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  1. It's actually a pretty common thing for information, areas, objects, etc. to be "stored" in the mindscape in such a way that even if you forget they exist, it's possible to stumble across them later, and they'll be exactly how they were before.This is because of how the subconscious works. If it deems anything as "important" for any reason, for example repeatedly focusing on it, it will continue to exist for a long time or indefinitely outside of your conscious awareness and memory. When somebody makes their mindscape consistent, so that it's the same every time they go in it and takes little to no effort to recall/visualize, this is what they are doing whether they realize it or not. I've recently realized that parallel processing probably has a LOT to do with the subconscious, I may write more on that later.
  2. I've seen some instances where tulpas say that they have memories from before they were created (or introduced to the system through other means, in the case of unintentional headmates such as walk ins, alters, etc.) If you have any kind of memory, no matter how small or vague, of a time before you were brought into your host's life, I'd like to hear about it. This might be something like a past life if you believe in reincarnation, or it could be something else like existing as a character or imaginary friend before "evolving" into a tulpa if that was how you originated, or something like being apart of your host before "splitting off." Some suggestions for things to mention if you can: In what ways did things feel different from your current existence? Were you in any particular place, and were any other people/beings with you? Did you have a different personality, name, appearance, etc? Were you aware of your host in any way? Did you choose to become part of your host's life? Some might be turned away from this post because of the mention of reincarnation, but if you have no spiritual beliefs you are still welcome to respond. I'm looking for any and all of these accounts, regardless of the belief system you use to explain it.
  3. I am not a GAT member but I'll add my two cents. I agree with some of what GAT members have said here, but not all of it. Many of their criticisms are based on the idea that your guide includes many things that aren't absolutely necessary for creating a tulpa. This is true - but that is not a bad thing. I do not see any reason why a guide should be boiled down to only the things that are required in order to create a tulpa. Sure, that can shorten the guide and make it take less time and effort to read, but many people are willing to read (or in this case, listen to) longer and more in depth guides, not everyone will only be willing to read a short and basic guide. Also, there are many benefits to longer guides that include things that aren't 100% necessary for tulpa creation. I have found that people often have a faster and easier time creating a tulpa when they have already practiced skills that can come in handy for tulpa creation and have built a good mindset for tulpa creation BEFORE they start creating a tulpa, which is exactly what your guide does. No, nobody needs to do this to create a tulpa, but it definitely helps and is likely to make things faster and easier once you start creation. If you keep a guide to only what is required, these helpful aspects would not be included. Also, if all tulpa guides were kept to only the required basics, they would be much less interesting and diverse, because when you boil down tulpa creation to it's bare bones, it's actually very simple. They would all be saying the exact same things in slightly different wording. There should be diversity among guides, as there is not just one way to create a tulpa, and some ways work better for people than others, so newcomers benefit from having a wide variety of different techniques to read about. Regarding people's criticisms on mentioning parallel processing - it has not been proven to definitively exist or not exist, so the idea that it shouldn't be included just because it hasn't been proven to exist doesn't make sense. Even tulpas have not been proven to exist in the way that most people in this community think about them. Might as well disapprove every guide on the site because they all assume something exists when it hasn't been proven, right? Some will say that parallel processing doesn't exist because multitasking in the way it is generally thought of has been strongly indicated to be impossible by some studies, but that is not a good argument as parallel processing isn't necessarily the exact same thing as multitasking, all studies on multitasking have had nothing to do with tulpas/plurality, and there is nothing to indicate that being plural doesn't change some things about how the brain works. Creating a tulpa is very similar to learning a new skill, and learning a new skill of course changes certain things about how the brain works. For example, learning to play the piano paves entirely new neural pathways that did not exist before. Why tulpamancy is so often assumed to be an exception baffles me. I can see why some people have concerns about you saying that "your tulpa is already there", because that isn't always true, but that mindset actually helps tulpa creation. If you assume that your tulpa already exists, that they are conscious and listening to you, this actually helps your tulpa start to exist. The reasons for why this is are complex so I'm not going to explain them here. There is no harm in believing your tulpa is already there even if they aren't, because that belief will make them actually be there faster than they probably would be otherwise. Your guide is not perfect but I believe it is much more worthy of being approved than most GAT members think. In my opinion the standards for guides are unnecessarily high and specific. Almost nothing is going to be approved at this rate, and I've already seen some people (including myself) who have decided not to submit guides for review solely because of the GAT's standards. I encourage everyone to look at unapproved guides just as much as you do approved guides, as many of them are just as good as those that have been approved. Use your own judgement to decide which guides are good and which aren't, don't rely on the GAT's judgement.
