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Bruce Eisner
I am a Las Vegas writer and psychologist
Interests: travel, science fiction, transhumanism, hiking, writing, technology, psychology, backpacking, consciousness, burning man, human potential, psychedelics, alternative culture, self-actualization, altered states of consciousness, mdma, lsd, web publishing
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Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Mind Flashes
Ecstasy does not wreck the mind, study claims published in the Guardian UK cites a large scale study of MDMA users conducted by John Halpern of Harvard and published in the Journal of Addiction. Halpren is quoted in the article: Essentially we compared one group of people who danced and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Mind Flashes
Poem: Pressing by Bruce Eisner on Tuché And Automaton Prose Poem Love_Lights@Leary-Eisner.Com My car pulled up to the large ranch house on a cul-de-sac in the Beverly Hills neighborhood. It was a house that I have visited scores of times in the past 12 years — continue reading here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Bruce Eisner's Writings
Time Already Passed Me By Time has already swept me into oblivion As I write these words there is no one to write them The person who I think I am has been fabricated From shards of dreams and the froth of chaos Although it would be great if I was special I know that would be delusion I long to know some answers About this life and universe I find myself Early memories of separation Reels and episodes spin in my mind’s eye Imprints upon celluloid or the stuff that matter is made of Even the thoughts from which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Bruce Eisner's Writings
Currently I am trying to move this blog to wordpress. The process is mentally exahusting. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at The Psychology of Blogging
Links for this Post The problem of believing in belief on the mindhacks blog What Your Brain Looks Like on Faith Time Magazine The pictures above are from a study by Sam Harris that examined neurophysiological correlates of belief statements by a number of psychology expermement subjects. Who is Sam... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 24, 2011 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post: Dickipedia -- A Wiki of Dicks The world we live in is a neo-Roman Empire kind of place where the gods who rules us, which we call celebrities, the media and politicians, share a common trait with their ancient larger than life ancestors, many of them... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2011 at Mind Flashes
7 Billion And Counting: Can Earth Handle It? on NPR Its the beginning of a new millennium and the world's population is still rising fast. Here is a snip from the NPR story: Earth's population stands at nearly 7 billion, and demographers project we may reach 9 billion by the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 6, 2011 at Mind Flashes
Links for this Post: Magnetism and Hallucinations on Sean Kearney's blog Bionic Brain Magnetically Induced Hallucinations Explain Ball Lightning, Say Physicists on the Technology Review blog Sean Kearny sites a post in a blog post which suggests that magnetism may be responsible for people seeing ball lightening in storms. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Links for this Post: Chaos A Course on DVD by Cornell University Professor Steven Strogatz Lecture 14 The Properties of Fractals on YouTube I bought a few college courses on DVD from The Teaching Company. The Teaching Company has assembled an amazing series of college courses on cutting edge topics.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this post: Is this Acid Real? -- 2005 Forum Discussion on Lysaeum.Com Been doning some Googling trying to find some pure LSD and come accross a lot of specuation and discussion, the above being an example. As you know I have been interested in the study of LSD... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Links for This Post: Telomere Tweaks Reverse Aging in Mice -- Wired Breakthroughs in Aging -- CNN Video Harvard scientists partially reverse aging in mice by altering an enzyme that prevents the break down of chromosomes. I was watching CNN while watching breakfast this morning when this intreguing story about... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 29, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post: A Multidisciplinary Convention on Psychedelic Consciousness I found out today from an artist I met online recently about a conference to be held in the April 2-3 2010 by a group called the the UKC Psychedelics Society and organized by Dr. David Luke. Since this is... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 24, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link to Visit Psychonauts.comI collaborated with Timothy Leary in the 1980s on putting the word ‘psychonaut’ into the counterculture jargon. To Tim and I, a psyconaut had the same relationship to psyce or inner-space if you prefer that the astronaut had with external space. Both the astronaut and the psyconaut... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post: Ecstasy: The MDMA Story My publisher has gotten my first book, Ecstasy, the MDMA Story back into print again. Its been over a quarter century since I wrote the book and eighteen years since the last update. Aside from the continuing historical narrative, there really is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post is the above YouTube Video I found this video while working on the book Memes for a New Culture which is happening on the main Vision Thing Blog. I have been struggling this afternoon to to make a transition from my rap about Lao Tsu's "The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post: Paul Krassner Official Website I met Paul Krassner back in the Seventies when I was a hippie-journalist in Los Angeles. I met him in Venice Beach, California while hanging out with Michael Ochs, brother of the late folk singer Phil Ochs. Paul started the Realist back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post: Terence McKenna Bibliography Terence McKenna Bibliography I was looking for some high resolution pictures of McKenna for my friend Eric from Gaian Botanicals and found this repository. Lots of food for thought. Here is an excerpt from the site intro: The Web's largest list of references... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 16, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post: Horizon Perspectives on Psychedelics Offical Site The forth annual edition of the Horizon perspectives on Psychedelic is taking place the last weekend in September as New York transitions to Fall Colors. The collection of people attending the event is as the late Terence Kennan once called... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post: Transcript of Dr. John Lilly Interviewed by Jeffery Mishlove I found this written transcript of a long defunct television show called Thinking Aloud. I did not research its origins thoroughly but my guess it is from 1976 or so. The reason I believe this (no pun... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post 6 Ways to Publish Your Own Book on Mashable On my main blog Vision Thing I talk about writing a book and publishing it in many forms. A starting point for me in post How Memes for Making a New Culture Will Be a Living Book... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 11, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Link for this Post:Belief in Belief on Less Wrong Each of us believes in a variety of ideas, concepts and credos. Taken together, some social scientists describe constellations of these beliefs as our "belief system." Having belief systems works well in navigating the uncertain time-space we call reality. The belief... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 5, 2010 at Mind Flashes
Intel, AMD vie to rewire PC's brain by Brook Cruthers on CNet This article on CNet's facinating Nanotech: The Circuits Blog describes the different roads being traveled by chip rivals AMD and Intel in their race to integrate graphics chips and central processing units in one integraed thing. What that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2010 at Mind Flashes
2012 Time for Change Presents: Joe Rogan Joe Rogon is singing out of the Danial Pinchbeck - Terence McKenna hymbook, waxing enthusiastic about DMT and looking forward to his acendence beyond time in the year 2012. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at Mind Flashes