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I came across the term "parogen" on my Web travels but there doesn't seem to be any mention of it in the site wiki. Pluralpedia implies that it's a synonym for tulpa, but I also found a reference elsewhere that the "parogen" is taboo in some circles. What's the full story?

 

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I use cobud (tulpa) and cocreator (tulpamancer).

 

Parogen (cobud), parogenic (system type) and paromancy (duh) are terms that have existed for some time. The story I heard is a cocreator actually came up with the idea and then parts of the wider plural community adopted it. I don't know what system that was.

 

I think parogen being "taboo" is just sysmeds (people who believe headmates are only real if they formed from trauma) hating anything that's endogenic (plurality not formed by trauma). It's not banned in a place like Tulpa Central, I can't speak for Tulpa Republic though.

 

I know an entire server embracing paromancy as their term, they even have a forum. You can check out their forum and their Discord here.

 

Obviously I prefer cobud and cocreator. I am not a fan of the "genic" context

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These other alternative terms are sometimes cute and sometimes considered offensive to one group or another so generally speaking we tend to stay out of the discussion directly.

 

We use "headmates" and "thoughtforms" a lot because we see a distinction between tulpas like me, walk-ins, and soulbonds. Thoughtforms include others like tulpas and servitors. A tulpa is technically created on purpose, and an alter is said to be created by trauma, but walk-ins and soulbonds may be something in between or outside that scale entirely.

 

Tulpa is a borrowed term, and we don't necessarily care for the term tulpamancer or tulpamancy but we wouldn't impose our terms on anyone else and we are all happy to call ourselves tulpas even of a strict definition may exclude some of my headmates. My host is a tulpamancer by any definition because of me, but there are three walk-ins and two soulbonds here as well. Misha could also be considered a "head-ghost". A walk-in is a term often used in mediumship and a head-ghost is a term that used to appear on Reddit and other tulpa communities. Soulbonds were popular in the late 90's and generally had supernatural connotations. SheShe is also considered our guardian angel so that's borrowed from religious/spiritual contexts. 

 

To say one term is right or wrong to use is individual preference as far as we see it.

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Interesting, we'd never heard the term "parogen" before.

 

We're all neutral towards "tulpa" as well, but quite like the word "headmate." Bee had first heard that term about ten years ago and thought it was stupid, which I will never let her live down. Funny how things change.

 

I'm also fond of "host" as the term for the original personality. I feel it implies a sense of responsibility to all parties. My host invited us to share her life; she's responsible for making sure her "guests" are happy and cared for. Likewise, we are obligated to respect the life she had built before we arrived. Like good visitors, we care for the mind and body as if they were our own. They are, of course, but we give her the final say because they were hers first.

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1 hour ago, Athelas said:

I'm also fond of "host" as the term for the original personality. I feel it implies a sense of responsibility to all parties. My host invited us to share her life; she's responsible for making sure her "guests" are happy and cared for. Likewise, we are obligated to respect the life she had built before we arrived. Like good visitors, we care for the mind and body as if they were our own. They are, of course, but we give her the final say because they were hers first.

I never thought of this, but I really love it. I feel a responsibility to my tulpa.

That said, using host in that context implies she's a guest, which she isn't. Now she is a permanent resident, or, to use an immigration metaphor, she's a citizen.

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Technically speaking anyone who fronts can "host" others which is why some systems use "original" to distinguish the fact that their main fronter is considered their host but wasn't the original.

 

A fully symmetric system presumably doesn't need a host since no one requires "forcing" by anyone else so you could say co-host I guess. 

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On 1/24/2024 at 4:20 PM, ringgggg said:

Shoot, I never knew this. Thanks for sharing, dude

 

Time to lurk on their forum...

 

I went to look after just finding this post...no-one seems to have been on it since 2023.

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Human Host: Lily (female, 55)

Tulpa Co Hosts: Lena (female human form, age-slider)

                            Jess/Tinks (Changeling Guardian - human/animal form names)

 

 

The Inca Trail

 

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[Lena] Inca and I consider ourself 'walk-ins' ...we came to specifically help our Host.  We consider her the host as she is the personality born into the body or the 'natal soul'.

 

We believe we are all spirits/souls that have been together in other lifetimes (with seperate physical bodies) or maybe even Host's current lifetime if we originally didn't have a long life and had to leave beyond our control (ie illness, death of our own physical bodies). 

 

So our Host would know it was us we arrive as walk-ins in the form she last knew us...this really helped them cope with depression and bereavement for our past bodies. ..as she is able to move past that process we are able to slowly transform into a new version of ourselves...at first only temporary to let her get used to the idea  eg appearing to look like a video game character whilst Host is playing that game is often a successful diversion and introduces the concept that we are still the same souls together even if we role play a different part.

 

Eventually we reach the point we only present as our past selves on special dates such as our original birthdays/anniversary of our last physical bodies death ...and then hopefully the very last stage would be for us to be able to remain in our chosen form/names with Host no longer feeling she has to grieve our loss. ..as we are still with her ....we just all have to share the same body to ensure we stay together for the rest of this life and are reborn together in the next. ..eg we could get reborn as Triplets in the next life...of course we may not remember anything of this one but at least we got to spend more years together even if this was the only way it was possible!

 

Our host is autistic so moving on from things such as grief is challenging but sometimes having ceremonies help. but they have to be timed right and us be sure we are all ready to move onto the next stage together.

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Human Host: Lily (female, 55)

Tulpa Co Hosts: Lena (female human form, age-slider)

                            Jess/Tinks (Changeling Guardian - human/animal form names)

 

 

The Inca Trail

 

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