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Episode · 1 year ago

The Lost Legacy of Wilhelm Reich and The Brain-Zapper Device I'm Testing

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

I talk a little bit about one of my favorite, controversial scientists that history has largely forgotten; Wilhelm Reich ... discoverer of Orgone. Also, I'm trying out the TDCS device tonight after the show. I want to find out where undiscovered greatness meets pseudo-science.

Hey, it's johnny emotions. It'sa new day, so this is a new daily emotions. Thank God it'sthank God it's this Friday. Still mean anything to you? Yeah, itdoes to me. Well, now, not always during the pandemic. SometimesI just work weird hours all through the night, sleep during the day.Weekends don't mean much, but lately I've been going to kind of a ninehundred and twenty five type of job, sales job, and this past weeksucked was they hadn't paid me. They're just lagging. So this Friday finallygot some money. A little upset yesterday...

...just internally. I didn't not.I don't know. I don't know if I have a reason to be ornot. It's not. It's not the issue. The issue is I caughtmyself becoming upset and just kind of nipped it in the bud, so Iwould. One of my son's hit me up like two days ago. He'slike, yeah, I'm going to go to California for about a week.So basically you just left yesterday. I could understand why he doesn't. Didn'twant to give me too much notice because, like, I get upset. WhenI get upset and anyway, so unfortunately he didn't get to see mecontain myself and, you know, figure out on my own. Just broughthim to the airport. Now I'm just as a parents. I'm worried thathe's out amongst the sick and might like he's healthy, but I hope hedoesn't catch it and bring it back or end up somewhere and catching it wherethere's no hospitals. So I worry, I'm a parent. Anyway, I'mnot going to talk about politics or pandemics.

Today's episode going to talk about WilhelmReich. So if you don't know about Wilhelm Reich, this guy's atrip. I'll tell you the reason I'm bringing him up in a minute,but anyway, Wilhelm Reich was a scientist and a doctor psychologist who came toprominence in the s and he was pretty radical. Came up with a lotof wild ideas. My particular favorite is his orgiastic potency, I think iswhat he called it. He discovered or gone, which is an invisible elementsomnipresent in our environment. It's in the trees, it's in the air,it's everywhere. So or gone is what causes orgasms. But there's also negativeorgon and he invented this thing called the...

...cloud buster, series of like aluminumtubes he would aim at the sky and he could make it rain. Infact, there was a couple of farmers were experiencing such severe drought they hadheard of this Guy Wilhelm Reich's crazy cloudbuster and said, dude, will payyou if you can make it rain. So he went over there, aimeda shit up with the clouds and by that night it rained. This was, like in the S, Pretty Wild, you know, circumstance, and it'seasy to call his work bullshit. But what I found really interesting wasafter the both the orgone stuff and the cloudbusters, a lot of his work, if you read between the lines, look like he invented a cure forcancer and unlimited energy. He's like one of those guys like Tesla, andI think the reason he's not as famous as Tesla. Again, his name'sWilhelm Reich. I think he's not as famous as Tesla because all his shitgot burned. Like they were so freaked...

...out about Wilhelm Reich that the USgovernment went in there and well, he's also kind of an ass. He'skind of like me. Maybe whatever, if I was in that situation wherelike the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, said now you got tocome to court and answer to these questions because you're claiming your little orgone generatorsand collectors are curing cancer, and he just said, well, you haveno authority over me. You get like this is not an FDA issue.You guys aren't scientist, you have no authority. I'm not going to court. So he did not go to court. He ended up in prison for acouple of years. Then he got out and ended up having to pleadfor his own sanity. That thought he was just crazy, crazy, whichhe was not. He was just stubborn and he thought he was onto somethingwe don't know yet. This is where it kind of you know, youdon't want to promote quackery, of course, but there's a lot of things thatbecome known in science many decades after...

...the fact that they were first introduced, and when their first introduced everybody thinks they're fucking nut jobs. So I'mgoing to hold it out that maybe a lot of Wilhelm Reich's ideas still haveyet to be proven. That said, I mean it's fun to think aboutanyway. So, anyway, people know about Tesla because there's a competition withhim and Edison, and then the bad myths and the rewritten history about whoinvented the light bulb or electricity and all that. So there's story there.With Wilhelm Reich, a lot of this stuff. Well, part of itwas he was preaching a lot of weird studo marks of stuff. In fact, he wrote the book the Mass Psychology of Fascism. That's a fascinating book. He's got a whole bunch of books. But back in the day these bookswere all burned, all of his equipment was dismantled and destroyed and hewas basically you just died in prison. And it's kind of fucked up becausenone of the medical or scientific journals published...

