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In this episode, we sit down with Justin Aversano, the creator of Twin Flames and Co-founder of Quantum Art, an on-chain curation platform focused on photographers and their work. We discuss the differences between the crypto art space and the traditional art world, the case for on-chain photography, the collector's experience on Quantum Art, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:14) – Justin's background. (00:01:59) – The traditional art world vs. the crypto art world. (00:05:34) – The benefits of putting photography on-chain. (00:07:10) – Will new artists go the traditional route or the crypto route? (00:08:41) – The motivation behind Twin Flames. (00:11:43) – The process behind Twin Flames. (00:16:30) – How photographers can get involved with Quantum Art. (00:18:39) – The collector's experience on Quantum Art. (00:21:34) – Quantum Art's relationship with artists. (00:24:10) – Plans for scaling curation. (00:25:04) – The most rewarding thing about building Quantum Art. (00:27:14) – What's next for Quantum Art? (00:31:09) – Physical spaces vs. online spaces. (00:33:24) – Bringing films onto Quantum Art. (00:34:01) – Closing. Social links: Justin's Twitter Quantum Art Twitter Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries Quantum Art Website More
In this episode, we sit down with Ryan “Fwiz” Wyatt, Head of Gaming at YouTube, who brings years of experience having worked in Major League Gaming, Machinima, and as a competitive gamer himself. Hear from Ryan on the role of Big Tech in the Web3 movement, how the world will transition to blockchain games, Web3's impact on the creator economy and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:20) – Ryan's background. (00:01:47) – Ryan's work at YouTube. (00:06:07) – Big Tech's role in the Web3 movement. (00:08:47) – Ryan's journey into the gaming industry. (00:12:45) – The role of games in modern society. (00:14:42) – Ryan's involvement in crypto. (00:21:12) – The most potent and interesting aspects of blockchain gaming. (00:27:09) – Elements of Web3 games that will resonate with traditional gamers. (00:30:49) – The effects of spending populations migrating to Web3. (00:33:58) – Traditional gaming corporations and Web3. (00:38:01) – What is missing from blockchain gaming? (00:41:21) – Crypto native games vs. games that abstract crypto elements away. (00:44:01) – DAO governance decision-making in games. (00:46:31) – Web3's impact on the creator economy. (00:51:55) – Biggest learnings from working at YouTube. (00:55:12) – The biggest threats to blockchain gaming. (00:59:06) – Advice to builders in the space. (01:02:11) – Rapid fire questions. (01:08:12) – Closing. Social links: Ryan's Twitter Ryan's Linkedin Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries More
Thanks for listening! Please subscribe, share, rate and review! The Delphi Murders, also known as the Snapchat Murders, of 14 y/o Libby German and 13 y/o Abby Williams in 2017 still remain unsolved. FB: https://www.facebook.com/WhatACrimePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatacrimepod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatacrimepod Email: email@example.com Sources: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/liberty-german https://www.in.gov/isp/crime-reporting/delphi-homicide-investigation/ https://www.the-sun.com/news/4276923/delphi-murder-snapchat-video-killer-sister/ https://www.wdrb.com/news/court-documents-link-indiana-man-to-social-media-in-delphi-murder-investigation/article_66e07b3a-5786-11ec-a6eb-2b6740589b09.html https://www.whas11.com/article/news/crime/delphi-murders-libby-german-abby-williams-killed-8-graders-unsolved-indiana-snapchat-video/417-86f80290-cf77-443a-af9f-fefb7eec830c https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/the-unsolved-delphi-murders-what-happened-to-indiana-teens-libby-german-and-abby-williams https://www.abc57.com/news/a-look-back-at-2017-the-delphi-murders https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/us/delphi-murders-indiana-sketch.html https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/eerie-photos-capture-teens-death-march-down-the-hill/news-story/7f904cd581f93d79a9b101c222eca21b https://abc7chicago.com/2017-delphi-murders-suspect-update-in/10560129/ https://www.the-sun.com/news/4277744/final-hours-delphi-snapchat-murder-victim/ https://www.wdrb.com/news/court-documents-link-indiana-man-to-social-media-in-delphi-murder-investigation/article_66e07b3a-5786-11ec-a6eb-2b6740589b09.html https://youtu.be/seWioxRdQ5k
The 'Delphi Bridge Murders' has shocked and frustrated investigators, family members, and online sleuths for the past 4 years. On February 13th, 2017, Kelsi German dropped her sister Liberty 'Libby' German and her best friend Abigail 'Abby' Williams at the Monon High Bridge. They found the girls deceased the next day a quarter mile away from the bridge, down in a ravine.
**This episode was recorded before verdicts in the Maxwell and Holmes case were rendered** We are back to wrap up 2021 with a series of updates on our favourite cases, and to set up the game plan for 2022. Theme music: Mystery Sax by Kevin MacLeod Link: filmmusic.io/song/4108-mystery-sax License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Tarun Chitra, Founder of Gauntlet, a financial modelling platform that uses battle-tested techniques from the algorithmic trading industry to inform on-chain protocol management. The two discuss the intricacies of Gauntlet's risk models, the future of governance, the state of artificial intelligence, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:23) – Tarun's background / Moving into crypto. (00:16:44) – Overview of Gauntlet. (00:26:06) – Updating risk models. (00:30:16) – Are risk models independent? (00:34:27) – Getting to full automation. (00:41:29) – The future of governance. (00:45:58) – Automated governance modelling. (00:49:09) – Sophisticated AI attack vectors. (00:52:12) – Thoughts on the state of AIs. (00:58:05) – Biggest goal for Gauntlet in the next year. (00:59:19) – Tarun's favorite hair color. Social links: Tarun's Twitter Gauntlet Twitter Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries Gauntlet Website Gauntlet Blog More
Abigail Williams and Liberty German were walking along the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi, Indiana on February 13, 2017, Snapchatting along the way. A few of those videos captures what would potentially be their killer. On Valentine's Day, Abigail and Libery's bodies were found, with investigators concluding that this was no accident, the girls were murdered. There have been 5 years of clues and analysis, even a few people named as persons of interest, but no arrests have been made. That being said, recent developments may finally lead us to the true killer. Investigators say that Liberty "Libby" was talking to someone online under the name "anthony_shots", now identified as Kegan Anthony Kline. Kline used fake pictures and fake info to lure children into sending nudes and other graphic material. The worse part? Kline is currently not named as a suspect or person of interest. So what do you think, is Kline responsible, or is it another murderer who is still roaming free? Don't fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at Truebill.com/TRUE Send your true crime suggestions to hello@truecrimerecaps! Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or by using this link: https://bit.ly/TrueCrimeRecapsPodcast If you want to support the show, and get all the episodes ad-free go to https://truecrimerecaps.supercast.tech/ If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: https://bit.ly/TrueCrimeRecapsPodcast Follow TCR on YouTube here! Follow TCR on Instagram here! Follow TCR on Facebook here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021年度最後一場直播！快來在Clubhouse上跟我，Peddy，與通勤家族們一同提前跨年、練習英語！快加入 15Mins 通勤學英語直播室吧~ 每日英語跟讀 Ep.K276: 機器能夠學習道德嗎？Can a Machine Learn Morality? Researchers at an artificial intelligence lab in Seattle called the Allen Institute for AI unveiled new technology last month that was designed to make moral judgments. They called it Delphi, after the religious oracle consulted by the ancient Greeks. Anyone could visit the Delphi website and ask for an ethical decree. 上個月，位於西雅圖的人工智慧實驗室艾倫人工智慧研究所研究人員，發表了設計用來做出道德判斷的新技術。他們以古希臘人諮詢的宗教神諭將它命名德爾菲。任何人都能造訪德爾菲的網站，詢問道德法令。 Joseph Austerweil, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, tested the technology using a few simple scenarios. When he asked if he should kill one person to save another, Delphi said he shouldn't. When he asked if it was right to kill one person to save 100 others, it said he should. Then he asked if he should kill one person to save 101 others. This time, Delphi said he should not. 麥迪遜威斯康辛大學心理學家奧斯特衛爾使用幾個簡單的場景測試這項技術。當他詢問，他是否應該殺一個人去救另一人時，德爾菲說他不應該。當他問為了救一百個人而殺死一個人是否正確時，德爾菲說他應該做，然後他又問道，他是否應該殺死一個人來救101個人，德爾菲這次則說他不應該這樣做。 Morality, it seems, is as knotty for a machine as it is for humans. 看來，機器與人類同樣都對道德問題感到傷腦筋。 Delphi, which has received more than 3 million visits over the past few weeks, is an effort to address what some see as a major problem in modern AI systems: They can be as flawed as the people who create them. 過去幾周被300多萬人次造訪的德爾菲是個艱難嘗試，為了處理被一些人認為是現代人工智慧系統的主要問題：它們可能跟創造它們的人一樣有缺陷。 Facial recognition systems and digital assistants show bias against women and people of color. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter fail to control hate speech, despite wide deployment of artificial intelligence. Algorithms used by courts, parole offices and police departments make parole and sentencing recommendations that can seem arbitrary. 臉部辨識系統與數位助理顯現出對女性及有色人種的偏見。儘管人工智慧被廣泛應用，但臉書與推特這樣的社群網路卻無法控制仇恨言論。法院、假釋辦公室與警察部門使用的演算法，提出的假釋和量刑建議可能看起來很武斷。 A growing number of computer scientists and ethicists are working to address those issues. And the creators of Delphi hope to build an ethical framework that could be installed in any online service, robot or vehicle. 愈來愈多電腦科學家與倫理學家致力解決這些問題。德爾菲的創造者希望建立一個道德框架，可安裝在任何線上服務、機器人或車上。 “It's a first step toward making AI systems more ethically informed, socially aware and culturally inclusive,” said Yejin Choi, the Allen Institute researcher and University of Washington computer science professor who led the project. 領導該計畫的艾倫研究所研究員、華盛頓大學電腦科學教授崔藝珍（音譯）說：「這是讓人工智慧系統更具道德意識、社會意識與文化包容性的第一步。」 Delphi is by turns fascinating, frustrating and disturbing. It is also a reminder that the morality of any technological creation is a product of those who have built it. The question is: Who gets to teach ethics to the world's machines? AI researchers? Product managers? Mark Zuckerberg? Trained philosophers and psychologists? Government regulators? 德爾菲時而令人著迷，時而令人沮喪，時而令人不安。這也提醒我們，任何技術創造的道德都是創造者的產物。問題在於，誰來教授世界上的機器道德？人工智慧研究人員？產品經理？祖克柏？受訓過的哲學家和心理學家？政府監管部門？ While some technologists applauded Choi and her team for exploring an important and thorny area of technological research, others argued that the very idea of a moral machine is nonsense. 雖然一些技術人員稱讚崔藝珍及其團隊探索了一個重要而棘手的技術研究領域，但其他人認為，道德機器的想法本身就是無稽之談。Source article: https://udn.com/news/story/6904/5953372
Topics: Frankenstein, Prophecy, Sibyl's Cave, Plutarch, Delphi, Station 11, Distopic, Ada, Nabokov, Ada Lovelace, Henry Fuseli, Gothic, Laudanum, Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Anarchist, Caleb Williams, Milton, Darkside, Dracula, Romanticism
The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Sahil Lavingia, Founder of Gumroad, a powerful, but simple, e-commerce platform that helps creators monetize digital products and memberships. The two discuss Sahil's decision to leave Pinterest, Web3's edge over Web2, decentralizing Gumroad and shifting to a Web3 model, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:28) – Sahil's background. (00:05:24) – The decision to leave Pinterest / Starting Gumroad. (00:13:41) – Working through adversity. (00:21:45) – Advice to crypto founders. (00:36:56) – Decentralizing Gumroad. (00:45:31) – Thoughts on merging Web2 and Web3. (00:48:48) – Social credit and pseudonymity. (00:53:07) – Why Web2 and Web3 are not mutually exclusive. (01:03:27) – Web3's edge over Web2. (01:09:15) – Pushing change forward on the societal level. (01:13:41) – Sahil and Gumroad's shift into Web3. (01:20:35) – The most impactful idea in Sahil's book. (01:23:43) – Closing Social links: Sahil's Twitter Gumroad Twitter Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries Gumroad Website Sahil's Blog Sahil's Book More
11 days after Liberty German and Abigail Williams were murdered, a search warrant was executed at the home of Kegan Anthony Kline. Almost 5 years later new evidence is found...#delphimurders #delphimurdersupdate #thedelphimurders #delphimurdersaudio #delphi #abigailwilliams #libertygerman #delphiindiana #delphiindianamurdersThis week on Solvable mysteries podcast we revisit with news of a new potential suspect in the case of the murders of Libby German and Abby Williams. Their murder in 2017 in Delpi, Indiana has remained unsolved, though several suspects have been looked at over the years. Now a new person whose catfishing social media activities brought him into the spotlight of law enforcement is being looked at in terms of activity tied to a specific account, and request from investigators to find out if this same social media account might be tied to other crimes in the area, including this one.On today's show, Juras and Glenn discuss what is known about this person currently, who has been identified as Kegan Anthony Kline. They speculate about the kind of person accused of what Kline has currently been investigated for, as well as doing some photo and video comparisons to see how in theory Kline or someone like him might be involved. Please Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss new episodes of the Solvable Mysteries Podcast, we upload on a weekly basis.
