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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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Lucid dreaming: the art of telling your dreams they're your dreams and are thus supposed to do what you want them to.

Anyone else here keeping a dream journal, trying to become lucid or having achieved lucidity?
I've been trying for a few years, but never could muster the discipline to record my dreams and regularly do reality checks.
For anyone else, though, these were the resources I've used:

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The key to dreaming is to reject logic and rationality when it comes to harboring beliefs about human nature. Dont get into mainstream politics, study science as an art form, and as much as possible consider what you see in yor 3rd eye as an actual tangible spirit/ message from your higher soul thats floating in the ethers.When you become accustomed to things not of the norm in your waking reality, the dream state will be easier to recognize. People dont remember their dreams because theyre way too chaotic and different then their linear ways of life so they cant process them. This is why the outcasts of society were always considered shamans in tribal times. The aboriginals supposedly have the lowest IQ but if you look into their culture theyre all about dream walking almost as if thats the true reality and the 3D is just an experience.


The game's Phantasy Star II for Sega Genesis in case anybody wants to know


I've began a dream journal about a week ago and already I can feel the results. Not a day went by I that I coudn't remember at least a part of a dream and a couple of nights managed to remember more than one dream. I'm not focusing on lucid dreaming right now but maybe I'll try eventually. My first goal was just being able to remember dreams.


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I wish lucid dreaming was easier to accomplish, especially the conscious entry kind with no gap in awareness (WILD)

It seems like the perfect hobby, you would never run out of ideas and experiences, your imagination being the only limit. Pic related is a guide for those who actually can manage to do it, and how to achieve better control over the aspects of the dream you can control (which with enough mastery and experience should be everything eventually)


reminder that our ancestors dreamt much more, protip for more vivid dreams is cutting sugar LOOK MORE INTO IT / ANCIENT DIETS ETC

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There must be a reason why almost all of the cartoons is calarts style. Maybe is because of the time they spend on the story
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so, the Rocko's Modern Life special was more or less what we were expecting- half shameless cash-in, half unironic finger-wagging at people whom I'm increasingly certain only ever existed in the fevered imaginations of the hacks who write this crap.


Didn't they jam in some transgender bullshit or something.
Remember seeing a video complaining about it, but I didn't really care all that much about it despite liking the original. I actually cared more about HQ remaster when they released the latest box set.


Those look retarded, like everything else.

It was never meant to be pretty but the old one was way better.


It's because that faggot Pendleton Ward turned the freakin' cartoons gay


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I was gonna watch "Enter the Florpus", but had a bad day/annoying inconvenience. For anyone familiar with Vasquez's work, that's enough to ruin your interest in Vasquez's work (and 99.99999∞% of anything, basically).

For everyone else, just replace "Freezy" with "Florpus".

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A thread for wizards to discuss books.

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>i never hear people bring this up when talking about diogenes
because all his funny antics are way more interesting


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Read 2 of Shakespeare's plays last week, Hamlet and King Lear (well King Lear was a reread). I didn't like Hamlet as much as King Lear or Richard III but it was still good. The part where there's a clown carelessly chucking around skulls he uncovers while digging a grave and Hamlet starts lamenting on how even great people have the same end - recycled into material for banal purposes, like a stopper or food for the worms - was really good.
King Lear is probably my favorite Shakespeare play of those I've read so far, though.

Now going through Plato's Complete Works. I've read about half his dialogues over the years but never more than a few at a time, so I'm going through and reading/rereading all of them.

Euthypro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo were all a reread. All good and not too complicated (if anyone wants to start with Plato I'd recommend these 4 first). Some of the arguments in Phaedo - specifically the one about all souls of the living coming from souls of the dead, and to lesser extent the one about knowledge being recollection - seemed more tenuous than when I read it years ago, but I guess he wrote a lot of the arguments like that to get people to think critically and come up with their own theories.

Cratylus I read for the first time yesterday. The subject is correctness of names and naming conventions. A lot of it drags on because it's just Socrates trying to find the etymology of various words (all in Greek of course). But in the beginning and towards the end there are some interesting points brought up.

