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tulpasfordummies

傻瓜都能學會的TULPA教程

Teryakywind』s 「Tulpas for Dummies」

Teryajywindt的「傻瓜都能學會的TULPA教程」

Introduction to Tulpas

介紹:什麼是TULPA?

So, chances are, if you』re here, you』re making a tulpa, or you are considering it. For the sake of clarification, and partly so you know what you』re getting into, I believe it to be important to start off by defining what a tulpa is and where the concept comes from. Taken from the preface for /r/tulpas』 community AMA:

那麼,既然你在閱讀這篇文章,十有八九是因為你在創造一個Tulpa,或者你有這個想法,對吧?然後為了澄清這一點,部分也因為你知道你正在做什麼,我相信以Tulpa的定義以及它的概念是從哪來的作為開始是很重要的。下面的內容摘自tulpas論壇的前言。

A tulpa is believed to be an autonomous consciousness, existing within their creator』s mind, often with a form of their creator’s initial choice and design.

Tulpa被認為是一種存在於它的創造者腦中的擁有自我意識的東西,其形象一般都是由它的創造者選擇或設計的。

A tulpa is entirely sentient and in control of their opinions, feelings, form and movement.

They are willingly created by people via a number of techniques to act as companions, muses, and advisers.

Tulpa有著完全的自我意識並且可以控制它們自身的意見,感受,形態以及行動。它們在被人們通過各種方法創造出來後,心甘情願地扮演著好夥伴,繆斯(?)或者顧問的角色。

The original Western concept of a tulpa began its life with Western studies of Tibetan Buddhism (where it was referred to as निर्माण [nirmāṇa] or 「to construct」). The idea was most likely brought to the attention of the Western world via Alexandra David-Néel’s 1929 book, Magic and Mystery in Tibet, in which she describes making a tulpa in the form of a jolly, fat monk, which she later dissipated. While the history of the Western concept of a tulpa between the early 1900s to today remains unclear, we do know positively that the idea seemed to be very involved with mysticism and occult practices, evidenced by its reemergence on the modern occult scene in 4chan.org』s /x/ (paranormal) board. After being flamed out of /x/ by trolls, the 「tulpa general」 thread found its new home in the /mlp/ (My Little Pony) board, where it still lives on to this day. The 4chan threads have birthed a number of sites devoted to tulpas, their creation, and related concepts, including the Reddit page /r/tulpas, tulpa.info, tagged on tumblr, and even  communities on the Steam gaming platform and Bungie.net. The idea has even permeated far enough into mainstream culture that there was a small movie made about it in 2012, titled Tulpa. While the movie was made for the horror/thriller genre, and thus is woefully misrepresentative of what modern tulpa creators actually do, it shows that the idea of tulpas aren』t necessarily relegated to the dark corners of occultism and esoteria anymore, and is being brought into the light of a more mainstream audience.

最初,西方對於Tulpa的概念有所認識是在西方開始研究藏傳佛教的時候開始的(在那裡它們被稱作「構建」)。這個點子會引起西方的注意,最有可能是因為Alexandra David-Néel’s在1929年出版的書《西藏的神通和秘密》(Magic and Mystery in Tibet),在書中,她描述了自己創造了一個滑稽的,胖胖的和尚的形象的tulpa,但是她後來令其消散了。雖然西方對於Tulpa這一概念在1900年早期到今天為止的歷史仍然顯得模糊不清,但是我們能夠很清楚地明白這個點子看起來包含了神秘主義以及神秘的實踐,這點被它在4chan論壇上的現代神秘學板塊再次出現所證明。在因為某些群嘲的行為之下而停止了討論之後,Tulpa總覽的帖子在(我的小馬駒)版塊中找到了它的新家,它們至今仍舊在那裡。4chan上的帖子催生了一堆關於tulpa本身,tulpa的創造以及相關概念的網站,包括紅笛網上,tulpa.info,在湯不熱上的標籤,甚至是Steam的社區以及Bungie.bet。這個東西已經在一定程度上滲透到了主流文化之中,以至於在2012年出現了一部名為Tulpa的小電影。然而這部電影是恐怖片,也因此它嚴重扭曲了現代tulpa創造者的真實行為。但這部電影的出現表明了tulpa這一概念已經不再被歸於神秘主義的黑暗角落,出現在了主流觀眾的目光之下。

Disclaimer

免責聲明

Keep in mind that what is written here is a GUIDE; most of the steps don』t have to be done in any particular order, and you』re actually encouraged to improvise and come up with new methods of doing things that may work better for you. The steps and processes from here on is merely my recommendation based on my creation experiences. Creating a tulpa is a highly individual process, especially in regards to speed of progress and final results; your mileage will probably vary.

