Oct 30th, 2020
Hello, and welcome to the Crime Wave archives. I want to take a few mins for some housekeeping, it has been almost a year since the podcast launch, and today's episode will be the season 1 finale. Season 2 will be back early next year, so follow me on Twitter, or you can check the website cimewavepodcast.com to find out when season 2 launches. Of course, you can always subscribe to the podcast to get notified when the latest episodes drop. All links are in the show notes. I want to take a moment to thank this season's sponsor iNetGuardian, your support has blown me away, and I am truly grateful. Lastly, I want to thank the shows' biggest supporter to date, listener Jonathan in New Zealand. Your support is overwhelming, and please accept my sincerest thanks! Okay, this one will be a wild ride, let's get to it, buckle up!
The human mind is nature's most potent force. We can dream up unlimited ideas to solve problems. The adaptive and fluid nature of our minds has allowed us to evolve rapidly. We are in a constant state of learning, and with that comes adaptability. The malleable nature of our exposure to experience leads to the adaptation of our intention. We have the ability to focus our intention and to generate change from that focus. But can the power of intention affect reality? We have all heard stories of extraordinary phenomena like telekinesis (the ability to move objects with our minds)or the apparatus of spiritual practices like using a voodoo doll, which is used to affect the spirit of the target of your intentions. Now, there are less extraordinary beliefs but no less supernatural like the power in the belief to heal oneself, then we have a placebo effect. Other uses of our intentions include having imaginary friends, with their personalities, likes, and needs. There are so many anecdotal accounts of the paranormal, countless tales of the extraordinary, and there's got to be something to it, right? Is it possible for our minds to manifest a thoughtform? Do we have the power to make the supernatural a reality?
In today's episode, we will examine the story of the belief in the power to manifest a supernatural being. And how this belief blurred the lines between reality and fantasy in the attempt to bring to life a horrifying figure standing 8 ft tall with long, rangy arms and no facial features, a creature otherwise known as the Slenderman.
Episode Sources and Music can be found here: https://crimewavepodcast.com/the-tulpa