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Most therapists are delusional normans, too trapped in their own complexes to help us. I google different forms of therapy and try them on myself. Most don't work, but they're fun.

4/5 Dream journal
I've done dream journaling and dream analysis to interpret my unconscious desires and fears.
At lest one dream a week tells me something new about myself. Most dreams are fluff.

Depth Psych
2/5 Build imaginary world where you imagine different parts of your personality as people and debate them. Most of you already do this without realizing it. Sometimes I get useful insight. Most of the time, my personalities tell me to "work harder" or "go to the gym". They're assholes.

MBTI Myers Briggs 2/5
More or less astrology. Take personality test. Get 4 letters. Different tests give different results. I'm INTJ/P. I used to go hiking every 2 or 3 days, after taking the MBTI, I embraced my INT nature and stayed indoors for a week straight.

CBT 1/5
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or McTherapy is the second most popular psych scam after big pharma drugs. Suppress your natural emotions and thoughts with positive thoughts. Leave therapy cured. Wait a month for everything surpressed to explode. Go back to therapy. *rubs hands

Mindfulness CBT 2/5
The Whole Foods version of CBT. Mindfulness makes you calmer. Most of your problems are caused by other people (and systems that have not updated to the current world) so just thinking positive won't change the outside world.

What therapies have you tried?
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therapy is a scam through and through, I've been severely depressed for over a decade, no quack is going to just talk me out of it



I've had some success with it but it's incredibly difficult to apply on yourself because of the massive skill curve. The framework is probably the best I've seen from researching different therapies and modalities. It seems to able to integrate and explain the effectiveness of most therapies and it offers a very good evidence supported theory of change. It's based on the newest research on memory reconsolidation which is the brain's only known process for updating and erasing long-standing memories.

The approach essentially incorporates this process and deliberately aims to update/remote implicit emotional learnings that produce symptoms in the present. Instead of trying to "counter-act" symptoms like most therapies i.e. CBT, it uses experiential techniques to find the coherent reasons for the existence of the symptom, trying to find the hidden purpose of the symptom that makes it such a compelling "solution". It seems that even painful states like depression or low self-esteem have a coherent purpose to them, they are essentially the lesser evil of some dilemma and by reacting in that way, you avoid another much worse dreaded suffering. This kind of learning gets created through experience and torments people by creating symptoms in the present which are consciously experienced as negative but outside of awareness they have a hidden useful purpose that the person can verbalize with some effort and exploration. Once you bring this into awareness and integrate it, you have the power to actually transform it through the process of memory reconsolidation.

If you're interested, read "Unlocking the emotional brain". It covers the neuroscience research and overall approach, but I recommend reading the case examples in order to really understand it. This type of approach has transformed the way I think about my own emotional responses.


Insightful. I downloaded the book you recommended and am reading it right now.


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It sounds to me like you are doubting the legitimacy of Astrology, and I would have to challenge you on that. It was actually my earlier interest in the MBTI which transformed into an interest in the Enneagram of Personality, which then became an interest in Natal Astrology which led to to draw and study my chart.

alot of people these days don't like to beleive anything unless it's being spoon-fed to them by a government-approved egghead in a white-coat. Or an e-celeb. (lol.)
Beyond this I know this Astrology has a bad reputation due to it's association with succubi that use it in that vapid, superficial way that centers around sex, love and relationships and takes only the sign-position of the Sun into account.

If you are willing and cognizant to sift through the cheap fluffy material on the subject, you can learn a lot of cool, inspiring and perhaps valuable information by studying Astrology and your natal chart. In the previous couple years I have spent a considerable amount of time studying my planetary positions and aspects, and have not only seen how my chart accurately explains my personality, but witnessed the effects of planetary transits in the form of major and minor events in my life. I can vouch for it's legitimacy. While the majority of the fun of astrology does come from the navel-gazing and often false sense of inspiration or grandeur, it's not all junk and can be used quite practically from a sober viewpoint if you so wish. It's perhaps the most effective psychological science there is; as above and so below.

