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Proxying, in the context of tulpamancy, is the act of a host relaying a tulpa's words, actions, thoughts and emotions to third parties, usually through text-based chat systems such as IRC, Internet forums or VOIP. During proxying, the host does not give up their sense of agency or their sense of ownership over any part of the body, but rather, the tulpa dictates to the host what it wishes to communicate (usually by using a mind-voice), and the host will then use the body to physically relay that information to third parties. Proxying can also be performed by hosts of non-vocal tulpas. Practising proxying without the use of a mind-voice is often referred to as translation.

Common Methods of Proxying and Translation[]

Translation is the most basic form of proxying. The only pre-requisite for translation, is a tulpa capable of presenting thoughts and concepts to its host. Since this process requires the host to assign words to the tulpa's thoughts, translation is generally regarded as a poor form of proxying, due to the high risk of the host misinterpreting the tulpa. Translation is commonly reserved for young tulpas, that have yet to develop the ability to use a mind-voice.

A more common form of proxying involves a tulpa dictating words or sentences to its host, using either a mind-voice or a hallucinated voice. In this case, the tulpa is the entity responsible for formatting the way it expresses itself, and the host merely acts as an invisible link between the tulpa and the medium of communication. Communication through this kind of proxying can in some cases be indistinguishable from switching or possession to the third party, while not requiring the host to give up their sense of agency over any part of the body.