Howard Bloom: Living Strong with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Howard shares stories from his days of working with Michael Jackson, the moment CFS took-over his life, and how support from others helped him get proper diagnosis and saved his life.


Chapter 21: Looking Up

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Howard Bloom About Howard Bloom

After graduating magna cum laude and phi beta kappa from NYU, Howard changed direction. Turning down multiple grad-school fellowships, Howard began a personal journey to dissect “society’s myth-making machinery,” the internal functions of contemporary politics and media.

Applying the methods of a seasoned sociologist, Howard utilized correlational studies, empirical surveys, and ethnographic expeditions into suburban teen subcultures to more than double the sales of the monthly rock magazine Circus.

Still fascinated by the collective consciousness and evolution of both pop and sub-cultures, Howard founded the largest PR firm in the music industry. In the 1976, the Howard Bloom Organization was founded.

Heading the Howard Bloom Organization, Howard worked with Michael Jackson, Prince, John Cougar Mellencamp, Kiss, Queen, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Peter Gabriel, Diana Ross, Simon & Garfunkel, The Talking Heads, AC/DC, Billy Idol, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and Run D.M.C.

In 1981, Howard began formally researching for his 1995 book, The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History. From there, Howard continued to critically re-evaluate Neo-Darwinist preconceptions by spearheading a new discipline, paleopsychology.  Paleopsychology’s goal is to “map out the evolution of complexity, sociality, perception, and mentation from the first 10(-32) second of the Big Bang to the present.”

In 1988, Howard developed chronic fatigue syndrome, which left him homebound, and then things got interesting…

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