I am not one of the Old Guard, but I have an uneasy feeling about something related to the Chakra phenomenon.
It feels like there’s a lot of hidden value clustered around wooy topics like Chakras and Tulpas, and the right orientation towards these topics seems fairly straightforward: if it calls out to you, investigate and, if you please, report. What feels less clear to me is how I as an individual or as a member of some broader rat community should respond when, according to me, people do not certain forms of bullshit tests.
This comes from someone with little interest or knowledge about the former, but after accidentally stumbling into some Tulpa-related territory and bumbling around in it for a while, it turns out that the Internal Family Systems model captures a large part of what I was grasping towards, this time with testable predictions and the whole deal.
I haven’t given the individual-as-part-of-community thing that much thought, but my intuition is that I would make a poor judge for when to say “nope, your thing is BS” and I’m not sure what metric we might use to figure out who would make for a better judge besides overall faith in reasoning capability.