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I know some of us have memories from our Otherborn/Otherkin selves of past lives. Some of those memories involve religion.

 

My most vivid memories were of a lifetime when I was a Winged Elf. In that society, I filled the role of a healer/priestess. I worked with herbs, medicines, salves, tinctures, etc. I also worked with prayer, ritual, offerings, and honoring of our Gods. The more I examine my current Pagan practice as a Hedgewitch, the more I notice that things I remember from "then" seem to bleed over into "now". I still prefer working with herbs, roots, etc. I still like to be in an altered, ecstatic state when I perform ritual. I still work with cthonic energies and like to feel the pulse of the Earth I'm on. The Gods I honor are very based in plants and animals.

 

Does anyone else find that religious or spiritual overtones kind of leak through?

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Ah, cool! That's really interesting how your former life has incorporated itself into your religion now!

 

I have a lot of spiritual influence from my kintype as well. I don't follow any set religion but I believe strongly that the nature is the most powerful being, and that if there were a God(s), they would most certainly be animalistic, not human. Also, I collect and scavenge for bones/feathers in the woods by my house, and I perform a monthly/twice a month ritual to respect the spirit of the animal. Whenever I do this, I enjoy to partially phantom shift (or just think more as a hyena) so I can feel even more in touch with the animals' spirits!

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Well I turned to the norse when I still thought myself a siren which was greek, but in my research of the nixie I was surprised to see they were a german/scandinavian being. I'm very curious and have a love for knowledge in the purest form I can get it, I am an unseelie fae, I have a close relationship with the moon and magic, and an interest in learning more powerful shielding. The gods I actively follow (some because they chose me and some because I seek to learn from them) The Wanderer (Odin) who is constantly seeking knowledge, Loki who is cunning and playful, Freyja who is known for her magic, and Heimdall who is known for protecting Asgard.

 

I think it has influenced me, but I haven't really recalled anything that could be called a religion yet.

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I don't really have a concept of religion. I believe in an afterlife, and I believe in reincarnation because I believe I have had past lives, but I'm not for throwing blind faith into something I haven't experienced.

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Well me personally in the lives i do remember i was a wolf just like i am now. the one constant was that I personally, while I have always had an interest in the magickal arts, that interest has never included deities in the traditional sense. My spiritual beliefs have always manifested as animist, even if i study other forms of utilizing magick.

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I do have some memories from my last past life (when I was my theriotype), but I don't remember myself (as wolf) worshiping deities or doing something of the genre.

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My religion doesn't really have gods, honestly. It wasn't until I came into the headspace that I considered a higher deity ever existed. Jessie has told my religious beliefs in minor detail but I suppose I can tell it here.

 

I believe that my home, the astral plane, was developed first. I had just assumed it was always there and will always be. However, I've started to consider that it was previously created by a higher diety but to who or what this diety is, I haven't a clue. I imagine it to be an inconsistent energy like being because the astral plane is energy and quite inconsistent.

 

I believed that this physical realm was created because those in the astral plane got bored. We do not see deaths in the astral plane and it can sometimes grow boring when you've been there a really long time. So they stepped through a void or the void and into essentially a completely empty plane. As they stepped in, they created things. They needed land to stand on so they made land where they could stand. They needed food so they made it but it was only enough for them to survive. As more people grew curious and joined them, more of the world was created. Piece by piece, the world grew bigger and bigger until it's what we know today. Those from the astral plane mingled with the animals and elements creating different kinds of life and animals.

 

In a twist of irony, as they mingled the astral plane began to mimic their world. As they stayed longer, they lost their ability to return to the astral plane except for visits. At a young age, they still hold that power to return but when they get older and "wiser" they lose that connection and have to develop it again. So the physical and astral plane are forever linked but always separated.

 

~At'Ka

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While I know little about my past polymorph self, and have no religious beliefs, my identity as otherkin/born has strongly shaped my views. I believe in other universes, afterlife, reincarnation, gods (in a certain form), energy, magick, and just all of that mess. It could be because of this that I downright refuse to follow any specific religion because I know that there is so much more out there. They say being otherkin is not a religious belief, but I can't help but feel it does have an entirely different religious view tied into some aspects of it.

