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  • Paperback
  • 316 pages
  • A Field Guide to Otherkin
  • Lupa
  • English
  • 02 March 2019
  • 190571307X

10 thoughts on “A Field Guide to Otherkin

  1. says:

    This is the only book on Otherkin that I know of and it s actually a pretty good one Lupa simply took a survey and analyzed the data from people who identify as Otherkin It really helped me come to terms and accept my true self as a Daemonkin There should bebooks like this It s fairly comprehensive, covering not just Otherkin and Therians, but also the fluff bunny equivalent of the community, namely Wishkin, but also the largely hypothetical Otakukin However, she doesn t talk down t This is the only book on Otherkin that I know of and it s actually a pretty good one Lupa simply took a survey and analyzed the data from people who identify as Otherkin It really helped me come to terms and accept my true self as a Daemonkin There should bebooks like this It s fairly comprehensive, covering not just Otherkin and Therians, but also the fluff bunny equivalent of the community, namely Wishkin, but also the largely hypothetical Otakukin However, she doesn t talk down to them with scorn and disdain and even goes on to say that yes, there are some people who might be playing make believe, but playing make believe isn t a bad thing and even notes how animals use play as a way to hone their skill sets, which, all information on Otherkin aside is a value life lesson that anyone can benefit from.A very great read and recommended for anyone interested in the subject


  2. says:

    Lupa s book, A Field Guide to Otherkin is an amazing book for anyone who has ever felt not quite right in their human skin Based on a questionnaire the author created, the book revolves around descriptions of the different types of Otherkin from elf kin, dragon kin, therians and beyond It utilizes quotes directly from the questionnaire answers and even supplies the actual questionnaire for the reader to fill out, if they so choose I learned an incredible amount from this book and have r Lupa s book, A Field Guide to Otherkin is an amazing book for anyone who has ever felt not quite right in their human skin Based on a questionnaire the author created, the book revolves around descriptions of the different types of Otherkin from elf kin, dragon kin, therians and beyond It utilizes quotes directly from the questionnaire answers and even supplies the actual questionnaire for the reader to fill out, if they so choose I learned an incredible amount from this book and have referred back to it numerous times My first copy is so beat up from use, I m considering purchasing a new one


  3. says:

