Tulpamancy is a colloquial term for the practise of creating or interacting with tulpas, servitors, and other mental constructs, as well as for acts of auto-hallucinatory training. The main act of interaction with mental constructs is referred to as forcing, which commonly is a meditation-style activity, but can take on many different forms, in order to fulfil different purposes. A practitioner of tulpamancy is called a tulpamancer.
The science of tulpamancy Edit
Tulpamancy can be likened to mnemonics, mental practices used to improve memory and recall. For example, a wonderland is an interchangeable term for the location created using the method of loci. As such, it is widely accepted that the core mechanism for creating mental constructs is learning through repetition. The tulpamancer will create an initial idea of their mental construct, and spend time repeating and expanding that idea over a lengthy period of time, until the mental construct can be recalled with minimal or no conscious effort.
Tulpamancy in scientific literatureEdit
Currently, there exists one unpublished, ongoing academic study of the modern tulpa phenomenon, researched by Samuel Veissière, PhD of McGill University. There is currently no information available regarding any actual publication of tulpa-related scientific literature.
Tulpamancy and the paranormalEdit
- Main article: Tulpamancy and the paranormal
While most practitioners seem to have no interest in paranormal perspectives, some practitioners believe that tulpas are of a spiritual or paranormal origin, or that the processes of tulpamancy are in some way beyond the realms of science.
- ↑ Samuel Veissière, PhD. Talking to Tulpas: Sentient Imaginary Friends, the Social Mind, and Implications for Culture, Cognition, and Mental Health Research. Retrieved on 6 January 2015.