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I personally feel it does. If it weren't for my religious beliefs and studies of said beliefs, I likely wouldn't have acknowledged my Otherkin identity to the slightest.

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This question of religion is a very interesting one for me. I'm a Hellenic Polytheist, but I think it's because these Gods have reached out to me and They are close to what the Gods from my planet would have been like. Sometimes, when I'm talking to one of the Gods, usually one of the Goddesses actually, I get a vivid vision of Them and They seem to have extra limbs or different colored skin. I think that the Greek Gods are the way that the human part of me (since, you know, I have a human body and physical brain and all that) conceptualizes and communicates with God (I'm more of a soft polytheist, than a hard, but even that I'm not completely sure of... The thing you'll notice about me, if you're paying attention, is that I really do not have much figured out at all.... I will never speak with much confidence...) as It manifests via the Gods. Hopefully, that makes sense.

 

I don't know what planet or star system that I'm from. I know that I have a lot of, well, I call it "space energy" which feels like a liquid flow that comes from the stars (not sure how else to describe it) that is strengthened by the Gods when I pray to Them or offer libations. This energy is what I also use to cast spells (cause I'm also an eclectic spell caster). It changes color depending on what spell I'm casting or how I'm using the energy. But when I meditate, sometimes it feels like I'm becoming one with the planets and other celestial entities and I get a lot of energy from that as well.

 

So my religion, though earthly bound, seems to flow from an extraterrestrial origin but the details of this are hazy.

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While I do believe in a after life and stuff I don't know about the existence of Gods. I have agnostic believes so for me I'm really split in should I believe in a possible existence of a God or Gods or should I not believe in that. I do not bash other people for believing in a higher deity. I really ask a lot about their believes and ask a lot about the deity they believe in. I still have a open mind about it and am open for the possibility but at the same time I don't know if I should believe in it. It is something that you can and can't prove. In fact I have a more believe you cannot really find evidence of their existence in the physical way. It is really how the person believes in it and what their own opinions are and I have not a hard time with their talk about religion and Gods. In fact I find it so interesting to talk about and learn from people with a religion what they believe.

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Currently a practicing Roman Catholic, believe I am an Incarnate Angel, religion may be a slight bit different now from then, but highly related.

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Eh, not really, but I'm still in a weird place with my religious beliefs so I'm not entirely sure yet. I believe some kind of odd mixture of Christianity and pantheism.

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I don't practice any religious rituals or such, but I have a strong spiritual belief system, some of which I think came from my time as an equitaur. I believe that the universe as a whole is a conscious being and that we are fragments of that consciousness that incarnates in physical beings in order to learn about consciousness itself. I believe in reincarnation. The fragement of the all that is that constitutes ourselves has multiple incarnations until it has attained a level of experience that it returns to the all that is.

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Depends on which of us you are asking. For Thomas, he is pretty much a lesser deity, whereas Sayiid still prays to the gods of the desert. Me? The all father hold the answers to life's greatest questions.

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Obviously for a Dunmer, there's the Daedric pantheon; but i don't have any interest in them, and they don't even exist in our plain of reality or our universe even anyways. I'm just a muslim, nothing special.

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Obviously for a Dunmer, there's the Daedric pantheon; but i don't have any interest in them, and they don't even exist in our plain of reality or our universe even anyways. I'm just a muslim, nothing special.

I'm just going off what I've seen in-game (Skyrim), do most Dunmer worship Azura?

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I'm just going off what I've seen in-game (Skyrim), do most Dunmer worship Azura?

Yeah, Azura is one part of the triad, along with Boethiah and Mephala, but I think Azura is the most widely worshiped. In addition, there are many mythological and historical saints in the Dunmer culture.

