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From 1911-1925 Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, and Buddhist Alexandra David-Néel observed these practices.<ref name="Campbell">{{Cite book|url=https://openlibrary.org/works/OL2284657W/Body_mind_spirit|title=Body, mind & spirit: a dictionary of New Age ideas, people, places, and terms|last=Campbell|first=Eileen|date=1994|publisher=C.E. Tuttle Co.|isbn=080483010X|edition=Rev. and expanded|location=Boston}}</ref> She reported tulpas are "magic formations generated by a powerful concentration of thought."<ref name="David-Néel">{{Cite book|url=https://openlibrary.org/books/OL8796282M/Magic_and_Mystery_in_Tibet|title=Magic and Mystery in Tibet|last=David-Néel|first=Alexandra|date=February 2000|publisher=Book Tree|isbn=9781585090976}}</ref> David-Néel wrote that "an accomplished Bodhisattva is capable of effecting ten kinds of magic creations. The power of producing magic formations, tulkus or less lasting and materialized tulpas, does not, however, belong exclusively to such mystic exalted beings. Any human, divine or demoniac being may be possessed of it. The only difference comes from the degree of power, and this depends on the strength of the concentration and the quality of the mind itself."<ref name="David-Néel"/>
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From 1911-1925 Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, and Buddhist Alexandra David-Néel observed these practices.<ref name="Campbell">{{Cite book|url=https://openlibrary.org/works/OL2284657W/Body_mind_spirit|title=Body, mind & spirit: a dictionary of New Age ideas, people, places, and terms|last=Campbell|first=Eileen|date=1994|publisher=C.E. Tuttle Co.|isbn=080483010X|edition=Rev. and expanded ed.|location=Boston}}</ref> She reported tulpas are "magic formations generated by a powerful concentration of thought."<ref name="David-Néel">{{Cite book|url=https://openlibrary.org/books/OL8796282M/Magic_and_Mystery_in_Tibet|title=Magic and Mystery in Tibet|last=David-Néel|first=Alexandra|date=February 2000|publisher=Book Tree|isbn=9781585090976}}</ref> David-Néel wrote that "an accomplished Bodhisattva is capable of effecting ten kinds of magic creations. The power of producing magic formations, tulkus or less lasting and materialized tulpas, does not, however, belong exclusively to such mystic exalted beings. Any human, divine or demoniac being may be possessed of it. The only difference comes from the degree of power, and this depends on the strength of the concentration and the quality of the mind itself."<ref name="David-Néel"/>
  
  

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