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Beyond Humanity: House Kheperu Gather 2014 Presentation

See the presentation slideshow text here. Resources and Further Reading: O. Scribner’s Non-Fiction Writings: Three extensive projects in .pdf form by O. Scribner: a comprehensive history of the otherkin community, a directory of otherkin and therian writings, and a book-list. … Continue reading

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Not Completely Human: The Online Life of Therians and Otherkin

This is the translation of an article by Olivier Clairouin published in May 2014 in the French newspaper “Le Monde“. I, Akhila, am not the author of the original text. I stayed faithful to the original at the expense of … Continue reading

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On the appropriation of trans* narratives by therianthropes

Edit as of  Summer 2014: this articles revolves around the use by therianthropes of terminology that parallels their experience of animal identity with that of gender identity. I originally posted it in full here on Beyond Awakening, but a year … Continue reading

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Finding a Therapist

Many people I’ve spoken to within the otherkin, pagan, and other alternative communities are skittish about seeing a therapist. They’re afraid of being misdiagnosed due to their beliefs, practices, or identities. They don’t want to be stigmatized, and they don’t … Continue reading

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The Wings, the Sky and the Bird

[X-posted from Birds of a Feather] human bodies are temples for the human soul cages for the birds (swanblood, Nonhuman Haiku) I find this haiku beautiful, and at the same time I feel conflicted. I wonder: is it really so? … Continue reading

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Link: Coping With and Control Of Therianthropy

I stumbled across this article written by RagdollTherian and had to share it here. Coping with and Control of Therianthropy is a very practical list of suggestions and techniques for dealing with control issues as an animal-person. Several of the … Continue reading

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Disclaimer: Discussing Otherkin and Functionality

This isn’t a writing challenge. If anything, it’s a disclaimer and a prelude. You see, I want to write about functionality, health, and otherkin. I want to write about the impact an otherkin identity has on your life, and ways … Continue reading

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Vampire and Otherkin Identity Models

For House Kheperu’s open house this year, I was on a three-person panel on the intersection between psychology, identity, and magic. For my part of it, I mapped out identity development models for otherkin identity and for vampiric identity. I … Continue reading

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