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Why mental illnesses are not mental illnesses – a neuroceptive perspective

Admittedly, the title is striking. Of course, emotional suffering is a mental problem and has processes in the brain. However, it will be difficult to claim that someone suffering from depression due to thyroid dysfunction has a mental illness. Once the thyroid dysfunction is corrected, the depression also disappears. The reason for the suffering was in the body and was corrected there. This principle applies not only in the case of thyroid dysfunction, but to most mental ailments. The health insurance system has two offers for people suffering from so-called mental disorders: psychoactive substances for symptom suppression and talk therapy,...


Why neither non-duality nor classical talk therapy can heal developmental trauma

Non-duality is a term for the ONE. You as the one absoluteness of the self. Perfection in which everything is allowed. Developmental trauma is attachment trauma. It is the result of a failed connection attempt of an individualization-dissociation of the One with a reference being. One who is in samadhi does not have this problem, but who is permanently? Therefore, to heal an attachment trauma, a second or other is needed as a caregiver. Developmental trauma is the condition of a mammal that cannot feel safe in the world. To learn to feel safe, it needs at least one other...


Elements of the DMT experience in The OA (Pt. II)

This text contains spoilers. It assumes both the reception of the series and knowledge of a terminology related to the DMT experience. N,N-Dimethyltryptamine is an endegenous molecule which, when supplied exogenously, immediately produces deep visionary states and has enormous therapeutic potential, especially in combination with MAO inhibitors. The Netflix series “The OA” impresses with a complex multiverse story which does not appear to be artificial despite its mystical touch. The series takes place mainly in the everyday world, but structures its plot by excursions into other states of consciousness and creates a synthesis of common reality and mystery. The dreamlike...


The medicalisation of psychedelics

Love was never meant to be contained. Adyashanti   Due to proven therapeutic success psychedelics are perceived by an increasing public perception in a new light that shines through the discrediting propaganda fog of the last decades. MAPS played a big role in this by freeing war veterans from PTSD (with the help of MDMA) and taking away the end-of-life anxiety of dying people (psilocybin). As long as the medical way is used as a trojan horse to change misconceptions about these substances and to change their public position for the better, it is a clever and meaningful approach. However,...


5-MeO-DMT – An overview

5-MeO-DMT is the strongest existing psychedelic, the only one in its league and illegalized in many countries, although the human body builds and contains it naturally. The following text is not a scientific representation of this topic since the research situation is inadequate. It serves as an information basis and discussion incentive and is by no means a recommendation for consumption. How does 5-MeO-DMT work? What’s important for the user? Is 5-MeO-DMT suitable for everyone? What distinguishes 5-Meo-DMT from other psychedelic substances? Is 5-MeO-DMT a magic pill? Is only a full release experience a successful 5-MeO-DMT experience? Why is 5-MeO-DMT...


The Babadook: The immediacy of the symbol (explanation)

The Babadook is probably the best horror movie 2014. He is at least the most loving. His story is about the love of a mother to her child and the love of the child to the mother. The plot is a symbolic-analogical, representative-visual-auditive translation of what happens in the subconscious mind of the protagonist. Horror movies especially scare us when they touch something deep in the psyche that worries us, in contradiction to our conscious ideals. It is not the creepy image on the screen that scares us, but the identification with the creepy image. Every loss of our desired...


Fight Club: The spiritual fight of Tyler Durden

Let’s delve into the spirituality of Fight Club. Tyler Durden, the protagonist of the film, is an unobtrusive representative of an average citizen in the capitalism during the turn of the millennium. He is dedicated to security of civilization and financial self-esteem. As an insurance commissioner for a large car group, he has to assess whether recalls of faulty and therefore potentially deadly cars are likely to be profitable for the company. Their policy is that they are only to be implemented if the expected subsequent costs of a legal dispute are higher than the cost of the recall action....


Another Earth: Forgiveness as a gravitational field

The earth in Another Earth attracts a supposed copy of its own while the motive for forgiveness is the gravitation of the film. Rhoda Williams caused as the protagonist a car accident with a fatal outcome, which ended a whole family life. John Burroughs, a former professor and family father, has been in a coma for a long time, and afterwards he is depressed and an alcoholic. After she served official punishment, Williams feels inwardly cold and derealized and lies herself in the ice-cold night to die. Her internal state is immediately reconciled with the contextual configuration of the plot....


Breakthrough – Similarities between the plot of contact and the subjectively experienced effect of DMT

In the film Contact (1997) the protagonist Ellie Arroway makes contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence as a part of the SETI project. She gets plans for a construction that makes it possible to travel to their planets. The vehicle is being built and Arroway is allowed to try it out. What she experiences matches in an astounding number of points with anecdotal reports of the effect of n,n-dimethyltriptamine (DMT) on the human mind. DMT is presumed to be contained in all living beings, which means it is an endogenic substance, and it is structurally simpler than serotonin (quasi not much...


Enemy: Explanation (analysis and interpretation)

Although Denis Villeneuves Enemy is strictly composed and each scene and sentence is semantically loaded on a deeper level, a rational, coherent interpretation of the film is hardly possible. For this he plays too much with the non-fulfillment of the spectator’s need for a complete solution. But most of the parts of this puzzle can be explained and combined into a meaningful picture.  Chris Stuckman has already worked the cornerstones of a plausible reading in his analysis. Enemy is about a man who is unfaithful to his wife, but returns to her with remorse. He has ambitions to become an...

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