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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
silussa on July 21st, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
There is no such thing as chance.

However, it may be a matter of "critical mass" in population density, or of otherkin (perhaps they ran out of human psyche in this reality?), or the existence of the internet, or even just that certain people form nuclei for others to gather and be awakened.
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
I don't believe in coincidence except in the cases of "intelligent" coincidence which I would describe more as "synchrocity."

I also feel something is shaking up, and I couldn't tell you why....
silussa on July 21st, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
If you read my response in "On the nature of magic", you'll understand why I agree with you. I don't believe in coincidence...I think if you had a sufficiently powerful computing system capable of handling the input/interactions with nonphysical reality of EVERYONE on the planet, you could reasonably predict everything.

Of course, I haven't factored in deities and the like, but I think you follow my point.
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
Completely gotcha. ^_^
silussa on July 21st, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
There are intervals where things seem to get, for lack of a better term, "VERY INTERESTING"...but I can't cite anything major that has emerged from them, to the best of my knowledge.

Of course, that and $3 will almost get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks...
The Elven Jedi Druid Hippie Arty Ranger :Delven_ranger on July 21st, 2008 09:32 am (UTC)
There is no such thing as chance.

Critical mass could be an explanation... :)