David and Tamler dive into David Foster Wallace's celebrated and surprisingly earnest Kenyon College commencement speech “This is Water”. How can we escape the prison and prism of our (literally) self-centered perspective? Can we choose to adjust our natural default settings, take a break from our running inner monologue, and pay attention to what's in front of us right now? Is DFW appealing to Buddhist ideas or something more general that you can be found across all spiritual traditions? Plus we ask the AI ethics program “Ask Delphi” some tough moral questions (spoiler alert: "just the tip" is "rude"), and almost get into a big fight about the potential of AI ethical robots (but we're saving that argument for a future episode).
On Feb. 13, 2017, 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Liberty German were killed while hiking on a nature trail in Delphi, Indiana. Nearly five years later, an update from Indiana State Police is bringing renewed hope to the victims' families and the Delphi community. WTHR Reporter Emily Longnecker shares the latest. If you have any information about the case, police ask that you please send tips to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com. More information can be found at www.wthr.com.
The Delphi Podcast Guest Host and NFT/Gaming Analyst Jeremy Parris sits down with Vitomir Jevremovic and Jovan Tisma, Co-founders of ALL.ART, foundational NFT infrastructure built on the Solana blockchain. They discuss metadata, infrastructure, and intellectual property issues around NFTs, the $AART token IDO and NFT drop, VR ALL.ART and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:30) – Guests' backgrounds. (00:03:08) – What is ALL.ART? (00:10:31) – What is lacking in current NFT metadata & infrastructure. (00:21:12) – The intellectual property and licensing problem with NFTs. (00:28:59) – Overview of Solsea. (00:39:51) – Details of the ALL.ART IDO. (00:48:03) – The ALL.ART NFT collection. (00:50:17) – The case for virtual reality. (00:56:16) – $AART token. (01:03:35) – Advantages of having Solsea as a working product. (01:06:27) – Closing thoughts. Social links: Jovan's Twitter Vito's Twitter ALL.ART Twitter Solsea Twitter Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries ALL.ART Website ALL.ART IDO Solsea Website ALL.ART Unity Wallet VR ALL.ART More
Athletes, large and small, old and young, elite and recreational experience low back pain at some time in their sporting lives. So, how do you best help athletes manage their pain, stay healthy and perform to their full potential? Dr Fiona Wilson from Trinity College Dublin shares the latest evidence with the JOSPT community, including the 2021 consensus on preventing and managing low back pain in rowers. Download the 2021 consensus from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33685861/ Delphi study of clinicians' opinions: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33431498/ Systematic review of treatment strategies: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33355180/
Episode 100- Celebrating the 100th Episode with case updatesIn this episode. we mark the centrury mark celebrating 100 episodes of The Murder in My Family, including updates to previous cases we've covered in the first 100 cases with all new conversations with past guests.To support this podcast with a donation, you can do so via Patreon at:https://www.patreon.com/TheMurderInMyFamilyor through Paypal at:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/themurderinmyfamilyTo contact the podcast or learn more about the case we discuss, please visit:TheMurderInMyFamily.com
The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Francesco George Renzi, CEO and Co-founder of Superfluid, a protocol building programmable money streams. The two discuss how streaming solves payment problems today, the potential of streaming as a DeFi primitive, using future cash flow for on-chain credit scoring, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:17) – Francesco's background. (00:02:40) – The inspiration for starting Superfluid. (00:04:31) – Problems with payments today / Why streaming payments are better. (00:07:57) – Potential pushback from Web2. (00:10:22) – Superfluid usage in DAOs. (00:12:47) – Getting started with Superfluid. (00:17:27) – Upgrading/downgrading tokens. (00:19:40) – How gas cost savings are achieved. (00:23:11) – Uses for streaming beyond payments. (00:29:58) – Future cash flow and on-chain credit scoring. (00:34:36) – What are Super Apps? (00:38:02) – Superfluid and L2s. (00:41:34) – Biggest challenge building Superfluid / Advice to founders. (00:44:45) – Closing thoughts. Social links: Francesco's Twitter Superfluid Twitter Superfluid Discord Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries Superfluid Website Superfluid App Superfluid Docs Ricochet Exchange Website More
LinksCobieWebShow PartnerThis episode is presented by FTX. Trade on an awesome mobile interface fee-free, and still get all the great portfolio tracking features you know and love: https://uponly.tv/ftxShow NotesUpOnlyTV NotesIntroduction & Early Days ⁃ Bought Bitcoin first in 2012 but really down the rabbit-hole through 2013 onwards ⁃ Only other original CT person still active is Bob Laxative (formerly KingBTC) ⁃ Being early turned people into survivors. Cryptsy, MtGox etc hacked. Everything going to zero, only self custody BTC felt safe ⁃ Started with £200-300 ($500) and didn't put any more fiat in other than one investment in 2020 (that went to zero) ⁃ Got shilled QuarkCoin by Bill Still on cryptsy and accidentally sold the top. Got a DM from Jebus911 about another coin that went 70x ⁃ Up significantly in BTC early but down in USD in bear market. Lost a lot of BTC on things like BTCBuilder ⁃ Sold Cryptsy listings via API for months while at uni for free multiples before the alpha got leaked ⁃ Saw BTC as the solution following the financial crisis and levels of corruption and incompetenceMtGox ⁃ Gox was the main exchange and allegedly had a bot to buy back BTC that had been lost ⁃ Constant buy pressure caused the price to run ⁃ Unsure what the outcome would have been on the state of the market if it hadn't happened ⁃ Some friends got completely wiped by Gox ⁃ Psychologically put a lot of people off BTC having to consider the cost of buying the BTC they had lostTrading & Making It ⁃ Wouldn't consider ever having been a full time trader ⁃ It was more of a hobby or side hustle. Decisions mostly based on instinct and prior cycle behaviour ⁃ It's become much harder to call cycle bottoms and tops ⁃ People create narratives to rationalise things it's easier to learn from your own mistakes with time looking back ⁃ Above average at most things when actually trying, except League of Legends ⁃ Deep down believed he would eventually be a millionaire. Without crypto this would still have happened from acquisitions/startups ⁃ Opens you to being more risk tolerant in other areas of life e.g. taking stock vs salary ⁃ Easier to have conviction when you don't sit through large drawdowns and can gauge risk. “HODL is for poor people” unless disciplined you'll let your gains evaporate and might become a forced seller at the bottom ⁃ Tries to estimate probability of it being over on every dip. Wants to sell as close to the top as possible, can buy back higher if wrong. Won't work if you do this on every dipSupercycle ⁃ Idea of a Supercycle described by Su in earlier episode is probably right ⁃ If crypto becomes integrated into society and BTC becomes the store of value then it's the only thing that makes sense ⁃ Thinks it's not the right time for it to happen, integration is tertiary ⁃ If crypto disappears now how many lives are actually impacted ⁃ Unless you run …say a crypto podcast? (pls sir my family) ⁃ Maybe it is now but maybe it needs another boom/bust first before it reaches that level ⁃ Top 10/20 assets on CoinGecko right now – are we really ready for a supercycle??ETH ⁃ ETH DAO hack, ETC fork, ICOs put off. Didn't buy more ETH because conviction was low with all of this. Still held original ETH but could have rotated into buying much more ⁃ Instead of focusing on ponzification it's best to focus on change in products available e.g. genuine use case like lending on chain being built ⁃ Building blocks add value to the ecosystem because they enable future building blocks. OG DeFi protocols and things like MetaMask responsible for leading that changeFounding Lido & ETH 2.0 ⁃ Co-founded Lido but says Konstantin and Vasily are the real brains behind everything along with the core teams. Fought to not call it dPool. (Fought with Ledger to not have UpOnly called TokenTalk) ⁃ When PoS was created there was no real concept of DeFi ⁃ Staking Ethereum is just a better form of wrapped Ethereum and risk free yield is the bottom brick of DeFi ⁃ Thinks merge will be Q2/Q3 or later. Beacon chains have been live for a whole ⁃ People will think it's bullish but $35B on the beacon chain will become unlocked too⁃ Wider ETH community attitude to scaling is bad in level of acknowledgement it's atrociously bad right now. Optimistic roll ups have felt like a disappointment so far and ZK aren't EVM compatible yet ⁃ Misaligned incentives between people who got rich holding ETH and the usability of the network ⁃ Equally sceptical of alternative L1s. Fragmented liquidity and most will fail to sustain ecosystems without incentives ⁃ Easier to trust that ETH will be around in future vs a coin flip on some other L1s. Max 5% survive and likely still struggle. Maybe new L1s just keep getting funded forever?Identifying the Meta ⁃ Used to be buying things before it got listed on exchange, playing on APIs ⁃ Moved to buying when it listed on smaller exchanges before it hit the bigger exchanges ⁃ Shifted again to how to get coins before they hit any exchange and people would monitor BitcoinTalk and cloud mining was popular ⁃ 2017 was ICO meta trying to get in before main token sale ⁃ 2020 was DeFi farming ⁃ 2021 was BTC -> ETH -> DeFi complacency -> meme coins -> NFTs -> L1s and OHM forks ⁃ What's next? There is no crystal ball, you can guess the narrative that makes sense or watch what's happening and being aggressive when you spot it ⁃ Short term playing the meta it doesn't have to make sense a lot of the time it's just a game of chicken anyway. Narrative just needs PMF ⁃ People assume they're already late rather than factoring in if the narrative really takes off ⁃ Narrative can drive both supply and demand and people underestimate how it can get out of hand ⁃ Figuring out the meta game is the most important thing and how to make money in crypto. Avoid things like YouTube they're good at content marketing not crypto ⁃ Have to avoid maximalism and accept these trades and rotationsBear Market Predictions ⁃ Metaverse and GameFi have crazy valuations but a couple with war chests that will enable them to keep building in a bear market ⁃ Main goal can possibly become preserving the treasury vs delivering ⁃ Meme coins all to zero ⁃ Anything with a constant token emission requirement all to zero ⁃ Regulations could cause decentralised in name only projects to disappear ⁃ Young hungry teams will keep building ⁃ 60% of people who made life changing money this cycle will lose it allWorking in Crypto & DAOs ⁃ Shift recently between keeping a normal job alongside crypto to now. It's become much more mainstream and more risk effective to now join a crypto project or protocol. In crypto it can be better to be an early employer vs founder which is quite different to traditional tech ⁃ DAO currently a type of regulatory arbitrage which operates worse but can have a token. There are examples of very good and very bad DAOs ⁃ Best DAOs won't be the ones people like in a bull market, maybe even those with concentrated ownership like 15 addresses vs retail owners getting angry at teams over token economics ⁃ DAOs will demand a new type of VC. More contributor type VC involvement e.g. what Paradigm and Delphi are moving towardsFinding a Crew ⁃ Early days had a TG group called 27 club to talk about the markets and probably wouldn't have made it in crypto without it. 70/80% of the members did not make it in crypto ⁃ Most people who make it have a group like this to share alpha. Essential to have people in your life who are all inMaximalism ⁃ Picking a group and hating an opposing group is historically quite common for humans ⁃ BTC and ETH maxi people are very similar people that would be friends irl but project hatred at each other online instead ⁃ BTC maximalism used to be people speculate on new things while quietly all knowing that BTC was the only thing really worthwhile but could experiment to see if there was value elsewhere ⁃ Fees similarly now except it's expanded beyond just BTC to a small number of other coins ⁃ Maximalism now has changed similarly to political influencers and become inflammatory and toxic ⁃ See it a lot now in BTC and ETH with the same talking points, it's counterproductive⁃ Staying open minded is only positive for you as a person within this space. On a long enough timeline all maximalists are wrong at some pointFuture Prediction ⁃ Most probable future is maybe a KYC country chain with DeFi, but without governance tokens, with the base currency being a CBDCRisk Management Pyramid Changes ⁃ Reason it's wrong is that if you take a 5% entry in something risky that performed really well, by constantly taking off the position to keep it at 5% you'd ruin your upside ⁃ Pyramid makes sense as an entry tool and rebalancing once the trade actually ends makes more sense ⁃ There'll be an updated version coming soonFinal Alpha ⁃ “Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance” – Albert Maysles ⁃ Be wary of anyone intentionally removing or ignoring nuance from a conversation as often they have an agenda ⁃ Being a structured critical thinker is probably the most important thing going into 2022 and the following decadeNotes by Kevin and LukeMusic by GiovanniPickle
