First Night Candles

The Philip Experiment: Conjuring Life From Nothing

In September 1972, the Toronto Society for Psychical Research, along with poltergeist expert Dr. A.R.G. Owen, set out to accomplish one singular objective: To create a ghost. Not conjure, or contact. They wanted to explore the Tibetan Buddhist concept of tulpas, or “thoughtforms,” the practice of “willing” tangible forms into existence using our own innate mental …

What Are Ghosts?

What are ghosts? Where do they come from? What are they made of? The short answer, assuming they exist at all, is that we don’t know. However, looking at the available evidence and various reported sightings throughout history, we have some possible explanations. Let’s briefly take a look at them.