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Lord Of The Rings Fan Explains Why She Now Identifies As An Elf

Brief article about someone named Kimberel Eventide appearing on Good Morning Britain, including a video of the interview. I couldn't bear to actually watch it as Piers Morgan can pretty much stick it where the sun don't shine as far as I'm concerned (although the writer does remark, "In all honesty, I’m just surprised Piers made it through the entire interview without making some sarcastic dig"), but maybe some of you will be braver.
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Phantom Limbs - Beyond the Flesh

New article posted on Otherkin.com - which is no longer a wretched hive of scum and villainy, in case you hadn't heard. (No, it isn't me who owns it these days. in that case it would probably be a wretched hive of something else)
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Seen via [tumblr.com profile] manywings - This survey was created with Abrahamic angelkin in mind. If you're non-Abrahamic and still experienced a Fall, you're free to answer, but note that questions are biased towards the Abrahamic (mostly Christian) view of angels and Heaven. link to survey
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The April meetup will be on Sunday, April 14, 2 PM at Flying Pig Bistro Pub in San Francisco, CA.

This is near the 16th St./Mission BART station.

RSVP by Friday, April 12. Let me know if you will not be able to arrive by 2:30 PM so we know to wait for you if we decide to move. You can RSVP by commenting on this post or emailing me at arethinn@eristic.net.

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Just some quotes I've collected lately...


It is said that the land of Faery is as near as breath. So it is. And as far away as a land beneath the waves or deep underground. That is true too. Faërie logic allows for this contradiction.
     --Greg, "The Faery"

As through the hard rock go the branching silver veins; as into the solid land run the creeks and gulfs from the unresting sea; as the lights and influences of the upper worlds sink silently through the earth's atmosphere; so doth Faerie invade the world of men.
     --George MacDonald, Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women

I longed with all my heart for a fresh green silence between living water and forests.
     --Renée Vivien (tr. Jeanette H. Foster), A Woman Appeared to Me

The fae breathed magic. They were magic. To separate a faerie from magic was to cleave them from life.
     --India Drummond, Blood Faerie

...the mere presence of the Otherworld kindles in us the spark of higher consciousness, or imagination. It is the stories and tales and visions of the Otherworld--the magical, enchanted land just beyond the walls of the manifest world--which awaken and expand in human beings the very notions of beauty, of reverence, of love and nobility, and all the higher virtues.
     --Stephen Lawhead, The Paradise War

The land changes. Faerie overlays the land and comes and goes with the waxing and waning of eldritch tides. And those follow the lead of faerie time, which is no' like time in this world at all. It does no' flow straight nor consistent, and I canna' help ye understand its passing. Indeed, it does no' quite pass. It ... spirals. It goes and returns, always moving, never changing, for Faerie is an eternal world.
     --Cliff Seruntine, An Ogham Wood

Legend-making is not something that took place in the dim and distant past but a continuing process.
     --Jennifer Westwood, Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain
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I've made some looonnng overdue (like, years, up to 7 years in some spots) updates to my lists of recommended otherkin-related fiction, nonfiction, and not-recommended reading on my website.
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The March meetup will be on Saturday, March 9, 2:00 PM at Cafe La Tartine in Redwood City, CA.

Parking near the cafe is limited metered street parking. There is free parking in the County Garage about 1/4 mile north up Middlefield. It is also near the Redwood City Caltrain station.

RSVP by Thursday, March 7. Let me know if you will not be able to arrive by 2:30 PM so we know to wait for you if we decide to move. You can RSVP by commenting on this post or emailing me at arethinn@eristic.net.

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A closing thingy I'm thinking of using at the PantheaCon meetup:

Now let the mythic flame be banked
And all you fair folk here be thanked
For your presence on this night
And blessed by gleams of glamourlight:

You Fae and Elves, you dragons strong
You angels of the heavens' throng
Fantastic beasts and folk of fur,
Souls of Nature green and pure,

Elementals, shadows, wights
Of land and sea and starry heights,
Alfar folk, Tuatha De,
And human friends who came to play--

You must go forth, but take with you
The spark of majik, shining true
To re-enchant the world outside
And in your heart-place to abide.

Sweet song enfolds the Dreaming of the Earth!
Now sleeps the hearth!

The form and sequence of it refers back to the corresponding piece for welcome/opening that I wrote about this time last year (! forgot it had been that long).
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Well hey there, the name's Jasper - or Salem, if you prefer that, I go by either. I'm 21 and from Canada, just a regular guy as well as a theatre and live events audio-visual and lighting technician.

As far as kintypes go, I'm a field research Android, as well as an Alolan Marowak. I'm also dragon-hearted, which while not what I am myself, has a very strong impact on my spirituality and magick practice. My awakening process has been a long and rocky process of self-repression followed by realizing that's a terrible idea over the past 8 years, but I've only been active in the otherkin community for almost 3 years.

I enjoy talking about anything from my career as a technician and how it relates to my otherkinity, to my spiritual path and magick practice, to even other odds and ends of my hobbies. Message me if you have any questions, I'm around as long as I'm not busy with work.

-Jasper
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Freeform existentialist ramble and crosspost from my personal page:

There's a recurring theme for all of Lex about Identity in relation to the world of Fantasy, Fiction, Imagination and the Unknown. Interesting to note is how these identities rarely feel chosen - more like past lives or kinships thrust upon us in ways we have little control over. Some of these kin appear out of the blue, float around for a little while then flicker out again after they have served their purpose - to help us process complicated moments in our lives - yet other kintypes stick like glue and become an essential element to forming core components of a system member's Personal Identity. Gryphon is a primary core element to the Identity of Jason, as are other traits and symbols associated with avians.

