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  1. My tulpas agree to what Kiahdaj says. We think of head pressure as analogous to sore muscles; it seems to occur most often when we work together on complicated tasks that involves parallel processing. Edit: Sorry for reviving an old thread, I accidentally opened the subforum at page 19...
  2. [We've had a mostly identical theory going on for a while. I think that for us, the hard part is the thought hiding. Keeping myself from literally directing my with thoughts at my host, especially since I've got so used to communicating with him like this.] Fun fact: This was harder to proxy than usual... But I suspect it's my tiredness more than anything else
  3. Bumping this thread, since I'd like Tapatalk integration, too.
  4. I have met six other hosts up to now. Two were prior friends, one of them started forcing after I told him about my tulpas, the other one discovered that he has an accidental tulpa. Apart from that, I've taken up a habit of driving around Germany to meet hosts that I know from the IRC.
  5. Philomena on the IRC yesterday night (do not remember the other nicknames): It's my six-month birthday today! Congratulations! Happy birthday, Philomena! * Philomena forces a bouquet of flowers, a stage, and bows to the cheering crowd * SomeOtherTulpa devours the bouquet HEY! I was gonna eat that!
  6. We're working on imposition, and the part that's hardest for us is maintaining any of the hallucinations involved with it. We occasionally get some faint hallucinations of all kinds (visual, auditory, touch), but it always feels unstable, and it vanishes the moment I'm focusing on it. Any advice how to stabilize it?
  7. I'm just going to sit back and wait for your arguments to support this hypothesis.
  8. Tulpas can evolve from imaginary friends, and quite some people have imaginary friends in their childhood. I've already met people who had a tulpa without knowing about this community. It seems plausible that such people could also create multiple imaginary friends or tulpas.
  9. My tulpas and I regularly converse through unvocalized thoughts. We usually start off speaking, and then I want to say some long sentence, but halfway through I think: Why bother? They already know what I was gonna say. Then we enter a mode where we just exchange thoughts without spelling them out.
  10. One day we will just compile all of Linkzelda's posts into an eBook or whatever. You are so incredibly helpful, man.
  11. Whenever someone asks on the IRC about how to improve one's visualization skills, someone posts the obligatory link to JD1215's guide. Indeed, JD1215 does a great job at explaining how to advance the visualization quality. I postulate, though, that there is some other skill that needs to be developed as well, which I call "visualization confidence". My current theory describes four levels of visualization confidence, with varying levels of image stability and autonomy. On level 0, you cannot stably perceive any imagined object. The image falls apart after a few seconds of focusing on it, and/or you lose your concentration. Level 1 seems to be where most beginning tulpamancers start. You can imagine things (objects, environments, your tulpa) in whatever level of quality you can manage. But when you lose focus (or leave the wonderland, if you're working with one), the imagined thing vanishes into nothing. So when you want to see it again next time, you need to rebuild it. On level 2, the existence of imagined things becomes automatic. Most notably, the wonderland continues to be there when you aren't. And when a tulpa changes something in the wonderland, you will be able to see it, because you're using your mind's eye to perceive things, rather than creating them. The major limitation on this level is that you will only perceive things when you focus on them. When you look at an object, you will see the object, but not much of its surroundings. When a ball hits you, but you did not see it coming, you won't notice a thing. On level 3, perception becomes automatic (as in: happens subconsciously). As with your physical senses, you are aware of everything within your vicinity (or, for sight, field of vision), without having to focus on it. You might also be able to receive sensory input from your physical and wonderland senses in parallel. I conjecture that level 3 is required for imposition and switching for most people. Since self-hypnosis worked extremely well for me to get from level 1 to 2, I'll give it another try to see if I can get to level 3 quickly. If that works, this will turn into a guide. Research questions: How do you relate to this scale? Where do you stand at the moment, and have you progressed during tulpaforcing? Also, to test my hypothesis: Do you have imposition or switching?
  12. I've written a guide that addresses point 1 and 3. Don't have a link since I'm on mobile, but search for "muscle memory" and you should find it. That leaves question 2. 2. For me, possession does not feel different from using the body myself. The only difference is that I'm missing the intent: Normally, movements are preceded by thoughts that I'm gonna perform this movement. This is not the case for me with possession since theses thoughts are internal to the tulpa.
  13. Same here. And also the same when they impose into the physical world and go back to the wonderland.
  14. I'm not completely sure, but this sounds like you're focusing on relaxing the muscles. That's a form of control, too. Try rather to get into a state where you don't care about the state of your body in any way.
  15. I think that's called "tulpish". When a tulpa tries to produce mindvoice but lacks the language knowledge to do that. I do not have any experience in dealing with tulpish, but I guess it might help to consciously give your tulpa access to your vocabulary memory (through some symbolism, or by just telling him he can access it). I totally know this translator feeling, though. Just like I'm converting my own thoughts into mindvoice while thinking, I feel like I'm mindvoicing my tulpas' responses. Caffeine helps with focusing. My concentration usually slips every few minutes, but after drinking a whole bottle of mate soda (100 mg caffeine), my focus was on my tulpa like a laser beam for over 30 minutes. I think that's not weird at all. The mind is all about associating, and if there's something you perceive that's being associated to him, the mind will still have some slight focus on him.