Hello all, long time, no see.
To old acquaintances, How ya been? To the newfriends, welcome. I was on this site fairly early on, but have been out of the community for the past few months, due to extenuating personal circumstances. Suffice it to say, I do not have a tulpa yet.
Now that I have found an environment with some semblance of stability, I recently caught up with the forums and began to attempt to force again. However, an old stumbling block has reared its head, in that I suck at visualization. My mind's eye has never been a strong one and it is hard to focus on an image marred by darkness and inspecificity. For these reasons I have been toying with the idea of an auditory, formless tulpa, or perhaps one with a simple form.
I believe I or someone else asked something similar months back, when tulpae that were not to the standard set by the first tulpamanc-- tulpaforc-- creators of the movement were believed to be able to cause mental illness, specifically one manifested only as a voice in your head. I do not know if this is the current school of thought, as our view of tulpae has seemingly evolved past this.
The process would be simple, depending on exactly how bad you are at visualization. If you could muster a jar or two and somesort of shape to represent the tulpa, TOG's method might work out. If not you could either follow the good old "define everything" techniques or just narrate/parrot to your heart's content.
The only problem I truly see is from the perspective of the tulpa, being a shapeless being in the mind of someone unable to conjure an environment for their lives to exist within. One can only hope that once the tulpa has been created, it could provide unique insight and help its host to make a body and world for it.
Sorry for the wall of text, but I've put a lot of thought into this and am excited to be back. It's nice to see the community growing. Thanks in advance.
P.S. F Yeah, #tulpa.info lives on! I created the official tulpa.info irc. WooHoo.