LSD – Microdosing LSD in the name of self-improvement | DW Documentary

DW Documentary Dec 4, 2019 Some say LSD produces hallucinations and lowers inhibitions. Others believe it makes people more capable, efficient and creative. In Silicon Valley, many even say LSD can be a tool for self-improvement. More and more people in Germany are discovering what’s known as microdosing in order to be the best they can be. Every three days, a 28-year-old man takes his LSD out of the freezer and slowly lets the ice cube containing the drug melt on his tongue. He’s taking ten micrograms of LSD. He learned about it online and says the allegedly harmless dose makes him feel more focused, productive and empathetic. The trend from Silicon Valley is an open secret at many innovative start-up companies. Paul Austin, who’s something of an LSD guru in Silicon Valley says, “People who responsibly take psychedelic drugs in microdoses will rule the job markets of the future.” But others are sceptical. They warn about self-medication, saying there’s no way of knowing the LSD’s concentration. If things go wrong, psychoses and persistent sensory disorders may follow. But this documentary shows there is more to it. After years of being locked away with the poisons, ‘acid’ is back and a hit among a new generation of researchers and doctors. Some say it can ease depression and anxiety. So is LSD good medicine? This film explores the past and present of a drug that was legal until the 1960s and was used by doctors to treat the blues and alcohol addiction. ——————————————————————– DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary.

Tarot Card for June 30: The Priestess

The Priestess

The Priestess (or High Priestess, Papess, Pope Joan, Isis) is numbered two. This is the representation of the Goddess. She is the complementary partner of the Magician, possessing all his skill and ability, but with far more insight and psychism. She is more subtle yet somehow far more noticeable.

She is almost always shown with the Lunar Crescent, conveying her natural affinity with the forces of Nature and natural cycles. The Magician generates his own power, whereas the Priestess draws upon the forces of life itself.

She sits between two pillars with veils suspended between them – it is the Priestess who allows us to penetrate the innermost secrets of life. She is also the bridge between our conscious and Higher selves, by teaching us through our dreams and our subconscious. It is in our subconscious that we hold the keys to the Universe.

The Priestess

(via and Alan Blackman)

Astrology Forecast July 2023

The Astrology Podcast Jun 30, 2023 A look ahead at the astrological forecast for July of 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Kira Sutherland! This month Venus stations retrograde in the sign of Leo, and transiting Mars in Virgo opposes Saturn in Pisces. At the top of the episode we discuss the astrology of some recent stories in the news, largely focusing on the first Saturn station in Pisces and how that coincided with a string of notable ocean related stories. This episode is available in both audio and video versions below.

The Jupiter-Uranus Conjunction 2023-2024 Has Begun!

Matthew Stelzner Jun 29, 2023 This is the Year we Level Up In these coming months if you point your telescope towards Jupiter it won’t be hard to find Uranus nearby. The last time these two planets came together was from March of 2010 to March of 2011. Take a moment to consider those months to see if it was a time when you leveled up at the game of life. Was it a year when you broke free of the past and leapt confidently into the future? The level-up that occurred that year has now been all played out. Are you ready to take it to the next level, and show the universe your moves? Are you ready for your next quantum leap, your next moon-shot, your next consciousness upgrade?  The previous conjunction happened during most of 1997. Consider that year also. Can you see ways that that was also a major level-up year for you, whether that be spiritually, creatively, career wise, or perhaps even cosmologically? Did your perception of your life, your place in the universe, and your sense of your own human potential expand during that year? If not, then recognize that every one of these conjunctions represents another opportunity to go quantum and fly to higher possibilities, but only if you want that ticket to ride. There are risks in getting on board starships, and you’re liable to break free of an ego constraint that you are not quite ready to let go of. Are you ready to see the world and your life from a radically expanded perspective? Are you ready for your eyes to go wide with awe and amazement, as you take in some new expanded understanding of what your future might look like? These potentials can be made manifest if there is a willingness to leap towards something that might be radically new and unexpected. Can you relax into the moment and let the upwinds carry you high so that you can see what may lay ahead? To check out more of my work, see my blog, and get information about my intuitive readings, visit my website at:

