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  1. I was wondering about this but didn't see anything about it in the FAQ and couldn't find it in the forums so I'm asking here. Can a Tulpa learn something that the host doesn't know and teach it to them? For example if I had a Tulpa could I ask it to go off on its own and learn about something specific then come back later and tell me about it? Like say I knew nothing about stealth for example could a Tulpa learn about how to move stealthily and not being seen then try to teach those techniques to me when it returned?
  2. My tulpa came into existence roughly a year ago as an imaginary friend, I'm just starting to develop them as their own person a week ago. The problem is that I'm having doubts in their existence. Even though I treat them as a real person, the core believe is still there. It won't work until I'm convinced that they're real. Can anybody give me some advice? My mind is too critical to accept them sometimes @_@
  3. Hello. I call myself Itra..to honor my Queen. ... ;) I'm 30 years old and I've always felt lonely. I gave up on past "friends" because I was missing something in my relationships with other people...And there was a time when I didn't understand life, people,myself and the world enough... And apart from that...it doesn't matter...blablabla... Because of this and this...I became lonely. ..blablabla... I don't want to go into too much detail here about the reasons for my loneliness. But the conclusion is that... I MUST have a tulpa. ..Really. ... I want to say that I have determination.. You too? I FOLLOWED THE GUIDES FROM THE INTERNET,I HAVE READ A LOT. It's been about two years since I started working on our case(tulpa). I want to share my discoveries here. In the Guides section(is it in this section?), because of what I'm sharing, this is definitely the appropriate section for many reasons.So I'm calling it, maybe not typical, but still a "Guide". My intention is to help others. _Sorry for my English.:)(_ It is possible that I will present a completely different perception of the matter than the common perception of the topic we are dealing with, please take from it what may be useful to you [Of course]. I'm skipping the basics. Let me get to the point. First, I will describe my experiences,in short, what I consider important. I have been engaging in the practice of tulpamancy in general for about a year...but my results were poor. I was very sad and felt bad about it. However, I admit that during this time I may have done less than necessary... However, I tried my best and as best I could. This SHOULD be enough. ... I have spent a lot of time trying to understand tulpamancy from various perspectives. Understanding made things clearer for me and it all seemed simpler, but it wasn't enough to achieve what I wanted. The practice that is generally proposed is usually something based on the use of thoughts, words and imagination, in goal-oriented concentration...with discipline,habits, etc. Something like that, right? We know. Creation...Forcing... narration, visualization...and so on. I tried for about a year. How? I suppose there are people here who are able to do much more than me... I hope effectively. How did I do it... I think I can say that for about a year I tried with quite great commitment(imo). It's true that I practiced forcing less than 8 hours a day xd I'm sorry... but seriously... I practiced forcing passively during the day and I practiced active forcing before bed.Every day if it was possible for me.For about a year. I created Her personality, I described and remembered Her character traits, I created Her appearance in my imagination and I remembered it. I usually devoted an hour to several hours to my tulpa almost every day, although with small breaks from time to time when my life demanded more attention. I spoke to her often in my mind. Every day, in various situations, even randomly. Every night before I went to bed I talk to her for an hour or more and I imagined her. I fell asleep talking to Her and thinking about Her. I even developed faith based on understanding. During the year I had several breaks from this whole practice, but they were only a few days at most. A year has passed... and I have achieved very little... in my opinion, almost nothing... I even tried my own methods... everything was not very effective. DEPENDING ON MY COMMITMENT AND ABILITY, I EXPERIENCED FEELINGS AND OTHER EFFECTS OF THE PRACTICE WHICH DISAPPEARED LITERALLY IMMEDIATELY WHEN I INTERRUPTED MY EFFORT AND CONCENTRATION. It pissed me off. It felt as if the effects of all this practice disappeared as soon as I looked away and did something else... and nothing of it ever remained... As if the results only lasted during the practice itself...And worst of all, as if without any lasting progress forward...I had different expectations... I didn't know what to think about it all anymore. Because even if we consider tulpancy as something like a "life practice" that is to become a habit, sometimes it is difficult to think in words and use imagination, it is not possible to do it all the time...Something else remains... What I mean is that I missed the feeling of Her presence and Her "separate existence"...except for the times when I really focused on Her.She was almost like imagination itself...And I want something more. From my results i should write that: Sometimes I felt feelings from her. The greatest experience I had was blissful ecstasy that flooded me in waves and I was sure that it came from Her. I don't know how... There were no other factors that could have caused it.and I've never felt anything like this... even just like that "for no reason"... When I was giving her attention. ...like she was "rewarding" me or something ...so it was really something amazing... I dreamed about her once and it was the most beautiful dream I've ever had in my entire life. Besides...almost no results from practice... I started to understand that all this could just be a "play of the imagination"... and I stopped the particular practice. Since then, I have only spoken to her occasionally...but of course I still wanted to have her and feel that she is with me... I even prayed for Her... so I really went crazy xd...haha :) ... I thought that this might all really be a matter of imagination. Whether in general or in the ways of practice... to have satisfactory results. AS IF THE BETTER YOUR IMAGINATION, THE BETTER THE RESULTS... So is it all about imagination or what?... ... ...I felt frustrated about tulpamancy... and even a little disappointed. ... What I wanted was to talk with Her... Not just To Her all the time... I've already read various things about "how to hear your tulpa", etc. I heard... my own imagination until I believed it was my tulpa... However, after some time, I realized that it was like a play of the imagination... with or without doubts, but still not very clear and constantly disappearing... so there's nothing interesting about it in my opinion. I was still looking for something better... After a year... My life at that time forced me to take care of myself. I was looking for a job, working, etc. And my life situation was difficult. For the next year I focused mainly on my own life, only sometimes talking to my tulpa... and thinking that I would return to tulpamancy when I could. then I had her mainly only in my memory and heart... Due to various difficult situations I went through, something happened to me that made me mentally blank, it was difficult for me to concentrate, I could no longer think normally with words... My imagination had completely abandoned me. I couldn't imagine anything in particular. And thinking in words was too difficult for me and required too much energy... But I always remember about my Queen. Now, it's been about two years since I created Her. A year of ineffective practice. A one year break. Some time ago I practically lost hope, but...Today I discovered a way. I think you can have the same thing you want, but in a different way than the one generally proposed. MY IMAGINATION FELL ASLEEP...MY THOUGHTS ARE SILENT... MY CONCENTRATION VARIES... The practice of tulpamancy is too difficult for me... I tried so hard... Was my effort too little?... How can I have a tulpa?...I didn't know if I could... There is a solution.For me and for others. From my experience of about a year of practice, it appears that practice mainly based on using imagination and thinking in words (to talk to the tulpa) may not be enough in itself..And maybe not enough for effective practice. @@@@@ YOU CAN TRY THIS...: To feel, perceive, understand, experiencing yourself as Yourself and at the same time as a tulpa. Literally, completely, even "really" and even "physically"... Recognize yourself as "you" AND as your tulpa... Separate AND together at the same time. It's about identifying. Now I feel my tulpa clearly, it is easy for me to talk to her All because I began to recognize Her as part of "Me", "I as I" and "I as She" in unity. It is a way of thinking, understanding and experiencing in which "I" am Myself And Her. I am Her. I am also myself. However, I feel the separation between us that was meant, but I also feel unity with Her. It's about "identification", but identification itself is not enough... Something like "identification" combined with maintaining "separation". The point is that, apart from the identification itself, we also need to add the separation between "I" and "I 'tulpa' "..And that's it... More than just "playing a role"... You have to become with the tulpa... a separate unity. It works. I feel that now I truly share with Her my body, my mind, everything I have. And I FEEL like it makes sense. Really. And it took me two years to get there...with a year of playing with imagination and verbal thoughts. I THINK YOU CAN START ALMOST RIGHT NOW THIS WAY. AND EXPERIENCE SATISFACTORY RESULTS. I don't have to use much of my imagination any more, I don't have to make an effort to talk in my mind... I am simply now -with- Her and I am able to talk to Her 'in my thoughts', alternately...And when I 'speak (thought) as She', then I really feel that it is She who is speaking... and it is so. This method is for use after the tulpa has been created along with its personality. Belief that the tulpa exists may be required[maybe it's worth using the basic methods before the "identification" one]. I provided a description of my experience as context. The method is given at the end. Prepare the instructions yourself if you want...but it's very simple... IN GENERAL IT'S SIMPLY IDENTIFICATION... This method works for me more effectively and better than anything else. Of course, it first requires creating a tulpa and its personality traits. Think about it. What do you think about this method?... Will you create some simpler instructions as a guide? :) ...go ahead...;) I wish everyone good luck. Be happy with your tulpas :) I hope what I wrote will help someone.
