Bernardo Kastrup, Mainstreaming Controversial Philosophy of Mind Theories |378|

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  1. Wormwood

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    David are you familiar with the "Slenderman" phenomena? Maybe Ill start a thread on it. Slenderman was created by a man on a certain website. But many paranormal researchers believe that it became manifested as a thought form and gained sentience as more and more people became obsessed with it. Its not exaggerating to say that this "Slenderman" (or at least the idea of Slenderman) has ruined several lives. People become obsessed with him and their lives become ruined. I heard an interview with a gentleman who wrote a book on this topic. He states that the Slenderman obsession ruins lives like no other sort of paranormal obsession. I personally think an argument could be made for several other individuals with regards to demonic obsession, but I digress. In one case, two 12 year old girls attempted to kill their friend by stabbing her several times in order to "appease Slenderman." During questioning they spoke of him as if he were very real, and spoke at length about his personality and attributes. There are several other tragic stories.
     
  2. Michael Patterson

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    This is a fascinating phenomenon that has occurred several times, but right now the other instances escape my recall. The creation of thought forms is well known, and in some instances they can be occupied by spirits. Of course this ties into the incubi and succubi, tulpas and other obsessional constructions. The mechanism can be employed by the religious to create presences of their divine inspiration, or by 'black magicians' to create malign presences.

    And it opens up a whole can of worms too.
     
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  3. David Bailey

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    I had a vague memory that something of this sort had been claimed, but no details. It sounds as if this isn't something it would be wise to investigate!

    David
     
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  4. Wormwood

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    Thats my take on it. Im not digging into it lol
     
  5. KindaGamey

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    You know what tickled me pink, Bernardo's latest paper:

    He defeated my complaints by adding some more precision to the term panpsychism. Nice move, Bernardo. I've got this printed out, will read it this weekend.
     

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