a reply to: humanoidlord
I don't agree, a tulpa as you know is simply a name given to what could best be called a creature from the id and the idea originates from Tibet of
course, Tulpa's are supposedly formed through constant and sustained meditation in which a person first project's a creature then imagines until they
believe it themselves that this projection of there mind is a real being, hence the imaginary friend of little children.
Oddly most Tulpa's are thought to be extremely dangerous, they can take on a life of there own and become autonomous draining there creator until
they die or harming other's.
In respect of that idea I do not accept that the projection of a dying soldier to his home is actually a Tulpa but rather literally that soldier
being in two places at the same time, his emotion's and wish are so strong that he project's himself there not creates a tulpa there but himself and
usually this occurs during there dying or shortly after, this can also be linked to the phenomena reported when Lord Carnarvon died according the
story of the curse of tutankamun but of course that was not a Tulpa, his dog howled and dropped dead and the clock stopped according to the story but
of course that could just be a story, personally I believe most of those death's were related to the then unknown deadly spores that were in the
To My mind a Tulpa may gain solidity and reality only to the degree that it's creator can project it, of course a tibetan monk can perhaps do this,
there was once a monk whom vanished passing through a stone wall which he had done many time's before but this time he never came back out and a long
time after the monastery was undergoing renovation when human bone's - likely this monk's were supposedly found fused with the solid stones' of the
wall when it was taken down, this would suggest that this monk either existed in a slightly different reality due to his state of mind or that he had
mastered a technique that allowed him to believe strongly enough that the wall did not exist that for him it literally did not.
However Tulpa's do bare direct relation to the way that shared belief can make an idea when believed in to that degree a shared semi reality, voodoo
and witch doctor magic work on this same principle to a very strong degree as does the older and incorporated sympathetic magic of the magic doll and
the needle's a form of sympathetic magic going back to the oldest human belief were they believed that you capture and hold a person's essence in an
object by using an item of clothing or a piece of hair or finger nail's of there's then hold power over them by making a fetish doll and manipulating
it, the needles were not always to harm and ancient Rome they were also used in love spell's, a doll with it's eye's, heart and loin's for example
with needles in them among other's thing's and they were also possibly used in shamanic healing ceremony's as well.
Shamanism is an interesting case study, certain substances are used to change the consciousness of the practitioner and while his brain (quantum
interface with his spirit which is perhaps another dimensional element of his being) is out of wack he then see's thing's beyond his normal senses,
fly's outside of his body, is able to see imaginary or perhaps not so imaginary futures and even because while his physical senses are compromised his
spiritual senses may be more active able to see other dimensional entity's or being's among other thing's claimed by adherent's to these belief's.
What I do know is Tulpa projection is simply dangerous and extremely unwise, even experienced Tibetan monk's seldom used them and they could if
allowed to persist become more self aware until they literally get out of control usually becoming evil entity's in the process that cause only harm,
short lived Tulpa's can according to some account's be useful as a mean's of communication or for a practitioner to be in two places at once while
they are NOT dying, in such circumstance the Tulpa is a semi autonomous puppet projection though and it's ego remain's docile meaning it can easily be
banished just as it was summoned but not the case for a long lasting Tulpa which has developed some kind of self awareness.
Also I remember a fascinating account, a man was accompanying a Tibetan monk when the monk suddenly stopped, looked angry for some reason then he
split a boulder open (Frog's in stone's you know the tale) and out of the bolder fell a large creature described to look very much like a pterodactyl
which lay dying on the ground, the monk then prayed over it and from the creature as if he had released it a rainbow like light moved upward into the
sky vanishing as if he had released it's soul or spirit which had perhaps been trapped and not allowed to progress as they believe it must do so for
far too long, I think you know the account's my memory on that one is fuzzy so I may have garbled that tale.