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Tulpa's Complete DIY Guide to Tulpamancy
Tulpa's Complete DIY Guide to Tulpamancy the Third! (V3.0)
AKA Book of Tulpa: the Extremely Long One.
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This guide will attempt to answer the following four questions in as much detail as possible.

(1) What is a tulpa?

(2) What should I consider before making a tulpa?

(3) What is the fastest way to get a tulpa who thinks for themselves and is strong willed?

(4) What are some things I can do while forcing to keep it interesting?

It is divided into roughly four sections. Chapters 1-3 discuss what a tulpa is, and how you must think about tulpas if you want to be successful, as well as looking at those things to consider before deciding to make one.

Chapters 4-6 divide the basic work of creating a tulpa into three categories. These chapters go into great detail on the basics in order to help you if you get stuck.

Chapters 7 and 8 discuss the philosophy of the tulpa, and return to the topic of what a tulpa is in great detail, from two different perspectives. A good grasp on the philosophy could be the key difference between success and failure.

Chapters 9-12 cover three advanced abilities of the tulpa, organized to mirror the three basic categories in chapters 4-6. These are what you learn as a tulpa, as self improvement.

Bonus chapter 13 covers talking to others about tulpas mostly. ⚕

WARNING: This is an advanced and exhaustive guide. It is suitable for those who want complete control over the process, or are doing in depth research, and have a lot of time to read.


Table of contents:
i. Preface 7

1. What is a Tulpa? 10
1.1. Hallucination 11
1.2. Illusion of Separation 11
1.3. Independent Cognitive Process 12
1.4. External Spirits 12
1.5. Sentience and sapience 13

2. Sanity 15
2.1. History of Tulpas From a Medical Perspective 15
2.2. Interactions with Psychological Conditions 17
2.3. Plural Susceptibility 20
2.4. Physical Health Concerns 21

3. Mindset 24
3.1 Trial and Error 24
3.2. Trust and Control 27
3.3. Discipline and Fun 28
3.4. Deciding 29
3.5. Exercises 31
Willpower: 31
Let It Go: 31
Self Awareness: 32
Centring: 33
Meditation: 34
Subconscious Communion: 35

4. Personality 37
4.1. Greeting Your Tulpa 37
4.2. Designing the Personality 38
4.3. Personality Forcing 39
4.4. Upgrading a Character, Imaginary Friend, or Roleplay Character to a Tulpa 41
(Q) Is My Angel, Guardian Spirit, or Inner Voice of Reason a Tulpa? 42
4.5. After Personality Forcing 42
4.6. Fluid Thought 43
4.7. Exercises 45
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response: 45
Relate: 45
Free Writing: 46
Your Tulpa Is a Character: 47

5. Form 49
5.1. The Form 49
5.2. Dreamland 51
5.3. Exercises 53
Perspective Shift: 53
Daydream Possession: 54
Anatomy Study: 54
Use Your Imagination: 55
Breakfast and Dinner: 56
The Practise Rune: 56
Drafting: 57
Simon Says: 57
Touchy Feely: 58
Image Streaming: 58
Wonderlanding: 59
Perfume: 60
Kiss Me You Fool: 60
Visualisation Wrestling: 61

6. Voice 62
6.1. Pre-vocal 62
6.2. Developing vocality 63
6.3. The Experience of Vocality 65
6.4. Exercises 67
Read in Voice: 67
Speech lessons: 67
Skull Hopping: 68
Tulpa Word Association: 69

7. Faith 70
7.1. History of Tulpas from a Religious Perspective 70
7.2. Myths and Legends 72
7.3. Should You Believe? 74
7.4. Evidence 75
7.5. And Now, a FAQ Section 78
(Q) I've been forcing forever. Why is this taking so long? 78
(Q) I've been forcing for a day. My tulpa is already vocal. I'm scared. 79
(Q) It all feels so fake. I can't stop doubting! Help! 80
(Q) I think I am unconsciously parroting or puppeting my tulpa! 80
(Q) This thing happened. Is it normal? 81
(Q) I ran out of things to talk about with my tulpa. 81
7.6. Exercises 82
The Dark Arts: 82
Trust Exercise: 83

8. Architecture 84
8.1. Thoughtform family tree 84
8.2 Differences in Architecture 87
8.3. On Thoughtforms and Hypnosis 89
Example induction: 91
Example deepening: 92
Example affirmations: 93
Example awakening: 95
8.4. Exercises 96
Thought Hiding: 96
Sleep Walking: 96

