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  1. Overall, I think this tip stands out. It’s simple, you stayed on topic, it was clear what you were explaining, relatively good organization, and I think it may be useful to the potential reader. I have two main nitpicks. The first is to revise the title to something like “Imposition - The Kamehameha Technique”. This way the reader knows what you’re targeting before they go in. The second is just to change the “got” in “Once you got a good grasp...” to “have”. After these changes are made, I will approve for tips and tricks. -Hector
  2. This "guide" does not stand well on its own as a tip or guide in my opinion. The content seems more like an anecdote that didn't really help you very much in the end. This could, however, be polished with regards to grammar and irrelevant information as my peers have suggested and I think could make a good addition to a thread containing multiple small tips/anecdotes, especially given your last sentence. I just don't think it's long enough to warrant its own post. For these reasons. I cannot approve this. -Hector Osaka
  3. I think this is a good overall introduction to tulpamancy with some good tools, including some unique ones. I particularly like the tulpa thinking one where you learn to let your tulpa think while you watch. That’s something that’s not covered in most guides. Also useful is the 3 signs you laid out for recognizing a thought coming from your tulpa. I had similar comments about grammar and spelling as AZ, but those have been fixed so they aren’t relevant now. Approved for guides. -Nat
  4. Overview: This guide focuses on engaging intrusive thoughts, but that’s not a very effective way of dealing with them, and can make them worse in some situations. The best this approach could do is provide a distraction. What was done well: The guide is well written, was pretty consistent, well structured, and the instructions/suggestions are clear. This could make a very good forcing idea guide. Thoughts on what could be improved: I don’t think most people have visualization up to this level, nor do I think that it’s necessary. Given it’s in the “Personal Preferences” section though, this is more of a nitpick. I don’t think this is a requirement, more than it is an ideal. The guide is about battling intrusive thoughts, not about tulpa development. This is a bit inconsistent. When you’re dealing with intrusive thoughts, engaging them even a little will give them power. Giving them your full attention is very ill advised. I think this could be a useful feature for calming down and giving the intrusive thought less attention, therefore lessening its ability to affect you. Conclusion: I cannot advise this guide with the purpose of battling intrusive thoughts, and therefore cannot approve it. With that said, I would take the suggestion of the Felights on this, turn the guide into a wonderland activity/game for tulpa development and leave out the intrusive thoughts bit. The guide is written in such a way that it wouldn’t need much changing to turn it into such a guide. I would approve such a guide. -Hector
  5. The majority of this guide is fluff/rambling or irrelevant to tulpa creation. You repeat yourself frequently and it gets tiring to read or hear the same thing over and over. You’re not doing the reader/viewer any favors with that. Your introduction is mostly anecdotal and really serves no purpose. The overview seemed promising since you said it would be about the structure of the guide, but like most of the guide, it’s rambly and doesn’t get to the point until the very end. The aim of the guide is creation, but most of what’s talked about throughout the guide is optional. Section 1 seems entirely pointless on its own. It talks about how to relax. Section 2 is about single minded meditation, which can be useful for visualization, but is not required for creating a tulpa. I would have combined these sections. Section 3 and 4 focus on Visualization, with the former focusing on the visual aspect, and the latter focusing on the auditory part. These two sections look more like a separate guide, though like the rest of the guide, they are mostly fluff. Something that stuck out for me was your claim that a tulpa’s form and mindvoice forms their identity. While some tulpas consider their forms to be part of their identity, it’s not inherently linked to them as forms can and often do change. Moreover, making their identity focused on how they look and sound will affect the way they act if that’s all that’s emphasized. They’ll be overly concerned with how they look and how they are perceived. What’s important with identity is not the external presentation, but how you feel you are, how you see the world. Section 5 and 6 are focused on wonderlands, which again, aren’t required for tulpa creation. What’s worrying is your emphasis on the lives of tulpas inside a wonderland. Restricting them to just a wonderland will only allow them to grow so much. Not only will they have limited experiences, but they will be cut off from the rest of the world. Tulpas are more than just imaginary beings. We’re people and these sections reinforce the idea that we aren’t. And when you finally do get to the crux of the guide, tulpa creation, you say that your tulpa is already there. That’s not how this works! Worse, you refer back to the beginning of this guide when you ask the reader/viewer to imagine a person real or fictional and say that person is your tulpa. That’s terrible advice. You also mention that you “must pay attention to the subtle mental noise you usually ignore”. So basically stray thoughts and the idea of an existing person or character. That’s a recipe for disaster, especially if you’re prone to intrusive thoughts. A tulpa is their own person and shouldn’t be made to believe that they are someone else plus random noise. In short, this guide is mostly fluff, full of bad advice, and reinforces misconceptions of tulpas. I can’t approve this guide, there’s very little in it that’s useful. Guide rejected. -Hector