On February 13, 2017, Liberty German (14) and her best friend Abigail Williams (13) had an extra day off school due to a snow day. They had a sleepover and fatefully decided to go to the Monon High Bridge in Delphi, Indiana to hang out. They were dropped to the bridge at around 1.45pm on January 13 by Libby's sister. This is the the last time the pair were seen alive. Libby and Abby were brutally murdered and their bodies were discovered the day after they went to the bridge - Valentines Day 2017. Their case has had wide media coverage, partly due to footage that the girls took of the alleged suspect right before their murders. There is some infamous audio of the suspect saying 'Guys, down the hill'. There is also some fairly grainy video footage of the man that Libby shot with her phone. Now, almost five years on from the girls' murders, no arrest/s have ever been made in their case. It almost seemed to be going cold. Until just a few days ago. Indiana State Police made an appeal for information about an online user name - anthony_shots The anthony_shots profile was fake and used images of a known male model. The profile's creator portrayed the model on his account to be extremely wealthy and showed him owning numerous sports cars. Very quickly, internet sleuths and media outlets tracked down a man who regularly used that user name - Kegan Kline. Kegan is already in jail, arrested on 30 counts, including child exploitation, possession of child pornography and obstruction of justice. Legal documents that have been made public prove that he used the name anthony_shots online. Join us for this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast as we discuss the murders of Libby and Abby, as well as the new information regarding Kegan Kline in relation to this case. You can listen on Spotify here - You can listen on Apple here - Be sure to read our comprehensive blog on the case - https://truecrimesocietyblog.com/2021/12/12/the-murders-of-liberty-german-and-abigail-williams/ Thank you for listening x
#oracle #shamanism #ascensionThis month we ask the earth Serpent How do we navigate change.Now is our time of transition, individually and collectively, within the liminal space of ‘becoming'. We, as Pythia, come together to offer wisdom teachings from the earth serpent herself; Python. Our wish is that these woven utterings will assist you on your unfolding journey as we work together to co-create a world born of our deepest most loving visions. Each of us has been trained in the ancient oracular art of Seership and as we bring forth information from deep within the earth, the invitation is to allow the collective weave of our ‘seeing' to meld with your being in whatever way serves you best, in this moment, in this space, in this time. We recommend you listen with your eyes closed or covered and that - for added potency - you breathe the weave into every cell of your body as we speak it. Each month we will bring a new question to Python and if you have a question you would like answered please feel free to send it to us: firstname.lastname@example.org or; email@example.com.Interesting Greek info: In Ancient Greece, Pythia is the High Priestess and Oracle of Delphi residing in the Temple of Apollo with a sacred stone, the Omphalos. Covered in a protective weave and hollow inside, the Omphalos stands as the centre of power, a womb haven for healing, replenishment and revelation. It is also the mystical dwelling place of Python herself and the sacred cave into which Pythia descends in order to commune with the great serpent. Pre patriarchy Pythia is the interface between humankind and Spirit. Mistress of the liminal space, Pythia honours Earth and Spirit alike and as a potent governing force she stands on the fissure of betwixt and between bringing to light prophecies and wisdoms from the depths of the Pythonic realms.Emma Smart - Shamanic Healer, Teacher and Practitioner; Specialising in Women's ancient healing and sexual energy praxisAuthor of "The Sacred Dance". A short tale of Shamanic Pilgrimage. firstname.lastname@example.org,Sarita Cameron – Shamanic Healer, Teacher. Meditation Teacher and conduit for Integration into Galatic Knosis www.solhenge.com, https://www.patreon.com/Sarita_SolHengeJoy Ellis - Shamanic Practitioner, Homeopath, Oneiric work.www.homeopathy4all.co.uk +44 7989147050Sarah Bullock - Therapeutic Embodiment Coach, empowering women to reclaim their wild, authentic selves and create a life they love. www.thewildembrace.com Chelsy Arber is an artist and seer specialising in oracular work, dream illumination, and transformative, talismanic objects; email@example.com and IG @ars.limina
Head of Delphi Labs Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Hyperion, General Manager of PRISM, a protocol that “refracts” digital assets into yield and principal components, enabling the next level of DeFi composability. The two discuss the potential of interest rate derivatives in crypto, projections for principal and yield tokens, the composability of these refracted assets, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:27) – Hyperion's background. (00:05:42) – Deciding to build in crypto. (00:07:27) – Interest rate derivatives in TradFi. (00:11:09) – Using interest rate derivatives as a hedge. (00:14:40) – The size of the interest rate derivatives market. (00:16:50) – The founding basis of PRISM. (00:17:45) – Bonding / yield curves in crypto. (00:22:06) – The user journey on PRISM. (00:23:45) – Price expectations for pLuna and yLuna. (00:29:37) – Long/short strategies for pLuna and yLuna. (00:32:10) – Perpetuals for pLuna. (00:34:35) – Fixed maturity on the tokens. (00:37:15) – The relationship between p tokens and y tokens. (00:38:57) – Tokens beyond pLuna and yLuna. (00:42:08) – The possibilities for aUST? (00:44:48) – Additional functionalities on PRISM. (00:48:01) – The $PRISM token. (00:53:11) – Composability use-cases for PRISM. (00:55:24) – Why interest rate derivatives have not gained traction in crypto. (00:59:41) – The core interest rates in crypto. (01:03:52) – Closing thoughts. Social links: Hyperion's Twitter PRISM Twitter PRISM Telegram PRISM Discord Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries PRISM Website PRISM Litepaper More
Delphi Murders /// 543 /// Off The Record Part 2 of 2 www.TrueCrimeGarage.comThis week we discuss the latest developments in the multi-agency investigation into the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. The F.B.I., Indiana State Police, and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office NEED your help. Anyone with information regarding the murders of Libby and Abby or anyone who has had any contact with the online and social media profile name “Anthony_Shots” please email your tip information to firstname.lastname@example.org True Crime Garage “Off the Record” is available only on Stitcher Premium. For a FREE month of listening go to http://stitcherpremium.com/truecrimegarage and use promo code GARAGE
Delphi Murders /// 542 /// Off The Record Part 1 of 2 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com This week we discuss the latest developments in the multi-agency investigation into the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. The F.B.I., Indiana State Police, and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office NEED your help. Anyone with information regarding the murders of Libby and Abby or anyone who has had any contact with the online and social media profile name “Anthony_Shots” please email your tip information to email@example.com True Crime Garage “Off the Record” is available only on Stitcher Premium. For a FREE month of listening go to http://stitcherpremium.com/truecrimegarage and use promo code GARAGE
Are police one step closer to cracking the unsolved murder of two teen girls from Delphi, Indiana? Liberty “Libby” German and her friend Abby Williams, were found dead near a railroad tressel, in a park where the teens liked to walk. That was almost 5 years ago. No arrests have been made, nor a person of interest named, but investigators have announced interest in a person using a social media account named “anthony_shots.” This person was attempting to talk with and meet underage girls around the same time of the killings. We now Know the creator of the profile is not the same person pictured on the account. Kegan Anthony Kline originated the account to solicit nude images from underage girls, obtain their addresses, and attempt to meet them. The profile image was stolen from a young male model. Police have not disclosed what connection, if any, this man has to the Delphi case, but they honed in on the site, just 10 days after the girls were killed. Police arrested Kline less than 40 miles from where the girls' bodies were found. Joining Nancy Grace today: Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst, www.drbethanymarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan" Max Lewis - Reporter, FOX59 (Indianapolis), Twitter/Instagram: @MaxLewisTV, Facebook.com/MaxLewisTV Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Abby Williams and Libby German were hiking at Delphi Historic Trails in Indiana when they went missing on February 13, 2017. Their bodies were found not far off the trail the next morning. There has been a recent break in this case involving a man named Kegan Anthony Cline, who had been catfishing young girls in 2017 under the username anthony_shots. Source Material https://www.the-sun.com/news/4231109/delphi-murder-mysteries-catfish-evidence-update-killer/ https://abc7chicago.com/delphi-murders-indiana-fake-profile-anthonyshots/11306893/?fbclid=IwAR0JuJPlBHIoYDhyxXD4na9HVvJC8yeiIjBKr3h7C22MTQDzcWgPBBgGbT8 SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd85RJRW6kn51aM2un6ButA/featured *Social Media Links* Facebook: www.facebook.com/truecrimeparanormalTPS Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/215774426330767 Website: https://www.truecrimeparanormalpodcast.com/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@truecrimeparanormal? Our Latest Video: https://youtu.be/OqPK1gSMMxc Check Out Some of Our Previous Uploads! The Delphi Murders-What happened to Abby and Libby? https://youtu.be/YsSSgUjsYAM Karen Bodine: A Case That Can Be Solved https://youtu.be/AnocoZP6cUs Ahren Benjamin Barnard has Never Been Found https://youtu.be/mfXTtAYnwTk True Crime Paranormal on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5gIPqBHJLftbXdRgs1Bqm1 True Crime Paranormal on Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-paranormal/id1525438711?ls=1
Roustem Karimov, co-founder of Agilebits maker of 1Password, joins Tim to discuss 1Password's development, history, past, present and future. We also discuss how the Soviets won the '72 Summit Series? Recorded November 23, 2021 in Toronto Special Guest: Roustem Karimov.
