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  1. Introductory Guide to Psychological Otherkinity

    An otherkin is someone who, on an integral, non-physical level, identifies as non-human. Psychological otherkinity is for those who believe that the cause of their experiences is partially or wholly the result of psychological or neurological phenomenon. “Psychology” refers to the study of the mind, whereas “neurology” refers to the study of the physical brain. Currently, there are no widespread psychological or neurological studies about non-human identity. Therefore psychological...
  2. Introductory Guide to Spiritual Otherkinity

    There are nearly an infinite number of personal spiritual beliefs that are held worldwide to this day. Although personal spiritual beliefs are highly subjective and personal, the rules are hardly “anything goes” when it comes to spiritual Otherkinity. Otherkinity is characterized by identifying as non-human on a deeply personal and integral level in a non-physical sense. Most Otherkin generally share the same kinds of basic experiences. It is not so much the “what” of our experiences that...
  3. Guide to Meditation

    What is Meditation? Meditation is a journey into the unknown and into the mind. It can help relieve stress, help with chronic pain, can make you sleep better, feel happier, be more peaceful, as well as be more present and discover more about one’s self. Some Otherkin / Therians use meditation to get answers about their past lives/kintypes and unlock secrets that their brain has locked away from them. Since meditation is a wide subject and others can experience it differently, I will be...
  4. Guide to Explaining your Otherkinity

    I always find myself having to explain why I have these beliefs as an otherkin and what they mean to me. Knowing how to explain yourself is important not only so that you can accurately introduce yourself to a community like this, but for presenting a reasonable view of otherkin to someone who may not have been exposed to the community. It can be hard to explain how you've come to believe you're otherkin, especially at first. This guide will attempt to give some pointers on what to avoid and...
  5. Guide to Spiritual Otherkin

    Part of the awakening experience (and continual growth) involves sorting out your beliefs, especially if you identify as otherkin for spiritual reasons. NOTE: there is no list of "set beliefs" to be otherkin. You do not have to believe in any of these common ideas. Perhaps you are religious, and find a niche for the otherkin identity somewhere in those beliefs. Perhaps you have your own philosophy and personal spirituality, such as W.B. Yeats [1], and can work your otherkin identity into...
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