Maybe it's just not for everybody. For anyone who is interested I'll post some links off the top of my head to the actually good astrology sites I have come across:

Drawing a Natal Chart

General Information & Aspect/Position Delineation
http://www.rosicrucian.com/ssa/ssaeng01.htm (a good overall introduction)
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Moved to >>>/wiz/159525.


Can we have a thread to share, analyze and discuss paintings?

I want to know more about this world. After reading Schopenhauer's brilliant work (The World as Will and Representation) I've developed a deep respect for art and artists that I didn't have before and I want to know more about this world.

Feel free to share and talk about your favorite artists and what they mean to you.

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For anyone interested, check out the youtube channel "learn from masters" for videos showcasing paintings from lots of different artists


Thank you.


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This guy claims that renaissance paintings are not 3D representations, but 4D, since they present perspectives that could only be attained within a passage of time. An actual 3D image would have a curvature. Does this make sense?



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Every other board has their own /general/ and it might be better to post about little known hobbies here, rather than have a new thread that gets 2 replies.

How about horseback riding?
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Have you ever considered that you are a disposable human. If you died nobody would notice.


I have a nice old shortwave basestation. I used to live up on a hill and could get coast to coast chatter with a small automotive antenna. It's pretty cool to know that anyone can talk to anyone freely with just a small box and 12v of power. We could start a WCCB radio club. Fully untraceable anonymous chat, no bans - always online.

I'd like a detrunking police scanner, but coppers change bands and encryption too often to justify the price.


My latest hobby is sliver stacking.
I get a few pieces I just like the look of a month, but the most of my stack is generic bullion that act act as a capital asset. I have about 40 oz of silver currently and will probably have 100 oz by the end of the year.
So far only really collect rounds. Though about getting 10 oz bars but I found out that if I ever had to sell I would get under spot price for them unless I sold direct.


I am fond of hunting. I am newbie in hunting and I have never try deer hunting. I used only rabbit hunting. But in the future I want to try deer hunting. During my hunting experience I use binoculars. I think it is needed tool for freshmen in hunting. so i found review on https://opticzoo.com/best-binoculars-under-1000-reviews/


Shortwave blew my mind too when I was a kid, but unfortunately it seems my favorite station, Radio Australia, is no longer broadcasting.

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The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
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There is a fuck ton more going on in that movie then that.


broadcast news (1987)

tried watching it to see what a younger william hurt was like

I got 39 minutes in until the sheer girlishness of the writing started giving me an actual headache, the characters were so immature and stupid it was like they teenagers at their first job instead of grown ass adults and seasoned media professionals, especially the lead yenta whose incessant freaking piehole still rings through my ears hours after deleting it

I need to start watching trailers before jumping into things


watch Body Heat if you want to see a young William Hurt


Just saw it today and I gotta agree with you. Though depending on how old you are a lot of the movie will just fly right over your head as it did mine. Basically the whole movie is setting up for the charles manson murders, but as someone who wasn't alive when those occurred and never cared about them much, I had no idea.


no, the name tells me all I need to know

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Lets talk history.

I'll start it off with Danton insulting Robespierre for being a virgin

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The half animal half man tutor for the wine god dionysus was an antinatalist lol


I'm not good with ancient dates, its all hazy, but I was reading on Seneca and noticed that he was exiled for fucking Caligula's sister, and then served under Nero. And this was all by the 50s AD.

It kind of goes against the popular narrative of decadent debauched Empire in decline, in that the famously worse Emperors came relatively early on, not so much after Augustine. While the Emperors who lead Rome in its fall, were rather staid Christians, if not moral, not quite so exhibitionistly bizarre as the early ones.


I was reading on Erasmus and became interested in the Greek texts behind the Bible. Erasmus sources and editing was actually not very good. But it was the basis of the King James and much else.

I was shocked to learn that the Greek text used in most Bible translations today, is from 300s AD but was only discovered as recently as 1844 AD



Some think that the things written about the Julio-Claudian line was just propaganda. It could be true.

>It kind of goes against the popular narrative of decadent debauched Empire in decline,

The empire was in decline for many reasons. Not least was the fact that the barbarians that used to easily be subjected or repelled were now suddenly proving to be a match for them, what used to be a relativity fixed frontier was now an overbearing pressure on the empire.