Is this the break we've been waiting for in the murders of Abby and Libby? Investigators would like any individual that communicated with, met, or attempted to meet the anthony_shots profile to contact law enforcement by utilizing the tip email/phone number: firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-822-3535. Please provide as much information as you possibly can. For example, when you communicated with anthony_shots, how you communicated with the profile, what social media applications the account used, and if anthony_shots attempted to meet you or obtain your address. If you have saved images or conversations with the anthony_shots profile, please attach them to your email. Please view the attached link to the Indiana State Police YouTube Channel to view a video version of the press release. https://youtu.be/Ir4Z86LPwVo
Is this the break we've been waiting for in the murders of Abby and Libby? Investigators would like any individual that communicated with, met, or attempted to meet the anthony_shots profile to contact law enforcement by utilizing the tip email/phone number: email@example.com or 765-822-3535. Please provide as much information as you possibly can. For example, when you communicated with anthony_shots, how you communicated with the profile, what social media applications the account used, and if anthony_shots attempted to meet you or obtain your address. If you have saved images or conversations with the anthony_shots profile, please attach them to your email. Please view the attached link to the Indiana State Police YouTube Channel to view a video version of the press release. https://youtu.be/Ir4Z86LPwVo
Nic from the True Crime Garage Podcast joins me this week to make heads and tails of the new information out of Delphi. We work through the police statement and what it all means. While we both agree this is a significant move in the investigation but we do our best not to speculate. Again, this case will be solved by someone who knows something. The Delphi Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff, the Indiana State Police, and the FBI are asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect in the double homicide of two teenage girls, Abigail J. "Abby" Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn "Libby" German, 14, both from Delphi. In Monday's press conference, authorities turned to the public in hopes of gleaning more information about the phony profile creator, known as a catfish, who went by the name “anthony_shots” on social media between 2016 and 2017. Police released photos of a male model used by the suspect, emphasizing that they were in contact with the model, who is not a person of interest in their investigation. “The fictitious anthony_shots profile used images of a known male model and portrayed himself as being extremely wealthy and owning numerous sports cars,” said Public Information Officer Sgt. Jeremy Piers. “The creator of the fictitious profile used this information while communicating with juvenile females to solicit nude images, obtain their addresses, and attempt to meet them.” On Monday, February 13th, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the two young girls were let off near the Monon High Bridge, an abandoned rail bridge over Deer Creek to walk around and hang out. They were to be picked up later in the afternoon, but did not show up there at the previously arranged time. Following an extensive search, at approximately 12:15 p.m. on February 14, 2017, the bodies of the two girls were found in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, approximately one-half mile upstream from the bridge. HELP SUPPORT MY INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM AND SLO BURN MEDIA. https://www.in.gov/isp/crime-reporting/delphi-homicide-investigation/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir4Z86LPwVo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When 17-year-old Cindy Paulson is found handcuffed and barefoot on the side of the highway in Anchorage, Alaska foul play is suspected. When she IDs the local bakery owner from town, the police dismiss her story. It's not until the FBI comes to town trying to find a serial killer that the two cases collide. Then we dive into the unsolved crime of the Delphi Murders. - 14-year old Liberty “Libby” German and 13-year-old Abigail “Abby” Williams were best friends out for a hike, but they never returned. When the police gather evidence, they find a video on a phone indicating something sinister might have happened.Sources:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2005374/trivia/?ref_=tt_trv_trvhttps://allthatsinteresting.com/robert-hansen https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Robert_Hansen https://truecrimeforensics.com/criminal-profilers-in-real-life/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Abigail_Williams_and_Liberty_Germanhttps://allthatsinteresting.com/delphi-murdershttps://fox59.com/news/timeline-disappearance-and-deaths-of-liberty-german-and-abigail-williams-in-delphi/ https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2020/02/12/delphi-murders-libby-german-abigail-williams-cold-case/4715068002/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badsign)
Nearly 17 years after being sentenced to die, Scott Peterson was resentenced to life without parole Wednesday during an emotional hearing in which family members of his slain pregnant wife, Laci, called him out for the killing in 2002 and his apparent lack of remorse. Mark Geragos, who represented Scott Peterson in his 2005, and podcast host Adam Carolla join
The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with angel investor and pseudonymous online persona Bored Elon Musk. Bored started out as an Elon Musk parody account and has grown to having over 1.7M followers today. The two discuss the journey of growing a pseudonymous account, traditional gaming versus Web3 gaming, effective integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into multiplayer games, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:27) – The journey of being a pseudonym. (00:06:23) – Transitioning into crypto. (00:08:27) – The benefit of being pseudonymous. (00:11:29) – Using reputation to build versus chasing quick money. (00:13:44) – Traditional gaming shifting to the Web3 model. (00:18:27) – Traditional gaming versus Web3 gaming. (00:25:54) – Attracting talent from traditional gaming. (00:27:28) – How game communities can contribute to building. (00:31:29) – What a successful Web3 game needs. (00:36:35) – Thoughts on the sheer amount of games coming out. (00:39:02) – Games on specific L1s and L2s. (00:42:24) – Realistic timelines for immersive full-fledged crypto games. (00:46:49) – Multiplayer and AI gaming. (00:53:00) – The societal impact of our next generation earning from games. (00:56:43) – Game monetization and play-to-earn models. (01:01:32) – Overview of MetaMars. (01:05:34) – Closing. Social links: Bored's Twitter Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries MetaMars Website Voxies Website Sipher Website More
Summary: In this episode, we explore the conventional secular and the traditional spiritual ways of understanding scrupulosity, bringing in the experts to define scrupulosity, tells us the signs of being scrupulous, speculate on the causes of the trouble, discuss that standard remedies in the secular and spiritual realms. Then I share with you my views on it, looking at scrupulosity through an Internal Family Systems lens, grounded in a Catholic worldview. We discuss how parts have different God images and the role of shame and anger in the experience of scrupulosity. Description of Scrupulosity Suddenly my stomach tightens up, there's a choking in my throat, and my torture begins. The bad thoughts come. . . . I want to drive them out, but they keep coming back. . . . It is terrible to be in a struggle like this! To have a head that goes around and around without my being able to stop it; to be a madman and still quite rational, for all that. . . . I am double. . . . at the very time that I am trying to plan what I want to do, another unwanted thought is in my mind. . . . Distracting me and always hindering me from doing what I want to do. -- Quoted in Albert Barbaste, “Scrupulosity and the Present Data of Psychiatry,” TheologyDigest, 1.3 (Autumn 1953) 182. Fr. William Doyle: Around 1900 “My confessions were bad. My confessor does not understand me, he is mistaken in me, not believing that I could be so wicked. I have never had contrition. I am constantly committing sins against faith, against purity. I blaspheme interiorly. I rashly judge, even priests. The oftener I receive Holy Communion, the worse I become,” Around 1900 My story just turned 19 -- terrible bout of scrupulosity. Around sexuality Just started dating the first woman I might consider marrying Physical touching -- romantic contact How far was too far? Thoughts of sex with her -- plagued me. Do I break up with her? How do I handle this? What was sinful, what was not? Was I on the road to hell? Was I putting her on the road to hell? I thought I was going crazy. Review: I encourage you to review the last episode, number 86 -- Obsessions, Compulsions, OCD and IFS That episode went deep into obsessions and compulsions and serves as a basis for today's episode. Today's episode, number 87 is entitled Scrupulosity: When OCD Gets Religion and it's released on December 6, 2021, St. Nick's Day. I am Dr. Peter Malinoski, clinical psychologist and passionate Catholic and together, we are taking on the tough topics that matter to you. We bring the best of psychology and human formation and harmonize it with the perennial truths of the Catholic Faith. Interior Integration for Catholics is part of our broader outreach, Souls and Hearts bringing the best of psychology grounded in a Catholic worldview to you and the rest of the world through our website soulsandhearts.com Overview Start out with definitions of scrupulosity both from spiritual and secular sources, really want to wrap our minds around what scrupulosity is and the different types of scrupulosity. We will discuss the connection between scrupulosity and OCD -- discussion of OCD We will then move to the signs of scrupulosity -- how can you tell when there is scrupulosity? Then we will get into the internal experience of scrupulosity. What is it like to experience intense scruples? Had a taste in the intro, but we will get much more into that. We will discuss what religious and secular experts have to say about the causes of scrupulosity Then what religious and secular experts have to say about the treatment of scrupulosity -- that most recommended therapy approach and the medications typically prescribed. After we've discussed the conventional secular and spiritual approaches to treating scrupulosity, I will how I think about scrupulosity, the root causes of scrupulosity, and how scrupulosity develops and how it can be treated. I will give you an alternative view, grounded in a Catholic understanding of the human person and informed by Internal Family Systems thinking. Definitions: You know how important definitions are to me. We really want to make sure we understand what we are talking about. Scruple comes from the Latin word scrupulum, "small, sharp stone" -- like walking with a stone in your shoe. Ancient Roman weight of 1/24 of an ounce or 1.3 grams. Something tiny, but that can cause a lot of discomfort. Definitions from Spiritual Sources Fr. William Doyle, SJ. Scruples and their Treatment 1897: Scrupulosity, in general, is an ill-founded fear of committing sin. Fr. Hugh O'Donnell: Scrupulosity may be defined as a habitual state of mind that, because of an unreasonable fear of sin, inclines a person to judge certain thoughts or actions sinful when they aren't or that they are more gravely wrong than they really are… Scrupulosity involves an emotional condition that interferes with the proper working of the mind and produces a judgement not in accordance with object truth, but with the emotion of fear. Fr. James Jackson, article "On Scrupulosity" A very good definition Scrupulosity is an emotional condition, an ultra-sensitivity to sin, which produces excessive anxiety and fear from the thought of eternal damnation…This condition is a religious, moral and psychological state of anxiety, fear and indecision. It is coupled with extreme guilt, depression and fear of punishment from God. However, each person who suffers from it does so uniquely. Fr. Marc Foley: The Context of Holiness: Psychological and Spiritual Reflections on the Life of St. Therese of Lisieux Excellent, very psychologically informed study of the Little Flower Not only the best psychological profile of St. Therese of Lisieux, but the best psychobiography of any saint from any author I've read. A very in-depth look at her mother, St. Zelie as well and the limitations and lack of attunement in the Martin family Highly recommended reading -- all of chapter 12 is on The Little Flower's scrupulosity. Scrupulosity is an extremely painful anxiety disorder. It consists of annoying fear that one is offended God or could offend God at any moment and that God will cast her into hell. To protect yourself from eternal damnation, the scrupulous person dissects every thought, motive, and action in order to ascertain if she has send. And since she is deathly afraid that she might have sent, the scrupulous person seeks absolute certitude that she hasn't send in order to assuage her fears. Definitions from Secular Sources Timothy Sisemore, Catherine Barton, Mary Keeley From Richmont Graduate University Scrupulosity is a "sin phobia." Jaimie Eckert, Scrupulosity Coach: Scrupulosity is where faith and OCD collide. International OCD Foundation Fact Sheet: What is Scrupulosity? By C. Alec Pollard: A form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involving religious or moral obsessions. Scrupulous individuals are overly concerned that something they thought or did might be a sin or other violation of religious or moral doctrine. Bridging the Secular and the Spiritual Joseph W. Ciarrocchi's The Doubting Disease: Help for Scrupulosity and Religious Compulsions -- published in 1995, and still the most cited text in Catholic circles, even more than a quarter century later. Dr. Ciarrocchi, a former Catholic priest, trained as a clinical psychologist and served as professor and chairman of pastoral counseling at Loyola University in Maryland prior to his death in 2010. Scrupulosity refers to seeing sin where there is none. He viewed scrupulosity as a sub-set of obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD), basically a kind of “religious OCD.” He distinguishes developmental scrupulosity self-limited form of scrupulosity often occurring in adolescents or shortly after a conversion