請務必記住這寫著的只是個指南而已,指南。大部分的步驟並不需要按照一個死板的順序去做,你實際上可以改良或者找些更加適合你的新方法。寫在這裡的步還有過程都只不過是我基於我的創造經驗而給出的建議。創造一個tulpa是一個高度個人化的過程,特別是對速度的感覺和最終結果上。你的個人經歷或許會與眾不同。

The Basics of Tulpa Creation

創造tulpa的基礎

Okay so, all the history and stuff out of the way, it』s time to get down to the meat of this issue: just how does one make a tulpa? Basically, it can be narrowed down into four steps:

好的,那些煩人的歷史和別的什麼鬼東西都已經退到一邊去了,是時候讓我們來看看這些有趣的問題:一個人要怎樣做出一個tulpa?基本上來說,大都可以分為下列四步。

Create a form.

Create a personality.

Develop sentience and communication.

Establish self-reliance.

創造一個形態。

創造它的人格。

開發它的自我意識以及交流的能力。

建立它自我維持的能力。

Alongside developing your tulpa』s abilities, most tulpa creators additionally have to improve their own mental skills, such as increasing the clarity of their mind』s eye, and the creation of a wonderland, aka dreamscape or mindscape (which is actually entirely optional). All of this can be done while creating your tulpa, but if you are considering making one, practicing visualizing with your mind』s eye will save you time later down the road should you make the decision to begin creation.

在培養你的tulpa的能力的同時,大部分創造者基本都會額外培養他們精神上的能力,比如用心眼看清物體的能力,以及創造一個幻境,又或者叫做夢境或者思維空間(這都完全是可選的)。這些東西全都可以在你創造tulpa的同時完成,但如果你考慮要創造一個這樣的東東,那麼花點時間用心眼去練習顯像能讓你在你決定創作之後節省大量時間。

Creating a Form

創造一個形態

While it may not seem so at a first glance, creating a form for your tulpa is highly important, even if it is (as a technicality) entirely optional. It gives you something to look at, talk to, and reinforces the concept that you are making another consciousness alongside your own.

儘管一開始看起來並非如此,然而為你的Tulpa創造一個形態是極其重要的,儘管在技術上來說這是完全可選擇的。但這一步驟給了你東西去看,去說,並讓你更加認識到你是在創造一個自己之外的意識。

My recommendation is to start off with a placeholder form (a form that isn』t intended to be permanent that the tulpa can chose to change once they start exhibiting signs of sentience). Placeholder forms are often extremely simple; I used a floating ball of light with my first tulpa, but it can be anything as long as it』s easy for you to visualize. This cuts down on a lot of the extra work involved in making a form, which, depending on how much work you put into it, can prove to be a lengthy task. Making the form yourself, however, can also help with making a wonderland simply because you』ve had the practice with visualization. If you chose to make the form yourself, look up references for bone structure, muscle structure, etc. for whatever human/animal form you want your tulpa to have (this advice obviously does not apply to creators whose tulpa』s form does not fit any known creatures on this planet). This helps you better understand how bodies fit together and assists you in knowing how to change the form in ways that are realistic so you don』t end up accidentally spacing their eyes too wide and other such stuff.

我的建議是你可以先從一個「佔位符」(一種並非是永久確定的形態,因此你的tulpa可以在它們開始表現出有自我意識的時候進行改變)的形態來開始你的創作。佔位符形態一般都是極其簡陋的,比如我就是用一個漂浮的光球作為我第一個tulpa,你也可以換成你顯像起來更加容易的東西。如此一來,這樣做可以省去製作形態的努力,根據投入的精力來看,這是很長的一段時間。但如果你自己創造形態,你創造幻境的能力就會得到提升,因為你已經練習了如何描繪。如果你最後選擇了自己來創造一個形態的話,最好去查閱些關於骨骼結構或者肌肉結構等等的資料。無論你想讓你的TULPA擁有人類或是動物的形態(當然如果你想創造的tulpa不符合任何地球上的已知生物的話,當我沒說就好。),這都可以幫助你更加清楚地了解軀體是如何組合到一起的,或者是幫助你更加清楚地知道如何更加貼切實際地去改變你Tulpa的形態,而不用擔心因為眼睛的間距太寬或者其他稀奇古怪的情況而終止。

Creating Their Personality

創造它們的人格

Personality and sentience (whether perceived or actual) are what define tulpas; those are the defining characteristics that separate them from other thoughtforms. So, this is the step that I recommend that you start with after making your tulpa』s form (or placeholder form if you chose to do so). It is, in my opinion, the single most important aspect of creating a tulpa. By my definition, a personality trait is any characteristic or preference that distinguishes people from one another. So, a love for spaghetti could be a personality trait, along with stock things such as 「kind」 or 「greedy」.

