Tulpa is a term used in the works of Alexandra David-Néel to describe the concept of "emanations" within Tibetan Buddhism. The term tulpa is David Néel's phoneticization of the Tibetan term sprul pa (Skt. nirmita). (The term could also be phonetically rendered as trulpa.)
David-Néel described tulpas as "magic formations generated by a powerful concentration of thought."
Some Western "new age" practitioners have equated the term tulpa with the term thought form.
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