Kung Fu, Star Trek and the many paths to spirituality

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Do you feel overwhelmed by the complex issues facing our world, not to mention your own personal problems? Spirituality is the key to staying grounded and hopeful — even for skeptics, says actor and author Rainn Wilson. He explains why it’s time for all of us to experience a spiritual shake-up and outlines two paths to tap into your innate wisdom, kindness and strength. The work begins within yourself. (This conversation, hosted by TED’s Carla Zanoni, was part of an exclusive TED…SHOW MORE

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Rainn Wilson is an actor (“The Office”), comedian and film producer, a climate advocate and a member of the advisory board of Arctic Basecamp.

Weekly Invitational Translation Group

Translation is a 5-step process of “straight thinking in the abstract.” The first step is an ontological statement of being beginning with the syllogism: “Truth is that which is so. That which is not truth is not so. Therefore Truth is all there is.” The second step is the sense testimony (what the senses tell us about anything). The third step is the argument between the absolute abstract nature of truth from the first step and the relative specific truth of experience from the second step. The fourth step is filtering out the conclusions you have arrived at in the third step. The fifth step is your overall conclusion.

The claims in a Translation may seem outrageous, but they are always (or should always) be based on self-evident syllogistic reasoning. Here is one Translation from this week.

1)    Truth is that which is so.  That which is not truth is not so.  Therefore Truth is all that is.  Truth being all is therefore total, whole, complete, otherless, therefore one, therefore united, therefore harmonious, therefore orderly. I think therefore i am.  Since I am and since Truth is all that is, therefore I am Truth.  Since I am Truth, therefore I, being, am total, whole, complete, otherless, one, united, harmonious.  Since I am Truth and since I am Consciousness, therefore Truth is Consciousness.

2)    People with pelvic pain don’t want to get fucked (in any sense of the word).

people:  pleb, commoner as opposed to the aristocracy, mortal
mortal:  that which dies
aristocracy:  rule by the best
pelvic:  pelvis, sex, merging of male and female
pain:  threat
fucked:  sexual intercourse, disrespected
respect: regard, admire

3)    Truth being that which is right, correct is therefore flawless, perfect.  Truth being perfect is therefore not guilty of any wrong-doing ’cause Truth can only be Right-doing.  Therefore Truth is totally absolved, set free.  Truth being whole, complete and perfect, is therefore wonderful.  Truth being wonderful cannot at the same time be disrespected/fucked with.  Therefore Truth is unfuckwithable.  Truth being unfuckwithable, there can be no threat to Truth, therefore Truth is comfortable within its own skin, so to speak.  Truth being one, there can be no merger of male and female as two separate entities.  Therefore what Truth has joined together, no limited thought can rend asunder OR Truth is married in Its androgynous Self.  Truth being one entity, one being, one knowing, one consciousness, therefore sexuality or malefemaleness in Truth is knowing and being known.  Truth being one entity, cannot be divided between aristocracy (the best) and commoner (the rest).  There cannot be a good, better and best in Truth.  Therefore Truth/Good is common to all equally.  Truth being all cannot be limited in time or space, therefore Truth is was never born and can never die.  Therefore Truth is not mortal (that which dies) but immortal

4)    Truth can only be Right-doing. 
Truth is totally absolved, set free.
Truth is unfuckwithable. 
 Truth is comfortable within its own skin, so to speak.
What Truth has joined together, no limited thought can rend asunder 
Truth is married in Its androgynous Self.
Sexuality or malefemaleness in Truth is knowing and being known.
Truth/Good is common to all equally.  
Truth is not mortal (that which dies) but immortal

5)    Sexuality, malefemaleness, in Truth is Knowing and Being Known.

The Weekly Invitational Translation Group invites your participation as well.  If you would like to submit a Translation on any subject, feel free to send your weekly Translation to and we will anonymously post it on the Bathtub Bulletin on Friday.