...his obituary and apparently is headstone justread William Reich, born March twenty four one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven, died. It's it died. Just a sad ending to this guy's life. So if you want somebody interesting to follow up on, go look inthe Wilhelm Reich it's got some wild things. Anyway. The whole reason I broughtthis up was because as I was telling you the other day, Igot in touch with some folks that have one of these transcranial direct current stimulation, transcranial t direct current DC stimulation, s t DCS, tdcs. Anyway, it's a little brain zapper thing and the more I looked into it,man there's tons of different brands, different like companies making these types of things. Not sure what the problem is. I guess it's and I looked atthere's lots of scientific research that says it does something. So I think here'swhere I think here's the problem. I...

...think a lot of these devices theydon't know how to mark it to the mentally ill or two people with justdifferent brain disorders. I don't know why. Maybe it's a hard thing to markit to or whatever. But so the next step in the trying tosell these devices. Did you go for the the mind hackers, like thepeople who want to get smarter and be more creative and that sort of thing? And I think that that's what the pitch man on shark tank was goingfor with this device, because it's sexy. He can be smarter, it's cognitiveenhancement and all this. I don't I don't know if that's true ornot true, and it's not why I want to try this device in thefirst place. I want to try this device because, like my metaphor Iused for Adhd, basically all your thoughts go through an intersection in your mind, there's a little traffic cop that guides...

...them and keep things orderly. Well, with an a DH, a dhd mind, that traffic cop is asleep. Normally you use speed like adderall or concert a riddling and things like thatto wake it up. I don't take those because it affects my blood pressure. So I'm going to try waken that little traffic cop up with this transcranualdirect current stimulation, and you get to try along with me anyway. Sothere's some correlation between just unproven technology, or I would even say umproving.It's technology that hasn't been accepted by the masses and in this case, youknow, it's been accepted by enough people, so it's really out there and alot of people try it. Conversely, it's rare enough to wear most peoplehaving even heard of it, and so there's that. So I'm goingto try and they sent it to me like I'm me, like I didn'tpay for it, they're not paying me...

...to review it. It's going tobe a straight up honest review and when a chart my mood and my myhow it just I'm a feeling because I'm I do a fucking podcast every day, so you kind of get it. Like, listen to today's podcast.I'm going to go. I think g shock is going to come on alittle bit. We're going to do another podcast, but later tonight, beforeI go to bed, I'm going to sit here with this thing on mybrain for twenty minutes, like it says, and then the next day and thenext day, so thirty days of this and we'll see if it actuallyhas an effect. And of course I should remind you, don't need to, but I should, that I'm not a doctor, I'm not a scientist, just another asshole with a podcast, which might be kind of the bestway to review a product like this, because I'm not trying to get smarter. SMART as bullshit. I've been smart since I was a kid and unlessyou got your moods and your emotions in your feelings together, smart doesn't helpat all. Like imagine having an expensive Ferrari or something, or Lamborghini orsomething that just fucking crazy, powerful right,...

...but it's got no steering wheel,or the steering will just asn't attached, and nobody told you that. Soyou hit the gas and moon go around the curve and Oh fuck that. That's what it's like. Having Adhd, bipolar and anxiety depression are all thesethings when you're intelligent, and almost everybody have met that has, especiallyasperger spectrum bipolar and schizophrenia. All the people I know with those three conditionsare smart, so there's something there. Just be careful. What you askfor, is all I'm saying. Like wishing to be smart and using adevice like this to try to make yourself smarter, swell, but if youcan't pay attention because you're distracted or if you have mood stabilizing issues, thenyeah, you're going to make yourself smarter. To what end? It doesn't evenmake any sense. So anyway, by point in using this device isto reduce my distractedness, because I've found...

...that when I took the speed relatedmedicine Concerta, it did wake up the traffic cop and my theory, mydoctor's theory, worked in that essence. In that sense, I mean itwoke the traffic cop up. I was able to think more clearly. Inthinking more clearly, I was able to break problems down in the smaller,more manageable pieces. I was able to see through days or weeks ahead.So there was a light at the end of the tunnel and that naturally liftedmy depression. So by curing your Adhd you might actually provide yourself some hopeand that could naturally lift depression again. I'm not a doctor, just tellingyou what happened with me. So I am going to unpack this bad boy. I see what's up. I don't really do unpacking videos and gets stupid. Sure, people get paid, but you know, people get paid todo a lot of stupid things and that's dumb. I'll put a picture upon it, or, even better,...

...you can go to the website andlook at it for yourself. So this brand, this particular company, iscalled lifted, lift ID lifted, and their website is get liftedcom again,not being paid by them. There's they probably once they hear the review,they're probably sink fuck we do. Why do we do that? But nowI'll be fair, I'll be kind and check out the device. And I'llgive you my first report tomorrow. Now, between tomorrow's episode and this one,I'm going to squeeze in a little talk with Gary Gee shock and Ihope you have a great night. Thanks for being here. I appreciate youand did pretty good. High sound like I'm going to up beat. I'mpretty depressed, but I've kind of think of myself as like a magician andone of my tricks is pretending to be able to function as a regular personand normally pull it off pretty well.

So, anyway, I appreciate you, hang in there and I'll talk to you tomorrow. And now back tothe wall.

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