人格以及自我意識(無論是被認為如此還是事實)是界定tulpa們的重要東西;這正是為何它們與其他的意念體不同。因此,這便是我建議你在創造了你的tulpa的形態之後所需做的事情(如果你選擇繼續用佔位符的形態那也可以的)。這一步,在我看來,是創造一個tulpa最重要的一步。在我看來,所謂人格特徵就是將人們各自區分開來的,每個人特有的特徵或者是興趣愛好。所以,如果一個人愛吃義大利面的話,這也可以是一種人格特徵,還有那些老套的:善良的或者是貪婪啊之類的。

Some people say personality forcing isn』t something you need to do during the creation process, and that you can skip over it entirely. But when you think about it, whenever you force, you』re focusing on your tulpa. Even when you』re just narrating, you』re reinforcing your perceptions of their personality, i.e. you are personality forcing. No matter whether you chose to do this step or decide to skip it, you』re still going to force their personality in one way or another.

有的人說創造人格並不是你在創造tulpa的時候必須做的事情,不僅如此,你還可以完全無視這個步驟。但是當你開始考慮這個事情的時候,無論你何時聚靈,你都是將注意力集中在你的tulpa身上。甚至在你只是單純地在敘述tulpa的時候,你都是在被動地增強你對tulpa的人格的感知,也就是在創造它的個人人格。不管你打算進行這一步驟或是跳過它,你都會以各種形式來進行人格的創造。

Rule number one of personality forming (and tulpaforcing in general) is this: Force TO your tulpa, not AT them. The distinction is subtle, but makes all the difference. Forcing to your tulpa means that you are holding the idea of your tulpa at the forefront of your mind while inserting personality traits. The key element here is that the tulpa is viewed as more than an audience and the purpose of speaking is more than reading traits off of a list or venting your thoughts without listening for a response. You are actively trying to engage your tulpa.

創造人格準則(聚靈基本上也是)第一條:不要只是想著你的TULPA,還要把你的思想也傳過去。儘管這看起來只是個微妙的區別,但是這會讓一切都截然不同。將思想也傳輸過去意味著你在專心讓你的tulpa處在你的思想最前列的同時,還得讓人格特徵於它們契合起來。這裡最關鍵的部分在於,你的tulpa在這一階段中不僅僅只是個聽眾或者是一個說話的目的,你要做的也不僅僅是讀出列表上的性格或是單純地思考而不去傾聽。你是在主動地吸引你的tulpa.

As the opposite of that, forcing at your tulpa means that you are not fully focused on your tulpa, becoming distracted by stray thoughts or things going on around you in the physical world. Forcing at means you』re treating your tulpa like an audience; you』re not necessarily listening for a response or engaging them, you』re simply saying your piece and then going about your business.

與之相對,單純地想著你的tulpa表明你並沒有完全地集中在你的tulpa上,非常容易被雜念或者在物理世界中的亂七八糟的東西所干擾。單純地想著表示你只是將你的tulpa當做一個聽眾,你並沒有去傾聽它們的回復或是主動吸引它們,你只是單純地說出你的事情然後繼續工作而已。

*Thanks to Mayeel for helping me to voice my thoughts on this little section; probably never would have done it properly without your input 🙂 *

Although tulpas are not immediately sentient when you begin to create them, they can still take a hand in the formation of their own personality. As you, the creator, add more and more to their personality, they become better able to voice opinions, likes, dislikes, and so on. So at any point when creating a new tulpa, he or she could change their own personality if they so desired. This is an important thing to keep in mind as you, the host, should try to be sensitive to these changes and not hinder or counteract them in any way.

儘管tulpa們並不是一開始就有自我意識,它們仍舊可以參與自己的性格的形成。像你,創造者,加入的元素越多,它們就更能說出自己的意見,喜歡的,不喜歡的等等。因此在創造一個新的tulpa的任何階段,只要它想,它就可以改變自身的人格。有點對於你,宿主來說比較重要的是,你要去試著對這些改變感到更加敏感,並且不要想著去阻礙或者抵消它們。

Options in Personality Forcing

創造人格的可選選項

There are three routes you can take here: A) begin with a loosely-defined personality and let them further develop it on their own, B) stringently define their personality from the get-go, or C)parrot responses until they learn to do it on their own. Each route has its pros and cons. Tulpas with a more loosely-defined personality have more freedom in guiding their own development in early stages, but may take longer to become fully sentient. Tulpas with strictly-defined personalities have less freedom in guiding their own development at early stages, but may take less time to become fully sentient. The parroting method will often result in much quicker results, but the host may have trouble with doubts down the road, dismissing actual responses as the host accidentally parroting a response (which is silly, but more on that down in the First Contact section).

