- Order I: What is the word lycan mean?
Order II: What is otherkin?
Order III: What does a lycan entail?
Order IV: What are Totem Spirits
Order V: What are the four types of shifting
Order VI: The Awakening of Lycans
Order VII: Manifestation of Lycans
Order VIII: How do Zoans communicate with the host
Order IX: Furries Vs Weres
Order X: A little bit of Demonology
I shall refer to the subjects with in this text as "Lycanthropes, Lycans, Werewolves" But I also mean to say Otherkin at the same time, this saves on length of this text. Thank you for understanding this.
The word, Lycan, Derived from Lycos, meaning wolf. Anthrope, Meaning of man,man, human. Together these words are said to be Wolfman or werewolf. Zoanthropes Zoan meaning of all animals and anthrope, Were Animals. Another word you should know of is Therianthropy. Therianthropy is basically another way of saying Zoanthropy
Otherkin. This word describes the rest of the Zoanthropic community. In this sense, If you are a werewolf, a Were cat, for example would be otherkin. Otherkin in the big picture means "Other family" since animals are all one big happy order.
A Lycan or Zoan is a human body that is a symbiotic host to other animal spirits/demons that inhabit the body for an unique purpose. Most spirits are guides to the host and help the spirit barrier make the proper decisions in his/her life on the journey that they so choose to take. A lycan can possess spiritual energy enhancement with in the aura and biorhythm of the human soul. Bonding is much more powerful, enhanced, and more swift than a normal human.
The senses of a zoan also may be adequately augmented a bit. And sensory perception will be quite powerful at times. Moon phases may cause the spirit(s) to manifest themselves in different augmented behaviors.
Totem spirits are mostly of the belief of the Indians of north America. There are other origins of this type of manifestation dealing with spiritual entities living with in a human host. The totem spirit is assigned to a person at birth and will teach and guide that subject until their corruption or death.
These spirits are very gentle and wise, they do not cause burdens or curses as some people would say. They are there to watch over you and protect you. Aggressive dominant spirits may be harder to control in the urges and must be worked with immediately after awakening (See below).
The four types of shifting. Shifting is a complicated matter. Some are real some are false in my opinion. They are: Mental Shift, Physical Shift, Spirit Shift, Planal Shift.
Mental: One who mentally shifts experiences a transformation of the body into animal body parts growing out the regular human body parts. This can only be seen and felt by the Zoan that is experiencing this. Mental shifts can be mild to extremely intense, possibly covering the whole body.
Physical: This is where I draw the line between reality and falsity. You may believe what you wish but I do not believe in this power. A physical shifter is one who can change their bodies into another species of animal.
Spiritual: This is where an animal spirit changes a human host into an Therianthrope (see Order I). Spirit shifters are the most common of the 4 and the most realistic and closest form of being a Zoanthrope.
Planal: This refers to one who has been able to shift into an animal or other being with in the Astral Plane or other planes for that matter. In dream states of meditative out of body states the subject can travel into a plane and shift and be free of their human bodies.
Awakenings are very special times, almost like birth days of the spirit itself. Animal Spirits awaken at a young age about the same time puberty happens. The spirit finds that you are mature to begin guidance and comes into play. If for some reason you aren't ready the spirit will wait until you are. This is rare but happens. Some don't awaken until they are 30 years of age.
When you awaken you are most likely to understand this in four concepts. Meditative Vision, Dream, Occurrences, and occurrences. You can have a vision of a wolf or such trying to lead you to a destination. Or a dream about wolves and a wolf pack and some other instance of freedom. or or you can have an occurrence of a wolf in nature in real life come and show you its friendship or even see the spirit itself with out dream or vision. and you may have deeply thought revelations of who you really are. Sometimes there is a mixture of the four.
Lycanthropes, among otherkin in general manifest themselves. There are many different ways that I have known Lycans to be.
- a. Visionaries
d. Furries (a mixture of were and the furry fandom)
To explain in detail:
- A. Visionaries:
A visionary is one who sets out on a quest to better the lycan kind. They have a mission of a specific task or tasks. They are most likely leaders maybe even Alphas or Lonewolves, and/or Elders.
An Alpha is the highest ranking wolf in an organized pack. These are true leaders and should be held with great respect. An Alpha has an important role in the community, gathering pack members into organizations to perform tasks with in the community by leading them properly and teaching his/her pack disciples the correct ways of the wolf and the pack. This structure keeps the community on its toes moving to the rhythm of the Lycan day and night.
