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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
eric snyder: one winged angelericsnyder on July 21st, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
I talked about my feelings on "genetics" in once_winged

but... as for the other points here.

I completely agree with the "special"... I think the common bond I see in 'kin are that most of us were the "gifted kids" and we are overthinkers. (that is not to say all, but I am seeing that as more and more common among those who are truly seeking the answers and not "picking a role")

so... we have spend our WHOLE LIVES "just trying to be normal"... to "fit in"... and now we find we may be even "weirder" then we could have even THOUGHT!?!?!?!?

Yeah... so... there is a fear of "being special" and that may account for the need/want to help those of human souls ("muggles"... yep... I've had many friends call me "not quite human"... and when this whole Harry Potter thing started... I said "HAH! I'm not "non-human"... I'm just not "muggle"!!!" lol) And... it makes sense... if you put together how much of the "Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" she has taken directly into building her world... you see the centuries of folklore on display... so it's to stand to reason that she would also come up with the best way to make the human souls make sense

And... while I'm here... the new guy tying up space on your journal... your latest entry on "energy"

I, being the skeptic, see all of this related to magnets, energy and electricity... so I also go thru points in time where I feel more "alive" than others... I would say it has to do with the weather (electric storms and such) and the moon... but I haven't gotten to a place of mapping out these feelings in a manner conducive to finding Earthly answers.

The other thing is. I can see in your comments that you are really awakening... and I know everytime I hit a place of learning more about who/what I might be... I tend to "vibrate" more... I call it a "minty" feeling lack of any better way to describe the sensation.

Nice to meet you, BTW... hope I'm not just intruding like this

~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
Nope, quite all right. ^_^ I welcome any and all thoughts. I don't hold the certificate for Teh Bestest Knowledge EVAR!!!!11 and frankly enjoy hearing other people's takes on things.

Minty--I like that! :D

And nice to meet you. ^_^ Comment anytime!
eric snyderericsnyder on July 21st, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
thank you
and I'm sure I will

I see in the comments here that "there are no coincedences" is also a common thread...

so... yeah... you will hear more from me, I'm sure
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Re: thank you
Of course. ^_^

And yes... I think that seems to be the unanimous opinion!