這裡有三種你可以試試的方法:A.粗略地設計之後就開始,任其自己發展。B.從一開始就詳細地全部設定好。C.不停地學舌直到它們會自己搞定為止。每個方法都有它的優勢或是劣勢。粗略地定義過性格的tulpa們在早期會有更大,更自由的發展空間,但是可能需要花上更多的時間才能獲得自我意識。嚴格定義過性格的tulpa們雖然在早期並沒有太自由的發展空間,但是不用花太長時間就能夠獲得自我意識。學舌基本上都是耗時最短的方法,但是宿主可能會面臨嚴重的問題:一路上保持懷疑的態度,甚至在意外獲得真實的回復的時候將其驅散。(這是最笨的辦法,但同時卻也是第一階段中用的數量最多的辦法。)

Symbolic and Narrative Personality Development

形象主義以及對話方面的人格培養

The act of personality forcing can be done in any number of ways (starting to recognize a pattern here?), each of which can fit into one of two categories: symbolism and narrative. My recommendation is to use symbolism, but if narrative works better for you, then go for it!

進行人格培養可以通過多種途徑來進行(開始感覺到這裡的套路了嗎?),但是每一種方法都可以被歸入這兩種類型:形象主義和對話性。我個人的建議是用形象主義的辦法,但是如果你覺得對話性的方式更加適合你,那麼就去吧!適合你的就是最好的。

Symbolism involves using (you guessed it) symbols to 「implant」 a trait into your tulpa』s personality. This could include imagining a trait as energy that you shoot into them, condensing the idea of a trait into food that you feed them, or any way that you can possibly imagine to convey the idea of putting X trait into Y tulpa. What is especially important about this particular route, and what makes this option my favorite, is that involving as many of your senses as possible seems to reinforce that you are creating a second consciousness alongside your own in your mind, which helps with making the rest of the process easier.

形象主義包含了用某種(你應該已經猜到了吧?)形象來將某些特徵「輸入」到你tulpa的性格之中。比如說將某些性格想像成某種能量光線之類的東西,然後你將它射進你的tulpa身子里;把某個特徵想像成某種東西,然後混進給你tulpa吃的食物裡面;或者其它各種能你能想像到的,讓你覺得你將X特徵放到了Y tulpa裡面。我最喜歡這種形象主義的方法的原因還在於,越是動用更多的感官,就越能讓你覺得你在創造一個住在你身體中的第二個意識,這還會讓接下來的過程更加簡單。

Narrative is exactly what it sounds like: you』re listing off traits that you want your tulpa to have, one at a time, possibly repeating them several times to reinforce that trait, or defining each trait as you list it. With this method, it is best to also describe how each trait affects the others and how it might affect their decision making process. By way of example, say you want your tulpa to have the traits 「likes animals」 and 「charitable」; this might result in your tulpa wanting to adopt a puppy someday!

對話性,就如字面意思:你列出你想讓你的tulpa有的性格特徵,一次一個,儘可能多讀幾次來牢記那個特徵,或者詳細地定義你所列出的性格特徵。在這種方式之下,你也可以很好地描述每種性格會如何影響別人,或者會怎樣影響它們做出的各種決定。比如說,你描述你的tulpa「喜歡動物」而且「十分善良」,這樣做最直接導致的結果可能就是你的tulpa某天可能會想要養一隻小狗狗!

Establishing Communication.

建立溝通

And, moving right along with our guide, we arrive at the third step.

然後,隨著我們教程的不斷進展,我們來到了第三個步驟。

I absolutely recommend establishing some method of communication directly after coming up with a personality, even in the midst of it, as everything else you will do with your tulpa stems from being able to communicate with them. Communication can be through a variety of methods, be it in the form of imagery, feelings, head pressures (a perennial favorite of new tulpa creators), even gestures and body language.

