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Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:01
By SHELLEY WRIGHT
Special to the Daily Planet

In last month’s column, we were discussing the making of a tulpa, a thought-form that can be seen by others and interact with them.

Since a tulpa is the sum of whatever characteristics are given to it, I asked myself questions along the way and learned from past experiments.

In the Philip Experiment of the 1970s, the participants imbued their tulpa with characteristics that made Philip come into being and beat them up.  Note to self:  No warlords.

Day 1 was fairly uneventful except for a naughty dream with a Santa-looking guy. I call that a success!

Day 2 – 12/5/15:  Used Tibetan EMOs over my eyes. This has been shown to put subjects in an extreme state of relaxation and slow their brain waves down to those of Tibetan monks. I then removed them and stared at Sexy Santa, consciously willing him to be — and repeating the qualities I wished him to possess.

Day 3 – 12/6/15:  If tradition holds true, all hell should break loose here in about a week.

Day 5 – 12/8/15:  As I continue to concentrate on my Sexy Santa tulpa and take photographs, I’m glad I imagined Santa pants on my shirtless Santa. Because, do we really want to photograph his jingle bells?

Day 6 – 12/9/15:  Sam, our producer, and I were in the studio getting set up to record the Christmas edition of “Speaking of Strange.”  I was sitting down, in the middle of eating a piece of pizza, when the tall, bladeless fan to my right was shoved forward onto the floor. Sam saw it happen. And I thought tulpas couldn’t travel…

Day 13 – 12/16/15:  Hearing funny sounds in the house that even the cats are reacting to ... my tulpa?

Day 14 - 12/17/15:  “Why don’t you show me you’re here?” I asked the Santa picture. About an hour later, I walked into the kitchen and found a flyer from a package I opened earlier in the evening sitting on my kitchen counter. It was turned so I would see it right as I walked in. I’ve never seen that flyer before, but it plainly bears the name of the company whose package I opened this evening.

So yay! The tulpa experiment worked. But now I’m all alone with a tulpa!  Really glad I didn’t make him a warlord. Really glad I made him like redheads.

I texted Joshua as I was kinda freaked out. You can’t put a tulpa back in the bottle and I felt like things were ramping up.  In the experiment we did for Warner Brothers, the tulpa we created was downright frightening.  

I sent picures and explained what was going on and all I got back was, “LOL! You are obviously on the right track!”   No LOL! Wait! He was gone and I was still alone with my tulpa.  I didn’t fall asleep for a good, long time that night.

Day 22 – 12/25/15:  When I went to visit my parents for Christmas, I specifically left all my decorations turned on since they were battery-operated.  When I returned a few hours later, I immediately noticed that the LED candle that was high above the cats’ reach wasn’t on.  I flipped it over and it had been turned off!

Day 23 – 12/26/15:  Woke up this morning to find that the pillow that rests on the left side of the couch has been “placed” beside the pillow on the right side.

Day 25 – 2015:  Terrible storm tonight. Turned on 2 LED pillar candles, a Coleman lantern and a couple other lights.  Curiously, when I switched the Coleman lantern on, it immediately turned off. Without thinking, I said out loud, “Nick!  Stop it!” And the lantern immediately came back on.  Just got up to go to bed and was turning the candles off. One of the pillar candles had already been turned off!  After I got in bed, I noticed that my porch light had been turned on but not by me.  I had to get out of bed to turn it off.  Joshua says tulpas just love turning lights on and off!

Though I didn’t capture the picture evidence I intended, I did capture evidence, some in the form of photographs.  But let’s be clear:  no one has ever taken a photograph of a tulpa.

I do believe Sherlock Holmes was right.  “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” I’m settling in with my Santa tulpa. I talk to him and blow air kisses at his likeness, which actually seemed to cause activity to escalate before. 

I made him to like animals too and my cats act like they get lots of attention and are very happy. 

In fact, I knew I would be home late one night last week and found myself thinking, ”It’s ok, Nick will take care of them!”

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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