I… am not a celestial, so I have no idea! I have known some angelfae people though~
i just really dislike it when people don’t think there’s any magic in the world
perhaps i’m just childish in still believing but w/e
and i have to fight to do so, since logic is always there, always the scientist killing the dragons one by one, like that end battle in Flight of Dragons.
idk this is really
unstructured and kind of pointless but yeah
there is magic in the world and i don’t even mean like card tricks or even psychic shit cause that’s a whole ‘nother board game. i just mean…magic. energy. you only have to look at the fucking sky to see it, and much as i love science don’t say it’s just particles or whatever (i don’t know science what the fuck ever sue me). science can be magical.
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it’s 2;30am i don’t have a working brain rn clearly
I like you.
sometimes i can feel the wind from behind the sky, the starwind & startides & currents in space & time that command the spheres in their endless dance. not clearly, but faintly & blurred as if from a vast distance, yet
it turns my blood to liquid light & my bones to condensed thunder, washes my soul with void & drags on my mind as i cling, cling to the slippery rocks of mortality, & laugh
laugh aloud, laugh with a high, wild, lunatic, rhythm, because the darkness is so vast & wonderful & everything spirals singing into silence & eternity
laugh because the sky calls me, because my feet feel light on the ground & the world is open and wild & dark & i want to see it, feel it, run through it leaving no footprints & never looking back
but i hold on, i stay rooted & let the skywind pour over me as i sit, silently shivering with inward glory. not now, no time now, but
I would contend that this is one of the most important academic papers ever written concerning the sociological and identity aspects of the Otherkin community. Perspectives from Dan O’Dea, Gerbasi, Hesson, Kirby, Lupa, Mamatas, Nytemuse, Orion Sandstorrm, Sade Wolfkitten, Suscitatio (AVA), Sylvere ap Leanan, Th’Elf, and more are all part of this article. It’s well worth your time to read and I encourage everyone to either purchase a copy or request it from their local college or university library.
If interested, I’d also encourage you to to review Dr. Laycock’s 2010 article through Nova Religio; Real Vampires as an Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community which is available at http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1525/nr.2010.14.1.4 Joseph Laycock is the author of Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism Praeger 2009 - http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729
We Are Spirits of Another Sort: Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin
By Joseph P. Laycock, PhD
Nova Religio - The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions
February 2012, Vol. 15, No. 3, Pages 65-90
Purchase Article: http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.65
Otherkin are individuals who identify as “not entirely human.” Scholarship has framed this identity claim as religious because it is frequently supported by a framework of metaphysical beliefs. This article draws on survey data and interviews with Otherkin in order to provide a more thorough treatment of the phenomenon and to assess and qualify the movement’s religious dimensions. It is argued that, in addition to having a substantively religious quality, the Otherkin community serves existential and social functions commonly associated with religion. In the final analysis, the Otherkin community is regarded as an alternative nomos—a socially constructed worldview—that sustains alternate ontologies.
SEE ALSO: NOVA RELIGIO ARTICLE (2010) CONCERNING REAL VAMPIRIES:
Real Vampires as an Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community
By Joseph Laycock
Nova Religio - The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions
August 2010, Vol. 14, No. 1, Pages 4–23
Purchase Article: http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1525/nr.2010.14.1.4
“Real vampires” believe that they must either consume blood or feed on “subtle” energy in order to maintain their physical, mental, and spiritual health. Recent scholarship has analyzed vampirism as a religious movement or as a cluster of “vampire religions.” This article argues that vampirism should be viewed foremost as an identity around which social and religious institutions have formed. This model accounts for the mosaic of religious and cultural orientations held by vampires and acknowledges the vampire community’s claims that vampirism is not a choice. It also facilitates a functionalist reading of vampire discourse as validating a new category of person.
This is a very important thing for the otherkin community!
You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences.
For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator.
But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger?
Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.” —Timothy Leary (via elige)
i’m sorry, how exactly is it hurting you if people believe that they personally relate closer to a mermaid, dragon, zebra, or whatever than to a human
they know they’ve got a human body and they can function as well as anyone else in society so
no, really, do tell me, i want to know where you get off on publicly mocking a group of people you neither understand or give a shit about
oh wait i forgot, it’s the cool thing to do now, isn’t it
The cool thing to do? I could give a flying fuck what is or is not perceived as cool about my own opinion. And I’m mocking something that I perceive as completely stupid. If I see someone calling themselves a unicorn I’m gonna be like what the fuck? If someone came to class every single day in a harry potter costume I’m gonna be like what the fuck? I’m not gonna hit them or go around every day yelling at them how weird they are but its gonna be obvious that I think its weird as shit. That has nothing to do with being mean. This is me observing something that is weird. I think the main problem that I have with this entire thing is that I believe that 95% of these people are saying it for attention and the remaining 5% are legitimately insane. I wouldn’t make fun of someone who goes to an anime or star trek convention. Okay, they do it in their spare time. But if you’re seriously trying to explain to me why you spiritually connect with Naruto or something I’m going to laugh. Call it disrespect if you want but that’s the basic human response.
Also, I have a genuine question. Did you all truly not expect a backlash from people? Did you really expect to tell people you’re a spiritual dragon and not have anyone look at you like you’re insane and laugh? I don’t understand this sense of “shock” at people’s “rudeness” that you all seem to have? Was this not expected? I mean “phantom limbs”? You actually feel horns and a tail and what not? This sounds like a textbook definition of schizophrenia! Hallucinations? Feeling things that aren’t there? Believing things not based in reality? I mean come on…
Lastly, I’m not saying it hurts me. It has zero impact on me. You’re acting like just because I posted my opinion on something I’m about to go outside with a sign and start screaming, “Kill all the otherkin!” You all can start a church or have a whole otherkin headquarters for all I care. I don’t give a fuck. What I wrote was an opinionated observation. I really don’t care. The only reason I’m replying to this is because I find it comical.
So there. I told you.
okay i don’t have a lot of time to reply unfortunately so i can’t give you a proper answer, but
yes, i suppose we expected a backlash from people, though i can’t speak collectively. i know that people will, generally, dislike things they don’t understand and unfortunately the otherkin thing is one of those vague misunderstood deals which is a bit too broad to fall under a simple definition. which is why i have this blog, too. so i could argue and/or try educate people about the misconceptions/prevalent lies that other people spread.
and i, personally, don’t think it’s a spiritual thing. it’s not a spiritual thing for me, anyway. it’s a brain thing, because i’m fond of science. that doesn’t mean i’m going to go around bashing everyone who does think it’s a spiritual thing though, because that’s their deal, sure.
and i have to say this
doesn’t sound like the textbook definition of schizophrenia
schizophrenia isn’t a fun word that means “really totally off their rocker”, for fuck’s sake
phantom limbs that couldn’t possible exist are a real Science thing. hallucinations can be caused by dozens of things - and most otherkin don’t experience hallucinations? and as for “believing things not based in reality”
according to one thing on your tumblr, you’re christian? but even if not
believing in a god or a deity of any kind is not based in reality or on real observations
it is a spiritual belief, which is very similar to believing you are spiritually a dragon
so by your definition, most of the world would be schizophrenic, congratulations
which they’re not
so drop the “faking it or crazy” argument because you have practically no proof of either. you shouldn’t assume someone’s faking it because you don’t understand why or how it would be genuine, either, that’s pretty illogical.
“schizophrenia isn’t a fun word that means “really totally off their rocker”, for fuck’s sake”
this this this this
Do something that makes you happy - make stuff, run through the woods, find a rope swing (you flying ‘kin out there; get one. In the woods. Over a ravine. I have a friend that has one and it’s magical. Dangerous, but magical.)
I don’t really agree that people can just “get over” stuffs… I find that attitude used too much, to ignore dealing with the causes of bullying, or make it seem like it’s not worth fighting. For some people, “unplugging” means leaving all your friends behind. And the memories still scar.
Some people are not bigger than the bullies, and that’s okay.
So, I’m not reblogging the whole post, but I did like this part. I really want something like that, aaaa~ I wonder if I can find a near tree that is strong enough to make one…