Don't know if anyone here has seen this, but I came across a site earlier today claiming to be by and for Christian Dragon Otherkin. Thought it might be of interest for this group:http://www.dragonswings.org/This is the first time I've come across a site like it. Anyone here know of any others? I'm not Christian myself, but I've met a few christian otherkin who have been disappointed by the pagan focus of most of the community, and I like having resources (like this community) to point them to.
Hello, I'm new to the community, and I just had an introductory question. Most of you all have been in the otherkin community for quite some time, so I thought you would be a good place to start on my search for information. My question is simply this: How do you reconcile otherkinism with your Christianity? Also, if you believe in the Bible, how do you reconcile it with Scripture? I'm just curious about these things, and any helpful information would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to be lengthy in your replies.
Happy new year to all.I just discovered this place thanks to kuchenhexe.I'm a Christian. I don't think I fit the classic definition of otherkin (edit::more of a therian), but I believe that my personal encounter with raccoon has come about to instruct me. I am grateful to God for raccoon, and for the many individual ways God ministers to us and through us. The diversity of creation always amazes me.Anyway, I'm glad to be here, and I look forward to learn from others. :)
The Perfect TreeWords by Ray Boltz, Music by Steve Millikan and Ray BoltzThe ornaments are ready,The place has been prepared.Strings of lights and hollyAre draped across the chair.The family’s all together,I know where they must be.Everyone is searchingFor the perfect tree.The perfect treeGrew very long ago,And it was not decked with silverOr with ornaments of gold,But hanging from its branchesWas a gift for you and me.Jesus laid His life downOn the perfect tree.Mother wants a straight one,The children want it tall.Dad just hopes that somehowHe can get it down the hall.Soon they’ll gather 'round it,As proud as they can be,But when they’re looking at itI wonder if they seeThe perfect treeGrew very long ago,And it was not decked with silverOr with ornaments of gold,But hanging from its branchesWas a gift for you and me.Jesus laid His life downOn the perfect tree.With all the celebrations,Sometimes the truth is lost:That every step this baby tookBrought Him closer to the cross.The perfect treeGrew very long ago,And it was not decked with silverOr with ornaments of gold,But hanging from its branchesWas a gift for you and me.Jesus laid His life downOn the perfect tree.
Hey all. I thought I better introduce myself here. I've been meaning to for awhile, but basically am just rather lazy when it comes to such things. Hehe.Well, obviously I'm Otherkin and I don't see it in the way that most others do, so I really won't get into it. Mainly I'm a dragon. But I have a female centaur side, a prevost squirrel side and a buckskin draft side. On top of that my dragon is a "shifter" to an extent. It's complicated... and... I don't like being considered a "power gamer" in the community just because I have multiple sides. But no I'm not a "multiple." You will never hear me refer to myself as a "system" or talk about my Otherkin sides as seperate entities. I will not refer to my various spiritual representations as a group with tags such us "us" and "our." I am just me of one body and one mind. One soul and one spirit. And no I'm not a hybrid. My sides do not mesh together to form one being.Anyhow, on top of the mess that is Otherkin, I am Christian. I believe in an almighty God and the lord Jesus Christ. My beliefs walk along a Mormon path than anything else as far as Christianity is concerned. However, I am also a shaman. I believe in animal spirits, guides and totems. I believe in the ability of communing with nature and the "magical" powers of the earth. On top of this I am a believer in evolutionist theory at the hand of God. So... I don't know if there's a special term for that belief or not. I'm not very savvy as far as terminology is concerned. I think there are far too many labels for things these days.Anyhow, I guess you could say I'm a mish mash of a lot of things, but part of it is Christian. To really try and delve into every little belief I have would probably be to write a novel, so I'll try and leave it as simple as I can. Feel free to ask questions though, as I'm always open to discussion.I look foreward to meeting others with similar beliefs! :)[All that being said, may I request to the Maintainer that "Mormonism, Latter Day Saints, The Book of Mormon" all be added to the interests of the community? Afterall, Mormons are Christians, too.]
