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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's a new day, so this is a new daily emotions. Thank God it's thank God it's this Friday. Still mean anything to you? Yeah, it does to me. Well, now, not always during the pandemic. Sometimes I 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 nine hundred and twenty five type of job, sales job, and this past week sucked was they hadn't paid me. They're just lagging. So this Friday finally got 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 or not. It's not. It's not the issue. The issue is I caught myself becoming upset and just kind of nipped it in the bud, so I would. One of my son's hit me up like two days ago. He's like, 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't want to give me too much notice because, like, I get upset. When I get upset and anyway, so unfortunately he didn't get to see me contain myself and, you know, figure out on my own. Just brought him to the airport. Now I'm just as a parents. I'm worried that he's out amongst the sick and might like he's healthy, but I hope he doesn't catch it and bring it back or end up somewhere and catching it where there's no hospitals. So I worry, I'm a parent. Anyway, I'm not going to talk about politics or pandemics.

Today's episode going to talk about Wilhelm Reich. So if you don't know about Wilhelm Reich, this guy's a trip. 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 to prominence in the s and he was pretty radical. Came up with a lot of wild ideas. My particular favorite is his orgiastic potency, I think is what he called it. He discovered or gone, which is an invisible elements omnipresent 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 negative orgon and he invented this thing called the...

...cloud buster, series of like aluminum tubes he would aim at the sky and he could make it rain. In fact, there was a couple of farmers were experiencing such severe drought they had heard of this Guy Wilhelm Reich's crazy cloudbuster and said, dude, will pay you if you can make it rain. So he went over there, aimed a shit up with the clouds and by that night it rained. This was, like in the S, Pretty Wild, you know, circumstance, and it's easy to call his work bullshit. But what I found really interesting was after 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 for cancer and unlimited energy. He's like one of those guys like Tesla, and I think the reason he's not as famous as Tesla. Again, his name's Wilhelm Reich. I think he's not as famous as Tesla because all his shit got burned. Like they were so freaked...

...out about Wilhelm Reich that the US government went in there and well, he's also kind of an ass. He's kind of like me. Maybe whatever, if I was in that situation where like the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, said now you got to come to court and answer to these questions because you're claiming your little orgone generators and collectors are curing cancer, and he just said, well, you have no 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 a couple of years. Then he got out and ended up having to plead for his own sanity. That thought he was just crazy, crazy, which he was not. He was just stubborn and he thought he was onto something we don't know yet. This is where it kind of you know, you don't want to promote quackery, of course, but there's a lot of things that become 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'm going to hold it out that maybe a lot of Wilhelm Reich's ideas still have yet to be proven. That said, I mean it's fun to think about anyway. So, anyway, people know about Tesla because there's a competition with him and Edison, and then the bad myths and the rewritten history about who invented the light bulb or electricity and all that. So there's story there. With Wilhelm Reich, a lot of this stuff. Well, part of it was 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 books were all burned, all of his equipment was dismantled and destroyed and he was basically you just died in prison. And it's kind of fucked up because none of the medical or scientific journals published...

...his obituary and apparently is headstone just read 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 in the Wilhelm Reich it's got some wild things. Anyway. The whole reason I brought this up was because as I was telling you the other day, I got 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 at there's lots of scientific research that says it does something. So I think here's where I think here's the problem. I...

...think a lot of these devices they don't know how to mark it to the mentally ill or two people with just different brain disorders. I don't know why. Maybe it's a hard thing to mark it to or whatever. But so the next step in the trying to sell these devices. Did you go for the the mind hackers, like the people 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 going for with this device, because it's sexy. He can be smarter, it's cognitive enhancement and all this. I don't I don't know if that's true or not true, and it's not why I want to try this device in the first place. I want to try this device because, like my metaphor I used 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 that to 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 transcranual direct current stimulation, and you get to try along with me anyway. So there'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, you know, it's been accepted by enough people, so it's really out there and a lot of people try it. Conversely, it's rare enough to wear most people having even heard of it, and so there's that. So I'm going to try and they sent it to me like I'm me, like I didn't pay for it, they're not paying me...

...to review it. It's going to be a straight up honest review and when a chart my mood and my my how 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 a little bit. We're going to do another podcast, but later tonight, before I go to bed, I'm going to sit here with this thing on my brain for twenty minutes, like it says, and then the next day and the next day, so thirty days of this and we'll see if it actually has 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 best way 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 unless you got your moods and your emotions in your feelings together, smart doesn't help at all. Like imagine having an expensive Ferrari or something, or Lamborghini or something 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. So you 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 these things when you're intelligent, and almost everybody have met that has, especially asperger spectrum bipolar and schizophrenia. All the people I know with those three conditions are smart, so there's something there. Just be careful. What you ask for, is all I'm saying. Like wishing to be smart and using a device like this to try to make yourself smarter, swell, but if you can't pay attention because you're distracted or if you have mood stabilizing issues, then yeah, you're going to make yourself smarter. To what end? It doesn't even make any sense. So anyway, by point in using this device is to reduce my distractedness, because I've found...

...that when I took the speed related medicine Concerta, it did wake up the traffic cop and my theory, my doctor's theory, worked in that essence. In that sense, I mean it woke the traffic cop up. I was able to think more clearly. In thinking 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 lifted my depression. So by curing your Adhd you might actually provide yourself some hope and that could naturally lift depression again. I'm not a doctor, just telling you 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 to do a lot of stupid things and that's dumb. I'll put a picture up on it, or, even better,...

...you can go to the website and look at it for yourself. So this brand, this particular company, is called 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 now I'll be fair, I'll be kind and check out the device. And I'll give 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 I hope you have a great night. Thanks for being here. I appreciate you and did pretty good. High sound like I'm going to up beat. I'm pretty depressed, but I've kind of think of myself as like a magician and one of my tricks is pretending to be able to function as a regular person and normally pull it off pretty well.

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

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