Category Archives: Meeting the Challenge

Writing based off of prompts in the Challenges category.

30 Days of Otherkin Challenge List

Thanks to a suggestion from House Hesson, I thought I’d post a list of public blogs that are filling out the 30 Days of Otherkin challenge. If you’re doing this challenge and you’d like to be on this list, please … Continue reading

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My Energetic Health: Grounding and an Energetic Surplus

I ground best outward, from my center, into air and into other people. The usually-depicted downward ground, from the root at the spine’s base, down the legs, into the earth – that doesn’t work very well for me, and so … Continue reading

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Link Roundup and Some News

First, the news: Beyond Awakening now has a Twitter feed, @BeyondAwakening. It’s mostly just announcing new blog posts, but it’ll also occasionally have otherkin-related news, event announcements, and so on. Secondly, the link round up: There has been a ton … Continue reading

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Coping with Past Lives: Articles and Sources

In lieu of an actual article on coping with past lives (which is refusing to be written), and as I’m tired of beating my head against a brick wall of writer’s block, I thought I’d post some links to relevant … Continue reading

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Balancing Fingers and Pinions

Imbalance. For me, it looks like this: I stood in the central community building of my university, a tall airy structure of glass and concrete, open all the way to its ceiling several stories up. Classes had let out, and … Continue reading

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Challenge Responses

Last month, I posed a challenge to write about the experience of being otherkin. This garnered some truly excellent responses. I wanted to share what I found scattered across the Internet. Kearil of Clan Nautilus wrote a fascinating account of … Continue reading

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The Ghostly Cat

I’m terribly late for this one, I know. Paper-writing and related academic issues have kept me very busy. Meirya contacted me two months ago about Beyond Awakening’s prompt on animal myths and archetypes, searching for my writing on clouded leopard … Continue reading

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Cinnamon and Myrrh

I identify with phoenix; for far longer, even, than I’ve identified as hawk. Is it a quality of spirit? An archetype? A symbol? I do not believe it to be literal, but – the nature of my connection to and … Continue reading

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Balancing the Trinity Within

I am dragon. And I am cat. I am also human. I am a western dragon – your typical four-legged, two-wings, spikes, all that fun stuff. Yes, I breath fire. Or I like to think I did at one point. … Continue reading

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North Wind, Winter Sun, Rough-Legged Hawk

When I speak of hawk, I speak of Buteo lagopus, rough-legged hawk in North America, rough-legged buzzard everywhere else. I do not speak of the true hawks, accipitrinae, goshawks and sparrowhawks and such, bigger and rounder than falcons but still … Continue reading

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