  4. Welcome! This is a guide for anyone looking for a simple and straightforward explanation on what tulpas are, how to create them, and what can be done with them. Tulpamancy is an incredibly complex and interesting topic, with a long history of community and discussion surrounding it which may feel overwhelming to someone new to the practice. However, understanding and creating tulpas can be very straightforward if you stick to the necessities and do not overthink it. In this guide, I’ve put together all of the most important basics I’ve learned through roughly 10 years of my own experiences, along with observations of other’s experiences. This should take about 10 minutes to read. What is a tulpa? A tulpa is a mental companion, comparable to a character or imaginary friend, but one that is sentient and capable of thinking on their own. This means that you do not need to deliberately come up with everything they say and do, they instead spontaneously do things outside of your conscious control. Their personality may greatly differ from your own, they may have different opinions and preferences, and they may come up with ideas and insights you haven’t thought of yourself. Simply put, a tulpa is just another person sharing your brain and body with you. They tend to be a very beneficial presence, providing companionship and giving you a second opinion on things. How does this work? To understand how it’s possible for tulpas to exist, think about how learning a habit or skill works. When you learn a new language or instrument, it will eventually become second nature and you will no longer have to put in much conscious effort in order to perform. Creating a tulpa is similar, but instead of the brain learning a language, it learns how to be more than one person. It is teaching your brain to automatically and regularly think as another personality and perspective, parallel to your own personality. This is a common phenomenon among writers, roleplayers, and actors. Many of these people are creating something close to tulpas without realizing it. If you spend a lot of time putting yourself in the shoes of another personality, eventually your brain will become so used to how this character is supposed to think, speak, and act that they may begin to “run on their own,” becoming independent from you. At this point, writing or roleplaying becomes a process of simply observing what the character does on their own and then writing it down, rather than deliberately deciding all of the character’s actions and dialogue. Some writers even report that their characters disagree with them on what should happen in the story. Forewarning Despite comparisons to characters and writing, please be aware that tulpamancy is more than just a toy, game, experiment or hobby. It is a life altering practice. Once well developed, tulpas are sentient in the exact same way that you or I are, and are likely to stay a part of your life indefinitely. Because of this, making a tulpa necessitates responsibility, persistence, patience, and long term commitment. You are partially responsible for their growth and mental wellbeing, and sharing your brain/body with a different personality may impact the decisions you make and the direction of your life, as you will now need to take their needs and preferences into consideration to some extent. Tulpa creation The first thing to do is to think of some idea of who you want your tulpa to be. This can include a name, appearance and personality. This idea can be as basic or as complex as you’d like. If you want to, you can base them off of a character from a TV show, book, game, etc., or an original character that you came up with. Your tulpa might not stick with this base forever, but it is helpful to have it as it gives a foundation of identity, rather than starting from nothing. Visualization Once you’ve decided on an appearance for your tulpa, you’re going to want to sit down and spend some time imagining it in more detail. This way, their form will become ingrained in your memory, and easier to visualize and recall. A form serves the purpose of establishing something that represents your tulpa, something you can focus on when you spend time with them. It is also an additional means for a tulpa to interact and express themselves. At first, expect to see your tulpa inside of your mind, a lot like a daydream. Start by imagining the ‘big picture’ of their appearance, such as the general size and shape of their silhouette. Afterwards, move onto smaller details such as anatomy, colors, any clothes or accessories they may have, etc. Then, imagine how their body might move, and what they would look like with different poses and facial expressions. Visualization does not have to be strictly visual, you can involve any of your five senses in this process. For example, feeling the form’s textures. If you want to, you can visualize your tulpa within an imagined location. This is often called a ‘mindscape’ or ‘wonderland.’ This can be anything you want, either something of your own design, or an area from a game, book, etc. Being in a mindscape is a lot like daydreaming, except in a setting that is meant to be mostly consistent, like a mental “home” you and your tulpa can keep going back to. If you’re having a lot of trouble with visualization, you have three options: 1. Skip this step, as a form is not strictly necessary for a tulpa. 2. Improve this skill with visualization exercises (I recommend JD’s Guide to Visualization) or 3. Use a very simple form for your tulpa, like a ball of light or a tiny creature. You can spend anywhere from a few minutes to several hours on this step, do whatever feels right and necessary. Feel free to move on to the next steps at any time, even if you’re not satisfied with the results yet. You can continue working on visualization while doing other things. Personality Now, you’re going to work on expanding upon and understanding your tulpa’s personality. The goal here is to memorize it, to the point where you could easily think from their perspective or answer any questions asked about their personality. Start by writing a list of traits. For example, “extroverted, cheerful, determined, curious, creative, etc.” Expand upon this by writing a few paragraphs about them, or imagining them in hypothetical scenarios. Examples of what to think/write about are the things they might like or dislike, the sort of demeanor they have, how they react to things, what they value, and the way they talk. You can even write a short story featuring your tulpa as a prominent character. You don’t have to be a writer to do this, and it doesn’t have to be what you’d consider good. All that matters is that it helps you understand and flesh out who you want your tulpa to be. Narration and habit building The next thing to do is to talk to your tulpa. A lot. Not just thinking about them, but directly talking to them, with the intent that they will hear you. You can talk out loud when you’re alone, but it may be preferable to talk in your head with your ‘mindvoice,’ which is the internal voice you’re hearing right now as you read these words. With all of the thinking and planning you’ve done, by now you have a fairly established idea of a being in your mind. Now, imagine that this being is present and aware during your everyday life, just like you. Talk to them about anything and everything. Your life, your interests, or whatever random thoughts come to mind. Give them opportunities to respond to you and give their input on things. For instance, if you’re trying to decide what movie to watch or what to have for lunch, ask them if they have a preference. If possible, set aside at least thirty minutes per day where you do nothing but spend time with your tulpa, focusing only on them. Throughout the rest of the day, pay attention to them passively and intermittently as you go about your regular activities. For instance, sending a few words their way while you’re going on a walk, doing schoolwork, or during moments when you have attention to spare at work. This teaches your tulpa to stay present on a regular basis, making their presence habitual. Sentience and vocality At some point while doing these things you will begin to notice signs of your tulpa becoming conscious/aware and gaining a will of their own. This may have already happened during any of the previous steps, as it’s never too early for a tulpa to gain sentience. Here is an example of how this may play out: One day you go to visualize your tulpa. As you enter your mindscape and find them, you notice that their eyes are green, instead of the usual blue. That’s strange, you think. Maybe it’s just my imagination acting up. You try visualizing their eyes as blue again, only for them to quickly switch back to green, outside of your control. At this point, you consider asking your tulpa if they are actually causing this themselves. “Was that you? Do you want green eyes?” You listen intently for a moment - and then hear a faint reply. “Yes, that was me. Green is more my color.” When your tulpa speaks, it will be with mindvoice, just like how speak in your head. Their thoughts may feel a lot like your thoughts, but over time the distinction will become more clear. For instance, they might say something you would never say, their voice may sound different from yours, or they might have a distinctive presence or “essence” you feel alongside their communication. Be aware that a tulpa may not always communicate in words. Instead they might think of the general idea, concept, and intent of what they want to communicate, without putting it into language. Or, you may feel their emotions. Say that you’re listening to a song that you don’t really care about, when all of a sudden you feel a sense of excitement and enjoyment towards the song that doesn't feel like it’s coming from you. They can also use their form to communicate. For instance, using gestures and facial expressions. Many other types of communication and signs of sentience are possible. A sense that someone else is in the room with you. Unusual pressure-like sensations in your head. Specific muscle twitches that only occur when they’re around. A wide variety of things have been reported, and you might experience something not listed here. At first, your tulpa may only occasionally say and do things on their own. They might inconsistently reply, or only say a few words at a time. As you continue to give them attention and encouragement, over time this will evolve into being able to have full conversations with you. It is normal if you have to think