I am eager to get back out into the forest nearby and begin investigations for a reasearch project Im currently working on,but alas the Michigan weather has once again foiled my plans.
The winter's majesty is a beauty unmatched,but it isnt the most convenient of pleasures when you're traipsing through it with 25 pounds of gear and no showshoes.
But then again,who ever said trailing cryptids was going to be easy?
This is definitely a labor of love and a work you have to have a TON of patience with if youre going to stick with it.
It is often very trying and will test you to the limits of your physical endurance as well as your cultural and spiritual beliefs.
Speaking of cultural and spiritual beliefs,this brings me to today's blog subject : The TULPA
In Tibetan mysticism,the tulpa(also referred to as a thoughtform) is an entity or object brought into being by thought and will. A creation,quite literally,of the mind. A thoughtform is created, via careful concentration, typically by a practitioner of magick or shamanism. But it is also believed that our world is being changed and formed constantly by collective intent.We may very well be creating our own reality.
When you were a child,you probably remember your grandmother(or a similar authority figure) uttering the words "Be careful what you wish for,you just might get it"
Well,according to ancient shamanism,Grandma was right!
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.
— Mysteries of the Unexplained, 1990, Reader's Digest Association Inc. page 176
The concept of the tulpa was probably first brought to the Western hemisphere by a person named Alexandra David-Néel,who claimed to have created a rotund,happy little monk who later had to be banished(destroyed) because it took on a life of its own and began causing a bit of a ruckus.
It is the intent of the practitioner to have complete control over whatever creation they manifest. But,as with any project,things can(and often DO) go wrong.
Could thoughtforms account for many of the varying degree of cryptids seen in our midst? Could these tulpas be the explanation for creatures that seem to manifest right out of thin air,suddenly dissapear and reappear in different areas,or walk straight through solid objects in their path as if they werent even there?
It is this question,and many others,that keeps my passion for cryptozoology burning bright.
For those of you new to my page,please check out Steve Cook's The Legend (of Michigan's Dogman) - Legacy Edition
The Michigan Dogman is my greatest passion,and the one I research the most out of all the cryptids. You can check out a trailer for Steve's documentary by clicking here :
Dont forget to check out what my friend Nick Redfern is up to this year in his "The Redfern Files" by going here :
Be well and enjoy your day,everyone!
Your Mistress of the Mysterious,