|Other forms||tulpagenic (adj.), tulpa (n.), tulpamancer (n.)|
|Applies to||systems (tulpagenic), headmates (tulpa, tulpamancer)|
Tulpamancy is the art of purposefully creating headmates through various techniques, typically known as forcing. A headmate created in this way is called a tulpa. A tulpamancer is a practitioner of tulpamancy.
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Parogenic is a related concept, but the term may be avoided by some systems in favor of tulpamancy/tulpagenic or tuplamancy/tuplagenic. Similarly, tulpamancy/tulpagenic or tuplamancy/tuplagenic may be avoided by some systems in favor of parogenic.
History[edit | edit source]
The term tulpa in its modern usage first appeared in the book Magic and Mystery in Tibet (1929) by the Theosophist Alexandra David-Néel and based on the Tibetan word sprulpa, which approximately means emanation or manifestation. Tulpamancy was popularized and secularized on 4chan and Reddit beginning in 2009.