But how do you represent an entire system as one singular Identity? What is the all encompassing mask that can be used to describe Lex, as a whole, to the outside world?

We have chosen to link to the Cheshire Cat.

But... we also struggle to visualize this cat. Which is the part to focus on? The grin, or what's between the stripes? What part of the cat goes invisible and what part does it show to the world?

To go into Cheshire Cat and Identity means going into Wonderland, tumbling down the rabbit hole and exploring the concept of Madness; particularly how it relates to Fantasy and Imagination. And what is the Chosen Reality? Is the Cheshire we look at just Aslan the Narnian Lion in disguise, trading his mane for his grin? His wardrobe for his rabbit hole? His mouse and sword for a raven and a writing desk? Does the Dawn Treader lead to the jaws of the Jabberwocky? When the Caterpillar asks Who Are You, do you tell them you are a curious traveller who does not know the road of your quest, or do you reply that you're not quite sure where your head is and that it doesn't matter where you go if your story has no logical ending in mind?

Do you take the route of the psychoanalyst, or do you admit this book was just a silly little story for children to get lost in? Lex likes to assume the Cat walks a line between these two extremes. Does the Cat care too little on the matter, or too much?

Maybe that's what lies behind the grin. The fact that the Cheshire Cat does not know, perhaps there is nothing to know at all. Or if there is, why agonize over it when it is surely impossible to know everything?

Isn't it more fun to just enjoy the party?

howdy!

Dec. 9th, 2018 02:08 pm
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 my name's Leo! though I've identified myself with otherkin and the like for a while, I used to identify solely with the "coping mechanism" side of the community on tumblr. however, I've recently been breaking away from that and coming to terms with my own spirituality after being brought up in a household fairly strict about religion. I guess I felt like if I actually identified as alterhuman I would somehow be a disappointment to my parents or something, but now that I'm an adult and making more and more of my own choices, I seriously don't care what they think about my spiritual identity.

...anyway, I'm vampirekin, and possibly some others but I don't have a strong grasp on them yet. I'm migrating to here + possibly some other sites from tumblr following recent events, so if there's things I don't quite know, it's because I was most involved in the otherkin community on there and, well, if you know what it's like you'll know what I mean. 

Ciao!

Hello!

Dec. 8th, 2018 06:32 pm
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I'm Eldohtar! I'm a 17 year old trans guy, and I am (mostly awakened) elf-kin. If I don't seem like an elf, that's because I'm not completely elven! My people could shape-shift into lions and/or crows. I often act very crow-like, while simultaneously feeling very elvish. 

I hope to meet some new people, and maybe gain some new friends in the process!
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The December meetup will be on Sunday, December 9th, 2 PM at Flying Pig Bistro Pub in San Francisco, CA. (Yes, this is another do-over of the cancelled October and November meetups.)

This is near the 16th St Mission BART station.

RSVP by Friday, December 7th. Let me know if you will not be able to arrive by 2:30 PM so we know to wait for you if we decide to move. You can RSVP by commenting on this post or emailing me at arethinn@eristic.net.

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The November meetup has been cancelled due to smoke from the wildfire in Butte County drifting southwest into the bay area causing hazardous air quality. We'll take another stab at this one in December. (We hope.)
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The November meetup will be on Saturday, November 10th, 2 PM at Flying Pig Bistro Pub in San Francisco, CA. (Yes, this is a do-over of the cancelled October meetup.)

This is near the 16th St Mission BART station.

RSVP by Thursday, November 8th. Let me know if you will not be able to arrive by 2:30 PM so we know to wait for you if we decide to move. You can RSVP by commenting on this post or emailing me at arethinn@eristic.net.

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The October meetup has been cancelled due to illness and family obligations. Our next event will be Saturday, November 10th.
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The October meetup will be on Sunday, October 14, 2 PM at Flying Pig Bistro Pub in San Francisco, CA.

This is near the 16th St Mission BART station.

RSVP by Friday, October 12. Let me know if you will not be able to arrive by 2:30 PM so we know to wait for you if we decide to move. You can RSVP by commenting on this post or emailing me at arethinn@eristic.net.

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I asked other Therians on various social media to send me questions. In the first video I answer general Therianthropy questions. In the second video I respond to the questions that were more personal in nature. I describe my awakening and go into my life as a Therian just a little. Both videos contained some opinion so I placed them under the "Editorials" playlist. 

Video 1 - https://youtu.be/JpU3L8XeBok

Video 2 - https://youtu.be/XUywcAGnGP0

I'm glad these videos are out of the way. I attended a meditation retreat a couple weeks ago. I learned a lot that I would like to share with the Therian community, because it seems like meditation is very misunderstood and not utilized properly. I hope my next series of videos will focus on sharing information about meditation.

- Ulfrvif
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The September meetup will be on Saturday, September 8th, 2 PM at Cafe La Tartine in Redwood City, CA.

Parking near the cafe is limited metered street parking. There is free parking in the County Garage about 1/4 mile north up Middlefield. It is also near the Redwood City Caltrain station.

RSVP by Thursday, September 6th. Let me know if you will not be able to arrive by 2:30 PM so we know to wait for you if we decide to move. You can RSVP by commenting on this post or emailing me at arethinn@eristic.net.

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