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17 July 2008 @ 06:56 pm
My theories and thoughts on otherkin  
Ok... I'll admit it... I've been on and off again accepting/skeptical/wtf about the otherkin stuff in spite of dreaming/seeing wings on me and having some people see them too.

But everything I read rings so many damned bells with me that I seriously can't deny it. And all of the stuff points to something very interesting.

You know how people are magicians, they practice magick? Ok. I think that otherkin ARE magick. I think that their very existence, something in how they came to be born here is magickal. And those who have had "awakenings" basically flipped that switch, opened the damned fobwatch (woo-hoo Doctor Who ref FTW!! ^_^), and "let 'er rip".

So of course psychic shit comes naturally to them, happens to them, and stuffs. Couldn't tell ya about the other manifestations--other than I think we all sorta are tapped into something which resonates with our magickal natures on that level. I think that natural healers, lightworkers, et cetera of COURSE will be angelkin. That makes just too much sense. Angels are messengers/helpers of the divine, right?

My dad once told me he's part fae. I suspect that part of this is genetic or can be genetic. I couldn't say it's ENTIRELY genetic. I mean, I know people who consider themselves to be otherkin but their parents are (omgs please shoot me for using this term but I dunno how else to put it) "muggles".

This whole debate about whether or not otherkin are just people "trying to be special" sorta reminds me of the argument in some places on practicing magick or being mystics. Not all of us walk the same paths everyone else does, and I don't consider any of it good or bad or different or better or worse than anyone else. I think that everyone needs to follow their own True Will--provided that they are responsible in how they do so and that others are free to do the same.

I think that in time... maybe... perhaps... enough of us will evolve to the point where this sorta thing will be more commonplace. I'd truly love to think so. At the very least, I believe that if enough people believe that, it can happen. I think that to do otherwise is to cave in to the Nothing of the Neverending Story, doomed to be swallowed forever in lies and denials of the self.
 
 
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silussa on July 21st, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Re: My 2 cents
of course, if you REALLY want "messed up"...just consider the various subgroups of 'kin (elves, therianthropes, some dragons), all busily claiming that THEY are normal while pointing fingers at the others.

Then there are the other "fringe" cultures, such as vampires. (anyone see "Mad, Mad House" on Sci-Fi? they're not kidding) Many of them are involved in subdividing into groups and pointing fingers the same way.

From a personal standpoint, if I was trying to do a "divide and conquer" approach, I couldn't do any better.

*soft laugh*

For the record, I am very much NOT fluffy. Quite cold-blooded when it suits, actually, and capable of being quite the manipulative bitch.
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Re: My 2 cents
I'm familiar with the vampires and have interacted with them in the past. Still interact with some, in fact.

I think that we are naturally subdivisive, unfortunately. Our society conditions us this way. We want labels and boxes. I personally hate them and they make me itch--but I see people claiming the same damned thing who run around the next second sticking themselves into a box.

You can't win.

I'm a tad perky and maybe a little too energetic for my own good but I have my dark sides too. I'd be an idiot to not acknowledge them or they'll be the master of me, and I'd rather not have it that way.
silussa on July 21st, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
Re: My 2 cents
All generalizations are false, including this one.
Alexander Chase
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
Re: My 2 cents
*giggle* Yes.
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~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
Re: My 2 cents
Yeah that's the thing... I wasn't even raised in a Christian background. I'd best describe myself as having been raised in a "secular Jewish household" where Hanukkah meant getting presents for eight days and Easter meant chocolates and Christmas "seeing family for food and more presents." In short, holidays meant family and there was no religion whatsoever. My mom is violently allergic to religion having been raised in parochial school and my dad is profoundly psychic, somewhat spiritual but definitely not religious but pulls out the Jewish cultural and religious stuff when it comes to honoring his dead family.

But eh... I'm getting sidetracked. Needless to say yeah I hear ya, all different stripes and colors. The bulk of my exposure to angels has been for the most part ceremonial magick and Enochian magick. My EXPERIENCE, on the other hand, doesn't always match up with either "sides'" stereotype of things. Angels to me have for the most part been faceless beings of light and energy.

Ditto with demons. I've encountered a few and they're not bad at all, actually--they're about as varied as humans. Just treat them with respect and they'll do the same, for the most part. I've never seen what was so bad about them aside from their energy is "cthonic" and angels are "celestial".

End of my two cents' worth which is frequently more like two bucks. Sorry for the long-windedness. ^_^
silussa on July 21st, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
Re: My 2 cents
If I tried to adhere to what was true in the past (or future), on different places and realities....I'd be an idiot. :)

That you may not have existed in my previous reality doesn't mean that you can't exist now, nor that your existence has any less weight, nor that I can not learn from your views and opinions and observations and thoughts.

I admit the idea of vampires being real through me for quite the loop. Yet they exist anyway, so I'd best accommodate them in my worldview now...and thus I have.