Theaetetus I reread today. I remembered it being really good and wasn't disappointed. Along with Parmenides it's probably my favorite. Lot of insights into knowledge, even if it doesn't reach a conclusive answer, and challenges a lot of the views of some older philosophers.
There's also a tangent somewhere near the middle, about the difference between a philosopher and the average 'skilled' man, i.e. a defender in the courts. Rereading this I was kind of shocked at how similar parts sound to some things I've read in Zhuangzi's works and the Bhagavad Gita.

>This accounts, my friend, for the behavior of such a man when he comes into contact with his fellows, either privately with individuals or in public life, as I was saying at the beginning. Whenever he is obliged, in a law court or elsewhere, to discuss the things that lie at his feet and before his eyes, he caus
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Are any of you into the physical aspects of books?

tbh most of the books I read are on the PC or audio. But since 2016 I've also acquired a fairly large library of hardcopy books. I guess reading about ancient and medieval manuscripts, and how painstakingly they were prepared by volcel monk scribes like ourselves, and how rare and sacred they were. The tragedy of lost books. The scriptorium in the Name of the Rose. I've become fascinated with books as physical objects. And also collected some old ones from the 1800s and 1700s.

There doesn't seem to be much of a market for used books, so its been a relatively cheap hobby for me, my version of stamp collecting.


I was thinking of reading Plato's dialogues backwards starting with the Theateus.

It could make sense for a number of reasons. For one it was the 1st dialogue that Latin Europe had access to until the Rennassance. It covers the metaphysical topics I'm most interested in.

And I'm listening to the dialogues on audio, so it might take me a while to get used to the format, so I thought a more Aristotle-type treatise, in which the dialectic is pushed into the background, might be a good way to ease me into plato.

Im on Plotinus now and its tough going


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I like physical books but I tend to opt for pirating copies online and loading them on an e-reader. I still prefer the 'weight' of actual books and the feel of turning the pages but I don't have the space or financial leeway to really seriously collect. Well mainly just space actually, since most used books are really cheap.

I do have a few slightly old ones but nothing from earlier than the 20th century.

First one is 'Japan's Military Masters', which was published in 1943. The author was an ambassador in Japan and was there in the several years before the war so he wrote about the military spirit of Japan - the undying loyalty of every common citizen for the emperor and the traditions they put in place to cement this loyalty, as well the military structure and some of the notable military figures in the Japanese army. It was an interesting read as something written during the time of war. I don't know if everything in it is accurate but given what happened in the next few years I think the guy was pretty on point in his conclusions.

Other one is a collection of several of Nietzsche's major writings (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, The Genealogy of Morals, Ecce Homo, and The Birth of Tragedy). I can't find a publication date but someone wrote a note inside the cover saying "1950's edition" (also a lot of other notes written inside so I think it was a student's).

There are a couple of others I have but I think they're also all from the 1950's or later - some biographies on Mao, Hitler, and Mussolini, two volumes of something called "Japan's Imperial Conspiracy", and a book on microbiology.

I don't think there are any good used bookstores by me unfortunately. All the above were things I bought from stores I found while traveling to other states.
Do you buy online or do you have good stores near you?

You'd be fine starting with Theateus I think, especially if you're already working through Plotinus. The recommendations to start with Euthypro and the others were mainly for people who weren't used to reading philosophy (although they do certainly contain some important ideas, but they don't go too deep into the theory of forms or epistemology, outside of a few short sections). Only thing youPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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New thread.
Discuss all weapons, modern and ancient, projectile and non-.
Armor discussion welcome.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
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>Has trouble making a locking folding knife
>Can't rifle a barrel and gets extremely mad to even suggest that he might have to
>Doesn't have proper tools
>Every picture of things he made are cude ugly half finished projects that could be expected of children messing around over the weekend

You aren't a blacksmith you just larp as one on occasion. No one would buy your work and you are no tradesman.


