series, 2013
Peering into one of my friend Matt Elson’s amazing mirror boxes at the Fractal Planet art dome. This box is called Radiance Infinity Box (no. 6), from the Awakened Vision Series, 2013

 

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Video projections on the Fractal Planet art dome

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Steampunkish art car with horse cart in front of the Speaker Dome

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Adam and Zion (age 12) at the Fractal Planet kitchen
Adam and Zion (age 12) at the Fractal Planet kitchen

One comment

  1. It is not a coincidence that I was brought to your work…since childhood (I was born in 53) I have experienced many things that had no so called rational explanation, but as a child I already knew that what I was being told, taught, etc. about the nature of reality was not all it seemed. Into adulthood it continues. It has and continues to be a create puzzle, pieces here, pieces there, ultimately always leaving me with more questions and looking for more pieces of whatever this is. Now, I have read your book, bought it on audio download and PDF, and I have also listened to your tapes. It is very refreshing to me to come across someone who can articulate so clearly what has been a big mess of information in my head and experiences for years…not calling you a guru, but I am so glad you are a great researcher and critical thinker. I am spiritual being, but I question all…I question everyone, everything. I am not a person of faith. I am an experiencer and a seeker…I appreciate that you have taken the time to share what you have been noticing and experiencing with the world, and with such direct simplicity, and as i said before, with an amazing articulated clarity in your communication style.

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