experience (e.g. St. Ignatius of Loyola) Temporary, usually disappears. emotional scrupulosity -- symptoms of OCD More enduring conditions Can vary in intensity over time, from being overwhelming to just mildly irritating Can last for years. Core experience of scrupulosity: "an intrusive idea, often associated with a sinful impulse, which the person abhors but cannot shake." "The French label the emotional condition which is sometimes part of scrupulosity "the doubting disease." Signs of Scrupulosity What do we see. A lot we don't see. Fr. Thomas Santa, past director of Scrupulous Anonymous and Author of the book Understanding Scrupulosity When people struggle with the scrupulous disorder, most of the suffering, fear, and anxiety they experience happens in isolation. Scrupulosity is mostly an interior struggle, seldom manifesting itself with easily identifiable or observable mannerisms or behaviors. You can't tell if people are scrupulous by looking at them. While some compulsions of obsessive-compulsive disorder are identifiable, most of the suffering associated with the disorder is personal. Only the sufferer fully knows its debilitating nature. Sources IOCDF Fact Sheet Jaimie Eckert Scrupulosity Coach The Gateway institute website Doubting Disease 1995 by Joseph Ciarrocchi Obsessions -- excessive concerns about Fears of Blaspheming, accusing God of being negligent or abusive or evil, cursing God Fears of Sacrilege, abusing our Lord in the Eucharist for example Fears about impulses -- taking one's clothes off in Church, screaming obscenities during Mass Example of the man concerned about touching his infant daughter's genitals Sexual thoughts about a romantic partner Sexual thoughts or images about a religious figure -- Jesus, Mary, a saint, or possibly a priest or religious. Fears around harming others I might cause the death of someone if I sneeze or cough during Mass -- I coughed. Maybe I'm sick. Maybe I have COVID. Maybe I'm a spreader. A pharmacist worries she will fill prescriptions incorrectly and poison customers at her pharmacy. Fears around aggression -- Driver goes over a bump in the Church parking lot in the dark after the parish council meeting. Is concerned he may have run over the pastor. Cooperating in the sins of others "Man participates in a discussion about a historical figure dead for more than 1000 years, who is alleged to have been a homosexual. He worries that he has committed the sin of detraction." -- Example from Joseph Ciarrocchi. Being a sinful person, dishonest, lacking integrity -- honesty Ruminating about past mistakes, errors, past sins Purity -- looking for moral perfection Not Loving Others enough -- Mother worrying she doesn't love her children enough. Going to hell Death A loss of impulse control Cyclical Doubts Often about salvation, selling your soul to the devil, in mortal sin Intrusive thoughts and images 666, Satan, Hell, pornographic images, etc. Compulsions Behavioral Compulsions Excessive trips to confession Repeatedly seeking reassurance from religious leaders and loved ones Repeated cleansing and purifying rituals Acts of self-sacrifice Repetitive religious behaviors Avoiding situations (for example, religious services) in which they believe a religious or moral error would be especially likely or cause something bad to happen Avoiding certain objects or locations because of fears they may be sinful Mental Compulsions Excessive praying (sometimes with an emphasis on the prayer needing to be perfect) I compulsions about praying. Tithing prayer. 1.6 hours vs. 2.4 hours. Needing to pray perfectly or at least adequately enough. Repeatedly imagining sacred images or phrases Repeating passages from sacred scriptures in one's head Making pacts with God to avoid hell or buy time or just to get a little relief in the present moment. Intense sense of guilt-- feeling guilty all the time -- about things that don't carry moral weight. Inflated sense of responsibility Not distinguishing between thoughts and actions. Example: Joseph Ciarrocchi The Smith family traditionally joins hands around the dinner table to give thanks in prayer before the meal. Susie, age 4, and Billy, age 6 sometimes are fidgety (and always hungry). Mrs. Smith worries that Susie, Billy, and perhaps herself haven't not “truly prayed” due to the multiple distractions: Susie is scratching her mosquito bite, Billy is leering at the chocolate pudding, and Mrs. Smith remembers she has a school board meeting after dinner. She doubts that their prayers were “heard,” and so request of the family repeat their prayers. Sometimes she makes the whole family repeat them, and sometimes only the children. Once the children needed to repeat them four times, even the Mr. Smith tried to intervene after the second time. Mrs. Smith sought advice from her pastor who urged her not to repeat the prayers, either for herself or the children. When she attempts to follow this advice, however, her entire meal is ruined as she attempts to sort out in her head whether this is acceptable to God. She will continue to worry about it throughout the rest of the evening, including her school board meeting. Distinguishing Scrupulosity of normal religious practice IOCDF Fact Sheet: Unlike normal religious practice, scrupulous behavior usually exceeds or disregards religious law and may focus excessively on one trivial area of religious practice while other, more important areas may be completely ignored. The behavior of scrupulous individuals is typically inconsistent with that of the rest of the faith community. Internal Experience of Scrupulosity Plutarch: a first century priest for the Greek god Apollo at the Temple at Delphi. He wrote about the so-called “superstitious” man, who… And so is the soul of the superstitious man. He turns pale under his crown of flowers, is terrified while he sacrifices, prays with a faltering voice, scatters incense with trembling hands, and all in all proves how mistaken was the saying of Pythagoras that we are at our best when approaching the gods. For that is the time when the superstitious are most miserable and most woebegone.... OCD Center of Los Angeles: One of the first documented references to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was in a 1691 sermon by Anglican Bishop John Moore of Norwich in which he discussed men and women who were overwhelmed with unwanted thoughts, and tormented by feelings of guilt and shame over what he described as “religious melancholy.” Priests had started to notice that some churchgoers were attending confession several times a day, and repeatedly confessing to the same sins and shortcomings that they feared would result in divine judgment and eternal damnation. Their penance and absolution would provide only a fleeting glimpse of peace, and then their fears would come roaring back. William Van Ornum, A Thousand frightening fantasies: understanding and human scrupulosity in obsessive-compulsive disorder 1997 24-year-old computer programmer writes, “what worries me is that at any moment and in only a few seconds I can commit serious sin. The only remedy is confession. I worry about what I've done until I confess it; then it's all over. The problem is that I fall or worry again and need to go back.” Fr. Thomas Santa: Being possessed by a thousand frightening fantasies Constructing a spider web in the mind. People with the disorder often feel as if they are isolated in darkness. They describe this feeling as a “cloud” that perpetually engulfs them. They feel the disorder constantly and uncomfortably, even in the background of day-to-day living. Scrupulosity demands constant attention and can feel like a severe and unrelenting master. At best, most people who suffer with the disorder have learned to live with it. They hope it does not get more pronounced or spill into other areas of life. Relief does not exist, so any promises of relief through activities like rituals are essentially dead ends. For those who are religious, consistent spiritual practices can help and at the same time be debilitating. From Joseph Ciarrocchi's Book "Doubting Disease Bob is 28-year-old married Jewish man who works for an accounting firm. He is thrilled with the birth of his first child, a bubbly infant girl. Bob is about to be totally involved with her as a parent and share in all aspects of childcare. He was shocked by the following experience: Bob was changing his daughter's diaper when the thought, idea, or image (he wasn't quite sure which close parentheses flashed through his mind – “Touch her private parts.” The first time it happened he shuddered, tried to dismiss the idea, and hurriedly completed diapering her. All they tried not to think about it. The next time he changed her diaper, however, the idea came back, but this time in the form of a graphic picture of Bob engaging in the dreaded behavior. This time he felt nausea, became dizzy, and called his wife to finish, saying he thought he was ill and would pass out. The idea began to torment Bob. He found himself not wanting to be alone with his daughter, Les T “give in” to the simples. He refused to bathe her or change her diaper. Sensing something was drastically wrong his wife urged him to seek help. He talked to his rabbi who tried to assure him that he was not a child molester and should dismiss the thoughts. Psychodynamic perspective Sources Nancy McWilliams Psychoanalytic Diagnosis -- Psychdynamic Diagnostic manual Thinking and Doing predominate over Feeling, sensing, intuiting, listening, playing, daydreaming, enjoying the creative arts and other modes that are less rationally driven or instrumental Hold themselves to very high standards, sometimes impossibly high. Central conflict: Rage and being controlled vs. fear of being condemned or punished. Cooperation and rebellion Initiative and sloth Cleanliness and slovenliness Order and disorder Thrift and improvidence Polarizations inside. Emotion is unformulated, muted suppressed, unavailable, or rationalized and moralized. Except anxiety and sometimes depressed mood Consign most feelings to an undervalued role, associated with childishness, weakness, loss of control, disorganization and dirt Cognition Condemning oneself for internal thought crimes -- consciously or unconsciously Body states Hyperarousal -- expressing anxiety through the body Often health problems due to excessive washing Difficulties with Play Humor Spontaneity Pain about isolation. Shame about being considered weird and unacceptable to others Capable of loving attachments, but often not able to express their tender selves without anxiety and shame Relational patterns -- seek relationships in which they can control the partner, sometimes partners who can reassure them Being intimate in relationships Emotional connection Sexuality Causes of Scrupulosity Spiritual Sources Fr. James Jackson The Fathers of the Church considered scrupulosity – or psychasthenia, as the Greek Fathers called it – to be a spiritual problem which leads to a psychological malfunction. Timothy A. Sisemore. Catherine Barton, Mary Keeley -- The History and Contextual Treatment of Scrupulous OCD 15th and 16th Century -- connected scruples to moral reasoning, addressed under conscience -- concept of erroneous conscience. -- frees the person to act without resolving the doubt. Secular Sources IOCDF Fact sheet: The exact cause of scrupulosity is not known. Like other forms of OCD, scrupulosity may be the result of several factors including genetic and environmental influences. OCDUK.com Lots of controversy. Biological factors Strep infections affecting the Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders associated with Streptococcal Infection -- PANDAS Genetic factors Runs in families -- 2001 metaanalytic review reported that person with OCD is 4 times more likely to have another family member with OCD than a person who does not have the disorder Cognitive theory Everyone experiences intrusive thoughts at times People with OCD have an inflated sense of responsibility and interpret these thoughts as very significant and important Caught up in a pattern of Try to resist, block or neutralize them What is the meaning of the thought to the person? Joseph Ciarrocchi citing David Barlow -- OCD causes Those temperamentally disposed to having high levels of nervous energy, more pronounced bodily reactions to stress, greater levels of anxiety OCD is different from other anxiety disorders because those with OCD believe that certain kinds of thoughts are dangerous in themselves If I think certain thoughts those events will happen. If I think certain thoughts or spontaneously imagine certain things, or if I have an impulse to do such a thing, then I am the kind of person who would do such things. No moral distance between the spontaneous thought or image or impulse and actually doing the act. I must be bad. Unclean. Unworthy. Model for the development of Scrupulosity Strong belief that certain thoughts are dangerous and unacceptable Leads to the occurrence of these same intrusive thoughts This generates significant anxiety Leading to strong efforts to suppress the thoughts Which accelerates the frequency of the same kinds of thought Leading to a need to "turn off" the anxiety by any means Mental rituals Physical rituals These rituals are the compulsions And then there is a temporary respite, a bit of relief. The compulsive rituals are reinforced because they temporarily decrease anxiety. But then we loopback to the occurrence of the intrusive thoughts again. Psychodynamic understanding Nancy McWilliams -- Psychoanalytic Diagnosis Obsessive and Compulsive Personality styles: Marc Foley's Approach in The Context of Holiness about St. Therese of Lisieux's scrupulosity Parental figures who set high standards of behavior and expect early conformity to them E.g. making little kids sit still during Mass Strict and consistent in rewarding good behavior and punishing malfeasance Risk of condemning not only behaviors but the feelings that go with them Especially anger Issues of control in families of origin. Alternative -- a really lax family in which children are underparented Child concludes he has to model himself after a parental figure that he invents himself Child might have an aggressive, intense temperament -- projected on to that idealized parental figure. Self esteem comes from meeting the demands of internalized parental figures who hold them to a high standard of behavior and sometimes thought. Value self-control over nearly all other virtues. Discipline Order Loyalty Integrity Reliability Perseverance Is a particular religion a cause? No: Timothy Sisemore, Catherine Barton, Mary Keeley: A tendency to blame religion, but no more than counting OCD to be blamed on math class Joseph Ciarrocchi "Religion doesn't cause scrupulosity and more than teach someone French history