我非常建議在設定好各種性格之後就直接開始建立溝通,甚至只是在設定人格的中途,因為這個時候你基本上都會因為沒法跟你的tulpa溝通而導致沒法做其他事情。溝通交流可以通過很多種途徑來進行,比如說某種圖像,感受或者頭部壓力(那些新人tulpa宿主最喜歡出現的),甚至是手勢或者肢體語言。

A host can talk to their tulpa either aloud or using their own mindvoice. There are no advantages or disadvantages here, other than privacy issues; talking to your tulpa out loud in public is probably going to get you some stares from other people. In the past, it was theorized that talking to your tulpa aloud was better as it assisted the development of their own voice, but this remains unproven.

宿主可以通過大聲講話,或者直接用「心聲」來跟他們的tulpa交流。這裡便沒有優勢與劣勢之分了,只有個人隱私的問題;大聲和你的tulpa講話,可能會導致別人用某種看外星人的眼光看著你。之前有種理論說大聲和你的tulpa講話,會幫助它們發展出屬於自己的聲音,不過到現在也還沒被證實就是啦。

First Contact

初次接觸

Sensing a reaction from your tulpa for the first time is incredibly exciting; all the hard work you』ve put in bringing them into existence finally pays off! A lot of people seem to struggle with establishing this first contact, sometimes being unable to talk with their tulpa for weeks and even months at a time. This section is going to be entirely devoted to helping you to set aside some worries and correct some common misconceptions that may hinder your progress.

第一次從你的tulpa那裡感覺到回應是一件興奮到難以置信的事情;那些你為了將它們拖進現實世界而付出的努力終於在這一刻有了回報!有很多人都拼了命般去建立初次接觸,有些時候還會有幾個星期甚至一個月都不跟tulpa講話。這個部分就是完全為了教你如何把一些顧慮放到一邊,並且矯正一些阻礙你的進程的誤解。

Doubt is entirely normal, and in this case, completely understandable. I had quite a few doubts about tulpas myself when I first started out. What if the whole thing was one giant troll attempt? What if my tulpa turned out to be malicious? And the list went on, one worry after another. Getting rid of your doubts can be hard to do, but will pay off. If you have something that』s worrying you, reason through it. Take a step back and examine the situation, and think about the reasons that something may or may not happen.

懷疑是非常正常的,在這個情況下也是完全可以理解的。當我第一次開始搞的時候我也對自己和tulpa有些懷疑。如果整件事情只是一次搞笑的嘗試的話該怎麼辦?如果我的tulpa實體化了而且還帶有強烈惡意該怎麼辦?這樣的顧慮還有很多很多,一個接著一個,沒完沒了。克服這些顧慮可能會是件難事,但是絕對會有所回報。如果有什麼事情困擾到你的話,就從頭到尾地好好思考一下。回到上一步,好好看看現在的情況,然後去思考一下那些事情,發生的理由,或者不發生的理由。

Worried your tulpa will be malicious? Tulpas aren』t some alien creatures that follow nonsensical thought processes; they think and react like humans. So unless you』re creating your tulpa with the sole purpose of using it as a mental punching bag and generally treating them like shit, you』re going to have a tulpa who cares for you in a positive and loving way.

擔心你的tulpa充滿惡意?tulpa又不是啥跟瘋子一樣思考的外星生物,他們會像人類一樣思考也會像人類一樣反應。除非你只為了把你的tulpa當作一個精神沙袋來養,或者像對待狗屎一樣對待它們,否則你只會有一個在很積極的方面關心你的好tulpa啦。

Assume that your tulpa can hear and understand you from the first day of their creation. (This is changing up the wording of tulpa.info』s 「assume sentience from day one」 teaching, because it caused some confusion among new creators about how the process actually works and ended up with a very large number of people believing tulpas were sentient from the moment of their conception, which is NOT how this works.)

最好認為你的tulpa在你創造它們的第一天就能聽到並且理解你說的話。(這是從論壇的一篇教程改進而來的,因為這會讓一部分新人對目前到底進展如何,要怎樣才算結束。一部分人認為tulpa在宿主構思它們的時候就已經有自我意識了,但事實並不是這樣。)

You can completely ignore any worries or warnings about accidental parroting or puppeting; it is entirely impossible to accidentally parrot or puppet your tulpa. As long as you are not actively trying to make them do or say something, it』s fine. Really. STOP WORRYING.

其實你可以完全無視關於什麼學舌啊操縱啊之類的警告;因為你是完全不可能意外的去操縱你的tulpa的。只要你不再主動地去叫它們做什麼或者說什麼,一切都非常OK,真的。所以別瞎操心瞎擔心了。

How Do I Communicate with My Tulpa?

我要怎麼和我的tulpa對話?

