Thoughtforms and Spirits
Whenever we concentrate our thoughts, we draw psychic energy together.
This is called a thoughtform. Usually the energy dissipates as soon as we break
concentration, but it is possible to purposely concentrate energy in this way,
very strong thoughtforms. Such thoughtforms are vortexes or centers of psychic
They can exist as entities by themselves, at least for a while. They are
non-thinking forces. Talking to one is about as logical as talking to a chair.
In this way, thoughtforms are similar to elementals, ghosts, and spirits.
All of these psychic entities consist of a psychic energy vortex which could be
as a localized field or as a discontinuity of the physical world.
Psychic entities respond to certain electrostatic and magnetic fields, and to
other energy vortexes.
That is why they respond to Magick ritual.
Psychic entities are sometimes able to affect our thought processes.
Thoughtforms and elementals, are usually not very smart.
If they display any intelligence at all, it is limited. They are the morons of
the spirit world.
Their behavior is usually automatic, repetitive, robot-like (just like some
We see that artificial elementals are little more than astral robots. Spirits
and deities are more intelligent and volitional.
Your mind follows your attention.
Wherever you direct your attention, there will your thoughts go too. By
directing attention to a specific place or purpose you focus mental
energy upon it.
For example: you're having lunch in a cafeteria crowded with people.
It is a large place, and everyone there is talking at once, so that the room is
a constant jumble of noise.
You happen to notice a man across the room; he reminds you of someone.
All at once he drops his fork and you hear it hit the table.
But would you have noticed the sound of his fork if you had not been looking?
No. Only by focusing your attention there were you able to pick out that
individual event and associated sound.
It is a dark night. You are walking and the only light you
from the flashlight you hold in your hand. As you move the flashlight around,
of light from it directs your attention first one way then another. Now, the
something like that flashlight in the dark.
And by directed attention, you point the mind to one place or another.
As with that flashlight beam, you see where the mind is pointed; nothing more.
The rest is 'noise'. And so we could define mental noise as anything not focused
In another way, noise could be considered as negative emotions, attitudes, and
which make it more difficult to direct the attention.
Your emotions follow your thoughts quite easily. Your emotions are not you, but
reactions prompted by your model and ego -- like a performance or an act, while
you watches. In a similar way, directing your attention toward a specific
emotion will cause you to experience that emotion.