Dissipation is the process of a tulpa (or other perceived consciousness) ceasing to exist. Simply put, dissipation occurs when a tulpa is disregarded until it is no longer an autonomous being. Dissipation may occur for many reasons, but can not accidentally occur to active tulpamancers and tulpas.
Common consensus dictates that the more developed a consciousness is, the more effort will be required to dissipate it.
Common reasons for dissipationEdit
Many reasons exist for dissipation, here are only some of the most common.
An underdeveloped tulpa (one which still requires some conscious recognition from the host) may dissipate if ignored or forgotten for a very long period of time. This does not mean the tulpa cannot be brought back (see Post-dissipation below).
A tulpa is capable of all the thoughts and feelings of any other consciousness that the host could conceive of, and may decide not to exist for whatever reason.
Classical Interpretation would see a tulpa as having a specific purpose, and once that purpose has been fulfilled, the tulpa would dissipate on its own.
Tulpas turned evilEdit
Common consensus is a tulpa can not "turn evil," or in any way harm the tulpamancer. Some people have written scary stories about tulpas as a spooky paranormal phenomena from Tibet. These stories are nothing more than stories (and there's nothing paranormal about tulpas).
A dissipated tulpa no longer exists as an autonomous being (which means it is no longer a tulpa by common definition). Autonomy is the ability for the tulpa to think and act on its own; if there is no autonomy the tulpa is essentially in an unconscious state (until receiving direct conscious intervention from the host), which many have called a state of suspended animation.
Some consider dissipation a more severe action, a completely irreversible destruction of the consciousness dissipated. The more common view is that dissipation is a state of dormancy, and that a dissipated tulpa can always be brought back, similar to how a memory can be repressed but never actually forgotten. Whether or not a "resurrected" tulpa is actually the exact same thought-form as the original is an ontological question that can't yet be clearly determined by modern science.