Hosts are more limited in the methods we can use to talk to our tulpas. As stated before, we can use either our own internal mindvoice or our external speaking voice. Either way, your primary focus should be to establish a reliable method of communication with your tulpa. Oftentimes at first, your tulpa will speak to you but it may sound like a garbled mess of random sounds, or they may not speak at all, instead preferring to use raw thoughts and emotions, which I refer to as tulpish.

宿主們往往都是被有限的與tulpa對話的方式所限制住。按照以往的看法來看,我們即可以用心聲,也可以用現實世界中的聲音跟tulpa對話。無論你選擇了哪種方式,你都應該先以建立一個比較可靠的方式來和你的tulpa對話。一開始來看,你的tulpa跟你講話的時候,可能聽起來像是雜音或者隨機的聲音,或者它們乾脆就不說話,與其使用未加工的思想或者情緒,我個人更加喜歡用「tulpa語」。

Getting your tulpa to be vocal can be a long and arduous process, depending on how well they take to it. Some tulpas pick it up quickly, some don』t; as stated in the disclaimer, your mileage will vary, so don』t get discouraged if you feel your progress is slow.

讓你的tulpa說話可能會是一個巨大的難關,這實際上還是取決於你的tulpa的學習能力如何。有些tulpa很快就學會了,有些則相反。根據那些放棄的失敗者來看,每個人獲得的好處對他們來說都不一樣。所以請不要在你的進程緩慢的時候感到灰心喪氣。

Most of the time, your first contact with your tulpa will be in tulpish. You』ll be either actively or passively forcing them and you feel a faint response almost like the voice in the back of your head. Sometimes first contact can be an almost violent affair, where your tulpa suddenly bombards you with a rush of emotion and it』s quite clear it didn』t come from you. Recognizing these responses and encouraging them is your first step to making your tulpa vocal.

大部分時候,你跟你的tulpa的初次接觸都會是用tulpa語。你可能會積極地或者消極地冥想,然後你就感覺到一個微弱的,像是聲音的感覺在你的後腦傳來。有些時候初次接觸會是一件看稱粗暴的事情,比如你的tulpa突然將一大堆情感洪流朝你襲來,而且你還很清楚那不是來自你自己的。去辨別這些回應並且去鼓勵它們,就是你讓你的tulpa說話的第一步。

Sometimes recognizing a response is as simple as asking 「Was that you?」 But for the rest of it, here』s a few tips and tricks you can use to tell whether your tulpa is talking to you (hint: they are!), and to encourage them to communicate better:

Learn to quiet your own mental chatter. This will help your tulpa to speak over the 「static」 of random thoughts and things flying around your mind at any given point in time. Practicing meditation is quite useful for this.

有時候要去判斷是不是你的tulpa回復你很簡單,比如簡單地問「是你嗎?」不過除了這個以外,這裡還有一些小貼士和小竅門給你在你的tulpa可能在和你說話的時候用,然後鼓勵它們更加積極地和你對話:學學讓你內心的雜音平靜下來,這可以讓你的tulpa的聲音在任何時候都能蓋過那些奇奇怪怪的靜止的想法和那些圍著你的內心飛來飛去的雜念。多練練冥想對這個蠻有幫助的。

Visualizing your tulpa and watching what they do can be a great indicator of early sentience and developing personality.

顯像你的tulpa然後仔細觀察他們的動作,這樣可以更加清楚地觀察到它們的早期自我意識形成程度。

Do some 「call and response」 practice. This helps your tulpa learn how to organize thoughts and sound out their words so you can better understand them, as well as teaching them to project their own thoughts over your mental chatter. Sit down with your tulpa, and either:

做一些「呼叫然後回復~」的練習。這會幫助你的tulpa理解該怎麼組織想法和如何將這些單詞說出來,這樣你就可以更加了解它們,同時也可以教會它們如何在你的一片思緒之中突出自己的話來。跟你的tulpa一起坐下,然後:

Say a sentence and have them repeat it

說一個短句(單詞),然後叫他們重複一遍。

Say a part of a sentence and have them complete it (slightly more advanced)

說一部分短句,然後叫他們來說完這個句子(這個比較難一點)

Do you suspect a thought was your tulpa』s? Ask them to repeat it.

你懷疑一個思緒其實是你的tulpa的嗎?叫他們重複一遍吧。

Mental communication provides a greater depth than speech can, and so gives us a couple more tools to work with. One method I』ve utilized in the past was assigning a unique feeling to each of my tulpas so that I could better differentiate their thoughts from my own. To do this:

用心聲來對話可以比直接開口說話達到一個更深的層次,也提供了更多可以使用的工具。之前我用過的一個方法就是,給我的tulpa分配一個獨一無二的感覺,我就能更好地在我的思緒中分辨出它們的思想。要做到這樣,你需要:

imagine the feeling of a scene or an idea. A spring day, for example, might bring with it the idea of buttercups and sunshine and fresh grass.