Early ITT we had a comment defending McClellan and I was just thinking about him today as I was contemplating the nature of generalship in general.

I've never been able to get into wargaming despite my fascination, and I think a big reason is that I'm always trying to pull some Sun Tzu, Napoleonic, BHL Hart indirect approach move of genius. When the day to day of war is more about competence. Most of the time it just pays to be cautious and competent and by the book.

Way back in the 2000s I played a Civil War PBEM game, and as part of the quiz they asked me what I thought of someone who rereads the rules all the time. And I said he sounds too cautious.

Most of the time it pays to avoid risk. And most blunders come from being over daring.

McClellan 1862 and France 1940 are too examples where the over-cautious approach lead to fiasco.

On the McClellan case, I would say that the bigger problem was that he was too daring strategically. He tried to pull of a MacArthur Inchon-type amphibious flanking maneuver. Be the Little Napoleon. But he just wasn't cut out for that. Splitting his army in 2, seperating himself from his base and capital, was daring, too daring. He could have blitz'd into Richmond, but he wasn't that man.

If he had just done what Lincoln wanted, he could have just slowly crawled his way down from DC to Richmond. It would have been like Grant 1864. Even if he was slow and made mistakes, there wouldn't be the opportunities for Jackson and Lee to keep threatening DC and upend it all.

I guess being too by the book has its problems too. One example would be Old Brains Halleck, who wrote the Jomnian West Point manual on war. After the surprise at Shiloh, he took over from Grant, and made sure to fortify every single night like the Romans. And turned what coulda been a blitz into Corinth into a slow crawl.

I guess caution needs to be balanced with common sense flexibility and risk management which is the opposite of rash wreckless boldness.

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Do you have one? We'll define it pretty loosely, so something like an intricate world created for a story would count as long as there is more to the world than what happens in the storyline. Bonus points if you believe your mythology to be actually true.
Pic related. People assume it's meant to be God, but it's actually the demiurge "Urizen" from William Blake's mythology.
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These personal hells designed to torment, shadows of others pulled strings, each of us have free will in our hells, death the only escape, death the only release. Killing oneself heavily discouraged as a further act of torment. Damnation is not eternal. False churches, false religion systems used to torment. I hope this message reaches you through the full course of my being. Godspeed.


When I say suicide is discouraged, I don’t mean by me. I mean it is discouraged by the devil, to prevent from release from suffering.


This is complete nonsense. Have you ever seen videos of suicide? Those people are completely devoid of any emotion or normal human affectation. They have essentially been possessed by demons, or at least let demons "take the wheel", so to speak. When you speak of a "martyr" taking tortured souls to rest, well, what do you think Jesus was? Killing yourself definitely is not the way forward, and I am saying this as someone that seriously had a plan for suicide at one point in my life. Suicidal "thoughts" are just demonic temptations to give up on love.


> Suicidal "thoughts" are just demonic temptations to give up on love.
>give up on love
where do you think you are?


sounds like he means compassion for fellow man or something as opposed to romance or anything. which isn't surprising wizchan is somehow full of man-lovers

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I keep eating ready meals which are starting to taste stale and I can't imagine the lack of nutrients and fresh ingredients being beneficial for my health. Also it's expensive.

People will tell you that cooking is easy but I have so little energy that I can't even get myself to follow those cooking recipes that require many steps and different ingredients.

I tried just eating frozen vegetables with salt and butter but they taste bland like that. Tried to improve it with some premade sauces but they all taste terrible.

So anyone got some REALLY easy to make meals?
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>native americans
No such thing. Call then Injuns like an enlightened wizard


I like you


When you make stews and soups, less moisture is lost from the meat because it's already surrounded by fluid, and any fat that leaks remains in the broth to be consumed.
When you boil meats on their own, the fat, and the flavor it carries, is usually diminished.


An esoteric point. It is not the reason for the "ewww gross" reaction of people to this subject.


This can barely be considered cooking, but I do enjoy eating apple slices dipped in honey very much. They make for a really nice and sweet treat.

