A few years ago I stumbled onto a community that promised the creation of an independent and sentient person in your head. I tried it out, and while I found many of their claims disappointing and rooted in delusion, I also discovered that there was a kernel of truth to the madness and kept at things, paying attention to my own experiences and explaining what I felt was going on as I did.
After years of the above, identity manipulation is the result.
With my attempts, I've managed to create the sensation that there is another self in my mind which can be spoken to and which I can experience speaking back to me. Holding up the impression is difficult at times, but I slowly make progress as I practice with the topic more and more, developing my ideas and expanding the horizon as I do so.
I share my experiences here in hopes I might inspire others to try to re-create them.