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This is a collection of terminology that are likely to be referenced by other pages.
Some of these terms may have more advanced descriptions and explanations on their own page.

Creator, Host, Tulpamancer, Original

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. Not every group has a definite "Host", sometimes the lines are blurred or the Tulpa appeared to have just shown up one day.

Deviation, Change

The change that occurs to a tulpa's personality or form during and after creation, seemingly against or independent of your own conscious will.


The process of a mind fading from existence, becoming less distinct and sentient over time. Sometimes happens to young tulpas starved of attention or stimuli. A long process that is a touchy subject for a lot of the community.

Emotional Response

When a tulpa responds to external stimuli or the thoughts of the host with a wave of emotion as opposed to speaking.


Any act relating to the host focusing on, developing, speaking with, etc. the tulpa.

Active Forcing

A type of forcing where a dedicated span of time is used to focus solely on the tulpa while the host generally tries to avoid any possible distractions.

Passive Forcing

A type of forcing where 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.


The mental appearance of a tulpa or a host. Can be literally anything. Isn't required, but is often used.


The act of perceiving your tulpa by your physical senses. Considered to be a controlled hallucination. May refer to any of the 5 senses, most commonly sight.


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.


The internal voice of the tulpa or host, which can heard when host and tulpa talk together. Not to be confused with voices heard as external auditory hallucinations.


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.


When a tulpa controls part or all of the physical body. More


Communicating on behalf of a tulpa, relaying what the tulpa says to facilitate communication. Usually in writing, but can also be in speech. Basically the act of transferring conversation or information "by proxy".


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.


Letting the tulpa take full control of the body while the host steps out of control. Usually the host then enters a tulpa-like state.


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. More


Using the mind's eye to sense things within the mind like seeing your tulpa, seeing your mindscape, hearing your tulpa, or feeling the tulpa's form. Often refers to all senses, not just sight.


The stage when a tulpa can communicate in full, coherent sentences as opposed to Tulpish, Emotional Response, or Body Language.

Wonderland, Mindscape, Dreamscape

A mental environment where the host and tulpa can interact.