Salon2 027 – “Conversation with a Polymath”


Guest speaker: Bruce Damer

Bruce Damer at Burning Man 2017

Dr. Bruce Damer at Burning Man 2017


Year this lecture was recorded: 2017

Some big announcements this week followed by a conversation with Dr. Bruce Damer who shares from his wealth of stories, science and psychedelic history.

You can learn much more about his many endeavors at his website:
Dr. Damer’s podcast is The Levity Zone
TEDx talk by Dr. Damer explaining his work
Open-access paper about Damer’s findings including the graphic he scribbled down after working on the ‘origin of life’ problem in one of his ‘endo-trips’.

Life on Earth Came from a Hot Volcanic Pool, Not the Sea, New Evidence Suggests
Scientific American August 2017

Thanks to Daniel Loew for contributing to our new Salon 2.0 intro music. Listen his tracks here.

Also on this episode, Lex added a shoutout to the Lakey sisters – Alexa & Kat –  and to Jaron West for helping with the Psychedelic History Project. The sisters produced this wonderful remix of Charlie Chaplin’s speech in The Great Dictator.
They also have an Instagram of moving psychedelic art.

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Posted in Bruce Damer, Creativity, Evolution, Imagination, Lex Pelger, Psychedelics.


  1. I love the history. I also like his honesty about his limited use of psychedelics. I would like to know more about why, but I think it is very cool to have members who feel part of this history and community who have limited use. He seems to have found other paths into very fruitful internal landscapes.

  2. Good to hear from Bruce Damer again. I met him once at the Rainbow Serpent festival in 2015 and he seemed like a very genuine and intelligent guy. This episode prompted me to check out the levity zone again, which is filled with interesting mind candy.

    Thanks Lex, keep up the good work!

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