    I like her thorough and open minded approach but ultimately she doesn t ask the tough and most important question as to our identifying as Otherkin in some metaphysical sense can we see this as the most true understanding of reality or is it to be relegated only to our imaginations, emotions, and identification identity politics Like the next guy on the street, I m in the fluffy darkness like most moderns, I would giggle if a person came up to me and said we humans are perhaps descended I like her thorough and open minded approach but ultimately she doesn t ask the tough and most important question as to our identifying as Otherkin in some metaphysical sense can we see this as the most true understanding of reality or is it to be relegated only to our imaginations, emotions, and identification identity politics Like the next guy on the street, I m in the fluffy darkness like most moderns, I would giggle if a person came up to me and said we humans are perhaps descended from Elves, light beings what have you, in some sense that we still are such inside and are returning to such again one dayfully But it is essentially what a lot of ancient alien theorists believe today, which is so popular And as one who was read over 2,000 books from all ancient cultures it isor less what most believed in most parts of the world and in most centuries in a broader sense that is, near all primordial, shamanic and pagan cultures believed we are the ancestors of divine gods, we are that which has devolved unto who we now are, gods who became terrestrial and mortal over time then became half us, demi gods, then fully, present man form Proclus, last teacher of the school of Plato and Pythagoras, said the whole value of myth lies in their beings personifying each of the being epochs before man and all the details of what they went through in those epochs and the order the epochs occured in Also science now knows present human form is but one single strain that came out from all kinds of very strange Otherkin we sapiens once coexisted alongside as recently as 28K years ago Somewhere between 7 and 12 very odd looking kin went through a bottleneck period and we are what s left of them We have found hobbits, halflings, existed alongside us with the discovery of Florienses and now a second one discovered We have discovered a very tall, bone dense almost mega human existed as the Aesir or Ashers of old are described in the Bible and Norse Myth via Cro Magnon and Denisovan, especially their predecessor Vieira has demonstrably shown repressed by Hrdlika We have discovered a short, swarthy, cave dwelling sapien resembling the ancient description of dwarves almost to the T We have discovered neanderthal had almost no real spiritual or cultural practice but required twice the daily protein intake of present humans to survive and have found human bones with bite marks, cannibalism evidences, in their caves with them so why not call them Orcs About the only thing we haven t discovered yet from world Myths are elves But if they aremetaphysically etherial by very definition according to these culture s own lore then you can t expect them to produce the body as such dense materialization would disprove how they are, by very metaphysical nature, described in their old accounts So to even ask such is just a misunderstanding of their texts All one can choose to do then is see it as reasonable or not that there were onceetherial light beings among man who had a role in who we are now and that this is tied in to our present inner, essential identity If one chooses not to hold that as reasonable until shown otherwise is this not just a desire for real, experiential truth, which is not a bad desire So let us not overly condemn the modern skeptic But they do need to realize one thing and we should not ever let them off the hook on this about all cultures in all centuries up till the 1600 s AD claimed ancient teachings of their own culture to be respected and not denigrated taught to the contrary of the modern skeptics stance on this question And a good many humans even today find the opposite stance from theirs thereasonable one in light of such pan global detailed testimonies of such of an odd sort from all parts of the globe What do I mean Just off the top of my head, let s look at a few of the witnesses Augustine said he did not understand why Jerome removed the Book of Enoch from the Canon one day without announcing why in his time In that once essential writing to early Christianity and quotedtimes than any old testament writing in both the Jewish Essene texts found and in the Christian New Testament it clearly states after the Nephidim and before humans there were the Eliuj see Charlesworth, Ethiopian Book of Enoch Think about that for a moment It was once canonical Christianity that we were descended from the Elves In the earliest scroll we have of Isaiah, the Essene copy, it says all nations were named not after the sons of Noah, as later copies changed it to, but after the Bne Elim which means sons of gods and is the Old Testament nomenclature for them It is also the name for all the beings after the gods and before man in Plato s The Banquet In Xenophon s Anabasis we find the Greeks marching to their death shouting their victory cry of Ennea Enyalion which means for the sons of the gods from whom we descend, they whom they identified as descending from When Jesus was charged for calling himself divine he quoted David who in turn was quoting aancient source on a prophecy given to the claimed beings before man I have said you are gods El s sons of the Most High El Enyalion , but you will all fall like dogs The Mandean Nazarites own books see Drower teach of the light brothers of man who just before man came on to earth In their writings they taught we have such a fravashi light body that can still commune with them The Mandan Indians in America also taught this concerning our inner makeup Keating, on his history of the Irish, did not himself believe it but said their tradition was they claimed descent from beings called Alphe s who were divine and that the Alpines once extendedup into the North and were then named after them too Of course all Norse lore speaks of the Elves from Elvenhome continent isle in the far Northwest and called them Alphae as well In all the Greek Lorists, Hesiod, Ovid, Strabo, etc., they make mention of these divine Elpaios of Alphaeus River who descended from the Numakos and Syths and slowly became mortal Their isle is called Elios and in archaic greek language a second L was pronounced like a V when added So what does that tell us about the Ellene s and whom they claimed identification to and descent by blood from Especially is this shown in that the Romans called them merely they of the blood Grai coi see Dionysius of Halicarnassus Even today most Icelanders believe in the Huldofolk or hiddenfolk light being elves whom man followed after And there is a place in central Norway called Elfdale one can find online which was anciently called such and where their language is now fading they are attempting to preserve that their ancestors claimed came from the Elves It is a very odd language and no it was not invented by Tolkien The South Americans teach of a star light being type that preceded man and still dwell metaphysically in imprint in the dense forests and their name for them are the Aleush compare to Book of Enoch Graham Hancock speaks of encountering such and says the Shaman do all the time still there Hippolytus tries to refute the Greeks and the Gnostics in saying they both claim descent from beings called the Citians who were sidereal Syths Pausanias said the Megarians claimed they were the result of a Syth and mortal woman mating The Hindu s teach of the Siddu star beings of Swyambhuva Manu who alighted upon Siddhapura and began a little before man form as is also taught by Mohammud in the Quran The ancient Irish and British texts are absolutely filled with details on the beings before man form called the Siddh and they didn t know of Hindu texts back then The Chinese teach man descended from the Suiren fire beings who came after the god ancestors and just before man form s present house and speak of them intermingling with the 5 houses of man before our own Ancient Iranian texts claim the etymology for the meaning of their own languages name Farsi is that they and it descend from the Pereldhur Fa rie s Pereldhur means half elf in their language Spencer and Fraser the former being in the 1600 s claim the same for the Friseans, that they say the name of their people s denotes they descended from the Fay or Fairie Folk I have found ancient testimonies and ancient maps confirming it that both the Elbe running through Germany and the Olb running through all Siberia and Russia were both of old called the Elv River and that a region in between the two was considered where they still in faded manner existed All of this is but one long winded paragraph scratching the surface of what would take up several thousands of pages and does in my notes over the past 20 years on many matters But it should suffice for now to show all people s ancient cultures taught such doctrine which the most wise of the movements of our past three centuries also gave out in great detail concerning Lady Hahn, Evola, Tolkien in similitude and George MacDonald And so this matter should be respected if it is choosen to be believed in as reality and the most reasonable.This is all she missed, but it was a big thing to miss You know what I am he saidthe speaker was an angel David Bowie, Look Back In Anger


