Evening, ladies and gentlemen (and Pronas.)
Some people know me as Kyle. Old /x/ lurkers might recognize a horror writer Priest who wrote a story about the end of the world, and later developed a story for a video game about plague doctors. The community of tulpa.info will recognize me as Amadeus, former moderator/administrator, popular site artist, and host of a number of memorable thoughtforms.
Reports of my death have been widely exaggerated.
It is often thought that a tulpa and the host are vastly different. There have been many things in the past few weeks that made me think even more than before that the difference between our consciousness and theirs is effectively nonexistent.
Healthy multiplicity is the state of the body, where more than one mind can inhabit the body and coexist with each other peacefully. But between psychologists and the general population, multiplicity is more commonly looked at as a mental disorder, either as DID, MPD or DDNOS. There are few reasons for why multiplicity is currently viewed mostly from this perspective. One of those is that it is common to think that in one body there should be only one mind, because people are born with only one mind (or so you are told at least) and you have seen so many people with only one mind, so this can seem natural. The other is that multiples are usually badly portrayed in fiction, both in the sense that real multiples don't have some of the traits that are given to them and also in the sense that they aren't necessarily bad. Another reason is that, because of the previous reasons and how multiplicity is mainly viewed as a disorder, healthy multiples are reluctant to show themselves in real life, which further makes it easier to look at multiplicity as a disorder. And the last one is that some minds can have problem living together, but in most cases this is like when people in that have to live together have some problems doing so, but they shouldn't get diagnosed with a disorder for that and have all but one mind killed; instead they should go to someone and get help with their relationship, help them understand their differences and live with them.
There’s a concept to tulpae creation (and meditation in general) I refer to as the Dreamlands, but is commonly referred to as Wonderland. The wonderland concept entails creating a place in your mind for you to dwell while you meditate, and can also serve as a home for tulpae. Think of how in Fight Club, the main character would retreat to his ‘happy place’ so he could be at peace. That’s essentially what the wonderland concept is like. Continue reading
I think most of us have read FAQman's guide and other stuff he wrote on the site, which includes the current version of the FAQ, the glossary and other guides. I think you also read how sentience needs at least ~25 hours to be achieved and a lot of personality work done during this time. You have probably seen some movements from your tulpa before this hour mark, but figured it was only you puppeting the tulpa. After all, it must have been you - the tulpa didn't move much after that and if it was really sentient, then it would be moving a lot. So, certainly it can't be a sign of sentience. You might have even heard a voice in your head that didn't seem to be yours, but there is no reason to think it's the tulpa's voice because you have no sign of sentience yet. So how could it possibly be able to communicate with you at this point?
But you have to wonder: why are there others that achieved sentience much faster than you did? Didn't FAQman say it can't be done before ~25 hours of work on your tulpa? So then how can there be so many people that achieved it before that time? Continue reading
Her name is Makiko. This is my testimony and account of her creation. I hallucinate her every day. I literally see her, and I hear her just as if there was someone there. When I say, "I literally see her," I'm comparing her to actual people that I actually see. Just as I see a real person, when I look at the tulpa I made, I see her, as if the sun was hitting her body in the air and bringing light cast from her to my eyes. When I say I hear her, I mean to say that if I didn't already know that her voice was one I created in my mind, I would have thought there was a person there speaking, causing vibration in the air to make my ears pick up the sensation of a person talking. Continue reading
Possession is, in its most basic form, when a tulpa takes control of its creator’s physical body, usually by way of them surrendering control to the tulpa. This can be achieved by a variety of methods, ranging from remote control to the tulpa quite literally “slipping inside” their host as if they were some kind of wetsuit. Usually (but not always) the host is still able to see what is going on, and can speak to their tulpa (think spectator mode inTF2, except locked in first-person). Also, the host can typically kick the tulpa out of their body whenever they please, but not always. Luckily, if your tulpa doesn’t hate you they will generally respect your body and the people/objects around you, so even if the host finds they are unable to forcibly remove their tulpa from their body, most tulpae will return control to the host if asked nicely. Continue reading
There are a lot of reports in the forums looking into what tulpae do, other than be a lifetime companion. A tulpa is part of your mind, and as such, can very profoundly influence it. While some of these qualities are commonly found in the reports of many creators, and more hypothetical abilities are being experimented with every day, there are plenty that currently lie in the realm of theory - however, few are willing to say outright that tulpae can or cannot do some things. In order to promote some understanding, we've decided to talk about some of these experiences. Despite that some feel commonplace, or perhaps expected, each of these things are extraordinary testaments to what the mind - and tulpae - can accomplish. Continue reading
What is human?
It feels like a very simple question to answer. Eyes, hands, feet, brain, butt. Conscious and subconscious thought. Homo sapien. We think, we feel, we differentiate right from wrong and can justify our actions accordingly. We make song and dance, war, love and spaghetti.
Human. What a concept. Continue reading
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What are Tulpae?
There's plenty of much more descriptive information at the site, but since you came all the way here, we'll explain the concept a little. A tulpa (Tibetan, lit., 'to build/construct', also translated as 'thoughtform') is an autonomous, sentient consciousness embodied in a hallucinated body. It has personality, form, and characteristics designed by the creator (though through deviation, these are prone to change.) Through hallucination, the creator literally sees, hears, smells and even feels the tulpa, despite it not having a definite physical presence. It is an exciting concept that has recently become a rapidly growing phenomenon.