9. Awareness 98
9.1. The Twin Goals of Tulpamancy 98
9.2. Philosophical Inquiry 100
9.3. Exercises 101
Talk It Out: 101
All Day Self Awareness: 102
Joint Hypnosis: 102
Hyper Alertness: 104
Philosophy of the Day: 105
Lucid Tulpa Dreaming: 106
Emotion Sharing: 107
Write Your Tulpa a Story: 108
Joint Wonderlanding: 109
Self Reflection: 109
Surprise Me: 110

10. Separation 112
10.1. Parallel Processing 112
10.2. Mind Hacking 115
10.3. Exercises 117
Separation Exercise: 117
Count and Chat: 118
Singularity: 118
Pushing Off: 119
The Bubble Ship: 119
Dominance Switching: 120
Play a Game: 121

11. Imposition 123
11.1. Experience of Imposition 123
11.2. The Process 126
11.3. Exercises 128
Running Man: 128
The Green Apple: 128
Sound Test: 130
Shadow: 130
Tulpa Sight: 131
The Couch: 131
Back Rub: 132
Walk Your Tulpa: 133

12. Possession 135
12.1. The Possession/Switching Controversy: 135
12.2. Method to This Madness 139
12.3. Exercises 141
Body Shaped Soul: 141
Host Ghost: 143
Trapped in Wonderland: 143
Possession Wrestling: 144
Restraint: 145

13. Public Relations 147
13.1. Preventing Misdiagnosis: 147
Responding to Schizophrenia Diagnosis: 147
Responding to Dissociative Identity Disorder Diagnosis: 149
Choosing Your Diagnosis: 150
13.2. Introducing It to Others. 151
It's how you sell it: 151
The Interview: 153
Rules of Conduct: 154
13.3. What's It Like? 155
What Is Being a Tulpa Like? 155
What Does Possession Feel Like? 157
What's the Sex Like? 157
13.4. Metaphysical Beliefs 158
A Brief History of Tulpas: 158
Mainstream Religions: 159
Weird Freaky Abilities: 160
Metaphysical Forcing: 161

14. Glossaries and Notes 164
14.1. Glossary of Exotic Terms: 164
14.2. Major media links 166
14.3. Bibliography 166
14.4. About The Author 167
14.5. Licence 167

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RE: Tulpa's Complete DIY Guide to Tulpamancy
Revision log and notes! Note: living document. Subject to change as people give me suggestions.

Major revision 3.0 changelog:
--Err, gutted the whole thing and moved everything around.
--Deleted one of the really bad exercises.
--Wrote a chapter completely from scratch. (bonus chapter 13)
--Wrote text for almost every chapter.
--Converted a couple exercises to text.
--Added words to glossary.
--Started work on bibliography.
--Added pictures and graphics.
--Increased page count to triple digits. (?!)
--Added explanatory text to a few exercises.
--Reworked the dark arts exercise.
--Reworked the trapped in wonderland exercise.
--Added media links section.
--Added brand new info on hypnosis.
--Added major text on mindset and how to think to get a tulpa.
--Changed document title.
--Added preface.
--Cleaned up some theory in the what is a tulpa section.
--Cleaned and simplified the psychological condition interaction section.
--Merged and cleaned two sections on plural susceptibility.
--Listed various different ways of forcing evidenced in the community.
--Listed many different experiences people have had.
--Cleaned up and expanded the section on doubt and faith.
--Added Iceberg metaphor section.
--Minor fixes.

This one has a major change in organisation. So I created a new thread and a quick question: Organisation and layout: Better or worse?

Also a note, the search for good quotes still goes on. Any help is appreciated.

Oh, the bibliography is in early days. Any help on that front would be extra greatly appreciated. *smiles and looks cute*

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tl;dr: well-written and well-documented; creation section is kind of unclear and weirdly structured.

This is really interesting. It's obvious that you've put a lot of time and effort into it, and incorporated a lot of feedback. Like your changelog mentions, at some point this has gone into triple pages, and I guess if this is intended to be exhaustive, that's fair enough. And like a couple of people mentioned elsewhere, you pull together a lot of sources; I think this looks like a document of the community, in that you map out pretty well the details of thought and practice that you see in the community, looking at chapters 1-3 & 8-12.

That for me is the most impressive part. You've obviously done your research (by the way, I wouldn't be shy about referencing other guides and things by name, even if they are forum posts). I half wonder whether it was a goal on your part or whether it happened by trying to handle criticism from people with all those different opinions and experiences, given that you didn't give "Portray the community and practice in a detailed way" as one of the aims of the guide at the start. Either way, it's a good thing, I think.

