- Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison (used by the main character to hold in her power during her spells)
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman (diety-like being are created through cultural belief)
- It by Stephen King (the titular character is brought to life in various manifestations through the belief of the townspeople)
- Outcast by Lynne Ewing (features a tulpa created by the main character, appearing in the form of his lost twin brother)
- The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
- Batman has a story arc called "Tulpa," written by Alan Grant that features a Tibetan man who creates entities to steal for him
- Clive Barker's Candy Man character was created to be a tulpa manifested from a myth
- X-Files episode Arcadia features a tulpa made from garbage that enforces the rules of the very exclusive community of the same name
- Supernatural episode Hell House is about a tulpa manifested by thousands of website viewers in a supposedly haunted house
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends features living thoughtforms brought to life by the imagination of children
As you can probably surmise, the tulpa is a very complicated, but interesting piece of the folklorific, or religious pantheon. It frankly goes over my head, but I still found it worthwhile to write of in this blog. My thanks to Simon R. Green for invoking my curiosity, and thanks to Wikipedia, my major source of information about tulpas.
Tulpa- Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulpa. Last modified 3 March 2008. Accessed 14 March 2008.