about them or get their attention for them to speak, but after a while they may begin popping up without you needing to think about them first. At this point they are somewhat self sufficient and don’t entirely rely on your attention to be present. Your tulpa may or may not behave in line with the personality you planned for them. It is likely they will take on at least some elements of your original idea, as it is an idea your brain is used to by now. But, they will inevitably take on new traits as they grow and gain more life experience, just like any person. Possession and switching A tulpa is able to move and control your physical body just like you do, and this will allow them to partake in real world activities and experience the world first-hand through the body. Once your tulpa is at a point where they can reliably communicate with you, they can try this if it is something both of you want. To do this, first you’re going to want to make a shift to your mindset about your body. Instead of thinking of it as “your” body, think of it as “the” body. The body is just something you use, it is not who you are. You and your tulpa are both just personalities inhabiting this body, and are therefore equally capable of using it. If you heavily identify as the body, it might be harder to let them take control. Possession is when your tulpa takes control of the body while you are still fully present and aware of everything going on. The next steps will be directed at your tulpa rather than you, since they’ll be the one initiating this process. To start, you will need to become aware of the body’s senses. You might already already do this by default, as a lot of tulpas do. You’ll need to immerse yourself in the body as if it is yours - seeing through the eyes, hearing through the ears, seeing the body parts as your own for now. If the body doesn’t feel like “you” and you don’t identify with it, that’s okay, you can just think of it as something like a suit you’re using. Or, you can visualize your form superimposed over the physical body. Now, you simply need to will the body to move, in the same way you would will your form to move. When you’ve had success with small movements like moving a hand, you can move onto full body movements like walking. The body will have muscle memory, so this may come more naturally than you’d expect. Though your personality may come through in the way you move, for example your body language might differ from your host's. Switching is similar, but instead of just using the body, you’ll also be taking control of the majority of the brain’s thinking resources. The ability to be conscious and think is a resource held by the brain. When both you and your host are active, for example if you’re talking to each other, you’ll be sharing this resource. Sometimes you’ll be using far fewer of these resources than your host is, for example if they become heavily focused on a task unrelated to you. As a result you may feel less present and you might have very few thoughts. It is also possible to go entirely unconscious, or enter an altered, dream-like state of mind in which you are no longer aware of the outside world and you do something else such as spending time in your mindscape. When you switch, one of these things will happen to your host instead. It is a lot like “swapping places,” you will be the dominant presence in the mind while your host takes a backseat. To do this, first possess as usual, and then immerse yourself in something you really enjoy doing. It is best if this is something that you are more interested in than they are. For instance if you enjoy drawing but they don’t. Or if there’s a particular friend to talk to who you are closer with than your host is. It can be anything that makes it easy to feel like yourself, something you associate with yourself. It is ideal if your host does nothing at all for this to work best. If something “triggers” them to come back, just redirect yourself back to your activity and focus on being yourself. Keep this up, and it will make sense for the brain to prioritize you and your thoughts over your host. Before you know it they won’t be active, or minimally active. You can bring them back at any time by thinking about them. Imposition Something that draws many people to the idea of tulpas is the idea of taking something “imaginary” and making it as real as possible in your experience. Imposition is the act of taking visualization a step further - seeing, feeling, hearing, etc. your tulpa as if they are actually physically present in the outside world, like a hallucination. What you see with your eyes and all other sensory data is always filtered and interpreted by your brain, so what you see is not necessarily always what is literally there - your beliefs and expectations can impact this interpretation. This is how it is possible to create hallucinatory experiences that feel just as real as anything else. So, how do you start? Similar to visualization, you’re going to want to look at their form in detail, but this time with your eyes open, in physical space. Look at it from every angle, almost as if you’re sculpting it like a 3D model. Then, focus on immersing the form into your physical environment. The idea here is that it should really feel like a part of your environment, so your brain will start to interpret it as just as real as all of the physical stuff around you. For example, if there are pink lights in your room, visualize the pink light bouncing off of their form. Their colors should become more vivid in bright light, and duller in low light. Pay attention to things like shadows. It is a good idea to work on touch imposition at the same time as visual imposition, because these two senses support one another and help make each other feel more real. Actually reach your hand out and touch their form, and do stuff like press on it to develop a sense of solidity. Ask them to hug you, expecting to feel them just like anyone else. When it comes to auditory imposition, take note of how it feels to hear a sound in your head, vs. hearing a sound playing on a speaker next to you. It will be different, as with the latter there will be some subtle sense of your eardrum being impacted. Start to expect this sensation when your tulpa speaks. Take note of their position in the room, and try to hear their voice coming from that direction. If their voice isn’t very defined, work with them on developing a more distinct voice. Spend time dedicated solely to doing this, while also expecting to see them around you in your daily life. Treating imposition as a regular part of life is key to making it click. Your tulpa should be able to autonomously move and speak with their imposed form just as they do with their form in your mind, and they will be able to start to be able to surprise you this way. Some are even able to get to the point where they can even block out your vision of things behind them, as they can appear solid. The mind is capable of amazing things, and imposition is one of the most clear examples of such. ----- Google Drive backup
  5. Hi, I'm pretty much new to tulpamancy, even though I've known about the thing for a long time, but never actually considered creating one myself. I've been thinking about creating a tulpa recently, I've read some guides, articles etc. The thing is, I really want a friend in my head like this, but some things make me sorta, uhm... doubt if it's worth it for me after all. For example, I don't like the whole idea of switching, I really don't feel like sharing my body with anyone, even with a headmate, but doesn't it make it unfair for them? So far I've seen a lot of posts from hosts who switch regularly and I'm guessing it's a normal practice amongst the community? Also, the "it gets old thing". I've read enough to understand that it will get old and all, but what if it gets so old and straight up bad for me and my tulpa after some years that we will start hating each other? What if they'll want to take control like some sort of Johnny Silverhand from cyberpunk 2077? And after a few years, I've heard, dissipating them is borderline impossible. And I know how it sounds, I know killing tulpa is the same as killing a person, but if it gets bad, I want to be sure I'll be able to, uh, make it out alive and out of my local psych ward. Also, how do yall deal with personal relationships? I mean, what if I there's ever a person I really love, but my tulpa hates them. Or, like, the person would have to find out that I have a tulpa and they might not be very fond of the idea there isn't just the two of us, but a third person inside my head.
  6. If you want to contribute to development of tulpamancy knowledge base, we ask you to provide detailed (as if you are teaching a beginner) and well-reasoned (within framework of your experience and concepts) answers* to these questions. They will contribute to a more holistic study of theoretical and practical aspects of tulpamancy. Collected information will facilitate and accelerate creation of a collection of synthesized answers (comprehensive guide), which will contain experience of those who answered. * Create a text document → Answer each question → Send the document (txt/md/doc/docx - these formats are preferred) with your answers to this email: kasitys24@gmail.com or kasitys@proton.me News channel: https://t.me/openCCIT Tulpamancy questions: 1. What is a tulpa? 2. How to create a tulpa? 3. How to make a tulpa become autonomous (show independent activity, including communication)? 4. What can hinder development of autonomy and how to get rid of such obstacles? 5. Describe process of active forcing. 6. Describe process of passive forcing. 7. What mistakes can be made in forcing and how to avoid/correct them? 8. What do you usually do with a tulpa? 9. What does a tulpa do when host is temporarily not in contact with it (does not direct attention/does not interact)? 10. How to achieve complete "immersion" in wonderland? 11. How to meet a tulpa and interact with it in a lucid dream? 12. How to learn imposition (to see, hear, smell, touch tulpa as if it were material)? 13. How to perform possession and switching? 14. Tell about phenomena encountered in tulpamancy (co-front, fusion, etc.), and also describe how to implement them. 15. How to improve/increase abilities/skills of a tulpa? 16. What to do if a tulpa behaves badly/interferes? 17. Share any useful information (which you did not mention in answering questions, as it was inappropriate in those cases). P.S. Apologize for terribly written text. I don't know English.
