Jul 15, 2020
Dr. James Hardt moved around a
lot in his earlier childhood due to his father being a teacher.
This shaped his thinking about the nature of reality and the
importance of transcending culture. He accelerated in Mathematics,
Science and English in High School, which earned him a Scholarship
and went to Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he graduated
with a bachelor's degree in Physics, and then a Masters Degree and
PhD in Psychology along with a postdoc in psychophysiology at the
Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute in San
What is Psychophysiology?
Hardt explains this term as psyche meaning “mind” and physiology
involves interactions between mind and body. Dr. Hardt is a brain
scientist and international businessman, and enables people to work
with their physiology, the electroencephalogram, learning to
control their emotions and their thinking or experiences, all of
which are dependent on underlying brainwaves.
- Brainwaves rule your life - your emotions,
feelings, perceptions. Anything that people do to have an effect or
experience, they only have an effect if it changes the
What is BioCybernaut? What is the service provided by
you? What are the qualities of what you do?
- BioCybernaut is to inner space what an
astronaut is to outer space. Deconstructing the word, “bio” means
body, “cyber” is the calculating technology.
- Cipher - long ago - was used to mean doing
arithmetic, and calculations.
is a Greek suffix used to describe someone going on an adventure.
We now have Cosmonauts and Astronauts and Biosevennauts who explore
If brain exploration was looked at from a perspective of
travel across the United States - New York meaning you know
everything, and California is you know nothing - how far do you
think we have gotten?
- Making the assumption that the trip started in
San Francisco, at least halfway across the Bay Bridge, and we are
heading to Oakland.
People seem extremely full of angst and depression when
everything seems relatively peaceful if you look at the history of
mankind, why are we such an unsettled creature?
are very aware. A cow may not be anxious or worried when being led
to the slaughterhouse because they may not be a very aware
creature. Whereas humans have the ability to be aware of past,
present and future.
- Ramadas said “If you want to live high, you
have to live outside of time” and Zen Master Suzuki Roshi said,
“time is the basis of fear”.
may be fine in the present, but you may not be in the
Hardt believes perfectionism is a curable disease. An obsession
with perfection creates anxiety and impairs your abilities. Letting
go of perfectionism you will be closer to
psychological research was able to show that anxiety could impair
all forms of performance, mental or physical.
- Alphas brain waves are like silver bullets
against anxiety. This was a basis for a paper Dr. Hardt published
in 1978, where he was able to show that if you took high anxiety
people and taught them to increase their alpha, both types of
anxiety would drop.
are 6 and 12-month check-ups with previous patients that used this
method and proved that they were actually better off further down
the line than the day after training.
Why is there shame around anxiety?
- If it
is believed that something relating to your mental state that you
believe is not optimal or as good as those around you, there will
Hardt can help relieve this.
If you look at types of drugs that reduce anxiety, are
they messing with alpha brain waves, or how are they working? Is
this the science-related between he pharma and what you do or is
there a connection?
- Humans are Bio Electro Magneto Chemical
Organisms - our awareness is dependent on proper functioning of
biochemistry, the electrical and the magnetic activity which is
produced by biological chemical activity.
allow you to intervene with biochemistry.
you are working towards doing something, there are activities in
your brain when you are doing brainwave feedback where you are
doing your processes through consciousness, which alter underlying
study done by Jean Penniston discovered the alterations brain wave
training has on the blood, which reduced beta-endorphins, which is
a stress indicator in the brain.
wave training reduces a bad marker of brain biochemistry, which
allows you to intervene in the system any place you
How long have you been studying this? You don’t count
your birthdays anymore, is that right?
Hardt had started studying this subject even before he was
anyone comes over for training, Dr. Hardt will have a cake and put
a candle in the middle of it to celebrate the fact that this is
their first year of their life.
What is your origin story?
Hardt was a senior in physics at Carnegie Institute of Technology
when he came across a sign that said Dr. Joe Kumea will be talking
on brain waves. He decided to go.
