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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Edit
Below are several frequently asked questions and helpful answers to each.Edit
What is a host?Edit
A: The definition is up for debate, but generally speaking it's whoever is currently fully at the wheel. During switching, the "host" (you) becomes a tulpa-like being and the tulpa takes the wheel as the host for the duration, and this is why the definition is up for debate, as that complicates things. Generally though it's accepted that you, the original conciousness, are the host.
What is a tulpa?Edit
A: "A tulpa is believed to be an autonomous consciousness which also exists in a self imposed hallucinatory body, which is usually much of your choice. A tulpa is entirely sentient and in control of its opinions, feelings, movements. It is perceived as completely real, and you don't have to constantly focus on it to keep it around." - FAQ_Man.
Where do I start?Edit
A: Read as many guides as you can. Then, pick and choose what you feel will do the job best for you, as the process of creating a tulpa is a very subjective experience. Don't be afraid to experiment or even mix methods to make the experience as unique as possible, for only you know what works best for you. If you try something new or different feel free to write up a guide of your own or make a page about those methods here on the wiki.
Where are the guides?Edit
A:You can find a whole slew of guides here, or you can use the wiki (which is currently under constrouction, so until further notice that link is your best friend!)
Can you kill a tulpa?Edit
A: If you are going to create a tulpa just to destroy it later, you probably shouldn't do it in the first place. However, it is possible to dissipate a tulpa by actively ignoring it.
Can you have sex with a tulpa?Edit
A: Tulpae can simulate the stimulation of all five senses, so yes. You shouldn't really make a tulpa for purely sexual reasons, though.
A: Aside from it being generally frowned upon by the community, you might wind up creating a being who will resent you or even worse want to have sex all the time, thus interfering with your daily life. Plus, it's just not nice.
Can you have multiple tulpae?Edit
A:Yes. Having more than one can make your first tulpa less lonely in case you're busy or away with reality and the sort.
Can Tulpae make Tulpae? Can THOSE tulpae make tulpae? Etc?Edit
A:Yes, yes and yes.
What is the maximum number of tulpae you can have?Edit
A:We don't know yet, but it's probably subjective. There are plenty of theories but no hard facts.
What if my tulpa hates me or wants me to die?Edit
A:Tulpae live off the attention of their hosts. Without it, they die. Therefore, tulpae tend to treat their hosts well and love them dearly, provided the hosts do the same. However, they are also still sentient, and thus, treating them badly will cause them to act out.
Is this self-induced schizophrenia?Edit
A: No, tulpae aren't the same as schizophrenia. The main difference is that schizophrenia is uncontrollable, while tulpae can be controlled and ignored by their hosts.
Is falling asleep while forcing bad? Will it harm my tulpa?Edit
A: No, but it isn't very nice and you won't make as much progress because your sessions will be cut short. If you have trouble staying awake during focing sessions, try sitting in a chair or cross-legged on the floor.
Do I need to speak aloud to my tulpa?Edit
A: Not at all. It's personal preference, but you can use your mindvoice to speak to your tulpa, which is essentially thinking to your tulpa.
I'm getting headaches when I force! Is this a bad thing?Edit
A: Headaches are common while forcing, and usually considered a good sign. Not everyone gets them, but if you do they should diminish after a while.
Can I base my tulpa off a real person or an existing character?Edit
A: Yes you may use them as a base, but keep in mind that your tulpa is not that character, they are an individual and their own person. Convincing them they are a character may lead to identity crises later in their life, and those are bad. In short, tulpas need to grow into their own individual person over time. Let them.
Will doing [Insert Drug/substance name here] affect my tulpaforcing?Edit
A: As with everything in tulpa creation, this is a subjective experience. Some claim better visualization, others say tulpas may go missing for the duration of the experience, others felt no effects. Above all, be safe for both your sakes.
I think I might be parroting/creating my tulpas responses. What if I always know what they're going to say?Edit
A: If you're worried about parroting, you're probably not doing it. Parroting is 100% deliberate and a fully conscious action. There's no such thing as "sub-conscious parroting", so don't worry about that. If you feel you make responses for your tulpa or always know what they will say, it's because you know your tulpa well. Like when you know a friend's personality really well and you have an idea what they'll say in reply to something. Your tulpa will use what you know of her personality to think of a response. This is normal early on and will fade with time.
Am I going to create a Servitor?Edit
A: If you're not trying to make a servitor, then you won’t. If you're that worried, then you're already way too devoted to make an accidental servitor.
What IS a servitor?Edit
A: A servitor is in essence ranges from a tool to what a tulpa would be without free will and self awareness. They can range from things that do specific functions like a Heads-Up Display to fully fleshed out characters similar to AI in video games. The important thing to remember is they are not tulpas and they are not self-aware, no matter how real they may seem they are not.
I think I made an accidental tulpa! What do I do and how do I know?Edit
A: One of two things, embrace it or ignore it. If you embrace it it will very likely become a tulpa. If it goes away and doesn't bother you again when you decide to ignore it then it isn't a tulpa. If you don't belive it's a tulpa it won't be a tulpa. This is how some "accidental" tulpas are formed; they appear as very lifelike servitors and the host believes they are a tulpa. So it's up to you how you handle things.