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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
stormy_passionsstormy_passions on July 24th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
I like your definiton of otherking because that's how I think of it myself. I notice actual spirits with kin like those of wolves, cats, and other animals tend to be more exclusive and I don't feel any connection to them at all besides my conenction to Mother Nature.

BTW, sorry for inerrupting, but I found the conversation interesting and the company friendly. I'm nto angelkin, but I am a spirit of the air and in that we're near cousins. Anyone who would like to chat and be a friend will be friended back but I must warn you that I tend to write darkly and passionately and it may not be to everyone's taste. This lj screenname is dedicated specifically to spiritual stuff so I feel me typing here really applies. Thank you for your time.

~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 24th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Welcome! ^_^ I've added you back and look forward to reading your lj.