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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.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 18th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
I don't find it to be an insulting term - it's actually quite polite. It's all in your attitude, I think. ^_^
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~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 18th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Ok ok. ^_^

I didn't "go to Hogwarts" until college. Then BAM! I met SO many people like myself I was on a constant *boing boing* high. It was AWESOME.

And these days... omgs... I feel too weird to even be with the so-called "weirdos". O_O
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~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 18th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Omgs. I know elven_ranger from the Jedi community. I go on there under my OFC's name from my fanfic - Alena.

Means "light". ^_^ Appropriate!
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~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 18th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Omgs. A good friend of mine used to go under that name. She's on lj.

I need to sneak her onto this lj. She'd totally "get it".
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~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 18th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)

Well, I think she wouldn't run away screaming at the otherkin thing. She's fae-friendly.