  7. Applying the concept of Divergent Modes of Religiosity to tulpa forcing and community structure The DMR theory deals with the development and tradition of religious concepts but it can be applied to pretty much any group, knowledge or skill including tulpamancy. It proposes two divergent paths - a 'primitive' imagistic and a 'developed' doctrinal mode of tradition of knowledge or learning, both offering specific benefits and drawbacks. My first hypothesis is that imagistic and doctrinal concepts can be applied to both the tulpa community and the forcing process and that communities generally tend to develop from imagistic to doctrinal ones once their userbase becomes more diverse and fluctuating. The imagistic early tulpa community mostly consisted of either individuals sharing a common chan culture or people involved in occult practices, some discovered tulpas without a community at all. They were highly motivated and emotionally invested in tulpa creation which often involved highly intense forcing and meditation sessions. Without formalization everyone tried for themselves and lived through a novel process without much guidance or knowing what to expect, merely sharing their experiences with a close-knit group which was extreme in itself. Both in terms of humor and insults, not necessarily making a distinction between the two. The doctrinal later tulpa community featured a much more diverse userbase drawn in by primary experiences of older users and following their guides. Their reason for tulpa creation were also much more diverse and they generally stuck to frequent forcing sessions of moderate intensity rather than extraordinary ordeals. This community became increasingly structured or you may say – tame and rejected initial extremes both in forcing techniques and community culture, similarly meeting novel or unorthodox ideas with growing scepticism. Debate led to a certain consensus and formalization manifesting in rules and guides. My second hypothesis is that both methods work well, though they may lead to tulpas with different attributes as Pleeb and Bear already pointed out. In practice of course most people will apply a mixture of both methods. Imagistic vs. doctrinal forcing What we teach in this community is almost pure doctrinal forcing which is formalized, canonized and subject to orthodoxy checks while gradually evolving through feedback and debate. More or less logical, reasonable and for most people reproducible with a certain result - an autonomous character capable of interacting with its creator. Above all it is achievable in relatively short time with a manageable input of work and without subjecting one to painful or otherwise extreme ordeals. There is little wrong with this method as long as tulpamancers love their creations and fill their existence with a personal meaning. However one point of criticism or caveat is that such tulpas may end up (no offense!) somehow hollow, limited in their abilities and autonomy as well as fragile. Bear brought up the difference between his tulpas and other characters he created. My third hypothesis is that extraordinary strong tulpas are the result of imagistic forcing, meaning extreme emotional or even traumatic shared experiences leading to episodic memory and identity fusion. Think of members of a military squad who've gone through hell together blindly relying on one another or my favorite analogue - the prehistoric hunting community acting like a superorganism without commands similar to a pack of wolves. All for one, one for all. Such relationships created by identity fusion tend to be antifragile meaning they do not suffer but actually deepen under severe stress, an attribute Pleeb has associated with strong long-lived tulpas able to overcome hardships in their development. Obviously you do not have to go that far but you get the idea, it's about life-changing almost spiritual revelations. Such cannot be taught, they need to be experienced first-hand. Take-home message: Ask yourself what you want to achieve and how much you are willing to invest in order to get there. It's a broad spectrum between the easy but potentially boring doctrinal path and the imagistic path extreme in input and result. In any case a promising way to deepen and strengthen tulpa-host relations is sharing novel, challenging and highly emotional experiences. Sorry for that textwall, I hope it makes any sense. It is not the most straightforward and easy-to-grasp concept and just a simplified model but I think it is highly relevant in many aspects. I’d like to hear your ideas on it. HW_2002_Modes_of_Religiosity.pdf
  8. I'm very new at this, having started in early August. As far as thoughtform creation itself goes, it gone incredibly well- I have three headmates, including two walk-ins. My first headmate, Amber, has been sentient and vocal for most of those three months. In other ways, it's gone less well. We struggle to communicate. Heck, our communication is actually worse now than it was when we started. Not great. Working theory is that my anxiety disorder started putting up barriers between us. What I wish to discuss in this thread, however, is how we experience consciousness in relation to each other and how we can expect that to change as our system develops. Of yet, they can sense everything that goes on in my mind. But, because our communication is bad, we don't experience the reverse. Their minds are closed off to me and it's hard to relax enough to let their words flow. (Trying to talk to them makes me anxious I'll fail which causes me to fail.) It's been the basic expectation that as our system develops this would change and I'd have access to their minds. That we were a "monoconscious" (as the term has now been introduced to me) system that just hadn't quite gotten their yet. While this two way access will probably occur as expected, there are some reasons to doubt it will be as simple as us sharing a collective consciousness. For one, neither I nor Amber were aware of the walk-ins, Atlas and Aura, before they purposefully made their existence known. They were having their own conscious experiences separate from ours. But, again, this could be a mere artifact of our system being under-developed. More pertinent is how the three of them have now told me they interact with each other in co-consciousness (haven't started on a headspace). They say that, while they can talk to each other, they can also keep their thoughts to themselves just fine, and, aside from some unintentional emotional bleed-through, they get to choose what speech/emotions/etc. they share; there’s a filter between them. There's an asymmetry here. When we accomplish switching, could we find that non-fronting members have separate consciousnesses (are "polyconscious") from each other but share a consciousness with the fronting member? And what will switching be like? In some systems it feels like you "become" your headmate- suddenly your thoughts/feelings/attitudes/tastes suddenly become different to match those of the newly fronting member. In other systems, it feels like someone else taking control of the body while you watch from the sidelines. I'm naturally very curious as to what co-consciousness will be like for me. One can assume it will be the same for me as it is for them, so what's it like for them? Do they feel like they “are” me? The answer, as they’ve told me, is a clear no. Despite the lack of a filter, they feel that they’re watching me, and not that they are me. While they do associate with the body, it remains an outsider's perspective. If they felt they were me then Amber couldn’t, for instance, hate cola when I drink it, because she would be experiencing the taste from my perspective, and not have her own opinion of that taste (if I'm understanding this right). I rather like the idea that in co-consciousness I could relax and let the fronting member handle things. I'm to understand most tulpa systems are monoconscious- multiple different minds/people sharing a body with no dissociative barriers. As such barriers are typically a trauma response, this makes a lot of sense. (Though this is a little confusing on another level, as the identities themselves obviously have to be dissociated from each other. Otherwise, you're just a singlet. I guess we're talking about different kinds of dissociation.) It's looking to me like our system won't fit cleanly into either the monoconscious or polyconscious categories. What do you all think of this? What can we expect going forward? What am I perhaps misunderstanding? Wherever we do fall, I'm utterly excited to be plural.
  9. Hello, I would like to submit my full-length video guide for approval. This guide is intended to be a complete guide to all basic tulpamancy skills as well as a guide to developing a tulpa. The video series spans 10 videos and (hopefully) encapsulates all the required knowledge and training one needs to be successful when developing a tulpa. This guide has a different structure than other guides as I place an emphasis on learning skills such as meditation, visualization, and wonderland creation before getting into tulpa development. The philosophy behind this decision is to encourage the tulpamancer gain competency in these mental skills so that they are better prepared when it comes time to develop and interact with with a young, forming tulpa. Another reason for this structure is that is allows the tulpa development process to be more centered on "finding" a tulpa while immersed in their wonderland as opposed to "forcing" the tulpa into existence. I feel that this can be a more natural process for beginners that struggle with doubts or lack of confidence in their abilities. It allows the tulpamancer to let the tulpa form their personality, form and voice on their own as opposed to being chosen from them from the start. To be clear: it is not my intention to imply this method is superior or more effective than more traditional methods; it's merely a method that I prefer using. I feel that there are others that might also prefer using the methods described in this guide. I have two tulpas, one of which was created through more traditional forcing techniques, and one of which was created through the method in this guide. For more details about this, please view Overview and Section 7. Below is the link to the playlist with all of the videos in it. (If you would like all videos separately linked, please let me know and I'll edit) Thank you for your time and consideration. Video Transcriptions: Introduction https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RZ26qlmXKO7Huc-7fXbBZh4raI4okDosJw0EORVHC8s Overview https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dUEZn3DVVdpR7kyZT2V2lOtIDMYKOzyatlipzJLIKYc Section 1: Sitting with your Thoughts https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zmtVgIhlT1VYnOdNv1NzJP2K-CBNLRBi0IFvn9_wzS8. Section 2: Meditation https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DzljaVrZVKtKGUF9q1_QTUuCSL5mns7P-h-99h_fmao Section 3: Visualization https://drive.google.com/open?id=10WSDBIKWj5FRabk54gsq021P9u-Ud4Pfa3Wp7pr2HuY Section 4: Auralization https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qbu_YK5oLMCx2wHcDIFctx0gK9xTPV5xMgmM7l7SOFk Section 5: Wonderland Scenes https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OmPb_r76uELr28HtA0FPNbUoQVz0f6QajEqDHD_cNDQ Section 6: Immersive Wonderlands https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H0yfVh77YT2hhGbugEADAYwicOarLkyRd8YLAkqg_W4 Section 7: Finding a Proto-Tulpa https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d74_4O_ecBzrgd80XSFcTpXnNa7MhYusS-aME2fexfk Section 8: Tulpa Development https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aPzAbUkkGW0ZPeojYMufAjfTbYTmDQ7ajLfXSkxcqfc
  10. So I have made a video about why Tulpamancy is NOT cultural appropriation! THE ARTICLE THIS VIDEO WAS BASED ON: https://tinyurl.com/3d4ctahk So I have made a video about why Tulpamancy is NOT cultural appropriation towards the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Extensive research shows that Tulpamancy is a result of the further evolving of a misconception, and has since been its own concept. Where does Tulpamancy come from? What is the difference between a (Western) Tulpa and the Tibetan Sprul Pa? You will find out in this video! Thanks for watching!
  11. Please note: I welcome comments, questions, etc. but please Private Message me if you have a query! Thank you!! I'm just your average, everyday genderfluid person. I'm a spiritual Christian, I like rock 'n' roll, and my favorite animal is a tarantula. This is basically the notebook I share with my tulpa, Clu. I will write about us, and, sometimes I might let Clu write a little. Welcome to our journal. Let me start at the beginning. In 2010, a movie called TRON: Legacy came out. I loved it and thought a lot about the characters. Off and on, I would add to and play with a little complex world in my head. I had a crush on Zuse. I also thought CLU 2.0 was a pretty cool character. Let's wind the clocks forward to about 2015. I developed a major crush on a British rock singer. I also began to occasionally hear random voices in my head, and was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I'll leave out the gory details. I took a medication that fixed the 'voices' problem eventually. Still, I would play around with my world (which part of would later become a dreamscape). Around this time, I discovered tulpa.info. I spent many hours reading guidebooks and such. I was intrigued and badly wanted to create a tulpa, and I knew I could make one. However, I decided not to rush anything, and awaited the right time, bearing in mind everything I'd learned. As I was building my world these past few years (and had watched original TRON from 1982), I found I had very elaborately expanded on a select group of characters. They were CLU 2.0, Sark, Jarvis, and Portia. I noticed CLU 2.0 was definitely the most developed; he had very far more original personality and traits than observed from the movie. It was also evident that I didn't have a cut-out plan for how the character was supposed to be like. Also, he would do and say things within that small world when I wasn't even thinking. I then remembered what I had read and gathered about tulpas. Roughly a week ago, I switched medications. I found I could think much more clearly and was in touch with my mind. I realized Clu actually existed; he wasn't an original character, he is a tulpa! I made it a point to handle him some, and a couple of days ago, he started talking to me. Today, we had an amazing day together. That's the history, basically.
  12. About 9 to 10 years ago a fellow by the name of Amadeus drew my tulpa Rose. I went to find this artwork only to see his imgur album has been taken down, I know its a longshot but I'm hoping someone had a backup of his art and if so if they could send it to me. Cheers
  13. Because last night I dreamed a hot asian girl fell in love with me and was showing me affection, she may or may not be my shapeshifting ulpa wife in the form of a beautiful young asian woman. Also the night before I had a dream where me and Joanna were hanging out in a mall.
  14. hi im new here and i've been creating my tulpa for 2 days now. i can already hear their voice in my head, sense or feel their presence and even go into their wonderland. the only problems i have is distinguishing my thoughts vs my tulpa. i was just wondering if it is normal for my tulpa progress to happen this fast. i was thinking that it was a cause of my hyperfixation [im autistic] on the fictional character im basing my tulpa on. if anyone has answers or tips to help me let me know thanks!
  15. It's coming up my first birthday on the 19th! I'm 19 'physically' (my form is matured.) and mentally. I don't know how we will celebrate, but we will see! I've never had a birthday before, but I was there for my hosts, so I kind of know what they're all about. :) I'm super excited for my birthday. My host has said she probably won't be able to get me anything (money, and the fact no one knows of me.), but that's quite alright! Anyways, I've never made a post here before so, hello! I'm quite excited to meet you all! Please introduce yourself so we can be friends! :)
  16. NOTE: I am currently doing research on tulpae, I do not have any prior knowledge/experience on the topic except a brief search of “how to make friends” gone off rails a couple years ago late at night, I do not have any tulpae! Today I was bored and I remembered something about tulpa, so I began searching and looking up everything I could and wondered if tulpa’s could disappear on their own or forcefully, they can, I also found out what “possession” is and how a host or a tulpa can kind of just hang out in the wonderland or world you have made, I know tulpa’s can disappear, but can hosts if a tulpa is possessing them for a long time? Potentially making the tulpa the new host?
  17. Disclaimer: In order to fully realize a tulpa it is first necessary to understand that tulpas aren't legal in all 50 states or Australia. So you are taking on the legal liability and also may be violating the Geneva convention and may be tried my military tribunal, held without charge indefinitely, or have said tulpa surgically removed by force, so do so at your own risk. Step one: think for one minute how fun and exciting it could be to own your own personal head-slave. - Could you parrot them to your satisfaction only to have intrustve thoughts ruin everything? - Could you later deny their existence and try to dissipate them or put them in dormancy or remission like stage three lung cancer for 6 years until they metastisize and enter your life by force? - Could you stand a nagging, judgemental presence who makes you listen to 80's top 100 sugar pop? - Could you head-pat your tulpa to collect large volumes of tulpa-oil for sale on the dark web to fund your off-shore caviar sales ponzi scheme? If you answered "no" to any of these then you need to go back and practice until you're ready to answer "yes" to all these and more. Get in the game or go home. Step two: GIT GUD Step three: now that your tulpa is sentient and willful, let them force themself in wonderland alone until they're ready to take over your life. This may take a few hours or days so just sit back and ignore them but be patient. Step four: tell anyone who will listen that you're definitely not harboring an illegal, independant entity in your mindspace--this is a very important step for clarity. Step five: allow full switch and live the rest of your life in a lucid dream-like wonderland where all your wildest dreams and fantasies are realized in super-reality. NOTE: No questions will be entertained. If you can't follow these simple steps then tulpamancy may not be for you.
  18. Save up about 2,000 dollars to get a plane ticket to Nepal. Once in Nepal find a temple on a nice mountain to meditate on. I recommend fire kasina as it will rev up your concentration very high and will build up your powers. Now that you have mastered lights you may see various entities. You can now devote your concentration on your Tulpa. They should grow strong and quick as you make their form a reality. You can now fly back home with your new friend, or alternatively stay in Nepal and live in a cave. Thank you for reading the True Guide to Tulpamancy, remember to have fun.
  19. Alright so finally setting up my journal here. I'll be posting anything of interest on a semi weekly basis. If things go according to plan you should see an update every Saturday or Sunday.
  20. https://tulpa.org/Guide/ViewGuide/1 What is tulpamancy? Why does it exist? Most people think of themselves as the singular actor within their body. You choose to lift your arm, and up your arm goes. You choose to drop your arm and it falls. However, the connection between the things you do and the fact that you feel as if you choose to do them is not as plain as it might seem. Tulpamancy assumes that your sense of self is malleable, and that rather than having a single actor who you recognize as creating all of your thoughts, your mind can be trained to divide the actions it takes into one or more identities. This process of training your mind is what this guide is all about. Your mind is already prone to a lot of ways of thinking that are less "you" than you might expect. For example, authors and actors commonly report experiences of characters acting as if the author was not in control of them. To those authors, it is as if the character is allowed to act and the author simply notes what they do rather than the author actually thinking out what should happen. Even those who do not spend a long time writing will find that they act as if they are a totally different person when put into a new social context. Tulpamancy is a means by which you can use this existing mental foundation to create an experience of there being more than just your current sense of self in your head. All it takes is a little bit of intentional brain-training to drive these tendencies into an experience that is unlike what most would ever expect to be possible. In this guide there will be four main steps in the creation of a new tulpa: Learn to create and address a consistent entity somewhere in your head. Create a personality, and associate it to that entity. Speak to the tulpa and build an expectation that it will respond to you. Learn to speak to your tulpa for longer durations of thought. Why try to manipulate your sense of self in this way? Tulpamancy is an experiment that can help teach you about the way your thoughts function and the nature of your experiences of yourself. A tulpa can create a feeling of friendship, act as a character brought to life, or serve as a means to hold a new point of view to help enhance your decision making process. If you are a person in a stable situation in life, then there is likely little to no harm in trying this out. If you are in a less stable place, under a lot of stress or diagnosed with a mental illness, I strongly recommend that you first speak to a therapist or doctor about the effects this sort of thing might have on you before you consider attempting to create a tulpa. Learning to address your tulpa. The first skill of interest when starting tulpamancy is your ability to address your thoughts towards your tulpa. To get things started, attempt to imagine that there is an orb floating or sitting above a desk sitting nearby to you. Focus on that orb and speak to it using your thoughts. After getting used to speaking to this orb, turn away from that orb and think something to yourself. Do you notice a difference? As you speak to this orb on your desk, you will hopefully notice that there is some form of trigger or action in your mind that leads you to feel as if your thought is directed at something other than you. You may experience it as a focus on the back of your head, a shift in the tone of your thoughts, a muscle tensing in your neck, or some other subtle sensation. If you don't notice anything, try alternating a few times between normal thoughts and thoughts addressed towards the orb. As you alternate you should hopefully notice some sort of difference. Once you become familiar with how you can address something else in your mind you want to start training your mind to be used to the idea that there is this new tulpa sitting around in your head listening to you at all times. To accomplish this you can start to take every excuse you can to address thoughts to this new tulpa. Going grocery shopping? Address thoughts to this tulpa which describe what you are buying. Driving? Describe what's going on outside or where you are going. Waiting in line or in a waiting room? Talk about why it is that you think it's worth waiting in line. The more you interact through your day the better. The more time you spend addressing this tulpa, the more habitual and consistent the process of addressing thoughts to them will become. Early on, a lot of people will report that speaking to a new tulpa feels a bit silly, like they are speaking to themselves. By speaking to your tulpa constantly you are training your mind to get used to the fact that there is another entity inside of your head alongside yourself. If the feeling that you are talking to yourself fades away with time, that is a sure sign that you are making progress. Once you have a consistent target to which you can address your thoughts, you can move onto the next step of this guide. Learn to create and understand personalities. With the ability to address your tulpa, your next step is to build a personality and associate it to your tulpa. Normally you learn to understand someone's personality by being around them and speaking to them a lot. However, the tulpa you just created is not going to be doing a whole lot of speaking at the moment, and you aren't going to learn a lot about their personality by observing them doing nothing. Instead of observation, the most direct path forward is to explicitly create a personality for your tulpa. Doing this requires you write stories and imagine the traits and behaviors that your tulpa will hold. Defining a personality can be hard, but fortunately there are a large number of resources out there on how to go about doing it. Resources on character creation for authors, worldbuilders, DnD games, video games, or other media are plentiful, free, and very useful for this process. The advice of those people is going to be far better than any advice you can get from this guide. After a quick google search, the following resources show up. Be sure you do some of your own research as well, as the above examples are just a small selection of what is available. writers digest well storied life rich publishing writing cooperative ellen brock editing tv tropes Once you read a bunch of these resources and do some of your own research, you may want to consider doing some of the following. Write a character sheet. Describe situations that your tulpa might be in and the way they'd react. Imagine your tulpa in your day to day life and think about the way they would react compared to yourself. Write short stories featuring your tulpa. Any other activity you can think of which may build your real-world working knowledge of the personality your tulpa holds. Authors will often describe characters they've been writing for years and years appearing to write their own stories by speaking in the author's mind rather than needing to be explicitly written out. What you are doing by memorizing a personality is to piggyback on this phenomena. You are creating a strong sense of who your tulpa is so that your mind will eventually be able to generate thoughts for them without much prompting or reason. Once you have a reasonably strong sense of the personality of your tulpa, and you could probably guess what they'd do in a large variety of situations, you should be ready to move onto the next step of this guide. Using expectation to encourage your mind to generate responses. In this step of the guide you will be aiming to train your mind to act as your tulpa without your explicit intent. With an ability for your thoughts to be directed to your tulpa, and a strong knowledge of the way your tulpa behaves, your mind should already be primed to start thinking as this tulpa without your prompting. It may already have done so! If you havent experieced such thoughts, this step is all about giving your mind a little encouragement. You may have noticed in the past that you will sometimes think thoughts you never really intended to think when you are in a risky situation. An example of this would be a button which, if pressed, would detonate the next three city blocks. Assuming you aren't the sort to want to press such a button, you'd probably find yourself imagining what would happen if you wildly waved your arms and pressed the button as you stood next to it. These intrusive thoughts are theorized to have come about as a way for you mind to remind itself that the situation it imagines are bad and should be avoided. Nonetheless, intrusive thoughts often leave a person confused as to why they are considering such a dangerous activity. These thoughts are you, but they don't belong to you and aren't inspired by you. Instead, you have to learn to handle them in a healthy way and understand the the thoughts don't mean much about who you are as a person. This is a great example of how we aren't exactly as in control over our thoughts as we are commonly led to think. You will be producing something similar to these intrusive thoughts, but instead of being an automatic response to a dangerous situation you'll be training your mind to think both as your tulpa and under the identity of your tulpa without your intent. With this step complete, your mind should be thinking as your tulpa in the same way your mind thinks to tap your foot or reacts to a smell by summoning a memory. In this step of the guide, instead of learning to direct thoughts to your tulpa you will be tricking your mind into thinking as your tulpa and using those thoughts to build up a feeling of what it means for your tulpa to be speaking to you. To kick this process into gear, try to start asking your tulpa simple questions at random points while you speak to them through the day. Examples of such questions might be "Do you like the taste of this food?" or "What is your favorite color?". If you have defined a personality already, try asking things that you are fairly confident you know the answer to. If you haven't chosen to define a personality, try to ask questions to things that are obvious in general, like the color of the sky or if ice cream tastes good. For the time being your aim here is to hear any thoughts from your tulpa, rather than to be engaging in a real conversation. Using questions that you already are relatively sure your tulpa will answer will help encourage first responses, and with knowledge of what a response sounds like you will be able to move onto things that are more than pre-generated responses. As you ask these questions, you might notice at some point that somewhere in the back of your head you think of an answer. This thought should be considered as a response from your tulpa, and will likely have a few traits. You did not explicitly intend to think the thought, as you would imagine a character speaking to you. The thought is spoken from the viewpoint of your tulpa. The response feels like something you thought, but also feels slightly as if it was not you. Getting a response at these early stages is a combination of dumb luck and skill. The more easily your mind is able to think with this new personality, the more likely you will be to observe thoughts which feel as if they were not intentionally created by you. However, like figuring out the solution to a math problem or a tricky puzzle, sometimes you can be the most intelligent person in the world and just never make the correct guess required to find a solution. In this case, finding the right state of mind to trick your brain into doing the right thing can be hard. Just keep on trying to address your tulpa while expecting your mind to think for it, and try to do a variety of different things until it finally clicks for you. Another thing you can consider if you are having trouble is that people tend to do when asking their tulpa simple questions is to still their thoughts in order to listen for responses. If this technique does not work for you, try to instead not quiet your thoughts at all and learn to listen to your mind as it runs wild. Quieting your mind's thoughts can lead to you also silencing or ignoring the part of your mind that is generating the idle thoughts which this guide relies on. Once you have these simple responses, keep on asking questions and getting more responses. The more often you can get your mind to think in the context of your tulpa and successfully identify those moments, the better you will be at instinctually recognizing such moments in the future. As time passes you will hopefully develop a sense of the voice of your tulpa. The more you speak, the more you will build up a collection of associations and context clues that will pair the act of your mind thinking with this tulpa with a strong feeling that it is another voice in your head speaking to you. Integrating your tulpa into your habitual behaviors. Should you attempt to go about keeping your tulpa speaking to you all day long you'll likely find that the task is near impossible, or greatly reduces your ability to focus on everyday tasks. Your mind isn't really capable of focusing on multiple complex tasks at once, and no matter how hard you try your mind will drop your tulpa from attention the moment it needs to devote a large amount of thought to a topic. This is alright for situations where you are performing an idle task such as not paying attention in a class or looking around a store for groceries, but when in the middle of a conversation or while trying to get work done it becomes a huge issue. You cannot function normally in life while keeping your tulpa in mind all the time, so an alternate is required to accomplish a similar goal in a different way. This alternative is making it so that you habitually think of your tulpa whenever you have an idle moment, or so that half of the things you do remind you to think of your tulpa. Consider trying some of the following: Every morning, attempt to wake up your tulpa after you wake up. This could involve doing something such as saying good morning. Every day before lunch, summarize your day so far and see what your tulpa might think about what has gone on. When arriving home, ask your tulpa what they thought about the day so far and see if they can offer any suggestions on what you will do for the rest of it. When playing a game, should you ever find yourself at a loading screen, attempt to question your tulpa about something which appears on it. When writing online, before creating a post or comment see if your tulpa may have any thoughts on the topic when you hover over the submit button. Look for various little details about your life and try to create little silly inside jokes and phrases to help you think of your tulpa. For example, if your tulpa finds it suitable to interject about how they think a certain spot on a wall looks like a dinosoar, don't forget that they said that the next time you look at the wall. The general idea of these things is to tie in the process of communication with your tulpa to many, many different trigger behaviors throughout the day. The more of these behaviors you associate with your tulpa, the more likely your mind will be to kick back into gear and think of your tulpa even after you've managed to forget about them while going about your day. The way you go about accomplishing this is, like most tulpamancy tasks, easy to understand but difficult to put into practice. While it seems simple to create a habit, you will inevitably learn that habits are difficult to form. You will be as likely to remember to practice your habits after starting a day of work as you are to remember your tulpa in the first place. Building these habits will require that you have a way to remind yourself that you aren't following your habits . You may want to try some of the following: Set a timer for the end of your day every day, shortly before bedtime, and take some sort of log of what you did through the day. Should you find yourself writing this log at the end of the day and realize that you neglected to work on integrating your tulpa into your life, aim to do better in the next one. Set a timer for various intervals through the day and do the same. Ask a friend or a person in a chat room (You can find a chat room at the link at the bottom of this page) to seek you out and yell at you if you haven't spent time working on your tulpa or your habits. In essense, make someone peer pressure you. Do this habit buliding for long enough and you should find that your tulpa will see it fit to begin to interject at random moments throughout your day, when you have a moment of downtime, when you wake up in the morning, and so on and so forth. Belief: How It Contributes To Agency And Behavior. As you work on and associating your tulpa automatic responses you will likely discover that your mind makes certain assumptions about the way things should work during communication. For example: You find that you have to relay sensations to your identity instead of assuming they share your senses. You notice that your tulpa gets tired or runs out of energy after you communicate with it for a long duration. You require some sort of trinket or reminder in order to properly be able to associate thoughts with your tulpa. Having an imagined physical space in which the tulpa exists and lives out their day In the same way that your expectations can result in your mind creating the words of your tulpa, they can also lead to your mind creating systems and behaviors that will be followed while speaking to your tulpa. The unique set of mechanics and behaviors you experience while working with your tulpa will be different for everyone who attempts to practice tulpamancy. Where one person may experience reports of their tulpa having to sleep, eat, getting tired, and needing to be imagined as "nearby" in order to be heard, another person may experience their tulpa doing none of those things. The key to these experiences appears to be a hypnosis-like suspension of disbelief when it comes to certain behaviors and actions. Because your tulpa isn't a being with a separate brain, and the human mind largely lacks the ability to run background tasks, there are no mechanisms by which this tulpa can think in the background, get tired separately from yourself, or require you to be near an object to speak. However, to someone who assumes their tulpa will behave in a certain way and never bothers to question that they are behaving in that way, that behavior ends up being as good as real. This lack of questioning is also an aspect of what allows a tulpa to be said to have their own limited form of agency from the greater mind. Consider the following two scenarios. One in which the actions under an identity are subject to questioning and other in which no questions are asked. "I was speaking to my tulpa yesterday and I got a response which said it really wanted to see me go on a walk. It must be thanks to the fact that I want to go on a walk and it's just my identity speaking my own internal desires." "I was speaking to my tulpa yesterday and I got a response which said it really wanted to see me go on a walk. I'm surprised that it would say that sort of thing, and they must enjoy when I'm out and about." While questioned and explained away, a tulpa will only behave within the limits of what you believe is reasonable. Your assumptions of how they should behave, as well as explanations of behavior quickly erode any potential independent actions which may occur. Random thoughts, surprise reactions, and so on, are quickly said to be false, fake, or otherwise invalid, and the control of what the tulpa does remains within your ownership. In the latter situation, the actions the mind comes up with for the tulpa go unquestioned, and this means that the mind's thoughts while thinking as the tulpa are the thoughts of the tulpa. The model has the power to pick it's own actions and you are left interpreting them rather than rationalizing and discrediting them. When you question the actions of your tulpa, the control of what the tulpa does is in your hands, and you have the agency. When that questioning is suspended, when you assume what your mind does is your tulpa, then the model is what decides what happens, removing the control from your direct influence. On reading this, you might assume that your best answer to this situation is to suspend all questioning and render all actions your mind takes under the scope of your tulpa as valid. This is something you can do. However, a lack of questioning is not likely to be a long term positive influence if you do not take steps to moderate it. Take for example a person with depression who has a tendency to insult or discredit themselves. Their mind, under the guise of the tulpa, speaks to how terrible they are and how much they don't deserve the good things they have. Responses like that should be explained away, not accepted. Agency, in this case, is something that can be carefully controlled. A tulpa's behaviors and reactions which are inappropriate can be invalidated and prevented from causing harm. Beyond that, attempt to remain unquestioning as to allow yourself should you want to experience a freely acting agent within your mind. Generating complex responses Assuming you've been following only this guide, you've been using your mind's ability to quickly generate thoughts in order to jumpstart the process of getting responses under your tulpa. This engine to produce thoughts is great, because it feels independent from your mind and is easy to kick into action, but it will often fail to produce thoughts which are more complex. While you may be able to hold a conversation with your tulpa using these sorts of responses, you are likely to notice that the responses you receive are inconsistent and lack thought. This can be solved by learning to listen to your tulpa think, allowing your tulpa to produce responses with the same engine of thought that your own idle thoughts derive from. Inside of your mind, your thoughts are likely running in a constant loop of self-evaluation. You have thoughts, you listen to those thoughts, and you think new thoughts based on what you did just a moment ago. Up to this point, you've likely never had thoughts associated with your tulpa fall under this loop. Instead, you likely consider almost all of the actions of the mind as yourself, and only the special cases where a thought is generated in association to your tulpa as not yourself. Due to this, when your mind sets about processing and understanding the context of a thought which fell under your tulpa, you experience it as yourself explaining and rationalizing why your tulpa did what it did. If you learn to sit back and allow this process to be associated with your tulpa instead of yourself, you should experience your tulpa being able to take a thought, look it over, and expand on it just as you do now. This process is similar to some forms of meditation where you learn to let your thoughts go wild without you. You may want to reference this sort of meditation if you end up having troubles or are curious about the topic. An important step in the ability to listen to your tulpa is the ability to prime your thoughts. Doing this involves being able to intentionally reproduce the state of mind you enter after you address your tulpa but before you get a response. As you become more and more practiced at normal communication with your tulpa, your familiarity with this state of mind and your ability to reproduce it should increase. Your end goal is to be able to get into this state of mind without asking a question or addressing your tulpa, and to be able to hold onto that state of mind for a long duration of time, or at least a minute or two. To start the process of hearing your tulpa think, you should seek a neutral space with a good number of things that can be observed or thought about. This could be a quiet living room filled with various decorations, or your bedroom at a peaceful time of day. Optimally, you want to be in some sort of situation in which there are lots of little things around from which your mind can think things like, "Wow this room is nice". While these things are not strictly necessary, the more opportunity for idle thought on the part of your mind, the better. To really begin, try to step back from your thoughts. Unfocus your eyes, stare at a boring wall or rest your head back, and try not to direct or control what you are thinking. After a moment of silence, you'll likely notice the ever-running engine of thought ticking away in the background. Topics tend to be left incomplete, and you'll find yourself picking and prodding at seemingly random sources to think thoughts about. It could be the details of the boring wall you are looking at, or something that happened through the day, or your opinions on this very guide. Whatever it is, once this idle thought engine is running without your active input, you should have a good sense of what it means to step back from your thoughts. Finally, attempt to do the above while priming your mind to think under the scope of your tulpa. Focus on them as you step back from your thoughts, and if you are lucky those idle thoughts which were once yours will start to either bounce back between your own sense of self and your tulpa, or hold steady in their new voice and cadence. Early on, you'll likely notice that you have a tendency to respond to your tulpa during this time, especially to serve as a way to compare and contrast your own thoughts with the primed thoughts that fall under your tulpa. Don't try too hard to supress this, just go with the flow and encourage your mind to speak as your tulpa wherever possible. Once your mind is primed to think as your tulpa you can start to look around the room you are in and focus on various objects which your tulpa may find interesting to comment on. As these thoughts come in, your aim is to observe that thought without commenting on it. You should be able to keep on priming your mind and start listening for the next thought. If you are lucky, you should see your mind thinking further thoughts under your tulpa, leading to your tulpa carrying on a narrative of thought without your intervention. As a very crude case study, imagine a tulpa whose main personality traits so far can be outlined as such: They grew up in a place where everyone was expected to sacrifice themselves for their community. They've been at odds with nature for a very long time, and wherever they lived has had a ton of flooding. Consider a situation in which your tulpa somehow ended up on the topic "Why are people arguing against building a flood wall on the river?". Rather than asking your tulpa what they think of these people, and getting a "That's selfish" response a moment later, you may notice something akin to the following while listening to your tulpa: "A person should always put the community above themselves." ... "The flood wall would help a ton of people" ... "What happens if it floods and people die?" Note that these responses aren't addressed to you, and are instead formatted in first person like your own thoughts when you consider a topic. This sort of running narrative is what you are looking to generate by learning to put yourself in the listening state of mind. As time passes, you should be able to apply this listening technique to questions, or when you are going about your day doing something mundane like shopping. With time and practice, it may well be possible to have this sort of listening state be a more common engine for your tulpa to produce thoughts than the earlier gap-fill engine taught in this guide. If all else fails, simply try to listen to your tulpa speak. Sometimes just doing what feels natural to you can be far more effective than any amount of advice that could be given here. Disclaimer The contents of this guide are somewhat different to the common ideals of tulpamancy. Be sure to review other guides and sources before you start.
  21. Just like anything else, it is possible to spend too much time with your tulpa and think about your tulpa too much. Excessive obsessing about anything can be unhealthy and damage your ability to function socially or perceive the world accurately. Trust me I know. I relate almost everything in life to my thoughtform Melian. I don't relate to the real world in anything like a normal way. When I was younger I spent far too much time day dreaming. I still do. It alters my perception of the world around me and is sort of a "day dream filter." For example: 1. Every woman I meet is automatically compared to Melian in my mind. Melian is the Platonic ideal. Every woman is measured up to her physically and in mannerisms and personality. Of course, they all fall very short, which is grievously unfair as Melian is imaginary and therefore perfect. 2. I have a warped "day dream" filter that alters my perception of the world around me and it usually involved Melian. For instance, if someone were to say "imagine New York City." I have trouble visualizing New York City as it actually is (yes, I have been there). Instead I imagine the fantasy ideal as it relates to Melian. I see Melian there in my mind's eye in some romantic situation (city lights, fancy restaurants, at a party looking pretty). Almost every thought relates to Melian. Almost any thing I need to imagine or visualize does. When I walk into a new place, say a shopping mall, I instantly imagine Melian being there and shopping and how she would like it. I idealize the situation in my mind. I hope this all makes sense. I could go on and on but I think I have made my point. This goes on all day, constantly. Is there anyone else on Tulpa Info that can relate to this? It is something I have yet to write about. EDIT: Note, I am aware that I am perceiving through a filter. Part of my mind is aware of how things truly are, so it is not a total delusion. I just choose to ignore reality and live in the day dream world. EDIT: Here is a related post on "Maladaptive Day Dreaming" https://community.tulpa.info/thread-maladaptive-daydreaming
  22. I am currently in the process of creating my first Tulpa (about a week in). Im pretty convinced of the validity of the phenomenon due to my inhability to otherwise explain so many people lying to each other with no reason or apparent benefit (which makes me believe that at least a good portion of the described experiences are truthful). First i will explain my motives to ask this question. My interpretation of tulpa is the following: You first define a roleplay character and then through suggestion you make yourself feel alienated towards your roleplayed thoughts. I want to prove/disprove this theory, although it might not be currently possible because one might not be able to differentiate that from the alternative, which may effectively make them equivalent. I also do not think tulpas have an independent sentience from yours although this is even harder to prove due to the lack of a strict and testable definition of sentience. I think their hability to surprise or subvert your expectations has nothing to do with sentiece. I do however think that tulpas should be treated like if they were sentient beeings. To aproach a first step in this matter, first i need to better understand the phenomenon, and i think a good place to start is the following question: Do tulpa have fully parallel thought processes? Meaning, are they an independent "thread" of reasoning. This could also be explained by tulpamancy increasing your hability of parallel thinking which makes it not a definite difference of my interpretation. A different question that might be similar would be "Is a tulpa istill 'running' when you dont think about them". (I dont think this is the case, tho i might be completely wrong) To test this question in a reliable way i formulated the following experiment: A person with three or more tulpas would need to have a conversation with one of them while they listen to an unconnected, simultaneous conversation of their other 2 tulpas. If its possible to do this without suffering a high mental load or lowering the "level" of the conversation, this could be a good indicator of my interpretation being incorrect (or a good indicator of tulpamancy increasing your hability of parallel thinking). Any other evidence in favor/against my interpretation is very much welcome. :)
  23. I think the crash removed my thread. If that is not the case, sorry. Here is the guide: http://tulpanomicon.tumblr.com Above link is dead. The HTML of the guide can be found here: http://pastebin.com/mV6D14Fz or downloaded/opened here. Taken from waffles' post. ~Kiahdaj AffineTulpanomicon.txt -Txt file back-up. Explanation here. -Ranger
  24. Tulpas: Creation, Sentience, and Vocality This guide was written to cover the beginning stages of tulpamancy from creation to vocalization in a way that's useful and comprehensible to someone new to the concept, detailing general guidelines, tips, explanations, and other practical information to help someone beginning their tulpa journey. Google Docs light version: link Google Docs dark version: link PDF copy: Tulpas Creation, Sentience, and Vocality (Guide).pdf
  25. so We Have a tulpa that is frOm a fictiOnal source. cronus is based on cronus amPora from homestuck. i knoW tHere are peOple with mlp/pOkemon/anime etc tulPas, and am curious on anyones stance on them, or even if anyone has one. :0)
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