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Tulpas: Thoughtform Brought To Life

Nov 22, 2007
A thoughtform is a term used to explain a form of energy that can be manifested through the collective efforts of a person or several persons. In Tibetan dialects, thoughtform is translated as tulpa, which can be actualized either consciously or unconsciously by willpower, visualization, and the use of life energy.

Tibetan Buddhism is a religion that is strongly rooted in meditation and in the understanding of the life energy. All living organisms possess the life energy, it is strong in some organisms, and weak in others. Through the proper practice and meditation, humans can learn to perceive this energy with all their senses, and in some ways, can be able to control it. The collective efforts of a group produce more of this energy as compared to an individual.

The belief in the thoughtform exists in many cultures, particularly in Central and South Asia, like Bhutan, Nepal, China, India, and Mongolia. Regions that believe in shamanic practices also have their versions of these thoughtforms. In Australia, there are practices with thoughtforms that have originated from indigenous tribes. In Native Americans in the United States, the Cherokees also believe in the spiritual ability to create thoughtforms.

The essence of the Tibetan tulpa lies in the human ability to actualize thought. Through focus and concentration, that which is only spiritual or invisible can manifest itself in a physical form. Tibetans believe that a tulpa is a ghost or apparition of a living person, existing in the etheric or spiritual world. As a person wills the tulpa to exist, it has a possibility to be seen by other people. Tulpas can be in the forms of animals, mythical creatures, and also humans. There are accounts of persons who practice this actualization, and have been able to take digital photos of themselves with their tulpas.

One of the modern introductions of tulpas to the west was in the 19th century, where Alexandra David-Neel, a French spiritualist, writer, and explorer, discovered her ability to actualize thoughtforms after a pilgrimage to Lhasa, Tibet. As a devout Buddhist, she learned how to focus her spiritual energy and was able to allow her tulpa to exist as a jolly friar image. However, the tulpa became uncontrollable, according to sources, and had to be destroyed.

Many sources relate tulpas to egrigor, a western occult belief that is described as a spiritual form brought to life through concentration and meditation of a group. Egrigors, like tulpas, can be captured on film or digital photography. Some persons believe that these practitioners or occultists should observe caution when summoning and actualizing their tulpas. Egrigors and tulpas have the ability to separate themselves from the etheric world, and remove themselves from the control of the persons who willed them.

Experts on the occult explain that thoughtforms such as the tulpa and egrigor are the reasons why believed-to-be haunted places actually become haunted. The human mind and spirit have an amazing power and the ability to create things. Tulpas are only one of the manifestations of how focus can make things possible.

There is a website that describes the Tulpas and numerous other creatures of Cryptozoology in detail, this website is called: Unknown Creatures and it may be found at this url: http://www.unknown-creatures.com

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