how to help digestion

I’ve been seeing a lot of people experiencing ?!?!?! feelings about how all of this is a dream and wondering if what’s happening in TPTR is not “real.” Which, same, but I thought I’d write up a short thing explaining more about some of the Tibetan Buddhist ideas underlying all of this and how that might help us digest what’s happening.

I don’t really know much about tulpamancy specifically, but I do know a little about Buddhist practice with thoughtforms, and to my understanding, tulpas are essentially thoughtform projections made physically manifest.

Unless we have become spiritually awakened, whenever we meet another person, we do not actually meet that person. What we are instead encountering are our own thoughtforms, that is, our own experiences, beliefs, prejudices, projecting onto that person and creating our perception of them. While they are certainly “real,” the other person as we experience them is really nothing more than a projection of our own minds.

In a… pretty real sense, honestly, We Are All Tulpas, in that we are all thoughtforms of other people. That doesn’t make us less “real,” but it does mean we exist in multiplicity, and there is no concrete and permanent self that can exist independently that isn’t a projection of someone’s mind. Our own very idea of self, of who we are, is also nothing more than a thoughtform of our own minds, and therefore also a tulpa.

I think David is literalizing, or “realizing” this psychological truth and applying it to his self-insert characters.

Next I’ll write a post on dreams, or dream cosmology, and how that fits in with this.

what the fuck i just learned that serotonin is a component in some animals venoms and is usually the reason why being stung/bitten hurts

Badass Black Women History Month:
Celebrating 28 Black Women Who Said,
“Fuck it, I’ll Do It!”

Day 25: Marie M. Daly
The First Black Woman With Chemistry

Marie M. Daly was born on April 16, 1921, in Queens, New York. She received her B.S. and M.S. in chemistry at Queens College and New York University. She completed her Ph.D. at Columbia—and became the first African-American woman to obtain a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States.

Marie came from a family that valued education. Her father had emigrated from the West Indies and attended Cornell University, but had to drop out when he couldn’t fund his education. Her mother was from Washington, D.C. and encouraged Marie to read books centered around science and scientists. After graduating from Hunter College High School, Daly attended Queens College in Flushing, New York, choosing to live at home in order to save money. Daly graduated with honors in 1942 and, to save money for graduate school, got a job as a lab assistant at her old college as well as a fellowship. This helped her cover the costs of getting a graduate degree in chemistry from New York University.

Marie finished her master’s degree in just a year and then, in 1944, enrolled at Columbia University as a doctoral student. Aided by her own ambition and intelligence, Daly studied how the body’s chemicals help digest food. She finished her doctorate—unknowingly making history as the first female African American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States—in 1947.

Marie’s work opened up a new understanding of how foods and diet can affect the health of the heart and the circulatory system. She would go on to teach before retiring in 1986. Her many honors included induction into Phi Beta Kappa as well as being tapped as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1988 she started a scholarship, in honor of her father, for minority students who want to study science at Queens College. She passed away in 2003.