  4. 1. Decide what you want your tulpa's appearance and personality to be like. This step is no different from creating or choosing a character. 2. Imagine that this character is conscious/sentient and is in your brain with you. Imagine that they are able to hear everything you say to them. 3. On a regular basis, every day if possible, talk to this character using your inner mindvoice (thoughts in the form of words) with the intention that they will hear you. What you talk about does not matter, you can talk about literally anything. 4. Eventually this character will actually become conscious/sentient, and at that point they will be a tulpa. They will then start responding to you with thoughts of their own. You will hear these thoughts in the same way you hear your own thoughts, except these thoughts will not be controlled or decided by yourself.
  5. I'm not a fan of calling tulpas personalities or identities, because a person isn't their personality/identity. A person can have more than one personality and way of behaving, and in fact most people do - chances are you act very differently depending on who you are with and what setting you are in. This doesn't mean you are multiple people because you have more than one personality. A personality is more like a mask that can be swapped out with different masks. All of these masks are apart of yourself and are not independent of your control, unlike tulpas. It is also clear that a personality is not the driving force behind what creates a person or their consciousness - if you are familiar with "ego death" you would know it is possible for a person to be conscious and aware without having any sense of a personality or identity. Creating/splitting consciousness doesn't require a personality to be in place to work either, seeing as tulpas can be created without having a personality in mind for them. The easiest answer would be that tulpas are consciousnesses, but it is a bit more complex than that. If you are using "consciousness" to mean "awareness", calling a tulpa a consciousness would not be entirely true in cases where the tulpa and host share all awareness (in that they are always aware of everything the other is aware of and cannot hide information from one another or think about different things at the same time.) This isn't the case with all tulpas, but I have to take those tulpas into account here because even with these tulpas there is something that differentiates them from their host beyond just identity. There is some sort of "core" that exists that defines a person and differentiates them from other people in the same brain in the case of plurality. That core seems to be the ability to act independently and have your own will/volition. "Volition" is a noun but doesn't seem quite right to describe a tulpa/person. However, if you think about consciousness in the same way I do, it makes sense to call tulpas and people consciousnesses, so that is what I have and will continue to call them. I don't think of consciousness as the brain's ability to be aware or give people in it awareness, but also a person's subjective experience, which is their specific perspective/interpretation of everything they think and experience and the ability to have thoughts they identify as their own. I think of the brain's ability to grant awareness as something a bit different, which I call processing power. Processing power doesn't have a single way of working/existing and can be divided among different consciousnesses/subjective experiences, which is what allows tulpas and hosts who practice it to be capable of thinking about different things at the same time or hiding info from one another. Some tulpas and hosts share all processing power with each other at all times, but they are still separate people as they have separate subjective experiences. I don't think I explained that very well and it gets a bit confusing at times but I hope it makes some sense. To sum it up: Consciousness and subjective experience is the core of a person. It is what defines a person and differentiates them from others in the same brain on a level deeper than identity, so it makes sense to call people/tulpas consciousnesses. Processing power is the ability to be aware and think, that consciousnesses can use. A consciousness goes unconscious and loses the ability to think but does not cease to exist when it is not using any processing power (otherwise tulpas who go dormant would not be able to become active again), so this is not what defines a tulpa/person. Personality and identity is a way of behaving and labels you identify with. It is like a mask that can be removed, changed, or swapped, but doing any of those things does not make you a different person in any way other than how you act. Your consciousness is unchanged.
  6. Wow, I suppose it's time for an update! A lot has happened, both tulpa related and in terms of general life stuff, since I last wrote here. My tulpa guide is close to being finished and will probably be released this summer. I could have completed it in January or February if I wanted to, but I have been in no rush to finish it and it hasn't been my top priority. However, I have reservations about submitting it here on Tulpa.info, the reason for that being that the GAT is not going to like it and I am almost certain that it would not be approved. I am willing to edit my guide, but the thing is that some of the edits that I know would be required in order for it to be approved are not edits I would be willing to make, simply due to differences in beliefs between myself and GAT members. I realized this when reading some of the reviews they have left on other guides - my thoughts when seeing this were "If they didn't like this guide, then they are DEFINITELY not going to like my guide." One GAT member outright required that a brief mention of parallel processing be removed from someone's guide. And well, I have an entire multi page section on parallel processing in mine. This is not the only thing they would want me to remove from my guide either, so I don't think it's worth the trouble to even submit it. I might end up doing so, but don't count on it. When I finish it I will post it in this progress report and on r/tulpas. As for my progress with Alex: I am slowly getting more and more consistent. There was a time when I expected myself to just immediately start forcing every single day without missing a beat - and I tried many times - but after awhile it became apparent this wasn't going to happen. I used to beat myself up over this, and told myself that anything less than forcing once every day was not good enough. Now, when I miss a day or two I don't become upset with myself anymore, and I just try again without expecting perfection. I have slowly gotten better, which may have had something to do with this new mindset. For the past