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Writing prompts

30 Days of Otherkin Challenge

I wanted some prompts for writing about otherkin, but the original 30 Day Non-Human Challenge was not open-ended enough of a prompt series for my tastes. I decided to make my own, modeled in style more closely after the 30 … Continue reading

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Finding Home Away From Home

One recurring theme in the otherkin community (less so in the therian community) is that of Homesickness, a longing ache for one’s place-of-origin, for the world or time or culture that was once home. Ketrino refers to this as the … Continue reading

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Challenge: Energetic Health

If you search for information on the subtle body, chakras, or the aura, you’ll find a picture similar to this: This (with variations in the number of energy centers and how they’re depicted depending on culture or system of origin) … Continue reading

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Your Optimal Functionality

I want to clarify what I mean by functionality. Functionality is a scale, not two boxes of “functional” and “non-functional”. For example, a standard measurement of functioning in Western psychotherapy is the GAF (Global Assessment of Functioning) scale, Axis V … Continue reading

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Challenge: Coping with Past Lives

Many otherkin and therians believe their otherness is caused by reincarnation: from living a past life (or many lives) as something other than human, such that it shaped their spirit or influenced who they are now. Otherkin in particular often … Continue reading

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Challenge: Balance

“Everything flows out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right, is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” –The Kybalion, … Continue reading

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Challenge: The Experiential Other

The last challenge received a couple of excellent responses on Animal Scribes and Therian Thoughts. Join those communities to read them! The challenges are never “closed”, they’re open writing prompts; so if you still want to write about myth, symbol, … Continue reading

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Challenge: Exploring the Mythic

I’ve been thinking a lot about myths and symbols lately. There is a long-lasting, prevalent trend in the therianthropy community of making a significant distinction on the difference between one’s animal identity and one’s totem. The basic idea is that … Continue reading

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