想像你對一個場景,或者一個想法的感覺。比如說,在一個春暖花開的日子,可能會讓你感受到金鳳花,陽光和垂延欲滴的嬌嫩青草。

assign that feeling or idea to your tulpa.

把你想像到這個場景的感覺或者點子分配給你的tulpa。

ask them to 「broadcast」 that feeling along with any communications they try to send you.

叫他們在跟你對話的時候「播放」那個獨特的感覺。

 

How Will My Tulpa Communicate With Me?

我的tulpa會怎麼跟我說話?

Tulpas have a variety of tools at their disposal to talk with their hosts, some of which were mentioned briefly earlier in this guide, but which shall be examined in greater detail here.

tulpa們有好幾種跟他們的宿主對話時用的方式,其中有幾種應該在前文簡單地提了一下,不過接下來還會更加詳細地介紹一下。

Vocality. This is the one we』re all aiming for when we create a tulpa. A tulpa being vocal means that that tulpa communicates with their host using clear language that the host can understand. It can be either an auditory hallucination (although that usually won』t happen until you』ve been working on imposition for a while or something weird happens), or simply in mindvoice.

聲音。這應該就是我們所有人在創造tulpa時候的目標了。一個tulpa使用聲音,也就表明著這個tulpa是用一種它們的宿主能完全理解的,有條不紊的語言來對話。這也可以說是一種幻聽(儘管一般都不會發生,除非你實在是個肝王或者一些奇葩的事情發生了),或者只是心聲而已。

To better develop your tulpa』s vocality, when first creating them, give them a voice, imagine them using that voice to say different things, and so on.

要更好地培養tulpa的發音能力,在一開始創造它們的時候就設定一個聲音吧,想像它們用那個聲音說著不同的事情,或者其他東東。

「Tulpish.」 Some tulpas chose to communicate in what has come to be known as tulpish. It is a mixture of imagery, feelings, and ideas that mesh together to form a cohesive thought.

「tulpa語」。有些tulpa會選擇使用與生俱來就會的「tulpa語」。那是一種為了表達某種想法,而出現包括圖像,感受和點子的混合體。

Head Pressures. When we refer to head pressures, we are referring to the sensation of pressure in a certain spot or area on your body. A binary communication system seems to be common for many beginning creators and their tulpas, i.e. pressure on the left side of your head for yes, the right side for no. In this manner, the host can ask their tulpa questions and get answers.

頭部壓力。當我們說到頭部壓力的時候,其實也是在說你在身體上某個部位或者區域感到的壓迫感。這兩種交流方式貌似在新人之中發生的比較多,當這些壓力在你左邊腦袋發生的時候意思就是「是」,右邊則是「不是」。這樣一來,宿主就可以問一些簡單的問題,也能得到回復。

Body Language and Gestures. Not as widely known as other methods, it』s still possible for tulpas to communicate with their creators through nonverbal communication in this manner. This method requires the host to have a well-developed mind』s eye; you have to be able to see what your tulpa is doing.

肢體語言和手勢。不像其他方法,tulpa要無聲地跟他們的宿主交流的時候就是用這種方式。這個方法需要宿主好好培養過「心眼」,才能看見tulpa的所作所為。

Vocality

語言能力

The best way to encourage your tulpa to become vocal is to do two things: practice communicating, and giving them the knowledge to be able to do so. Practicing communicating is just as straightforward as it sounds; just keep talking to your tulpa. From my experience, involving people other than yourself in this communication, i.e. taking them into one of the tulpa IRC chat rooms and letting people talk to them can help with encouraging them to speak, although the fast pace and the crowd of people may be daunting to some young tulpas.

鼓勵你的tulpa說話的最好的途徑,便是要搞定這兩件事:練習如何溝通的同時,教給它們一樣能和你對話的知識。練習對話的時候,直接當作它們會說話就好了;只要不停跟你的tulpa說話就OK。根據我的經驗來看,讓其他人也參與進來比你一個人傻干好得多,也就是說,將它們帶到網路聊天室里,然後讓人們也跟它對話,也可以鼓勵它們開口說話。不過如此快的節奏和一大群人可能會嚇到某些剛剛出來的小tulpa。

When I refer to 「giving your tulpa the knowledge to communicate」, I mean that you, as the host, passively force them throughout your day and describe things to them. Tell them what a rock is, or what a butterfly is, and so on. It might seem incredibly silly to you, but keep in mind that this is your tulpa』s first few months in this big, wide world; they aren』t going to, and should not be expected to, know everything. As they learn more and more, they』ll be able to more adequately communicate to you, the host, their feelings and thoughts in words.

