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Creator, Host, Tulpamancer
The individual who has created and is responsible for the tulpa or tulpas. Some people have preferences on which they prefer to use, but all are synonyms.
Deviation
The change that occurs to a tulpa's personality or form during and after creation, seemingly against or independent of your own conscious will. (Note: Some people prefer to simply use the word change instead)
Dissipation
The process of a mind fading from existence, becoming less distinct and sentient over time. Sometimes happens to young tulpae starved of attention or stimuli.
Emotional Response
When a tulpa responds to external stimuli or the thoughts of the host with a wave of emotion as opposed to speaking.
Forcing
Any act relating to the host focusing on, developing, speaking with, etc. the tulpa.
  • Active Forcing - Often a dedicated span of time used to focus solely on the tulpa while the host generally tries to avoid any possible distractions.
  • Passive Forcing - The host does something with the tulpa while not focusing solely on them. A host talking to their tulpa, while they are at work or in school doing something else is a good example of passive forcing.
Form
The mental appearance of a tulpa or a host. Can be literally anything. Isn't necessary, but is often used.
Imposition
The act of percieving your tulpa by your physical senses. Considered to be controlled hallucination.
Metaphysics
In relation to tulpas, it's the school of thought that suggests tulpas are supernatural or paranormal beings brought about by means beyond modern science.
Mindvoice
The internal voice created by tulpa or host, which can heard when host and tulpa talk together. Not to be confused with voices heard as external auditory hallucinations.
Narration
When the host speaks to or with their tulpa. A common form of passive forcing.
Parallel Processing
When the tulpa can focus and work on something completely different from what the host is focusing on.
Parroting, Puppeting
When a host consciously and purposefully controls the tulpa's actions. Parroting generally refers to controlling their speech while puppeting generally refers to controlling their movement, but the terms are sometimes used interchangeably.
Possession
When a tulpa controls part or all of their host body.
Proxying
Communicating on behalf of a tulpa, relaying what the tulpa says to facilitate communication. Usually in writing, but can also be in speech.
Servitor
A tulpa-like entity with seemingly no willpower, volition or sentience of its own; a mental puppet that may seem to act independently but acts only as a servant to its creator.
Switching
Letting the tulpa take full control of the body while the host enters a tulpa-like state.
Tulpa
A tulpa is a conscious mind that is not the first mind to come into existence in their brain. Often created intentionally by their host. (For more information see What is a tulpa?)
Visualization
Using the mind's eye to sense things within the mind like seeing your tulpa or mindscape or hearing them or feeling the tulpa's form. Often refers to all senses, not just sight
Vocal
The stage when a tulpa can communicate in full, coherent sentences as opposed to Tulpish or relying on Emotional Response.
Wonderland, Mindscape, Dreamscape
A mental environment where the host and tulpa can interact.
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