Tag Archives: therianthropy

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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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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Norms, short-term history and the collective memory.

This “essay” stems from recent musings I posted in private elsewhere and which have suscitated interest. I had been reading various websites and blogs from the latest wave of otherkin, and found the recents developments thought-provoking sociologically speaking. When I … 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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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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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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Falcons, Myth and Meaning

Every once and awhile, I go blind in my left eye. It is an irritating and inconvenient thing to have happen, an unfortunate side effect of frequent migraine attacks, themselves a product of Lyme Disease.  Blood vessels constrict against the … Continue reading

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