The Veil: Tulpas

A tulpa is a thoughtform that comes to life and the practice of this is called tulpamancy.  The concept of tulpamancy can be traced back to Tibetan Buddhism. Monks practiced this; to create tulpas to overcome emotional attachments like phobias. An example of their practice that I discovered to explain this would be if a monk was afraid of a spider they would strongly focus during meditation that there was a spider (but it was really a tulpa) until there really was one that they could see. Ultimately, they would then use this to teach themselves that the fear of something was utterly useless.  These creations would move, speak or do whatever was required for the monk to overcome the fear.

In a modern more fictitious explanation through example, that I can relate this to would be from the Harry Potter movies where the audience was introduced to a ‘boggart’, a creature that took upon itself the viewer’s worse fear. I do not know the Harry Potter world in-depth, so I do not know if this was the basis for this creature in the books and movies, but that was what came to mind when I first learned of tulpas.

Another example of a fictitious explanation I can refer to is from a television show would be from the television show Supernatural. On the episode of Supernatural, basically, a group online was reporting the legend of Mordechai Murdoch, over time the group’s forum changes details of Murdoch, then the details of the spirit of Murdoch people were seeing would change. This goes along the lines of believing is seeing, that’s how a tulpa in the Western world works. If you believe in it enough it becomes real, the intense focus of the object. 


THIS IS JUST PART OF THE FULL POST. This was one of two posts I had done over at The Buzzkill Magazine, with permission I posted just part of it as this project is there. To read the full article go here.

28 DoBR: Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet by Jess Stearn

I came across the story of Edgar Cayce while online; passing the time on Youtube. This book is one of the few books I ended up buying at my favorite bookstore on him. It saddens me that more people don’t know about Cayce and his gift. He, time and time again, proved his abilities and with that my outlook on things changed. I cannot say that he set me on some spiritual journey or seeking something higher as I was well down that road before I came across him, but it confirmed some things for me for sure.

Coming across a book, article, or meeting someone that really confirms something I’ve thought is huge for me. It calms the doubts and makes them concrete.

This book covers a lot of what he could do. Did you know that he was known in his time for healing people from far distances? Yup! He was ‘sleeping’ (hypnotic state) and a voice explained, one that was not his own, that everyone can do just what he was able to do.

This is something that really meant a lot to me. I do believe everyone is born with a natural ability, but so many either ignore it or don’t know how to embrace it. Cayce, despite his gift or what people may have thought of him, was very religious. He read his Bible cover to cover over and over.

I did come across a special that was being done on him and it said he predicted he would come back, reincarnation, in the year 2020. Well folks, as I type this its 2019. So next year will be an interesting year to see if anything is said and what the future may hold.

Synopsis:

A fascinating biography written by the country’s foremost authorities on metaphysics. 

The Edgar Cayce story is one of the most compelling in inspirational literature. For more than forty years, the “Sleeping Prophet” closed his eyes, entered into an altered state of consciousness, and spoke to the very heart and spirit of humankind on subjects such as health, healing, dreams, prophecy, meditation, and reincarnation. His more than 14,000 readings are preserved at the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc., in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

A native of Kentucky with a ninth-grade education, Edgar Cayce accurately predicted two world wars, including the years they began and ended, racial strife in America, the death of John F. Kennedy, and hundreds of other recorded events. He could apparently travel in time and space to treat the ill, and dispensed information that led to innumerable cures where traditional medicine was helpless. The first to introduce many Americans to the concept of reincarnation, Cayce drew on a subconscious Universal Mind for startling information about past and future. In The Sleeping Prophet, Jess Stearn presents the extraordinary story of his life, his healing, his prophecies, and his powerful legacy.