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n. 1 A magical creature that attains corporeal reality, having been originally merely imaginary. 2 A modern type of imaginary friend inspired by traditional tulpa.


'''Tulpa ''' is a concept in mysticism of a being or object which is created through sheer spiritual or mental discipline alone. Indian Buddhist texts call it an unreal, illusory, or mind-created apparition. The term comes from Tibetian "to build" or "to construct": ; . Tulpa is sometimes used synonymously to "magical emanation", "conjured thing", "phantom", and thoughtform. Modern practitioners use the term to refer to a type of imaginary friend.

Tulpa (film)

Tulpa is a 2012 Italian giallo- horror film directed by Federico Zampaglione. It premiered at the 2012 London FrightFest Film Festival and was released in Italy on June 20, 2013.

Usage examples of "tulpa".

Could these ghosts really be tulpas, residues of powerful minds like the phantom in the broad-brimmed hat?

Could some UFOs be mere tulpas created by a long forgotten people and doomed forever to senseless maneuvers in the night skies?