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There are... apparitions that make public appearances. Some of these are said to be the perceptible double—the etheric counterpart—of a living person who is undergoing an out-of-body experience. Even more mysterious are the externalized perceptible manifestations of something whose existence originated in the mind of its creator by virtue of that person's incredible powers of concentration, visualization, and other, more occult, efforts of the mind. In Tibet, where such things are practiced, a ghost of this kind is called a tulpa. A tulpa is usually produced by a skilled magician or yogi, although in some cases it is said to arise from the collective imagination of superstitious villagers, say, or of travelers passing through some sinister tract of country.
But can the mind believe in the fantacy enough to make it actually exist?
What that crazy guy vanitas says holds some truth, except of course he failed to mention that the imagination is perfectly real, so therefore whatever the imagination imagines is also real, at least inside of the imagination.
Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
They expounded the creativity of the mind, yes.
But that is still within the mind.
Don't forget, it is the mind that allows us to see, touch, hear and taste in the first place, and as such it is the mind that represents the world.
So in a very real sense, it's all in the mind.
p.s; have you got a link or an article or something explaining how the tibetan monks have 'expounded the creativity of the mind' btw?
I'm quite interested to see where you've been getting your info.
I personally am reserving judgment on that one but I am keeping an open mind.
You still can't eat it.