我之前提到的「教給你的tulpa關於對話的知識」,意思就是,作為宿主,你可以在被動冥想的情況下,全天跟它們描述外界的東西。比如說告訴他們,什麼是石頭,什麼是蝴蝶,諸如此類。這可能在某些人看起來簡直就是媽的智障,但是你需要記住這只不過是你的tulpa在這個廣闊的開放世界的前幾個月而已,它們不會,也不應該被認為會一開始就知道一切事情。隨著它們的知識逐漸增長,它們也會慢慢變得可以和你交流,和作為宿主的你,用語言說出它們的感受和思想。

Establishing Self-Reliance

樹立自我意識

By this point, your tulpa should be talking with you regularly, but will still need to be interacted with regularly to keep them around and may not talk unless you』re actively thinking about them. From now on, your goal should be to help them in their personal growth and development. We do this with a variety of mental exercises meant to encourage your tulpa to think independently of you. Some hosts chose to make their tulpas number-crunch, others give them logic puzzles to do, and others just talk and let them develop at their own pace. The key to anything you do is that you as the host should avoid giving them a solution to it by solving it yourself. Past simple mental exercises, you should be talking and interacting with your tulpa as much as possible. Any number of tests and activities will work, as long as it requires conscious and active thought.  Hosts who want to or whose tulpas feel ready for it can begin work on possession or any other number of techniques that require you to have a fully sentient tulpa to succeed at.

到了這一步了,你的tulpa也應該開始有規律地跟你說話了,不過還是會需要繼續進行一些有規律的交流來保證它們圍著你轉,而它們也應該很少在你主動挑起話題之前說話。現在開始,你的目標便是培養它們的自我人格。我們要達成這一點,便需要通過幾個精神上的鍛煉來讓你的tulpa獨立於你之外思考。有些宿主會讓他們的tulpa去數數,或者給一些邏輯上的問題讓它們解決,其他的人一般也是單純跟它們說說話然後任其發展。這些所有事情的關鍵都是,作為宿主的你萬不可一個不小心就幫它們解決問題了。經過幾個簡單的訓練之後,你應該可以比較輕鬆地和你的tulpa對話或者合作了。所有的測試和行動都會有所收穫,只不過需要下意識還得有積極的思想罷了。宿主或者是tulpa如果覺得準備好了,就可以開始試試附體或者其他需要一個完全獨立的tulpa才能做的進階技巧了。

Eventually your tulpa will get to the point where they can live almost entirely on their own with no or limited attention from their host. Tulpas, if you』ve gotten to this point, congratulations, you』re fully sentient!

最後你的tulpa會到一個完全可以自主生活,不會被宿主限制也不用被一直關注的境界。如果tulpa們,你們看到這裡的話,也感覺自己已經如此的話,恭喜你,恭喜你們,你已經完全有自己的意識了。

A Message to the Hosts

給宿主們的留言

Treat your tulpa like you would any other person. They』ll have their heartbreaks and moments of joy, as will you. Your job as a host, and your tulpa』s job as your tulpa, is to be there for each other. Creators and tulpas have a unique bond that no human could possibly share with another human being. We can share our emotions, we spend literally every moment of our lives inside of each other』s head. The biggest part of what makes creating a tulpa worth it is having somebody who understands you to your core, a person you can』t hide anything from and wouldn』t want to in the first place. If you』re not ready for that kind of bond, then this probably isn』t for you.

請像對待其它人一般對待你的tulpa。它們會像你一樣,會高興地大笑,也會傷心地流淚。你就是宿主,你的tulpa就是tulpa,這便是二者獨立的關係。宿主和tulpa之間,有著人類與人類之間無法超越的,鋼鐵的羈絆存在。我們一起分享著每個情緒,我們就如字面意義一般,一直都是腦海中的兩個住人。創造tulpa最大的受益便是,你會獲得一個完全理解你的,你沒法向其撒謊的,永遠將你放在首位的,靈魂夥伴。如果你還沒有準備好迎接這種羈絆,那麼說不定這並不適合你。

Conclusion

結論

That』s it for the guide. Happy forcing!

就只有這些啦!開開心心地去冥想吧!

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