Ganymede

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  1. If you think about it, if unconscious parroting/puppeting was really the case here, wouldn’t that mean that you believed your own mental repository was sentient in and of itself that is implicitly dichotomous from yourself, and you can still refer to that self-referential system?

     

    I know I parrot unconsciously. It's all empty "filler" words with no meaning. There's no "sentience," not even mine, behind them. A simple computer program could do the same thing.

     

    An example of unconscious puppeting: when I imagined her just now, she was moving a chess piece on a chess table. It was mildly unexpected, but I wasn't surprised. Does she want to play chess? No, she can't even be advanced enough to play chess yet.


  2. Wow, thanks for doing this. In addition to imposition, you should consider aiding in possession and switching.

     

    Your system of beliefs (this is good, this is bad, this is me, this is not me) are a state of trance.

     

    Could you explain? Do you mean that beliefs are only acquired in a state of trance? I'm not sure what you mean.


  3. Yes, I had something like this a few months back. I was getting some brief discolored spots on my vision and some ringing in my ears. I was very paranoid, partly about the hallucinations (some of which were near the corner of my eye, looking spooky) but I'm always a bit paranoid. I don't remember much about fears, and I avoided forcing until it stopped. I don't like the idea she was splitting then. It means that everything before that was parroting (there wasn't much but I think at least some of it wasn't parroted), and that would fuel my doubt more than anything.

     

    Side note, these sound like symptoms of schizophrenia.


  4. On the other hand, we do often have a lot of thoughts going through our heads at once, and we perceive them as happening basically simultaneously because they keep kicking each other out of the workspace at such a rapid pace. Could a host and tulpa similarly be conscious at practically the same time, with their respective thought processes flickering in and out of the workspace at such a high speed that neither notices that they're not actually "constantly online", but rather taking turns being conscious? I'm a little skeptical, because there's also research saying that genuine multitasking is hard for people and exerts a much higher mental load than just doing one thing at once, which doesn't sound like it would be possible for two different minds to keep switching places that fluidly.

     

    Yes, I'm very skeptical. Hosts with lots of tulpas can have up to five and maybe more active at one time. Any kind of "taking turns" at that frequency must have disastrous results.


  5. I don't think it works that way. Some people only have lucid dreams and they're still sane.

     

    Granted. The pony is taken by scientists to study its two-dimensional nature. You stay awake at night thinking of the torture she goes through every day.

     

    I wish I could summon pizza.