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Originally posted by smyleegrl
What in the world is a tulpa?
Do you plan to record this experiment for us? And if so, how will you get the info to us if you don't make it?
Good luck, hope you live to post another day...
A tulpa is, in Tibetan mysticism, a being or object which is created through willpower, visualisation, attention and focus, concerted intentionality and ritual. In other words, it is a materialized thought that has taken physical form.
Originally posted by 0cryptic0truth0
I don't know if I'm known much here, but I am usually the guy who has some skeptical comment to post here. The other day a good friend of mine got sick of my constant debunking of his various ghost photos and recordings (I'm still very much on the fence about EVP), so he said "If you really don't believe in this stuff, you'll have nothing to fear in attempting to create a tulpa." Now I'm going to take him up on his challenge.
Yes I am aware that there is a level of danger involved here. I'm sure there will many people trying to warn me against it, but my mind is made up, and I'm just posting this to ask for some advice. Since I'm doing this, and I have some very good instructions, is there anyone out there with any experience with this kind of thing? Is there any advice you can give me?
Oh! I'll be sure to keep you all posted on my progress in this very thread. I hope there is actually something to this whole tulpa thing, or the thread will be pretty boring for all...
...Here goes nothing.
What are we to make of these incredible experiments? While some would conclude that they prove that ghosts don't exist, that such things are in our minds only, others say that our unconscious could be responsible for this kind of the phenomena some of the time. They do not (in fact, cannot) prove that there are no ghosts.
Another point of view is that even though Philip was completely fictional, the Owen group really did contact the spirit world. A playful (or perhaps demonic, some would argue) spirit took the opportunity of these séances to "act" as Philip and produce the extraordinary psychokinetic phenomena recorded.
In any case, the experiments proved that paranormal phenomena are quite real. And like most such investigations, they leave us with more questions than answers about the world in which we live. The only certain conclusion is that there is much to our existence that is still unexplained.
Percy Shelley's drama Prometheus Unbound (1820) contains the following passage in Act I:
"Ere Babylon was dust, / The Magus Zoroaster, my dead child, / Met his own image walking in the garden. / That apparition, sole of men, he saw. / For know there are two worlds of life and death: / One that which thou beholdest; but the other / Is underneath the grave, where do inhabit / The shadows of all forms that think and live / Till death unite them and they part no more...."
Originally posted by Praetorius
reply to post by 0cryptic0truth0
I'll disagree with some of the posters here about the whole "imminent death" thing from creating a tulpa, but by way of "safe than sorry" I will go ahead and recommend against as you predicted.
Incidentally, anyone think the tulpa phenomena may be a possible explanation for some of the weirdness in the world such as UFO & bigfoot sightings, etc.?