surgeonsprincess wrote:They ARE Tulpas, but everyone says Tulpas and servitors are the same thing so whatever. Call them what you want. Just don't be rude about it or you and I are going to have a problem.
You haven't seen me being rude, yet.
Whimsy wrote:So then, servitors are intentionally made constructs that are self sustaining and run under certain programming whereas thoughtforms are codependent on your attention to take form. Is that correct?
I have no idea how Tulpas differ from the others either.
What sorts of abilities can thoughtforms obtain vs the other two?
Thoughtform is usually used to define something that is less permanent, independent and present. They can evolve though and become a feeder or godforms.
They can be accidental or intentional. If you're afraid of something, that can create a thoughtform based on fear, akin to a self fulfilling prophecy. Anything that you're thinking of often enough can become a thoughtform, most of them just poof nearly as soon as you stop thinking about them.
Servitors can evolve to become feeders (called going rogue) or godforms too if they are not properly programmed, be it by strict programming and protection or by a limited lifespan.
A Tulpa is something between a thoughtform, servitor and godform. The original concept was actually about creating a (or many) manifestation body as extension of yourself. It was then adapted and changed into the tulpa. It's usually created by focus and rituals by one or more people. So less intentional programming and more feeding energy into an ideal form/idea.
I hardly ever call anything tulpa since imho it's based on Tibetan practices and unless you're a tibetan shaman or mystic, you don't really create a tulpa.
A godform is basically a thoughtform, servitor or tulpa or whatever that has become open source. Like many people use it and feed energy into it, which makes it become much more powerful and evolve faster beyond it's restrictions.
When it comes to abilities, every creation that has a certain amount of intellect and awareness can gain any ability they can learn. It either depends on the programming or the interests of said creation.
A feeder for example will not necessarily learn any ability that will be useful to anyone else.
If you have a healing servitor then it probably will focus on healing abilities even when it evolves unless it becomes a feeder, of course.
And so on.