  4. says:

    I was thrilled to finally read something on Otherkin I ve wanted to read on the topic for some time, but with the lack of printed materials out there I wasn t sure where to begin.Lupa writes in a style that s clear and easy to read without making you look up words every page like some non fiction authors do.In reading the book I was happy and shocked to read some of the things I did Not only thing that related to myself but things that related to others not others as in Otherkin Lupa takes I was thrilled to finally read something on Otherkin I ve wanted to read on the topic for some time, but with the lack of printed materials out there I wasn t sure where to begin.Lupa writes in a style that s clear and easy to read without making you look up words every page like some non fiction authors do.In reading the book I was happy and shocked to read some of the things I did Not only thing that related to myself but things that related to others not others as in Otherkin Lupa takes time to explain her writing and her meanings and her use of APA style in this book was wonderful because you could easily take a few moments to look something up at the bottom of the page or mark something for later reference.I admire Lupa not only as a reader of her work or another writer, but I admire her as a person in general Her writing in this book comes across as she does even on social media Friendly, knowledgeable, and comfortable as who she is This book is one of the small number I ll be reading again and again and I can t wait to readof Lupa s works


  5. says:

    It is sad that this landmark book has gone out of print This book was the first of its kind, but hopefully will not be the last book to explore the psychology and spirituality of therianthropy and otherkin.Lupa has said on her blogs that she could have beenin depth if she had done this after she had gotten her degree I do agree, but also believe that she did extremely thorough a job considering that she was undergoing psychiatric training at the time and in it being a rough field guide.


  6. says:

    I found this book really interesting, well written and informative, but still easy to read and get into Her research was in depth, and the information was presented accurately, interestingly, and without bias.Really enjoyed it, and wondering if there are any Otherkin in my area now.


  7. says:

    Interesting compilation of material, especially about walk ins and soulbonds, which I know little about I liked the great detail and agree with a lot of the conclusions of the author.


  8. says:

    Ever wonder if you were not quite human This book lets you know you re not alone, yet never gets TOO serious about the idea.


  9. says:

    I bought this book soon after its release and have been re reading it at least 2 3 times after At the time of its release it quickly became famous between the otherkin communities, and was then up to date However, it has now become a bit outdated, and it is also worth mentioning that the author no longer identify as a therianthrope The book is interesting to read, it contains illustrations and several interviews, from people of various walks of life Worth a read, if you can find a copy I gi I bought this book soon after its release and have been re reading it at least 2 3 times after At the time of its release it quickly became famous between the otherkin communities, and was then up to date However, it has now become a bit outdated, and it is also worth mentioning that the author no longer identify as a therianthrope The book is interesting to read, it contains illustrations and several interviews, from people of various walks of life Worth a read, if you can find a copy I give it three out of five stars, due to the book being outdated and the author no longer considering herself a therianthrope


  10. says:

    A must read.


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A Field Guide to Otherkin[PDF / EPUB] A Field Guide to Otherkin The Otherkin community is a small but growing subculture of people who identify in some way spiritually, metaphorically as something Other than human Some resonate with dragons while others believe th The Otherkin community Guide to ePUB ☆ is a small but growing subculture of people who identify in some way spiritually, metaphorically as something Other than human Some resonate with dragons while others believe they were elves in another life and still others resonate with wolves, great cats and other earthly animals Whether Otherkin yourself, or simply curious, this book is the first to offer you an in depth look into this unique community.


About the Author: Lupa

I am an Guide to ePUB ☆ author, artist, and wannabe polymath living in Portland, OR I ve been a pagan of various sorts since the mid s My primary focus has always been on totemism and animal magics, though in recent years I ve been expanding into the general totemic ecosystem, working with plant, fungus, mineral and other totems I ve written several books based on my practices, and you can read my blog at as wellAlso since the A Field MOBI :ß mid s, I ve created ritual tools, sacred costumery, and other meaningful art out of hides, bones, beads, and other organics It s been a strong part of my spirituality, and I even wrote a book about it, Skin Spirits The Spiritual and Magical Use of Animal Parts You can see what s currently available for purchase on my Etsy shop http thegreenwolfsyI am very involved in environmental and sustainable efforts I volunteer with local environmental groups Field Guide to PDF Î with tree planting and litter cleanup efforts, and I even adopted a small stretch of the Columbia River to clean litter, monitor flora and fauna, and do water testing At home I do my best to follow Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in that order , and many of my art supplies are secondhand or otherwise reclaimed, and everything gets used one way or anotherWhen I m not creatively working or volunteering, I love to hike, go out dancing, read voraciously when I have the time, and hit the gym a few times a week.