I want to extend the expression "mind bending" to mean "mind bending in multiple directions at the same time".
My intuition to "mind bending" is an object becoming curved to roughly a quarter circle - with no reference to the previous shape. So the "bending in multiple directions" could be a sequence of circle sections of random size and curvature. *
The term "mind curling" is the best I came up with - it would fit, except that it describes a well defined high level structure. The somewhat random aspect is relevant .
I like the term "mind bending" - so I prefer it as a base. But an alternative expression with the same meaning based on something else or novel would still interest me. My interpretation of "mind bending" is something like "rationally irritating in a structured way".
* While I find the expression fascinating in general, I can actually cite a source for the intended primary use. The lecture/work of art/emotional performance Suic!de and Ment@l He@lth of Philosophy Tube could be described as seriously irritating in a surprising number of ways, on rational and emotional level. Known terms like "mind bending" or "mind boggling" just do not cut it. So it deserves a new term. (And a content warning in relation to the topic of suicide.) (Ending with that word feels spooky, so it's continued.)