Tulpa-Mania: Mind-Made Mayhem with Contest Winner Lauren | 331

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This week join Brent, David, and Contest Winner Lauren as they dive head-first into the wild world of Tulpas – those mysterious, mind-made entities that seem to have a life of their own. Are they just figments of our imagination, or do they hold the key to unlocking new dimensions of consciousness? Or maybe Demons? Or, wait for it…. fake????

No matter what they are, we go on a mind-bending journey and discuss the origins of these thought-forms, from ancient Tibetan mysticism to modern-day internet forums. Plus, does Conspiracy Bot have a Tulpa foot fetish?

Strap in and get ready for a wild ride through the land of mental manifestations – this is one episode of Hysteria 51 you won’t want to miss!

Special thanks to this week’s sources:


-David-Néel, A. (1929). Magic and Mystery in Tibet. Claude Kendall.

-Veissière, S. P. L. (2015). Varieties of Tulpa Experiences: Sentient Imaginary Friends, Embodied Joint Attention, and Hypnotic Sociality in a Wired World. Somatosphere.

-Morgenstern, D. (2017). The Tulpa Effect. Independently published.


YouTube. “Real Future: Tulpas, the Internet’s Imaginary Friends (Episode 15)” YouTube, Apr 13, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3j5gtUCkJg. Accessed 13 April 2023.

YouTube. “What Is A Tulpa?” YouTube, Nov 2, 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7UY3GY0kSg. Accessed 13 April 2023.                                                               


Tulpa.info. “Home.” Tulpa.info, n.d., https://www.tulpa.info/. Accessed 13 April 2023.

WikiHow. “How to Create a Tulpa.” WikiHow, n.d., https://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Tulpa. Accessed 13 April 2023.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism. “Tulpa.” Encyclopedia of Buddhism, n.d., https://encyclopediaofbuddhism.org/wiki/Tulpa. Accessed 13 April 2023.

HowStuffWorks. “Tulpas: The Idea That Thoughts Can Come Alive.” HowStuffWorks, n.d., https://people.howstuffworks.com/tulpas-idea-that-thoughts-can-come-alive.htm. Accessed 13 April 2023.

Pierre, Dr. Joe. Enacted Identities: Multiplicity, Plurality, and Tulapmancy. Psychology Today. Feb. 13, 2023. Web. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psych-unseen/202302/enacted-identities-multiplicity-plurality-and-tulpamancy

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