These are those who follow the alpha or betas with in the pack. They are the citizens of the city and help get things done in the pack and give the pack the reason for its existence. subordinates shall not be treated wrongly they are loyal and well loved as well as any other rank in the pack. These include Subordinates in general, and Omegas. Omegas are those in the pack that keep it stable, with love and playfulness, most are pups that seek maturity and are there with a purpose of giving the pack new spirit and new blood.
Furries are usually (not always) people who enjoy Animal shift so much that they play it on the internet, stories artwork, and in real life with fur costumes. These people have a life style of the sort and are happy go lucky people. some furries are were's some aren't, In my expeditions I have found most of them aren't they just like to hang out that way.
Loners (like lonewolves) are those who take no heading to the community and/or packs. They are on there own to find themselves and their ways. Loners can one day join the pack and become an alpha, or they can continue to be submissive. A loner is a special breed all to their own. The psychological makeup is different normally, than most lycans.
These are those who are hidden behind the scenes posing or being another role with in these roles. (Mind you, that anyone in these roles can be more than one manifestation). A witness will see what happens with in the community and will learn the secrets of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
They will witness the coming events of good fortune for our kind or the horrible corrupted slaughter of our kindred. They see every moving moment weather it be bad or good. They see and feel things most don't understand. If you happen to meet one of these, be kind or face their Wrath for these are filled with emotions beyond any others.
These are very controversial were's. They have the ability to be both Werewolf and Vampire at the same time. They are polyshift in a way only the other is a demon/spirit of a vampiric nature. These aren't necessarily more powerful but they have the ability to take energy from other sources and feed on it better than lycans can. But that is also a weakness. All creatures are balanced, so are abominations.
A polyshift is a multiple spirit inhabited human host. This person may have a wolf, a hyena, a whale, whatever it may may be. It isn't uncommon to have multiple spirits. But some say there are deities that watch over them that can be confused as spirits with in the body. So be careful.
Guardians are those who feel they are defending the earth against evil corrupted individuals both otherkin or human. Guardians must be especially careful how they act against or for any other creature on this planet. They are here to protect their kin from any uprisings that may be obstacles to the movement of the Were communities. Good judgment and guidance of the heart, will bring good quests to save us from those who wish to hurt us to an end.
Those are disdained for being in this category beware. These are the unjust wrongful people of the lycan community they seek with malice to hurt the community or hurt other individuals that are only trying to understand themselves. They have gave up their spirits to being tainted. trapping the spirit inside the fowl body until it finally dies. These should be kept away from the community at all costs banned from the society of otherkin. They act with hate and malice instead of acceptance and love. After all these years of pain and torture to our wolven brothers in the wilderness the wolf has never hated man kind, only have been protective against those who hunt them. Hate is NOT an emotion of animals. Out of all the time I ever felt an aura of an animal I have never felt hate even when they are abused by owners.
There is a metaphysical / paraphysical process that this works with. There are 3 components, the Flesh (mind included) The Soul and Spirit, and the Biorhythm and Aura of the human body. The spirit sends its signals into the aura, which then is converted by the Biorhythm with in the body into a form of energy that can be interpreted by the brain by E.S.P. (Extra Sensory Perception) Signaling. This is known as a M.S.C.P. (Metaphysical Signaling Conversion Process). Once this signal is handed down from the spirit to the brain. It is interpreted as thoughts with in the mind, or dreams, or visions. The thoughts are not like schizophrenia type voices. They are simple revelational thoughts that inspire you into the right path of life. They will also teach you as well. Most elder Lycans will learn a great deal from this method and become wise faster than the human host could ever get.
On the topic again about Furries and Weres. Most furries are not all Otherkin, a lot have the spirit but Furry fandom is not a spiritual belief it is a lifestyle. Furries can be anything in belief maybe no belief at all.
Demonology is a touchy subject. Those who have demons inside them are very defined. For example, one who is an abomination could have both spirits entwined into one. Forming a demon entity. Demons are higher level muninal spirits that are made up of smaller ancient spirits rolled up into one higher level spirit. Munin is a term for ancient spirits acting as a collective to form a similar task. Demons manifest them selves as many things, very little is known about them. A lot of religious beliefs claim they know demons in specifics I'm not sure about any of these claims, that is out of the scope of our lexicon. Just remember what a demon is composed of and how it works with multiple spirits with in a body.
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