A while ago, I began talking about whether god was created by man not as a mere concept as some thought but rather whether god has physical manifestation out of our need to exist.
What pushed me to this pondering was initially the Berserk chapter I talked about. But then I started thinking...
There was an episode in a TV-Series called 'Supernatural' called 'Hell House'. I know, I know my sources are not so credible, be it manga or TV but they only nudge towards a direction of pondering. In any case I never said I was a bloody philosopher...
What happened in that episode is that (among other irrelevant things) the notion of the thought-form was introduced. The story is about a allegedly haunted house which actually became haunted because a lot of people believed in it.
This idea is not totally absurd but actually has a form in most major religions:
- Tibetan monks call this manifestations by the name of 'Tulpa', a being or object created through visualization and focus, that do the bidding of their creator.
- The Jewish tradition speaks of 'Golems', creatures sculpted by mud and given life by 'spiritual' individuals to carry out important tasks (usually to protect or avenge Jewish people)
- ...and of course do not let us forget my all time favorite, Angels. Winged, sexless beings that protect and guard from the world's evil.