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Saturday, 06 February 2016 17:11
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Over Christmas, I had the opportunity to participate in an experiment that Joshua P. Warren, my friend and host of the popular radio show, “Speaking of Strange,” set up to create a tulpa of Santa Claus.

A tulpa is a thought-form that becomes so psychically energized by one or more people that it makes an imprint on the physical world that can be seen by other people and interact with them.

A tulpa is not a being that has ever lived. Nor is it an angel or demon.  A tulpa is an empty vessel that you imbue with qualities and characteristics that you give it, so be careful what you wish for!

Whereas Joshua had thousands of listeners and followers concentrating on bringing a traditional Santa into being at his location, I decided to step outside the box a bit. I discussed my idea of creating a Santa tulpa, but I had a whole different set of parameters.  

I am uniquely qualified to perform this experiment because I’ve created a tulpa before and I learned from our “mistakes.”

Joshua was working as a consultant for Warner Brothers Motion Pictures on the movie “The Apparition.” They commissioned him to come up with an experiment that his scientific team could perform for a DVD Extra on the Blu-Ray version of the film. I’m the redhead hooked up to all the wires, thinking really hard. At the end of the day, nothing happened.

But a week later, all Hell broke loose in our lab. All the doors in the kitchen flew open and everything inside was pitched onto the ground.

And then, it manifested. Joshua tells of being in the lab one night and hearing Forrest Connor, one of our team members, walking down the wooden steps leading to the lab. Joshua called out to him, even seeing him out of the corner of his eye, but he wasn’t there.

Turns out, Forrest wasn’t even in town — and Joshua was there all alone.

And Forrest’s now-wife talks about the frightening encounters she had with this “thing” that would appear in front of her, its head vibrating back and forth violently.  She had no knowledge of our experiment.

With all this firmly in mind, I consciously decided to have a little fun. After all, I’d done it before. Who says I can’t create a sexy Santa Tulpa?  He’s my thought-form!

 At the time we created the Creepy Tikki Tulpa for the movie, we knew it had breached the confines of our lab and had taken over the whole house. We were confident it would stay within the house because the rest of us hadn’t had anything happen to us outside the house. 

I decided pretty quickly that I was going to find a cute and whimsical Santa since he would probably be living in my house.  Forever. 

In hindsight, referring to it as the Ugly Creepy Tikki Doll probably wasn’t such a good idea.  I think it actually imbued it with all those qualities.  That creepy little tikki Tulpa had some sinister overtones!  

For this reason, I decided against performing the experiment in my bedroom. No way did I want to wake up Santa Claus leaning over me and watching me sleep!  

But then I thought, “Hmm. I wonder if I can find a sexy, handsome St. Nick?  After all, if he was going to hang around my house forever, he might as well be easy on the eyes, right?”

So, I enlisted the help of my good friend turned research assisted, Demented Patty.  “Find me a sexy Santa!”  She very thoroughly and eagerly searched the Internet for hot Santas. She was truly dedicated.

I could’ve focused on a small object, like the tikki doll. Or a postcard. But you have to ask yourself:  Do I think I could live with that for the rest of my life? I looked over at the picture Patty had sent me. Why yes! I do believe I could! Oh.  Did I mention that the size of the object doesn’t matter?  Tulpas are big!

They also emerge in stages. It took a year before the research team from the 1970s was able to fully manifest Philip in The Philip Experiment. It took Joshua Warren’s research team a day to create the Ugly Creepy Tikki Tulpa, but a week before showing signs that he was indeed present.

Day 1 – 12/4/15:  With my tulpa image firmly in mind, I drifted off to sleep. I think the experiment is working.

I woke up remembering a dream of a bare-chested much older man with shoulder-length white hair that looked suspiciously like Santa Claus!  But he was very, very naughty.  Perhaps this is a coincidence, but worth noting, nonetheless.

Check out next month’s column for the juicy conclusion….  

Shelley Wright, an Asheville native, is a paranormal investigator. She works at Wright’s Coin Shop in Asheville and is a weekly participant in the “Speaking of Strange” radio show from 9 p.m. to midnight on most Saturdays on Asheville’s WWNC-AM (570).



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