>cite the actual laws
>post indisputable proof to back it up
>"u..u…UR WRONG!!!!!!!"
It's time to stop posting..
Lies and ad hominems. You'll never have what it takes to make weapons son, and banning me doesn't change that fact. Stay knifehurt.


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No need to reload, quiet, requires little strength and has no need for ammunition, unless you plan to throw it. Clearly barbaric and simple in nature, but can become quite refined and respected with training.

Good choice, I still love guns, but I’ll love spears alongside them


what about iklwas? there was one episode of a very bad, cringy show called "deadliest warrior" that made me want an iklwa a lot, it seemed like an awesome combination spear/sword

too bad all the ones on the "reproduction" market are junk


>Requre little strength

You have never handled one or sparred with a spear before I see.
Even a short spear can be tiring if you aren't used to it, and it requires a good deal of upper body strength to use well, especially onehanded.

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Any wizards play yugioh?

I collect the cards, though I don't really play the game. I'm 26 and still live with my parents as a hikki, so my parents are trying to force me to get a hobby to get me out of the house so I"m thinking of playing the game at my local card shop


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I played yugi from around 2004 up until 2013 US nationals where I had to part ways with the game. Around 2008 Konami began to panic because of the recession which caused them to go on a massive reprint spree permanently damaging the economic incentives of playing. I'll never forget when Konami decided to reprint a card that was previously three to five hundred dollars by putting it as a 100% bonus for when you bought a cluster of 5 packs. Within the span of a week literally every single person at my local shop had a deck built around Necroface and were running 3 of them and within a month the card was limited to 1 per deck.

A second mistake made around the same time was to start releasing sets with what I like to call "pre-built" elements in them removing any guess work when it comes to building decks out of new cards. There's nothing I find more boring than a TCG that builds decks for its players. Building cool and interesting decks that would totally shock the other player to the point where they wouldn't even mind losing to you in a tournament was by far my favorite thing to try and achieve. I would include a deck profile made about the best deck I ever put together but I'm afraid people would get mad about its inclusion.

Nowadays I mostly only touch the game when I either play Goat format (2007) or when there's an organized draft taking place locally. The TCG scene of any game will never be the same as it was in the past before everyone knew the price of every card instantly thanks to smartphones. Trading was one of the most enjoyable fascists of card games to me as a single good trade could cover the expenses of traveling to a venue or even just buy you lunch. The part of Yugioh I enjoyed the very most though was deck building which has all but been removed from the game thanks to Konami's overreliance on archetypes and the prevalence of youtubers who popularize builds from Japan before we even have certain cards here in the US.

I still enjoy a lot of the early Yugioh video games like the ones for the gameboy advance or playstation despite how easy they are after your first deck reaches unbeatable levels for the AI to handle. The anime is and always has been pretty lackluster but much like the Pokemon anime it's not like they exist for any other reason than to get children to buy things in which regard they are still working A-okay. Don't even get me started on Duel-Links and how totally asinine the game is.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


I used to be super into it, then stopped, then found out about devpro and ygo and got into playing online, but the last year or so I bearly play, don't keep up with the current meta, and haven't learned or built a new deck in ages.

I also don't really like pendulum and link heavy decks. Makes the game drag to a crawl, meanwhile I can pop a synchro combo in 30 seconds and have a full board set up and be done with my turn.


I had so many yugioh cards when I was a kid, I kept collecting them because I liked looking at the art, but I was too scared to talk with any other kids to play the game so I had hundreds of cards without even knowing how to play. I don't think it's worth it, if you are actually hikki then the social interaction required would be too much


Play online.
Though the game is a bit complicated now days.


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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Since Nr. 5 is on auto-sage a new one is in order.

I tried drawing the opening scene from 雪国 earlier today. It's a train compartment if you can't tell My linework is still shoddy, the human figure eludes me and the perspective was hard but it turned out ok I think.
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I wanted a snug neet sticker for my computer case so I drew this up and had it printed. Will post results when it arrives


Nice one.


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first doodle in 12 years, since my last art class in school. was quite cathartic actually- im kind of sad i stopped.


>tfw ywn have talent


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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