Kumea discovered that humans could control their own brain waves in
April 1962, he reported this result to the Western Psychological
Association meeting in San Francisco.
Hardt spent his time reading anything he could find on brain
Hardt rode his motorcycle across the trans-Canadian highway down
where he found the Coast Highway and showed up at Dr. Kumeas lab
where he volunteered.
Hardt went to Joanne Gardner after his initial 3-day test and asked
her if he could go into the closet with the equipment to play
around. She agreed and continued with her work, evidently
forgetting him in the closet. Through the 11th course of their 12th
course Chinese lunch Joanne was having with her coworkers, she
remembered Dr. Hardt was locked in the basement.
Gorman explained to Dr. Hardt that what he experienced in the
chamber was meditation, Dr. Hardt then knew after that summer that
his life was going to be about this.
How does plant medicine compare and contrast? Is there a
bridge that needs to be closed?
plants change your brain waves, you’ll have
friend of Dr. Hardt went to Peru to record the brain waves during
Iowa Ceremonies, and it was reported that the increased alpha brain
waves were similar to what Dr. Hardt's training started on, but it
lacked the negative effect.
was a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association
where medical students who had access to a brainwave computer
wanted to see the effects that smoking marijuana would have on
their brain. It was established that it increased the power of
alphas and had a slight slowing in frequency.
- Marijuana destroys short term memory, whereas
Dr. Hardt's training does not.
- A Biofeedback researcher named Barbara
Brown gave College students LSD - before it became illegal - she
discovered that it higher the alpha brain waves in some students,
and lowered the alpha brain waves in others. The dividing line was
whether or not they were visualizers.
What was one of the biggest personal challenges you had
as you developed Biocybernaut and what led you down this
Hardt registered during his senior year, he set up an exchange
program between the site department at Duquesne University, where
they had some professors who were Jesuit Priests from France, who
were teaching phenomenology.
professors did not want Dr. Hardt to work within this area. He
registered as a grad student and became friends with Timothy Leary.
Leary and his wife did a lot of LSD, and he’s a social
psychological phenomenon. No matter what Leary did he was studying
the structure of his consciousness and noting the ways his body
influenced his mind.
Hardt was doing meditation in the Yogananda tradition along with
his work in science.
Hardt learned that brain waves affect the different response the
alpha brain waves have in superconscious states, such as Zen and
Hardt tells Dr. Terrence Barret this, and a few hours gets denied
the use of the electrophysiological equipment on the grounds that
anyone who is interested in consciousness could not be serious
about pursuing a PhD in psychology.
acting Dean showed interest in the study of consciousness, and this
allowed Dr. Hardt to continue his studies.
Can you give us insights into what type of people go
through your program? What are the benefits? Give us some
Robbins, his wife and her personal assistant have gone through
this. Robbins speaks highly of the Biocybernaut
Hardt has trained royalty, European Royalty and Middle Eastern
Royalty who bring a lot of people to partake in the training as
Hardt has trained over 200 Canadian Aboriginal
Hardt has also trained professional athletes.
Hardt trained the Co-Founder of Canada's second-largest oil and gas
Hardt had trained famous chiefs and Shaman and medicine men and
women from who attended 12 years a month's schools that existed up
until 1989. One individual trained was Chief Willie Little Child -
who was on the Truth and Reconciliation commission - he was the
first Aboriginal ever to be elected to the Canadian National
Parliament. The work Dr. Hardt did in Canada, gave him an
invitation to be adopted into the Cree Indian Nation, and was
invited to speak at the United Nations Geneva.
Is there anything that you or your business need right
now that people can help out with?
- Biocybernaut has a program, a dream system
which will allow training to be cut down from seven to five
Hardt requires some help with sharing and spreading his
Hardt built the world's first micro computerized brain wave
feedback and analyzing system.
- Biocybernaut is a very strong decision making