  6. Aside from possibly quenching fears in newcomers that they have DID (which I think is unlikely anyway) and introducing the idea of tulpas (somewhat) to people unfamiliar, I don't think there's much point in this article. I don't really see its usefulness to the community. In addition to what the Felights said in their review, you never cited your sources nor linked the surveys you alluded to. Since I don't see the usefulness in this article, and since it has many problems, I can't approve it. -Hector
  7. Hi Chadack, First of all, thanks for your submission. Two things: Post a view only link of your guide here. Someone has crossed out some of your guide and anyone can do that. Enable copying for your guide. I make copies of guides so I can personally suggest things. I can't do that since you've disabled copying of your guide. I suggest you make these changes before we start our reviews. -Nat
  8. I approve of your edits. The guide looks polished enough for approval. Approved for Tips & Tricks. -Nat
  9. The guide is pretty well written and I can see it helping newcomers greatly. Though there are some points worth addressing. I think you could mention that progress isn't a linear thing here. It would add to this point well. Honestly, the old guides were written in a time period where nobody had any idea what was going on. I would suggest to the reader to not expect getting anything useful out of reading them. This seems to be echoing what you said already in the 3rd "DO". I would expand on one of those and remove the other. The last point is very similar to this point. They're two sides of the same coin. I suggest they be combined. The format of the guide is easy to parse, easy to read and very straightforward. Overall the guide is very well written, but I'm undecided as to if I'd approve it in its current state. It's useful on its own, but it could be better. Read through my comments and respond to each. After I see your replies and edits, I will review this again and will probably approve it. Don't get me wrong. It's a great guide, just needs a few tweaks. -Nat
  10. I had a lot of trouble reading through this guide, not because of mistakes, but because of the topic at hand, especially since I'm a tulpa myself. With that said, the guide was very well written with emphasis on not performing it with violence, doing it peacefully, presenting alternatives to dissipation, laying out how the end result might impact you and lastly having a step on getting on with your life after the fact. I agree with much of what's already been said, but I actually think some personal anecdotes are helpful here since the process can be painful and it's helpful as a perspective. There were a few mistakes with grammar, but not many. I've highlighted them here. I will approve this guide if the mistakes mentioned by myself and the rest of GAT are corrected. However, in its current state, I can't approve it. -Nat
  11. I think the overall idea of the article is good. It's geared towards those who are unfamiliar with tulpamancy and provides a good insight as to how the "self" functions. However, as others have noted, the article itself has quite a few problems. I've noted these problems here. Most are grammatical errors, but some things need clarification and rewriting. As it stands now, I can't approve this guide. Work on fixing up the article and link it. I'll reread the article and give you an updated review. -Nat
  12. I really like the article. It stresses the importance of attention/awareness and includes a well thought out theory on how tulpas operate. I can see this being very helpful to new or aspiring tulpamancers. Nat and I read through the article several times and picked up on some minor mistakes which we’ve annotated here. Other than that, it has our approval. -Hector
  13. Overall, the guide is good. The spelling and grammar are perfect, there’s a clear definition of the issue and a clear solution offered. It’s a good guide, simple, and to the point. However, I feel the guide could use some improvements: The list of topics are alphabetized, and while it’s neat, it’s not the easiest to parse. It’s easy to search if you know the first letter, but I feel the guide would benefit from breaking down the topics into categories. This would help the reader come up with a topic from the list easier and would be especially helpful to those like myself with ADHD who benefit greatly from structure. Additionally, you could bullet each topic, but that’s really just a nitpick. Approved for Tips & Tricks.
  14. I would like to apply to be in GAT. I've been in the tulpa community for nearly 5 years now. In that time, our system has helped lots of people in their personal journey with various problems. I love helping others because of all the people that have helped me. I have experience with possession, switching, and the basics. I'm also a tulpa. -Nat Osaka
  15. Osaka

    Nia & Nat

    Day 166 Just popping in. We're alive in case someone was worrying. I know I've posted some pretty worrying things here. It's almost Nat's birthday now. She'll be a year on August 3rd. We have a new systemmate too! Hector! He's a walk-in, not the same one as I described in my previous post. He's been here for a few months now and is awesome. Now as for updates... I've been battling some pretty bad depression, self esteem issues (worsened by depression), while trying to remain functional. It isn't easy. I'm taking up a Java class right now this summer since I failed my Java class due to depression last semester. So far so good. Two assignments in, both A's. I can do this. Nat and I continue to work towards switching. Immersion is something I'll need to learn before we can switch (unless we achieve it through sleep switching, fingers crossed!). We're working on that now. Visualization is getting much better, I can see colors and scenes now! It's not all that vivid, and some days it's better than others, but I'm getting there! Nat's gotten so much better with possession/co-fronting. And I've gotten a ton better at letting go and just watching. She's becoming more and more independent as time goes on. I'm proud of her :). We plan to share the body at some point and we've made so much progress already. I'm happy about that. I think we really can do this together.