Good afternoon or what have you. It has been a while since I have posted here though I have enjoyed reading the various thoughtful and interesting posts that have been offered since.First of all, thank you all for the responses I have received to date. I have spent months compiling and working through the information collected from my last surveys numbering nearly 400 responses. The amount of assistance has been overwhelming and I am incredibly happy to see such a high level of support. I also apologize for the level of crossposting but I do wish to get as many of the livejournal communities as I may for there are individuals who belong to only one or another but do not have huge mass membership.Following is the last survey that I will need for my work. The questions are slightly broader in scope and several will require some thought. There is reason behind each and every one. I have spent the last month and a bit fine tuning the survey and adding questions after conferring with a number of very wise people (both otherkin and human).I have had some strong interest in the book from several publishers and I am currently looking into which will offer the best price to the buyer as well as the widest possible distribution. You may answer the survey here OR you may email it directly to email@example.com if you wish to keep your answers private. Information is not shared beyond the core research unless you answer the "bonus" question.( My Final SurveyCollapse )
Alrighty. Time for an obligatory introduction post. ( But I have to cut it because I'm a freakin' loud mouth.Collapse )
Heylo, I'm Lily.I was raised Episcopal (though now due to divisions of the church they're Anglican) but due to some of the more rabid evangelical and for the most part extreme-fear sorts of teachings my church taught, I've had to step away from them and reconsider my faith.And as much as it has burned me, I can't manage to step away from Christianity completely.So far I've started attending a UCC church in town and even joined the choir (which is much fun. We're singing Bach for Christmas!) But in terms of faith I'm still on very shakey legs. I know that it's certainly not all bad, for one of the reasons I walked away from the church I grew up was BECAUSE I read the bible and saw they were more like the hypocritical temple heads more worried about pointing the finger and storing up brownie points than actually loving their neighbor. I've also been having trouble reconciling the discrepancies between the Gospel and the Letters.
Hello. I don't want this to be a grandiose introduction; I'm not much into making those.I'm a dragon. My 'kin name is Luxatos... at least, that's as close as I can spell it. I'm Christian, although in recent times I'd fallen away a little bit from Bible-reading and fellowship. I'd like to get back into it... I've started reading my Bible again the last couple weeks.I'm not what you'd call evangelical... but I have, at times, acted as a spiritual advisor. You could say that my belief is that many people are Christian without realizing it... that love for all is the one qualifier. That if you earnestly strive to love all, you are saved, because that is the same as faith in God.I think that's enough of an intro for now. I also want to share a book series that I started to read... The Dragons in our Midst series by Bryan Davis. It's targeted toward teens, and the story is light, but I enjoyed it just because it's so hard to find stories that are both pro-dragon AND Christian-oriented. Whenever I hear about one that fits both criteria, I have to add it to my hoard.
...here is my introductory post.I guess I'll keep this simple.I am an individual who shares a body with other people; in other words, I am part of a multiple or plural system.I have a unique set of thoughts on religion based upon both our upbringing as an evangelical christian and, more recently, on much collegiate study in philosophy and religion.Those ideas and thoughts can be summed up thusly:1) There is a Creator("God" if you will) who is both imminently present everywhere in the universe, as well as beyond it, transcending both time and space which are his creations. (I usually default to male pronoun uses out of habit of personification, God does not have a sex)2) Reality is like a play which God has written and which the gods, humans, and other spiritual beings all play their parts in... but they are allowed to improvise! (limited freewill & predestination)3) In order to redeem the universe of sin(bad-choices/acting on the part of the actors) God wrote himself into the plot(Yeshua) and acted out a perfect life without mistake, to both:[a-show everybody what a perfect performance is like so they could immitate it and[b-make it so the actors didn't have to pay out-of-pocket for ruining his play by paying that price himself... he likes being a nice guy :)Other ideas I currently have about the way reality works includes the idea of magic as a method of expression for free-will(improvisation that affects the set, to extend the analogy). As mentioned above I also believe in the existance of other gods and beings outside the standard christian set but I think that they are all contained within reality and were created beings, albeit on a different level than humans.As far as being Kin goes, I see myself as a former angel who is on a disciplinary leave of absence. I think I am here because I didn't see humans as that important as very important in the sceme of things and would pick on them occasionally. I think because of very dim and hazy memories I seem to have that my job was related to collecting and disposing of human souls after the deaths of their bodies. I am definitely a human now however and have learned much and now believe this path to be not only merciful but generous as well.Those are the ideas that brought me here and make up the basis of my perspective for many things. I look forward to seeing where this community goes.