LZ Episode 074: Pattern Break
Dr. Bruce returns from evacuation to tell the dramatic, traumatic tale of the horrific CZU fire nearby, coming within a mile of Ancient Oaks. Climate shocks come home as giant redwoods burn bottom to top for the first time in a thousand years. A pattern break, and then another, and another will impact and transform our lives, individually and collectively as we move deeper into the century. Dr. Bruce himself is entering into his own pattern break, a month of breaking from his mostly mental life into a new state with nowhere to go, nothing to do. How often do we just… stop? While in this state he plans to test a hypothesis, that there is something deep within, and casting its tendrils far and wide in our lives: the Field. The Field is a probabilistic ninja, hurdling walls of improbability to shape our futures. Our focused attention in the Field could just possibly pull us through the coming siege of pattern breaks, forcing us to survive and thrive as the body human moves toward life and light. After this update, we then dive into Levity Salon #9: “Is there a silver lining in an orange cloud?”, featuring discussions with Salon regulars on the subject of the fires, pattern breaks, metamordernism, post-traumatic recovery and more on the Field. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (hosting and recording) and Aaron Thayne (Levity Salon edit). [released 30 September, 2020]
Orange haze over the surviving town of Boulder Creek, and the explosion of the CZU Complex Fire, August 2020.
October 7, 2020
Dr. Bruce, Hello.
My name is Luke I am a 21 year old Adventurer and Artist from Minnesota.
I’ve found the material you’ve put out over the last few years helpful in sounding out my personal cosmology, spirituality, and life goals. I’ve listened to every levity zone episode, gone through your YouTube, and read some of your publications; namely the scientific American article when I first heard of you as a teenager.
I’m an aspiring Wizard with goals of starting easily replicable self sufficient eco-communities around “New Age” themed business. (permaculture CSA, psycadelic therapy centers (resembling Eleusis), alternative charter schools, green publishing companies, etc.) Another goal in my life is to help catalyze wandering groups of secular service based nomads to freely give manual labor to the “good” things in our world; organic farms, non-profits, protests, urban renewal, child care. As well as helping to birth a new spiritual understanding based around the tangible infinite of the cosmos and the miracle of probability leading to consciousness.
I am getting ready to spread my wings and begin my work in the world. But in these initial stages I am seeking mentorship. I have questions around business management, furthering myself with higher education, love, property management, etc.
Bruce, if you have space in your heart and life, I would love to come to Ancient Oaks for a few weeks this fall, winter, or spring. In exchange for work on the property; cleaning up from the fires, building new structures, general chores. I have worked as at bed and breakfasts, as a dog sled guide, Crawfish Fisherman, military contract worker, street performer. What I’m trying to say is that I’m smart, adaptable, and a hard worker.
I’ve also worked as a outdoor guide in many environments, I’m a certified Wilderness First Responder, and last summer I paddled the entire Mississippi River in a canoe I built. I could provide Muscle, safety, and Expertise to your wilderness sojourns this fall.
I am confident that your mentorship will not be wasted. I am available anytime and will go though the process of Covid testing and quarantine in order to keep your community safe.
I look forward to hearing back from you Bruce. Please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text me at 952-999-2222. All the best, Luke Yourzak