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do any wizards like tea? specifically loose leaf teas? if so, any specific blends or varieties you like/recommend?

i recently got into gongfu brewing and it's pretty much the only thing i've been thinking about these days. i found this hole in the wall tea shop in the chinatown in my city and purchased a shou pu'erh tea cake that i've been picking away at.
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I like tea, it's the only thing I drink besides an occasional kombucha or some alcohol.

Usually I just down cups of english breakfast, early grey, or chai throughout the day.
Occasionally I'll have green tea. Sencha is pretty good although the taste weirded me out at first. Jasmine is also good.
Before bed I'll usually have chamomile or peppermint.

Generally I just buy some brands I know at the market, however occasionally my parents will send me some from Europe. There was one really good Darjeeling tea they got me in France, I forget the name of the brand though.
Barry's Irish tea is also really good, I liked it better than any english tea I've had.

I've never tried loose leaf because I'm too lazy to deal with it and too cheap to buy quality stuff that would actually make enough of a difference in taste.


I used to order tea regularly from import websites. But after I joined some tea of the month clubs I rarely order much.
The tea clubs I get are white2tea and Global tea hut. Global tea hut has an interesting magazine as well if youcan handle the hippie new age shit in it.


I enjoy green tea and oolong tea. I've been making ginger tea from scratch lately and it's got a lovely flavor.

Simply raw ginger (minced, not the powder), turmeric (i do use powder for this), lemon juice (doesn't have to be fresh, I use the stuff in the little bottle), and honey to taste.

Put all that, using whatever ratios you want, into boiled/very hot water, and let it sit for, oh idk, 5 minutes?

Then filter it into a cup and enjoy. It's a bit of work, but well worth it. It provides a very sweet/spicy tea.

Also, I do brew my own Kombucha (say what you want, I like the stuff) and one time I used Yerba Mate to brew it and it was simply the greatest drink I've ever made.
Unfortunately, good Yerba is 1) expensive and 2) hard to come by. Fuck Amazon, I won't use it.


white2tea disturbs me with it's "humour." I'm not for traditionalism and orientalism in tea, but branding with memespeak is off-putting enough to make me never try their teas, despite how good they might be


>In Japan, the term "Russian tea" is used to refer specifically to the act of having black tea with a spoonful of jam, whether added into the cup or placed on the tongue before drinking.
>The typical choice is strawberry jam, but not exclusively so.

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I recently picked up this hobby of watching pop education videos on youtube. History, science, technology, futurology, philosophy etc. It really passes the time. And a quick 10 minute tidbit is very relaxing.

I especially find the science, technology, futurology, AI videos very uplifting from the usual pessimism I dwell on.
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They are closer to just entertainment videos.


"Just" entertainment doesn't exist, it's like saying a comedian is just a comedian.


Is economics videos welcome?
This one helped me understand what hedge funds actually are.


Love these scientific tidbits of information, however, I hate the constant bombardment of politics in modern videos. It really ruins the experience. Also hate reading the comment section of YouTube videos. Need to cut that habit, trying to by only watching YouTube on my tablet with Newpipe. Newpipe disables comments.


YouTube comments have been generally garbage forever. You aren't missing anything by not bothering to read them the vast majority of the time.
I personally don't.

Polite sage for being slightly off topic.

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Any Wiz here interested in Stocks? I've been having fun on a practice account with questrade building my own portfolio that simulates the actual stock market with pretend money. I do have a couple hundred saved up that I'm thinking of investing sometime soon as well. When I signed up for the account I just used a fake name and throwaway e-mail, and for the phone number I used questrades very own support number.
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I recommend Van K. Tharp's Super Trader. Making money with trading isn't about what you're trading, it's how.


>how is it going for you?
actually really good so far

>how much money did you have before you started?

I invested 8000€ in mid 2017, I played it very safe and smart and x20 my money.


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Is Space Trader: Merchant Marine a good stock market simulator?


>started with 400 bucks 2 mo ths ago
>now have 4200 bucks

is it really that easy? i just check em day and night, after waking up and before going to bed. there would be a thousand dolars difference during day and night, I buy, sell and wait.
bitcoin gave me my freedom, and one must be extremely retarded to starve. it's a good time to be alive.



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