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.
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?