Reflection, Kenji, R.T.P., Alley, Roxy, Chaz, Brian, and Rebecca are separate from me.
Kenji uses my "thought processor" the most. He likes talking to himself, so he uses it when in the shower or doing the dishes. (He also likes doing my math worksheets.) Kenji and I talk to each other often.
Reflection likes using my thought processor when I listen to didgeridoo music and make tea. He talk to Roxy and teaches him his magick. (Alley and R.T.P. don't use my thought processor as often.)
Recently, I've been talking to Chaz when I do my math homework because he's good at math. (However, he argues with Kenji over how to solve the problems; he's nit-picky when it comes to math.)
Brian feels separate from me, and so does Rebecca. (As a matter of fact, Rebecca and Chaz are a couple, and they talk to each other often.)
I tell you this experience with full awareness that my characters ARE NOT
I haven't said anything (besides mentioning it on WordPress) until now for fear of being called fake. Because of this worry, I've called their use of my thought processor "moods." I don't like calling them that because my characters aren't "moods;" they're separate people inside me.
Anyway, because of this experience I have begun to look into Tulpamancy, the conscious formation of tulpae
, or sentient entities separate from yourself. From a psychological perspective, it is the formation of controlled hallucinations (which is healthy.) The subculture, according to this Psychology Today
), originates from the adoption of a Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice.
So far, my research on Tulpamancy has made me feel more comfortable about Kenji, Reflection, R.T.P., Roxy, Alley, Chaz, Brian, and Rebecca being separate from me because this subculture gives me explanation: These characters are Tulpae. They are entities I have created and treated as separate. (However, because this separation was unintentional, they are accidental Tulpae.)
If I find that Tulpamancy is right for me, it will change how I talk about my characters because I would have entered a subculture which allows me to talk about my characters as they truly are: individual people, separate from my self.