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I am an animist with practices and beliefs that could easily be labeled as "shamanic" by some with some heavy pantheistic and Mother Nature/Nature Goddess revering overtones (while still also believing in many deities existing). Plus I also believe in a lunar goddess as well. Due to learning about the Gaia hypothesis and later learning about Earth and Moon goddesses as a child I took to calling these personifications of nature Gaia and Luna respectively.

 

I've always felt that my identity and my spirituality were very interwoven - when I experienced shamanic journeying I often took on werewolf form or another form related to my species identity, I felt both a spiritual and species identity connection to the moon due to being a werewolf, and a number of other concepts and ideas I felt at one time or another or still feel today.

 

All this (along with some specific details related to my spirituality which I had personally crafted over the years) turned out to be very similar to the beliefs of the garou, the kind of werewolf which my species identity haunting is similar to us by coincidence. The garou worship Gaia, Mother Earth and honor Luna, the moon. Their society and beliefs are very shamanic in nature and much of their interactions in the world include beliefs in nature spirits, non-physical planes, pagan rituals, and so on. (Just to go into some similarities.) So, ironically or otherwise, very fitting to the beliefs and practices I hold now.

 

- Cavern-Risen (female, garou)

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I don't think my identity has a strong direct relation to my religious beliefs but I think it has made me more...open?

I was raised Christian but am currently Eclectic (technically pagan but...), my beliefs are so accepting and loose that there's not much they disprove. I myself belief that potentially all deities exist and that we're all held together by a sort of Great Spirit. I myself honor Gaia, I have an altar to her but I pray to and sort of pay homage to many deities.

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I.. really don't know. I mean, I believe in reincarnation to an extent and I feel as if I'm pantheist, regardless

of religion and regardless of proof of such I feel as if every god/divine being does exist yet in their own devices..

It's really difficult to explain.

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I know that I have a lot of, well, I call it "space energy" which feels like a liquid flow that comes from the stars (not sure how else to describe it) that is strengthened by the Gods when I pray to Them or offer libations.

 

I really connect to this sentiment from Sparkself. I too am a polytheist, and doing offerings, libations, praise-songs, engaging in ritual activity helps a lot to feel that my energy's been replenished and that I'm connected to ... well, in my case, I'd call it the Cosmic Force.

 

I got more into astrology after Awakening as alienkin, which led me to learn more about it, but that's not a huge part of my spiritual practice right now. I did learn a lot about how people of different world religions, ancient and modern, view the heavens, which was interesting and informative. Since Awakening to the fictionkin aspect of my alien-ness, I've gotten really into Jediism, especially groups who stick closer to the lore from the films, books, and comics and don't try to distance from the source material. The real-world religion is separate, but I don't like much when the source fiction is treated like something to avoid, since I feel strongly connected to it.

 

A lot of my lifelong ideas about magic, or life-force, or the way energy and soul-stuff works, corresponds really well with the different aspects of the Force as its laid out in the EU. It felt pretty natural to pick it up as an actual spiritual practice alongside the polytheism I already practice. I feel like my gods encourage and support my new parallel path (they seem to especially like that it emphasizes a kind of virtue ethics and pushes me to better myself), but as far as I know, my polytheism is not linked to my 'kin-ness. They function as complementary parallel paths for me.

 

I never used to believe in past life stuff, before getting involved in the otherkin community. Same with parallel worlds, walk-ins, and a whole bunch of other concepts. There's been a lot of small ways just being otherkin has opened my mind to spiritual ideas I might not have considered before.

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Mine is just a bunch of stuff thrown together into a belief-pile. The thing I do when researching religions is, I look at what makes sense, and can see myself believing in, and add it to my pile. I also connect certain stolen beliefs with each other and make my own conclusions. To me, it just doesn't feel fitting to completely commit to one religion. I'd rather just practice and consider what I actually feel is believable and what I do believe in my sense. I don't know what you'd call that, but it can be frustrating to fill gaps sometimes. On the other hand, it also gives you a sense of closure when you make a conclusion or add one that's more relieving than anything.

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