The most interesting chapter in that regard is 8. You say
Quote:The old school approach more frequently produces tulpas with some degree of memory separation. [...] The sentience from the start approach is way faster. The average time to first words is measured in days, not months.
What's your source for this? I'd be curious if you had numbers on it.

Other good things: writing is pretty good, as is layout and so on. Having a detailed table of contents is definitely a 'must' for something this long, as is it being readable. So good job on those fronts.

I guess the biggest negative that stands out is the lack of structure in the creation parts - chapters 4-6. It would help a great deal if you had a brief overview of "the creation process" as a whole at some point before then - something giving a brief summary of the key stages, or the core ideas behind what you talk about. Otherwise, that big picture gets a bit lost in your detailed expositions; like when you tuck narration and other passive forcing in near the end of the personality chapter, after a section of similar length on Upgrading a Character, Imaginary Friend, or Roleplay Character to a Tulpa - I would forgive readers if they thought you weren't going to tell them anything too useful after that.

Partly I wonder whether that reflects your own view of the process rather than confusing writing. But, when I try to summarise what you say about creation in those three chapters, it comes out like this:
  • Personality: the necessary part here is to "do the work of creating their person, feeling their presence, and seeing them to have thoughts and opinions" (this isn't stated upfront) - though creating a personality and doing personality forcing (which you give as either trait association or parroting) are themselves optional. When we're done with that (which is either when we decide it to be, or when the tulpa is sentient), there's "regular forcing", which is either visualisation or narration.
  • Form: visualise the tulpa and so on. I guess this is notionally optional; you say that people can use replacement forms as a focus for forcing, which is pretty astute, but then the rest of the chapter talks about imagining senses, so I guess that's kind of confusing.
  • Voice: so I need to develop sentience first, which will have happened in the personality section. Then comes developing a voice for the already-sentient tulpa, so seemingly this requires choosing a voice model and then either parrot (again) or have the tulpa do it themselves because it's their job, not ours.
Maybe you can see why I find this a bit confusing. Seemingly the most important part is the "regular forcing", but this is given as an afterthought to personality forcing, which is itself optional! Form talks about sensory imagination, and voice about how to give a tulpa a voice if they're already sentient. Is this intentional, and how you want to depict the process? Because to me, it seems like you're hiding the important parts behind less important details. I would either have a chapter on "forcing" in the general sense, or turn the "voice" part into the same.

I guess that's the main thing. On the whole, this is a great piece.
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I'd cite actual guides as sources, if I had any actual guides as primary sources, even if they were just forum posts. In fact, I cited one article for one fact.

At this time, I can't think of any guides that I derived any facts from. I actually recently reread Kiah's guide thinking I had deduced something from that text, but I couldn't find anything. His text was used as a working model for my host in our first three weeks, but everything we read there was replaced by new information we learned later. I think.

I haved derived methods from some guides. In those cases, I actually linked the guides in place instead of citing them.

(Today, 01:11 AM)waffles Wrote: What's your source for this? I'd be curious if you had numbers on it. [Old school approach, memory separation]

My primary source is arguments I had with Sands while trying to get version 2 approved, but it was already something I'd heard already from random chats with people in the community.

Honestly, it probably needs a study to confirm. Oh, This thread supports the claim as well.

If you are talking about days to first verbal communication, that's just based on progress reports that I've personally witnessed over the past ten months on this site. With the majority hitting verbal communication within a week. Unknown if there is actually a link to parroting or not.

Quote:a brief overview of "the creation process" as a whole

The main problem here, is there is no creation process. The order of steps, the inclusion of steps, the formulation of steps, all elements are not universal to the process. The best I felt I could do is list all the parts.

Probably the only necessary part is actually mindset, which was covered in chapter 3.

I will look back at those chapters to look at organisation, and to see if I can emphasise passive forcing or something now that you mention it.

I actually see voice as sort of something that happens rather than something you develop. I believe this is in line with a lot of people's beliefs on sentience and vocality. This may explain why I sort of leave it for last there.

Quote:Seemingly the most important part is the "regular forcing"
Actually, no, I regard the bootstrapping as the most important part of the process. Since the process itself is super flexible, this may not be done through personality forcing, but I see this as the purpose of personality forcing. I see this as the part of the process you have to be most careful on, and the part that is most likely to get you stuck. The regular forcing that comes after is for strengthening your tulpa and encouraging their sentience and intelligence. Which I actually primarily cover way over in chapter 9. And it tends to take a lot longer, but It's not the, you know, focus of step one.

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