The Mission of the Howard Bloom Institute (HBI)

The mission of the Howard Bloom Institute is to upgrade, uplift, and empower humanity. And to uplift, upgrade, and empower generations yet to come. HBI aims to accomplish this through the promotion of the work and ideas of Howard Bloom. Ideas that offer a new perceptual lens through which to see everything inside you and everything around you in whole new ways.

Want to change the way you perceive the world around you? From politics to protons? From depression and elation to bacterial social relations? From the big bang to what’s going on in your brain as you read this sentence? Join now.

HBI Blog

Get Curious, Oh Artist!

An essay by Joshua T. Calkins-Treworgy Author of “A Hunter and His Prey”     One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from author and political hopeful Marianne Williamson: “I think the happiest people are the ones who follow ‘I don’t know’ with ‘Let’s...

The Cushioned Killer – Fentanyl

On Wednesday May 11th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that deaths from drug overdoses had reached an all-time high, almost 108,000 in the past twelve months.    That’s massive.  It’s the equivalent of all the annual deaths from auto...

Will the New COVID Kill You?

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows that half of us Americans think the days of COVID waves are over.  Only a third of us think we face a new wave of infections.   Which group is right?    Is COVID over? Or are we in a new wave? You decide.    NBC news announced...

Marketing, the Fine Art of Making People Buy Shit They Don’t Need

An essay by Joshua T. Calkins-Treworgy Author of “Motor City Shambler”   When was the last time you treated yourself to something special? After making your purchase, did you feel a sense of gratification only? Or was there a nagging little voice coming from the...

Criminals on the Supreme Court

A crime is taking place before our very eyes.  Three Supreme Court justices have committed perjury.  All three tried to give the impression in their Senate confirmation hearings that if elevated to the highest bench in the land, they would not overturn Roe v. Wade. ...

How to End-Run Russian Gas

Russia has just cut off natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, a potential death blow to these nations’ economies.  And Russia could easily do the same to Germany, the engine of the economy of Europe.   Meanwhile, the IPCC has issued a report warning that we are...

COVID Gets Creative

On Monday, April 18th, a judge struck down the federal mandate requiring masks for travel.  But five days earlier, the New York Times had come out with a report that made public travel sound suicidal and mask-wearing sound like a necessity. New York State, where I...

Russian TV Goes Nuclear

The fear of nuclear war has been in the air ever since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on March 24th.  How real is the nuclear possibility?   If there  is a decision to start an all-out nuclear war, that decision will take place in the mind of one man and one man only,...

Does Russia Want a World War?

A hopeful story in Bloomberg News November 20 proclaimed that “Kremlin Insiders [are] Alarmed Over [the] Growing Toll of Putin’s War in Ukraine.”       The subtitle revealed that “Some in the [Russian] elite fear the invasion was a catastrophic mistake.”   All of this...

Are Ukrainians Human?

Dmitry Medvedev is the former president of Russia, the current deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia, and is a mouthpiece for his boss, Vladimir Putin.  So when Medvedev speaks, he gives insight into Putin’s mind.  And on Tuesday April 6th, Medvedev...

We are capable of more.

Despite all our nightmares, we can survive and flourish. In fact, the more we flourish, the more we do nature’s work. And the more we do the work of the cosmos.

That’s the message of the Howard Bloom Institute.

The founding of the Howard Bloom Institute is almost as interesting as the man the Institute is named after.

When Alex Watler, Ryan Begin, and Josh Leet watched the award-winning documentary The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom, they were immediately struck that the message of this man’s overall life was fascinating and of urgent importance.

From building his first Boolean Algebra machine and co-designing a computer that won science fair awards at the age of twelve and working at the world’s largest cancer research center and creating a theory of the beginning, middle and end of the universe that predicted dark energy at sixteen to his stellar career as probably the most celebrated publicist in music and certainly rock and roll history, it would not be an overstatement to say that Howard Bloom is a force of nature.  Managing and generating public awareness for music giants such as Michael Jackson, Prince, Bob Marley, Aerosmith, Paul Simon, AC/DC, Queen, Run DMC,  Billy Idol and Joan Jett, just to name a few is what most of the world knows him for. Then his unexpected recasting and reinvention of himself as a theorist of everything, if the title ever belonged to anyone, after enduring and surviving one of the most devastating illnesses possible. Since retiring from being one of the most sought-after and respected publicists in music history, Howard Bloom has been devoting his life to developing the most comprehensive understanding of the cosmos possible, right down to the human soul, as he is fond of saying.

Not being able to get the film off their minds, these three men, each brilliant and fascinating in his own right, didn’t think it was an overstatement to say that Howard’s thoughts are of great importance to our time and history and our ability to make it on this planet and in space in the future without destroying ourselves and managed to get in touch with Howard Bloom to ask him if they could join the Howard Bloom Institute. Howard was so impressed with these individuals that he thought that was an outstanding idea.

There was only one problem.

There was no Howard Bloom Institute.

No multidisciplinary, bleeding-edge organization committed to understanding the truth no matter the cost.

The fortuitous meeting between this group of thinkers led to the founding of the Howard Bloom Institute…and all of the dreaming and research that will allow humanity to survive and flourish in the universe now and in the future featured in the film were made manifest in reality.

The Howard Bloom Institute now includes an impressive list of people from Jeff Bridges to Harry Hamlin to leading researchers in fields such as space technology and from locations as diverse as Vienna, London, and Spain.

The Howard Bloom Institute is a place to discover and immerse yourself in Howard Bloom’s unique understanding of humanity’s deeply meaningful place in a universe that wants to never stop learning about itself through you and me.

Welcome and enjoy your exploration.