I'm RedwingWolf. You might have heard of me from PariahPack 2 or GWFL. I no longer associate myself with either community, mostly because everyone there nowadays seems skeptical, and more trolls seem to be moving in. Don't even get me started on the therian community on Tumblr. I'm a winged wolf otherkin and I am completely real, for those who say otherkin are nonexistent. I do not often practice magick, but when I do it's usually small stuff, like the occasional luck spell. I have a small problem, here. I keep seeing silouhettes(not sure how to spell it, sorry.) of a catlike shadow figure. I've seen it twice in class, and mostly my own home. I have a feeling it is the ghost of my old cat, who died last year.
First off hello Redwing, pleasure to meet you. :) I believe you are referring to silhouette which of course is an image of something normally reflected as a shadow, most commonly because htis object or figure is all black, or you even might have seen in old silent films.
In my personal opinion, people who normally see these things, normally animals who were close in relaiton to them, aren't really seeing anything. It's quite strange and funny what our mind makes us see things, the part of our brain that's responible for holding memories is called the cerebral cortex, so yes I believe it's probably all in your head but someone else's opinion might differ. I surely hoped that helped in some way :D
I would agree with ExoriaEve on the cortex aspect.
Actually Mindless, Otherkin are very real it's just that not many people have actually looked into it to gain knoledge or understand what it is. The only thing that makes one belong to the OtherKin community (last I checked, but it often seems to change)is that they feel a closeness to a an animal; however it has been extended to cartoon characters (I don't agree with the cartoons, but it does extend that far)which I have only seen one person on this site claim. If the person didn't have OtherKin in it or said he/she could change form in the real world instead of the astral, I would lean toward fluff or role player, but I can't dispute OtherKin theories.
Also, for one that wrote on his bio, "I once woke up in a morgue with a toetag on. I have been dead three times and come back. Waking up in a morgue was my worst fear realized and now not much really frightens me." I would not talk about others role playing. I'm guessing you changed your bio after being accepted to the coven as I know the leader would not have accepted you had it been written on there when you applied. Your coven is not known for accepting such things. You may want to change it back before they find out.
1) just because I identify with a mythological animal doesn't mean I believe I am that animal. Do your research on therians and otherkin. Also, another weird thing happened today. I don't know for sure if ghost cats can play instruments, but I swear I heard a few notes being blown on my ocarina this morning.
@ Guidance / People die and come back all the time. Near death experiences are well documented. I have had a death certificate typed up twice and signed once so regardless what you believe, I was declared legally dead and here I am. Fact. Never heard of Other kin outside the astral plane being taken seriously. :-)
@ wolf / sounded that way to me. If I was wrong I apologize. Never hurts to remind newbies of the rules when it looks like role play. Just trying to be helpful. Do not worry though. I will not attempt to be helpful to you again.:-)