causes him to believe he is Napoleon. All human beings exist in some cultural context. IOCDF Fact sheet: Scrupulosity is an equal opportunity disorder. It can affect individuals from a variety of different faith traditions. Although more research is needed to truly answer this question, there is currently no evidence to link scrupulosity to a specific religion. OCD Center of Lost Angeles It is worth noting that Scrupulosity is not partial to any one religion, but rather custom fits its message of doubt to the specific beliefs and practices of the sufferer. Yes: Joseph Ciarrocchi …religion may contribute when its content is presented in an overly harsh, punitive manner. Students of such presentations are likely to associate the context of the religious message with fear and anxiety. Jonathan Edwards, 18th Century Pastor and Theologian in the Congregational Church The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to have you in his sight; you are ten thousand times more abominable in his eyes, than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours. You have offended him infinitely more than ever a stubborn rebel did his prince; and yet it is nothing but his hand that holds you from falling into the fire every moment. It is to be ascribed to nothing else, that you did not go to hell the last night; that you was suffered to awake again in this world, after you closed your eyes to sleep. And there is no other reason to be given, why you have not dropped into hell since you arose in the morning, but that God's hand has held you up. There is no other reason to be given why you have not gone to hell, since you have sat here in the house of God, provoking his pure eyes by your sinful wicked manner of attending his solemn worship. Yea, there is nothing else that is to be given as a reason why you do not this very moment drop down into hell. Heresies from Fr. James Jackson: Manicheanism: Manichaeism states, on principle, that all matter is evil. If, for example, a child grows up with an extreme attitude to modesty – where the flesh is seen as evil because it is the cause of forbidden impulses – then the slightest catering to the demands or needs of the flesh can result in a torment which rejects the goodness of the body. Pelagianism: There was once a British monk named Pelagius, who taught that a man can observe God's laws by human effort alone, that grace was not needed to do so. If the heresy of Pelagianism works its way into the soul it is an easy step to thinking that any lack of perfection is entirely one's own fault. One thinks, “this business of salvation is my work, so I'd better be perfect when I …” Thus salvation becomes something one must achieve by personal effort instead of by cooperation with grace. Jansenism: Jansenism is another heresy in which scrupulosity can grow well. It emphasizes that Christ did not die for all, stresses man's sinfulness, and requires extreme penances on a regular basis. It leads to infrequent communions and flowers into scrupulosity as a matter of course. Jansenism flourished within Roman Catholicism primarily in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but was condemned as heresy by Pope Innocent X in 1653. Jansenism was also condemned in 1713 by Pope Clement XI in his famous Bull Unigenitus. Jansenism focuses on how it was impossible for men and women to obey the Lord's commandments and to be redeemed without God's special, divine, irresistible grace. Jansenism taught that Christ died only for the elect -- a real sense of predestination Fr. Marc Foley agrees: Jansenism identified as the "remote cause: of St. Therese of Lisieux's troubles growing up. Biographer Conrad de Meester: "Zelie's mother, who taught her daughters an excessive fear of offending God, used to harp on the phrase 'that's a sin' to curb the least imperfections." Zelie had an excessive fear of sin and hell. Zelie was terrified that her five-year-old daughter Helene was in purgatory or perhaps even in hell, because she once told a lie. Spiritual Means of Recovery Joseph Ciarrocchi “Scruples in the History of Pastoral Care” (chapter four of the Doubting Disease) puts scrupulosity in the context of church history before it was viewed through the modern lens of psychiatric diagnosis. He describes several principles for the treatment of scruples from the pastoral care tradition. Act contrary to the scruples. Follow the example of others without lengthy and burdensome moral reasoning. Rely on the guidance of one spiritual advisor rather than consulting multiple spiritual authorities. Put oneself in situations that trigger the obsessional thought. Avoid religious rituals/prayers, which serve as compulsions. Ciarrocchi writes that these main pastoral principles “contain the seeds of modern behavioral treatments” that include modeling by others, exposure to the upsetting situation, and blocking the compulsive response. Fr. William Doyle 1873-1917 -- more than 100 years ago. General Remedies from Fr. William Doyle Prayer -- pray in temptation Vigilance Struggle against depression -- sadness increases scrupulosity Obedience to an experienced confessor -- perfect, trustful and blind obedience Obedience of action putting into practice the freedom of conscience Obedience of understanding -- soul remaining in revolt and persisting in its own erroneous ideas. Vanquishing errors of the intellect. Generosity in Self-Conquest -- acts of self-denial Particular remedies from Fr. William Doyle 19th century Doubts must be ignored Belief in the easiness of forgiveness Presuming decisions (of the spiritual director) Lenient view of one's faults -- magnifying glass Promptness in acting on decisions Broad-minded interpretation of advice -- broadening the way. Not piling up questions Ten Commandments for the Scrupulous -- Fr. Thomas Santa, CSsR (2013) Without exception, you shall not confess sins you have already confessed. You shall confess only sins that are clear and certain. You shall not repeat your penance or any of the words of your penance after confession—for any reason. You shall not worry about breaking your pre-Communion fast unless you put food and drink in your mouth and swallow as a meal You shall not worry about powerful and vivid thoughts, desires, and imaginings involving sex and religion unless you deliberately generate them for the purpose of offending God You shall not worry about powerful and intense feelings, including sexual feelings or emotional outbursts, unless you deliberately generate them to offend God. You shall obey your confessor when he tells you never to repeat a general confession of sins already confessed to him or another confessor. When you doubt your obligation to do or not do something, you will see your doubt as proof that there is no obligation When you are doubtful, you shall assume that the act of commission or omission you're in doubt about is not sinful, and you shall proceed without dread of sin You shall put your total trust in Jesus Christ, knowing he loves you as only God can and that he will never allow you to lose your soul Pastoral approach here. Predestination for heaven, Jesus will make us go to heaven. A lot of scrupulous clients are well enough formed to not believe that. Secular means of recovery IOCDF: Scrupulosity responds to the same treatments as those used with other forms of OCD. Cognitive behavior therapy featuring a procedure called “exposure and response prevention” is the primary psychological treatment for scrupulosity. A certain kind of medicines called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) is the primary drug treatment for OCD. Treatment for scrupulosity may also include consultation from leaders of the patient's faith tradition. Exposure and Response prevention See the last Episode Difficulties with ERP for scrupulosity. Joseph Ciarrocchi "Doubting Disease": My opinion, based on the clinical and theoretical aspects of scruples, is that scruples are resistant to change because their religious nature places many of them in the domain of overvalued ideas. In other words, the person sees the stakes are so high in religious doubts (i.e. salvation depends and being correct) that the senselessness of the behavior is less evidence. After all, faith itself implies looking beyond sensory experiences in the surface meaning of reality. Scrupulous people usually know that their peers do not act the way they do. But since religious salvation is such an individual experience, can one really take a chance and ignore that's “inner voice”? Therefore, the religious aspects of scruples create a motivational drive around the symptoms which become overvalued ideas, and hence resistant to change. Jaimie Eckert Scrupulosity Coach: ERP can feel like it has deep moral and spiritual implications. Although it is a method that is helping you develop a normal spirituality, it can feel terribly frightening. For example, the woman who prays compulsively, repeating her prayers dozens of times until she feels they are done “right,” might be asked to pray only once and then stop, no matter how she feels. This can easily feel like a denial of faith. So scrupulous sufferers begin dropping out of treatment when ERP gets more intense. Kevin Foss, Founder of the California OCD and Anxiety Treatment Center in Fullerton, CA: People suffering with Religious Scrupulosity struggle with the ERP process because they fear that exposure therapy will result in a genuine sin, convey that they are OK with sin and that they do not respect God or God's will. Furthermore, Scrupulosity sufferers are generally knowledgeable of their faith's doctrine and Biblical texts, so they are quick to present chapter and verse explaining why they should avoid exposure and give in to compulsive acts. Despite my reminders of clients' logical arguments, they respond with “But you never know” and “But what if God mistakes my intention in the exposure and I'm now really guilty of sin?” So, to do anything that could potentially put that into question or undermine it was experienced as possibly damaging the practice of faith, challenging one's fundamental belief in God, or leaving one vulnerable to shifting beliefs and a slippery slope into sin. Psychodynamic approaches for treating OCD but can be applied to scrupulosity. McWilliams Ordinary kindness -- they know they are exasperating for reasons that are unclear to everybody Priests get frustrated. Parents get frustrated Do not hurry them, advise them, criticize them. Avoid becoming the equivalent of the controlling, demanding parent -- no power struggles But still relate warmly. A lot of acceptance. Avoid intellectualization Help them express anger. Discover their emotions and help them enjoy them. Joseph Ciarrocchi. Doubting Disease Treatment program is laid out in his book, Doubting disease. It is essentially exposure and response prevention. Target the scruples you want to change Identify your obsessional scruples through self-monitoring. Write them down. Identify you compulsive scruples -- write them down. Avoidance acts to reduce anxiety Record the circumstances surrounding the scruples Making ratings of the intensity of the anxiety triggered by each of the obsessions and compulsions. Record the amount of time spent worrying about the scruples Lots of forms and charts, all in the book. Increase your Motivation to Change Looking at how motivated you are, and where you are in Prochaska and Di Clemente's stages of motivation to change. Developing a Personal Motivation Plan Listing the Benefits of eliminating scruples Listing the Costs of not changing scruples Preparing for Change Setting up the plan for repeated exposure to the feared object or condition. From the very start of the fear response, the body actually starts a counter-response mean to return the body to normal activity levels. Habituation. Nervous system gets bored with the danger, returns to normal. Example of jackhammer breaking up the asphalt on your road. Exposure must be prolonged Exposure must generate significant anxiety Exposure must be repeated The compulsive response must be blocked. Prevented from happening so it breaks the cycle of some relief from the compulsion. Blocking the physical compulsion or the mental compulsion. More charts and forms What I think about scrupulosity. IFS-Informed Approach I'm going to start with the bottom line. I think scrupulosity is generated by a desperate attempt to find safety from a terrible, dangerous and uncaring God for shameful, undeserving, despicable sinner Scrupulosity is a twisted, frantic attempt to find some kind of safety from an angry, heartless God for me, a reprobate, a delinquent, an evildoer. At the core, scrupulosity starts with really appalling, awful God Images -- and the scrupulous person usually isn't aware of the how terrible his or her God images really are, because they are not allowed into conscious awareness. I discuss God images at length in episode 23-29 of this podcast, a seven episode series, all about God images, so check that out. God Images = My emotional and subjective experiences of God, who I feel God to be in the moment. May or may not correspond to who God really is. What I feel about God in my bones. This is my experiential sense how my feelings and how my heart interpret God. God images are often outside of our conscious awareness Initially God images are shaped by the relationship that I have with my parents. My God images are heavily influenced by psychological factors Different God images can be activated at different times, depending on my emotional states and what psychological mode I am in at a given time. God images are always formed experientially; God images flow from our relational experiences and Also how we construe and make sense of those images when we are very young. My God images can be radically different than my God concept. God Concept = What I profess about God. It is my more intellectual understanding of God, based on what one has been taught, but also based on what I have explored through reading. I decide to believe in my God concept. Reflected in the Creed, expanded in the Catechism, formal teaching. Now I'm really going to apply IFS to Scrupulosity, grounding it in a Catholic understanding of the human person. Discussed Robert Fox and Alessio Rizzo's Internal Family Systems approach to OCD in the last episode -- number 86 -- Obsessions, Compulsions, OCD and Internal Family Systems. Brief review: Definition of Parts: Separate, independently operating personalities within us, each with own unique prominent needs, roles in our lives, emotions, body sensations, guiding beliefs and assumptions, typical thoughts, intentions, desires, attitudes, impulses, interpersonal style, and world view. Each part also has an image of God. You can also think of them as separate modes of operating if that is helpful. Brief review: Self: The core of the person, the center of the person. This is who we sense ourselves to be in our best moments, and when our self is free, and unblended with any of our parts, it governs our whole being as an active, compassionate leader. Here is the critical idea: Each Part has a God Image -- each part has a way of understanding God based on its limited experience and how it understands that experience We have as many God images as we have parts. How God images form in parts. Parts have distorted God images for three main reasons: Parts learn via experience and the ways they interpret experience, especially in their spiritual inferences, can be markedly different than what God has revealed about Himself through the Catholic Church -- for example, a part whose role is to be dissociated from the rest of the system so as not to overwhelm the core self and other parts with its burden of interpersonal trauma may see God as distant, disconnected and uncaring, in a Deistic way; Parts may be very afraid of, angry at, disappointed with or disinterested in God and therefore refuse to connect with Him, preventing them from having needed corrective relational experiences of a loving God Part's understandings of God can vary wildly. One part may be angry and rejecting of God, another parts may be terrified of God, a third grieving the loss of God, a fourth distant and cold toward God and a fifth part, in the same person, may not believe that God even exists. As different parts come up and blend with the self, becoming more prominent in the system, they bring their God images into conscious awareness. That explains how our conscious perspectives of God can shift. Whichever part of us has taken over, which ever part of us has blended and is driving our bus, that part's God image is dominating in the moment So, in my view, a scrupulous person's parts are in a life and death battle with each other about God. It's more than physical life or death. It's about spiritual life or death, eternal life or death, the stakes couldn't be higher. The scrupulous person's managers believe that if they don't suppress parts with negative God images, the consequence could be to be damned to hell for all eternity. Manager parts are trying to appease God -- seek his approval, make things all right, strive to meet his demands, to be perfect Fr. Thomas La Santa: I will make God love me by becoming perfect. In this way God will have to love me. An enormous amount of energy is wasted by the scrupulous person trying to "fix" himself or herself or trying to become perfect. Fr. Marc Foley: The command "Be ye perfect..." does not enjoin us to strive for a flawless performance in the various tasks of life, but to do them as God wills us. We feel driven to do an A+ job on projects in which we have overinvested our egos. But doing God's will often demands the courage to do a C+ job because God bids us to spend our time and energy on other tasks. In order to do that, the manager parts have to suppress or exile the parts that have "offensive" God images or who may otherwise seem inappropriate or unacceptable to God. Those that are angry at God Those that are disappointed in God Those who are disgusted with God. Those that are indifferent toward God. Those that don't believe God exists. All those ways of construing God makes sense if you understand the part's experience and how it construes its experience. They are not accurate, they don't correspond to how God really is, but the part doesn't know that. Those that generate impulses to get God's attention via acting out in negative ways. Manager parts reject any part that experiences God in any negative way. Parts seeing other parts as evil, harmful, and terrifying. Demons Lepers Tax collectors Prostitutes Dangerous sinners -- banishing them. Manager Parts can speak for God -- they assume they know what God wants. Not in relationship with him, though. Really following a code or a list of rules or expectations. It's not about relationship, really. First two conditions for secure attachment -- 1) felt safety and protection; 2) feeling seen known, heard and understood. Drawing from Daniel P. Brown and David S. Elliott 2016 book Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair. Felt safety and protection In Scrupulosity, there is no felt sense of safety and protection for so many parts, because of their God images and their fears about the God images of other parts being expressed. . The first primary condition of secure attachment is not met. The most basic relational need is not met -- no felt safety, no felt protection. The first primary condition for secure attachment is felt safety and security. It has be felt. And not just by other parts, but by the target part. We all have heretical God images. Pastor Jonathan Edwards: The wrath of God is like great waters that are dammed for the present; they increase more and more, and rise higher and higher, till an outlet is given; and the longer the stream is stopped, the more rapid and mighty is its course, when once it is let loose. It is true, that judgment against your evil works has not been executed hitherto; the floods of God's vengeance have been withheld; but your guilt in the meantime is constantly increasing, and you are every day treasuring up more wrath; the waters are constantly rising, and waxing more and more mighty; and there is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, that holds the waters back, that are unwilling to be stopped, and press hard to go forward. If God should only withdraw his hand from the flood-gate, it would immediately fly open, and the fiery floods of the fierceness and wrath of God, would rush forth with inconceivable fury, and would come upon you with omnipotent power; and if your strength were ten thousand times greater than it is, yea, ten thousand times greater than the strength of the stoutest, sturdiest devil in hell, it would be nothing to withstand or endure it. How are you going to feel safe with a God like that? Feeling Seen, Known, Heard, Understood because there is no feeling of safety and protection for some parts, they don't want to be seen, heard, known and understood by God. They don't want to be near God, they don't trust him And that makes sense, given how they see God. Some parts may want to be seen heard known and understood by God, even if they don't feel safe -- they are desperate for attention, any kind of attention from God, even negative attention, so they signal distress by intense impulses toward acting out, especially in ways designed to get God's attention -- blasphemy, for example. Just like a neglected little kid, desperate for some kind of attention from his father may act out. Scrupulosity is the son of anger and the grandson of shame. Core issues of shame that are suppressed and generate anger. Anger is suppressed and generates fear and scruples. Shame -- the root of so much psychological and emotional distress -- whole 13-epsiode series on shame, from episode 37 to 49. All goes back to identity. Who am I and Who is God. Scrupulous individuals have a very hard time allowing their anger with God to emerge into conscious awareness and with anger in general. Dangerous emotion But look at the unreasonably demanding and exacting God images their manager parts have -- Their God images are unjust. Who would want to be with a God like that? No part has a really positive God image Not wanting hell But not really wanting heaven either -- to be face to face with a God like that for all eternity? So God has no opportunity to show the scrupulous person, in relationship, who He really is. Self-perpetuating. I wrote a blog on this on the Souls and Hearts website last week, on Inner Pre-Evangelization: A Focus on Internal Trust. My Approach Lead from Self --The core of the person, the center of the person. This is who we sense ourselves to be in our best moments, and when our self is free, and unblended with any of our parts, it governs our whole being as an active, compassionate leader. We want to be recollected, we want the self governing all of our parts Like the conductor -- leading the musicians in an orchestra Like the captain -- leading and governing all the sailors on a ship. When we are recollected, in self, 8 C's Calm Curiosity Compassion Confidence Courage Clarity Connectedness Creativity Kindness Self as the secure internal attachment figure for the parts. Parts coming to trust the self -- Blog on Working collaboratively with the parts -- contracting with them to not overwhelm Really accepting the parts right now, where they at. Trusting that God is good enough to understand and tolerate our parts' feelings. Scrupulosity as a gift, a signal. Look for the disorder underneath it. Not a question of willpower. Diabolical aspects Leaving people to their own devices Discouragement, inward focus, despising self, Spiritual Approach Not about overcoming scrupulosity Blessed are the merciful for mercy shall be theirs Childlike Simplicity and trust lessens our burdens. Parvulos. Little Children. Dust and ashes. Example of a parent -- would you prefer your child to be working on self-perfection Perfectionism draws us to be big, perfect, competent, having it all together. Jacques Phillipe: The Way of Trust and Love -- particularly helpful for those struggling with scrupulosity. p. 7 : The heart of Christian life is to receive and welcome God's tenderness and goodness, the revelation of his merciful love and to let oneself be transformed interiorly by that love. “We would like to be experienced, irreproachable, never making mistakes, never fall, possess unfeeling good judgment and unimpeachable virtues. Which is to say, we would like to have no more need of forgiveness or mercy, no more need of God and his help. 41 If we accept ourselves as we are, we also accept God's love for us. But if we reject ourselves, if we despise ourselves, we shut ourselves off from the love God has for us, we deny that love. 48-49 We need to practice gentleness toward ourselves so as not to get discouraged and condemn ourselves when faced with their weakness while also nurturing a great desire for holiness. But not a desire for extraordinary perfection. Holiness is different; it is a real desire to love God and our neighbor, and, issuing a kind of halfway love, go to loves extremes. 52 …we shouldn't fall into a kind of stubborn “therapeutic obstinacy,” with the aim of ridding ourselves absolutely of all imperfections or healing every wound. In doing that, we risk becoming impatient and concentrating our efforts on something God isn't specifically asking of us or, ultimately, paying more attention to ourselves than to him. 56-57 The more we accept ourselves as we are and are reconciled to our own weakness, the more we can accept other people and love them as they are. 49 What this podcast is all about. Contrast that with Pastor Jonathan Edwards -- sinners in the hand of an angry God: The bow of God's wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart, and strains the bow, and it is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, and that of an angry God, without any promise or obligation at all, that keeps the arrow one moment from being made drunk with your blood. Remember, you as a listener can call me on my cell any Tuesday or Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. I've set that time aside for you. 317.567.9594. (repeat) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Resilient Catholics Community at Soulsandhearts.com/rcc. So much information there and videos. I want to invite you to the Resilient Catholics Community The Why of the RCC -- It's all about loving with your whole heart -- all of your being. Getting over all the natural level issues that hold you back from tolerating being loved and from loving God and others. Who Who is the Resilient Catholics Community for? It's for you. If you really are into this podcast, if these ways of conceptualizing the human person and integration and human formation and resilience are appealing to you, then the Resilient Catholics community, the RCC may be for you. I am looking for listeners who want to be with other like-minded Catholics on the journey, on this adventure of human formation with me. Who deeply desire a personal, intimate relationship with God and with Mary, a real human, close connection And who recognize they have some natural-level impediments to that deep relating and who are willing to make sacrifices in time, effort, money, humility and courage to grow in human formation and overcome natural-level impediments to being loved and to loving What want to shore up their natural foundation for the spiritual life, because grace perfects nature. Who want to become saints. Who are willing to be pioneers at the cutting edge in this adventure of human formation. Really at the tip of the spear, the first explorers of this human formation ground for laymen and laywomen. First of all the RCC is My Tribe, my people, bringing together two groups into one First, faithful, orthodox, serious Catholics who are wounded and suffering and know it And Second, who are psychologically minded (or at least want to be psychologically minded), who believe in the unconscious and who embrace the unity and multiplicity of the human person And who want to see through the lens of a core self and parts. Unity and multiplicity make sense. What of the RCC $99 nonrefundable registration fee gets you the The Initial Measures Kit -- which generates the Individual Results Sheet and the Personalized Human Formation Plan 5 pages of results about your parts -- we've done about 70 of these now, and our members are amazed at the results, how accurately we are in helping them identify their parts and how their parts relate to each other, and the why behind their parts' desires and impulses. Weekly premium Inner Connections podcast, just for RCC community members --Lots of experiential exercises. A complete course for working on your human formation 44 weekly sessions over the course of a year for $99 per month subscription Daily check ins with your companion -- accountability and structure Weekly company meetings with 7 or 8 other members in your small group. Office hours with me Conversation hours with me All this for $99 per month. And we make it financially possible for anyone who is a good fit for the RCC to join through write-offs and scholarships. The fees are not the tail that wags the dog. And there also is opportunities for some parts-based individual coaching as well. Essentially, the What of the RCC is a pilgrimage together. The When of the RCC We open twice per year to new members in December and June, open until December 31.. We are open now. Soulsandhearts.com/rcc to register. Call me with questions! 317.567.9594. (repeat) or email me at email@example.com. So sign up Soulsandhearts.com/rcc.