several months I have rarely gone for more than a few days to a week at a time without forcing, while in the past it wasn't unusual for me to go a few weeks or even over a month without any forcing. This is starting to pay off in terms of progress. In the past, I would only very rarely feel a "mental presence" coming from Alex. Now, it happens almost every single time I force. This "mental presence" is something almost impossible to describe in words, but in a way if feels like Alex's "essence" and the sense that he is present and listening to me. It's worth noting that if I focus, I can feel my OWN mental presence. I have been able to do this long before I started creating Alex, though I didn't really know what it was back then. My mental essence and Alex's feel different in some way, which seems to be a good sign. There have also been a few more instances in which I think he may have been speaking. For awhile now I've had the sense that something big is going to happen soon, and at this rate it will. As for life updates: I and two friends are working on starting a business together. This is a good thing as all three of us used to be clueless about what we'd be doing in terms of work in the future, and now we finally have a sense of direction. The three of us when combined also have a very wide skillset, and we compliment each other in many areas where the others are lacking, so we will be doing a wide variety of things. It's also worth noting that my worldview and beliefs have changed drastically since last year, which I though I should mention as it affects the way I view tulpas in some ways. Prior to October 2018, I was a materialist for the most part. I generally didn't put much stock into metaphysical explanations for things. For many, many reasons, this has changed. To sum it up, after thinking about metaphysical concepts and explanations more and hearing them explained by several sources, a metaphysical viewpoint of the universe now makes more logical sense to me than a materialistic one. This has had very positive effects on my life. My level of fear and anxiety surrounding life has decreased and I tend to approach things with a more positive, optimistic mindset. In my last post here, I said that I would be spending less time interacting with the tulpa community. I'm not quite as frustrated with the community as I was back then, but I still think I am not going to be spending very much time around here. I don't need it quite as much as I used to - I don't look for advice anymore, other than re-reading guides to refresh my memory on certain tips and techniques. I will be updating this progress report again once I have more progress with Alex.
  7. I'm actually really glad a guide like this exists. Upon seeing this some may think "Dissipation is bad, so you shouldn't be providing advice on how to do it." But as you explained, while it isn't preferable, dissipation is necessary in some cases. Sometimes, all other possibilities have been exhausted, and dissipation remains the only viable option. It sucks that it has to be done even sometimes, but it is what we'd call a "necessary evil." And in those cases where dissipation is the only option, it is important that people know how to do it properly, in a way that causes the least pain for themselves and their tulpa. Hence why I am so glad this guide exists. This guide covers things that many wouldn't think to do if they faced the task of dissipation all by themselves with no pointers. I have heard of not just a few, but MANY cases where the host did not say goodbye to their tulpa, did not explain dissipation, or utilized symbolic "killing" in the form of violent visualizations. This is what happens when the topic of dissipation is avoided or demonized to the extent that people are discouraged from even providing ethical advice on how to do it. Thank you for writing this guide, it's the first of it's kind that I know of.
  8. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this guide. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is brand new to tulpas because it doesn't exactly do a lot of "hand holding," but for anyone who already has a decent understanding of tulpas it is an excellent read. No guide covers this many different tulpa-related topics and it has the most knowledge I've ever seen packed into a single guide. The fact that you include so many specific exercises is nice as well. I'd place it at my #1 or #2 favorite tulpa guide (and trust me, I've read a lot of guides!)
  9. If so then why is there a metaphysical section here? If metaphysical discussion is allowed at all anywhere on Tulpa.info, then I see no reason why a guide mentioning or incorporating metaphysical concepts should not be allowed. If need be, a section specifically for guides that incorporate meta could be made.
  10. I actually do not want this to be approved any longer, it's too small and simple for me to see it as a good tip, and it doesn't really contain unique information either. In regards to what a few people have said about my mention of forcing inhibitors: the tip itself was written specifically for people who encounter issues like distraction, getting tired, etc. because starting out with shorter sessions can act as a solution to those problems. It wasn't written for those who don't have those problems.
  11. Thanks for making this. It's much shorter than the original survey it was inspired by but includes all of the most important questions. It being short will make it more appealing to reply to as well.
  12. Many people in plurality communities have a tendency to believe that all systems must operate like their own, and that differing experiences mean that they do not have a "real" system. Some have very specific definitions of what "tulpa" or "plurality" means and those who stray outside of those tightly confined definitions are seen as someone who should not be considered a part of the community. Luckily I haven't seen this too often around here, but it does happen. It's especially bad in the DID community. Many, if not the majority, of people in those communities hold the belief that having more than one person in your head is possible only through traumegenic means. They believe that the mechanism that creates plurality can only be kicked into gear via trauma, and that there is no other possible method. This is why they discount tulpa and endogenic systems as being fake.
  13. I think I could be considered to have a case of the "tulpa curse", but I feel as though I have a tulpa, it's just that he's been stuck in a sort of "development limbo" for a long time. Stuck at the stage of a week old tulpa when he is 4 and a half years old.
  14. Is this ever going to be reviewed? I submitted it over a month ago.
  15. Your PR was one of my favorites a few years ago. It's sad to see once active people disappear from the forums