I realized that there are huge areas of tulpamancy that nobody talks about. There are a variety of reasons for this.
- There is often no defined jargon for these topics so they’re hard to explain consistently. We need to create specific terms so we can discuss advanced topics. (when creating new terms, please use simple or scientific terms. The community doesn’t need any more horrible terms with strange connotations like “tulpamancer”, or “forcing”.)
- A lot of hosts have consciously or unconsciously imposed artificial limits on what their tulpas can and cannot do. These may actually be beneficial, providing a more optimal framework for existence. They can sometimes be restrictive too. If possible, we need to find a set of optimal defaults which enable the best outcomes.
- Certain topics venture into the realm of philosophy and cognition. They’re still important to talk about, relevant, and applicable, they just border on esoteric.
- More research needs to be done. We need to find people with EEGs (Muse:video) willing to participate in experiments.
There are a number of mechanics, the details of which are minor in implementation, that make a large difference upon the separation of tulpa and host. Some of these mechanics are purposely restricted in tulpaforcing to enable a more distinct and differentiated tulpa.
For instance, it is possible to have a completely separate tulpa? A tulpa that has it’s own memories, it’s own perception, and can not feel the host’s feelings? A tulpa, that when in the wonderland, will be unable to hear or access the body’s senses? My intuition tells me it’s not possible to be completely isolated. There needs to be some level of sharing.
On the other extreme, a tulpa may share all memories with the host, may be able to perceive what the host is doing at every moment, and may be able to communicate interspacially. It’s possible to have a tulpa so ‘close’ to the host that they begin to merge.
Where is the optimal balance?
Here are some topics nobody is talking about:
Memory: Are all your memories accessible to your tulpa? Are your tulpa’s memories accessible to you? Based on current knowledge of memory storage, how and where are each person’s memories stored? How does the mind differentiate between who owns a particular memory?
Perception: Do tulpas monitor the body’s senses at all times? Is it possible? When do tulpas monitor the body’s senses? Can the host tell when this is happening? Can the host limit the senses tulpas have access to?
Interspace Communication: How does inter-space communication work? (e.g. wonderland to physical-space) Are there any restrictions?
Emotional Chemistry: Many feelings originate from actual chemical reactions in the body. How can these be separate for different people when they share the same body and same chemicals? Does this mean hosts are simulating their tulpas’ emotions? Does it mean that all people in a system will be confined to a similar emotional spectrum based on the body’s current chemical balance?
Drug Interactions: How do drugs (including alcohol and smoking) affect tulpas? Which drugs? (Note: this may lead to understanding which parts of the brain are shared and split)
Addiction: How do addictions affect tulpas? Does one person in a system getting addiction transfer the addiction to anyone else? Does it make it easier for someone else in the system to become addicted?
Energy Usage: Does maintaining tulpas consume more energy? How much? Does a tulpa need to sleep? Does a tulpa sleeping do the same things that sleep does for the body/original host?
There are many, many more important and untouched areas. Hopefully we can work together to discuss these complex topics and improve the world of tulpamancy.
Technical Tulpa Glossary
I have proposed below some more technical and specific terms for the tulpa community:
Either the physical waking world, or the wonderland. Each person can be imposed physically and/or mentally in one, or possibly both at the same time.
Optionally, imposed in the physical world, dreaming, and dormant/”in stasis” may also be spaces.
The entire mental consciousness of a single tulpa or a single host.
The physical body of the system in the real world. Originally inhabited by the host. Attached to it are all the senses available to perceive the outside world.
The senses include, Sight, Hearing, Taste, Smell, Touch, Balance (inner ear), Thermoception, Kinesthetic (Proprioception), Pain, and Internal Senses (organ stretch sensors, vasodilation, chemoreceptors).
The original mental consciousness which thoughtforms are created from. A Tulpa can be a host for other thoughtforms. The Original Host is the first mental consciousness inhabiting the body.
A sentient, sapient thoughtform possessing free will. A tulpa will usually have distinct personality traits from the host, and is usually afforded all the moral rights of a human. A tulpa may optionally have a visualized form, which can include, physical, auditory, and other sensory traits.
A mental construct. Often explained from either a psychological basis or a metaphysical basis. Examples of thoughtforms are Tulpas, Imaginary Friends, and Servitors.
The totality of all hosts and thoughtforms living in a body. Borrowed from the multiplicity community.