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Genius of the Ancient World | Episode 1 | BBC Select

Genius of the Ancient World | Episode 1 | BBC Select Jun 15, 2023 What happened in the 5th century BC changed your life. This was the time when three trailblazers – the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates – transformed our understanding of human potential, cutting us loose from gods, making us deciders of our own destiny. All survivors of childhood trauma, living thousands of miles apart, what was it about their time that created ideas that still shape our own lives? BBC Select is the new home for documentaries. Available in the U.S and Canada. Find out more and start your free trial:

Art: Jacob Wrestling the Angel

Léon-Joseph-Florentin Bonnat (French, 1833–1922)
Jacob Wrestling the Angel, 1876
Pencil and black chalk on paper, 20 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.
Signed and dated lower left: L’Bonnat. 1876

This is either a highly finished study for, or a variant after, a painting that Bonnat exhibited at the Salon in 1876 (location unknown). With its emphasis on tensed musculature and the interaction of anatomical forms, this work illustrates perfectly how integral the numerous life drawings of nude male models (called académies because of their role as the most fundamental part of academic training) were to an artist’s formation of fully realized narrative compositions.

As an artist and a teacher, Bonnat was adamant in the fundamental importance of skillful drawing. In a letter translated and published in The American Magazine of Art in 1916, Bonnat declared: “Drawing and form: from those foundations we never stray; we cannot, we ought not to, because they are the conditions absolutely requisite to eternal beauty; and from antique art to contemporary, in passing through all the great epochs…it is by form and drawing alone that the world has been enriched with so many masterpieces.”

Jacob Wrestling the Angel illustrates the Biblical passage from Genesis 32:23-31 in which Jacob spends an entire night wrestling with a mysterious angel after crossing the river Jabbok with his family. This enigmatic combat has been variously interpreted as man’s struggle against God, against Satan, or against himself.


Stendhal syndrome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stendhal syndromeStendhal’s syndrome or Florence syndrome is a psychosomatic condition involving rapid heartbeatfainting, confusion, and even hallucinations,[1] allegedly occurring when individuals become exposed to objects, artworks, or phenomena of great beauty and antiquity.[2]

Stendhal syndrome was named after Marie-Henri Beyle (1783–1842), better known by his pen name, Stendhal.

The affliction is named after the 19th-century French author Stendhal (pseudonym of Marie-Henri Beyle), who described his experience with the phenomenon during his 1817 visit to Florence in his book Naples and Florence: A Journey from Milan to Reggio. When he visited the Basilica of Santa Croce, where Niccolò MachiavelliMichelangelo and Galileo Galilei are buried, he was overcome with profound emotion. Stendhal wrote:

I was in a sort of ecstasy, from the idea of being in Florence, close to the great men whose tombs I had seen. Absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty . . . I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations . . . Everything spoke so vividly to my soul. Ah, if I could only forget. I had palpitations of the heart, what in Berlin they call ‘nerves’. Life was drained from me. I walked with the fear of falling.[3]

Although psychologists have long debated whether Stendhal syndrome exists,[1] the apparent effects on some individuals are severe enough to warrant medical attention.[4] The staff at Florence’s Santa Maria Nuova hospital are accustomed to tourists suffering from dizzy spells or disorientation after viewing the statue of David, the artworks of the Uffizi Gallery, and other historic treasures of the Tuscan city.[1]

Though there are numerous accounts of people fainting while taking in Florentine art, dating from the early 19th century, the syndrome was only named in 1979, when it was described by Italian psychiatrist Graziella Magherini, who observed over a hundred similar cases among tourists in Florence. There exists no scientific evidence to define Stendhal syndrome as a specific psychiatric disorder; however, there is evidence that the same cerebral areas involved in emotional responses are activated during exposure to art.[5] The syndrome is not listed as a recognised condition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

A more recent account of the Stendhal syndrome was in 2018, where a visitor to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence suffered a heart attack while admiring Sandro Botticelli‘s The Birth of Venus.[6]

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Nikola Tesla on non-physical phenomena

Nikola Tesla

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

― Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 – January 7,1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Wikipedia