I’ve recently been watching Twin peaks the return. Now if the original series wasn’t bizarre enough, this revamp is seriously far out if you’re not on David Lynch’s wave length.
Interestingly, it all seems to revolve around the theory of a Tulpa which is a mystical theory where manifestations can be created by thought forms by Tibetan monks.
A tulpa is an entity created in the mind, acting independently of, and parallel to your own consciousness. They are able to think, and have their own free will, emotions, and memories. In short, a tulpa is like a sentient person living in your head, separate from you. It’s currently unproven whether or not tulpas are truly sentient, if you read up on them as there are communities who really feel that this is something that is achievable. It takes time for a tulpa to develop a convincing and complex personality; as they grow older, your attention and their life experiences will shape them into a person with their own hopes, dreams and beliefs.
So essentially, these start out as a bit of a tamagotchi of the mind.
These are, by all accounts, created to enable exploration of other plains or realms.
These entities are not only in the Tibetan thought train, but appear in Indian Buddhism as well, but could also be linked to theories such as the Jewish Golem.
As you delve deeper in to the theory and practice of tulparism (I think I just made up that word but I’m going with it), it’s identified that there are multiple variation. At minimum these could be considered imaginary friends taken to the extreme when talked about outside of any religious beliefs and most I think that these are probably personal manifestations of fractured personalities, but for those, such as Buddhist monks who have spent their lives devoted to spiritual understanding on a higher form I can see why they would feel that these imaginary beings could explore the astral playing fields.
The art work is a digital exploration of what a thought form or tulpa could have evolved from. Beautiful patterns and colours ever evolving and growing.