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Jews in Space -3: Musicians...Living and DEAD...Journey into INNER Healing Spaces

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

We continue to explore the accomplishments of another Jewish "space explorer" - Michael Hartman...a.k.a, Mickey Hart, legendary drummer for the Grateful Dead.

As I've mentioned in other posts, Mickey has been working for years to use music as a healing tool. He mentions that when he played a drum for his grandmother, who had Alzheimer's, she spoke his name. She hadn't spoken in a year. In another place he says that what they are doing isn't new...shamans have been using drums and's not something we invented, but we are progressing because of science.

One of his collaborators is a world-class neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley.

Their combined accomplishments were mentioned in the Jewish Museum Milwaukee video: "Jews in Space" that was part of the "Jews in Space - 2" post.

FYI - A few years ago, I saw Mickey and Dr. Adam Gazzaley at the NYC Hayden Planetarium. The show began with Dr. Gazzaley projecting onto the ceiling an animated and illuminated version of the Big Bang. Mickey followed by donning a special skull cap that measured and projected onto the ceiling his brain waves as he played his Beam - a special string instrument he designed (see next image). The displayed electrical signal patterns in both demonstrations were remarkably similar.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead percussionist, and neurologist Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., professor at the University of California San Francisco made history by becoming the first to sonify and visualize brain activity in real time in front of a live audience. The two did so at the closing session of Life @50+, the AARP National Event & Expo in New Orleans on September 22nd. To see footage from the event, go to (or see next link)

Journeying to Inner SPACE...

...DEAD from New York...

Various versions of "Space" provided show participants with extended opportunities to chill, travel to strange new worlds...

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