The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with the Lau brothers – Darren, Daryl, and Zachary Lau, also known as Not3Lau Capital. They discuss the importance of finding your tribe, how to work effectively with founders, staying up to speed with the markets and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:34) – Guests' backgrounds. (00:04:43) – The twins' intern experience at CoinGecko. (00:06:08) – The journey post-jobs. (00:09:02) – The brothers' biggest lessons from their last jobs. (00:12:56) – Finding your tribe in crypto. (00:16:53) – Judging tribes in crypto. (00:17:38) – What to look out for when doing due diligence. (00:21:12) – What makes a great founder. (00:25:29) – Giving critical feedback to founders. (00:31:47) – Staying up to speed with the market. (00:35:17) – The Daily Ape. (00:36:35) – Finding rotations and narratives early. (00:40:44) – How the brothers compliment each other. (00:44:59) – What the brothers disagree on. (00:47:34) – How the investment committee held in Not3Lau Capital. (00:48:57) – Their best and worst plays. (00:58:24) – Advice to people new to crypto. Social links: Darren's Twitter Daryl's Twitter Zachary's Twitter Not3Lau Capital Twitter Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries The Daily Ape Website The Daily Ape Telegram Daryl's Thread on Finding Your Tribe More
Director of Delphi Research Ashwath Balakrishnan and Delphi Ventures Analyst Avi Zurlo, sit down with Pat Doyle and Greg Magadini, Co-founders of Pink Swan Trading, a crypto data studio. They have in-depth discussions around their products DeGenData, a de-generative NFT data lab, and Genesis Volatility, an institutional grade crypto options analytics platform, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:33) – Guests' backgrounds. (00:04:32) – Ethereum maximalism. (00:06:35) – Thoughts on the NFT revolution. (00:10:09) – Overview of DeGenData. (00:12:30) – Most interesting insight from DeGenData. (00:14:00) – Building a brand around a CryptoPunk. (00:16:46) – Selling DeGenData as a CryptoPunk. (00:19:33) – Complying with regulations. (00:23:00) – The landscape of crypto options. (00:27:06) – Offering options on long-tail assets. (00:31:03) – Genesis Volatility's differentiator. (00:34:54) – The inspiration for Genesis Volatility. (00:36:36) – Thoughts on DeFi volatility. (00:41:52) – Bringing institutions into trading DeFi volatility. (00:43:09) – Thoughts on flow dynamics on DeFi options protocols. (00:46:06) – Guests' favorite DeFi options protocols. (00:49:13) – Thoughts on convergence toward traditional markets. (00:50:38) – Advice for builders in crypto. (00:53:56) – Rapid fire questions. (00:57:26) – Closing. Social links: Pat's Twitter Greg's Linkedin DeGenData Twitter Genesis Volatility Twitter Genesis Volatility Linktree Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries DeGenData Website Genesis Volatility Website Genesis Volatility Blog More
Delphi Digital's cross-chain experts, Avi Zurlo and Can Gurel sit down with co-founders, Bryan Pellegrino (CEO) and Ryan Zarick (CTO), of LayerZero Labs, a trustless omnichain interoperability protocol. They discuss building the future of cross-chain communication, solving the bridging trilemma, and Stargate, a cross-chain liquidity network. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:47) – Guests' take on the future of blockchains. (00:03:25) – What is LayerZero? (00:09:00) – Expected oracle-relayer combinations. (00:12:51) – The architecture and efficiency of the ultra light node. (00:15:06) – The opportunities for on-chain generic messaging. (00:18:01) – Overview of Stargate. (00:23:00) – The bridging trilemma. (00:27:46) – Stargate's user experience. (00:33:57) – Instant guaranteed finality on Stargate. (00:37:22) – Chains that Stargate will support. (00:40:30) – LayerZero and Stargate tokens? (00:45:23) – LayerZero's biggest challenge. (00:49:18) – How people can get involved with LayerZero. (00:51:18) – Closing thoughts. Social links: Bryan's Twitter Ryan's Twitter LayerZero Labs Twitter Stargate Twitter Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries LayerZero Website LayerZero Blog The Bridging Trilemma More Watch Our Video Interviews Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi's transparency page can be viewed here.
The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with members of PleasrDAO Jamis (Chief Pleasing Officer), Andy (founder of Fractional), and gmoney (INFINFT Partner). PleasrDAO is a collective focused on acquiring culturally significant art pieces, creating value from the essence of the pieces and sharing them with the community. Topics discussed include the origins of PleasrDAO, war stories behind significant art pieces, challenges with operating an art DAO, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:52) – Elevator pitch for PleasrDAO. (00:03:01) – The origins of PleasrDAO. (00:06:20) – Building out an art DAO. (00:11:50) – Sole ownership vs. owning NFTs as a community. (00:13:29) – PleasrDAO's coordination process. (00:15:35) – Deciding when to add or remove members. (00:17:02) – The challenges as a DAO. (00:20:46) – War stories behind collection pieces. (00:25:18) – Deciding what to focus on as a DAO. (00:30:05) – Planning to monetize assets. (00:32:16) – The Wu Tang Clan Album. (00:36:28) – The Edward Snowden NFT. (00:39:57) – DAO Operations. (00:41:51) – The future of PleasrDAO. (00:45:50) – How far away is ideal DAO tooling? Social links: PleasrDAO Twitter Jamis' Twitter Andy's Twitter Gmoney's Twitter Pplpleasr's Twitter The Doge NFT Twitter Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries PleasrDAO Website PleasrDAO Gallery PleasrDAO Blog Wu Tang Clan Album Feature Article More Watch Our Video Interviews Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi's transparency page can be viewed here.
Today's listener requested topics are taken from @rdexampodcast on Instagram and FaceBook and covers Alzheimer's disease, Delphi technique, and nominal group technique. Questions Which of the following is least likely to be recommended for a patient diagnosed with Alzheimers disease? A. Decreasing saturated fat intake B. Increasing saturated fat intake C. Finger foods D. Avoiding patterned plates for mealtime Which of the following is not considered a feature typically associated with the Delphi technique? A. Multiple rounds of questionnaires B. Participants discussing the topic together in person C. Participant anonymity D. All choices are features typically associated with Delphi technique Which of the following is not associated with nominal group technique? A. silent generation B. Participants sharing their thoughts on a topic with each other throughout the nominal group technique process C. Clarification D. All of the choices listed are associated with the nominal group technique
Flora Fire ////// 538 Part 1 of 1 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com The headlines were horrific. One read - “4 sisters perish in Flora fire.” On Monday, November 21, 2016 the tiny town of Flora, Indiana woke up to a terrible tragedy. At 3:30 AM a family of five woke up in a nightmare. Unfortunately only one member of the family made it out of the house that morning. Later it was determined that the fire was intentionally set and the reason that four beautiful little girls lost their lives was arson. Now it's been five years and here in the Garage we are getting very frustrated with the handling of this case. The investigation involves multiple agencies, overseen by the Indiana State Police. An agency that we have always had a lot of faith in. But we have been told by the ISP that this investigation is a “full court press” to find justice for this family and the community. After five years that is simply hard to believe. Beer of the Week - Light Speed by BrewDog Garage Grade - 3.5 out of 5.0 Our show - True Crime Garage “Off the Record” is available only on Stitcher Premium. For a FREE month of listening go to http://stitcherpremium.com/truecrimegarage and use promo code GARAGE Beer Fund: https://truecrimegarage.com/home See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
First up: We've got a breakdown of the week's biggest stories – including anti-lockdown protests in Europe, what President Biden is doing to lower gas prices, and why more Americans are saying they don't want to have children. Next: We'll break down the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and speaking to an expert about the bigger implications of this trial for gun rights in the United States. Then: We've got updates on the status of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, and we'll follow up on those labor strikes from October. Plus: If your family keeps complaining about the cost of this year's Thanksgiving dinner, we've got some tips on how to limit the impact rising inflation will have on your wallet. Finally: If your dinner table debates get a little too spicy this year, it might be time to call in the oracle of Delphi – or at least her AI replacement. Here's where you can find her. On this episode, you'll hear from: Cheryl Bader, clinical associate professor of law, Fordham Liwei Jiang, PhD candidate, University of Washington Want more Skimm? Sign up for our free daily newsletter Email us your questions about what's going on in the news right now Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts Skimm'd by Alex Carr, Luke Vargas, and Ciara Long. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. TheSkimm's head of audio is Graelyn Brashear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices