Fear of the mainstream.
#1
I've said it before but ill say it again is it just me or is anyone else afraid that if tulpas or .info becomes widely known our community will become flooded with horny 13 year olds an the mainstream won't be talkin to actual tulpamancers so much as that one guy who claims to know what he's talking about but is in fact loaded up on a buffet of drugs that other drugs take to get weird....

I can't be the only one.
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#2
I don't want people to find about tulpas because a lot of people will mistreat the fuck out of them and/or dissipate them, as I've seen happening countless /countless/ times. I honestly think humanity can't be trusted not to be abusive to their mindmates. The tulpa community is already unbelievably shit though, so it getting any worse is a non issue in of itself imo.

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#3
It already happened, though.
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#4
I'm more concerned about a larger backlash concerning mental health and it being "dangerous". I don't want to be considered insane.. I know Sarah helps my mental state instead of hurting it, but I know a lot of people won't understand. I'm concerned it will blow up into some big thing. Not sure if that makes sense
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#5
That makes total sense to me and I feel the same way. Im pretty sure my depression and anxiety have become almost non existent since Toby came around but I'm 100% sure no one but you guys would understand that
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#6
I actually am 100% sure that Aura helped with my bi-polar. Even my psychologist couldn't figure out how I improved so quickly.

Back on topic though, I think that if the general public (meaning more than just active Internet people) found out about tulpas it would initially be bad, but eventually might turn into something beneficial to everyone. I'm not saying I want it to happen, or that those of us who already know and have them wouldn't be persecuted and shunned, but it's really like any other big thing. Every major revelation regarding the human mind has initially been met with heavy criticism and occasionally outright hostility, but eventually enough people learned the truth that it now seems like we always knew about it.
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#7
For more then 20 years the tulpas in my family lived in fear of discovery. The thinking was that it could only be thought insane. Also, since there didn't seem to be any other tulpas around anymore after the 80's, it seemed unwise to be noticed at all.

But, now, there are more tulpa makers once again. So that the tulpa makers of this century don't have to live with that same fear, my family' tulpas decided to come out of hiding an be as "un-secretive" as possible (while preserving the privacy of others). That way, we can help contribute to the awareness of tulpas in a positive light. Yes, it can all turn out right - having tulpas for years and decades - because it has already happened [at least] once. Also, I think it helps to have a few older tulpa makers to raise the average age of the community a bit.
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#8
For one, most of us would probably be judged as lonely, half-crazy, former tumblr users that grew bored and don't have anything better to do than create imaginary friends for sexual fantasy purposes. ( I do hope I'll find none of that here, it so far seems like a decent forum. )

But even that aside, I don't think anyone with a tulpa could ever be accepted by the mainstream. Heck, I also think the whole point of tulpa is to remain your personal special someone - with the exception of other practitioners of it all.
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#9
I think that this practice is, by nature, a secretive one. Some few of us may be more or less out of the closet about it, but in general when somebody comes out to their friends and family, they look crazy and bad things can happen.

I do not plan on ever telling anyone I know in person about Fench -- not because I'm trying to keep the practice a secret, or because I'm trying to keep her a secret -- it's because I don't want to lose my job, my girlfriend, my friends, my family. And all of that probably will happen if I come out.
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#10
(07-22-2014, 01:10 PM)sushi Wrote: I do not plan on ever telling anyone I know in person about Fench -- not because I'm trying to keep the practice a secret, or because I'm trying to keep her a secret -- it's because I don't want to lose my job, my girlfriend, my friends, my family. And all of that probably will happen if I come out.

Pretty much this. It would be nice to talk about your tulpa with someone else on occasion, but I don't think anyone who hasn't experienced anything similar would ever be able to understand - even if they prove to be helpful to you.
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