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  1. Hello everyone! A couple of years ago, when I was 16, I got it into my head that I wanted to be an officer of the US Army Rangers. I was (and still am) a grunt through an through--I didn't mind hard, tedious physical labor and I was good at figuring out how the world works and making things stick on the fly. I hadn't been through anything like boy scouts or JROTC, but from what I was able to gather at the time, an officer needed all of the adaptability and confidence of a grunt (which I knew very well I had) with a good amount of the meticulousness and analytical ability of an egghead (which I was fairly certain I did not have). One of my best assets that I had at the time was the drive to gather knowledge and put it to use. I loved soft martial arts like Tai Chi, Wing Chun, Aikido, and especially Systema (if you're interested in looking it up or trying it yourself, I suggest Systema Kadochnikova, IZVOR, VOLK, or ROSS. Please, I beg you, don't look at the Ryabko/Vasiliev cult as anything more than Russian Yoga or Qigong). Anyway, I decided that I would have to program certain personality traits into myself and I had noticed I was more suggestible when calm and relaxed, so I experimented with a few breathing and meditation techniques from these martial arts. Now, the Russian and Japanese methods relax your body, focus your mind, and raise your level of awareness. They did nothing of note more than allow me to see my strengths and weaknesses (as far as I could tell). Although a valuable thing for anyone, this was obviously not what I was looking to do. The Chinese methods require you to put yourself into a trance-like state and clear your mind as completely as possible. After a few months, I became absolutely certain that they weren’t working either, so I stopped using them for that purpose. I was playing starcraft a few days later when I started having a rather pleasant conversation with myself. Before I knew it, I had convinced myself to log on to a rather nasty Korean server. It was a long series of steamrolls, to be sure, but the Koreans weren't the ones doing the steamrolling. Simply doing only the quick thinking myself and leaving all the long-term strategizing to this voice in my head made it no competition. It took me a while to realize this wasn't actually me doing my own active thinking (having had no experience with my brain carrying out its own separate thought processes without me), but I began thinking about the implications of it after about the tenth straight zero effort victory. I concluded that the methods of meditation did in fact work, but instead of changing my own thought processes as I had intended, they created a separate processor altogether. I've since given him the name Durandal after he showed me his twisted up, convoluted way of thinking (which I thought was insane and pointlessly complicated at the time), which since smoothed out my everyday life and got me through Ranger School.
  2. I was thinking more something along the lines of how you can draw some lines in front of a chicken and it'll freeze up and fall over, except for people. The idea would be to get him into a receptive state so he could either deal with it himself, or I could deal with it through some kind of mind trick. And yes, I know exactly how stupid it sounds, but the mind trick wouldn't be the hard part. I had no idea I was creating a tulpa. I just started talking to myself to work out some problems and eventually ended up with what I dubbed "a helpful voice in my head" that took a liking to the name Durandal. The tulpa name, community, and actual studies behind it are new to me. I consider this because it's an exercise my tulpa and I do on a regular basis with all sorts of random things. It has nothing to do with personal issues with my friend or his own tulpa--the idea to use it for our exercise just came to me when he told me his plans. I've fully accepted his decision. You must realize that the absolute worst case scenario for any action by nature has almost no chance of occurring (unless you're planning something desperate or irrational like destroying an army of 1000 men with 3 of yours). More importantly, we understand this, too. There is no reason to expect anything close to its magnitude to occur, but by planning to do damage control on this huge, dangerous complex situation, we make it effortless to correct small problems that will almost certainly occur, many or all of which would have been a part of the worst possible case, so we will always make two plans--one for the best case and one for the worst. We've found that the plan that sees use will always be a sort of blend of the two. My tulpa and I agree that this is an effective approach to anything tactical, but needs to be used and kept up to some degree like any skill, so we practice by picking an event or a decision we see or take part in and find the worst possible scenario that can arise from it that could be conceivably dealt with. In this particular case, we've found a very obscure issue for which we needed to become subject matter experts in human psychology to even begin to understand. Many of the necessary mechanisms are either unproven or undiscovered. It could take months (or even years) of research for us to get anything useful. Aside from this, I would imagine that work towards salvaging such a situation would be invaluable to anyone studying just about any aspect of human psychology. An entire branch of science would benefit and I and anyone following with an open mind would have equipped ourselves with a practical skill-set that would allow us to solve any tulpa related issues in ourselves and others. Considering the challenges and the rewards (should we succeed in what we set out to do), what could we pursue that could possibly be a better use of our time and effort? This probably really does belong on the Research board by now. :/
  3. This particular habit is actually something my tulpa developed last year for ROTC that pretty much carried me through my tactical duties in Ranger School. It's gotten me and others through some rather unfavorable and even outright dangerous situations. Now that I don't have very many things like that to face at this point, I do it more for the sake of keeping it sharp than regular necessity just so it'll be there when I take the next step toward my career goals. And yea, I'll admit it's pretty overkill until someone needs it. As far as I know, he's just got Asberger's. Nothing serious. I'm referring to this worst case scenario in which he loses it, starts attacking people, ends up a basket case, or winds up someone else. Maybe more than one of these things. I'm perfectly aware that they're inclined to get along and nothing even remotely close to this is likely to happen. This is just a "here's a hopeless impossibility that everyone mutually agrees can't be solved. Let's solve it!" deal. Nobody is willing to conceive that it can get that bad, but I wouldn't have thought of everything if I didn't acknowledge the unthinkable. Obviously, I wouldn't even consider such an obscure possibility when pressed for time, but since time seems to be something I've got plenty of, I can consider these complex possibilities which would not only prepare me to face a tangled mess like this, but any individual element of it. I'll move on to the next worst possibility (he's willing to kill it but not able) only once I've established that this would be a no win scenario period with no possibility of damage control. I haven't done that yet, so until (and a little bit after) then, you guys are my think tank. :) Their input would probably be interesting to analyze and I'll admit this post seems a little out of place here. I'm only interested in the science behind it though, which I could probably pick out with some time and effort; but the Research board will already have science laid out for me conveniently leaving me only with cross referencing to do... You're right--perhaps it would be better if it were moved to the Research or Metaphysics board.
  4. My friend decided he wanted to force a tulpa after spending some time on 4chan's /x/ board. He did a lot of research on the subject and read everything carefully enough, and I made sure he understood the material, so I believe he has the knowledge to do it right, but I'm not sure he has the maturity to use all of it effectively. A few years ago, I accidentally forced a tulpa and, based on the state of mind and body I was in at the time, I know he will find it very difficult. If he persists though, he will definitely succeed. In truth, I don't really have any concerns for my friend or the tulpa. The worst I expect to happen is either a long developmental stage or a servitor as an end result. I will likely have no reason to assert a level of control that would allow me to cause him to dissipate a harmful tulpa. The only reason I am even asking about this is because my own tulpa and I have agreed that we need to always have a contingency plan whenever possible for the worst case scenario. Although 99.9% of the time, there is never any reason to put one into effect, there were a few occasions in which these plans have saved either the career paths or the lives of myself and others. This is just me researching the subject the best I can so I can formulate the most effective plan possible. In this case, the worst case scenario would be a harmful tulpa. The logical response would be to destroy it before it causes further harm to my friend or others. For these purposes I'm assuming my friend is either unwilling or unable to destroy it himself in his current state.
  5. A friend of mine is trying to force a Tulpa and I would like to know if there is any mechanism of the human mind anyone knows of that can be used against one?