Q. What are 'Otherkin'?
A: Where to begin. Otherkin is a state of mind, but not only that it is something that is very much so a part of your soul. By it being a state of mind I am referring to the fact that those who believe themselves to be Otherkin believe in Reincarnation and being more then just human in those past life times (though being human as well in some of those wasn't impossible either). These are people who have felt out of place in our human society since they were very young and always felt they weren't really truly human at heart. 'Otherkin' are those who truly at the core of their very being, their soul, are not completely human. They could have lived their last past-life as a Dragon. In the lifetime before that one they could have been a demon. It can go on and on because the soul never truly dies. That is...if that is what you believe. So if you see someone claiming, "Hi I'm so and so and I'm a Demon, Dragon, Vampire, and Fae," it is very likely that they lived each of those Otherkin lives separate (example: 1st life Demon, 2nd a Dragon, 3rd lifetime a Vampire, 4th a Fae) from one another just in secession if you will.
Q. So is Otherkin a New Religion?
A: HEAVENS NO! Were you reading Wikipedia again?! How many times we gotta tell ya people it's not accurate cause people can change it and make it whatever they want. It's good as a quick reference for stuff you need to research individually further but that's about it.
Q. Cool! So how do I know if I'm Otherkin?
A. That is a very difficult question to answer. Please note to find the answer to your question it will take, most likely, a great amount of time. If you aren't already 'Awakened' you will most likely have to conduct a "Self Awakening Ceremony" which is where you perform the 'Awakening' process by yourself. This isn't recommended for safety reasons, but with the proper mental training it can be done (least that is my belief). Additionally, if you wish to find the answer to your question it is, basically, a requirement to believe in 'Reincarnation'. It is one of the key elements to figuring this out.
Q. Cool! So how do I find out how to do a 'Self Awakening Ceremony'?
A. Check and/or search the forums for topics on the subject, especially the topic of 'Reincarnation'. You'll most likely find info on exercises you can use for the Awakening process and more.
Q. What is Reincarnation?
A. Normally I would say check the forums, but I'll be nice for a change and provide you with the answer my young grasshopper. Reincarnation is the belief that the 'Soul' is immortal and when the body dies, the soul is then born anew in a new body in possibly a different time, place, plain/plane of existence, race, etc.
Q. What are some of the traits of (insert Kin type here)?
A. While many will want to know the answer to this question, not everyone believes there are specific traits that set 'Kin' a part from 'Unawakens/Unawares' and that everyone is just generally the same. However my beliefs differ from these and I will be dicussing them later in the apporpriate topics. But until then, please search the forums for a topic that has 'Traits' or something in the title to avoid overflow of the same sort of topics/questions over and over.
**Note: I will add more to this section when questions arise and are brought to my attention as to being needed.
"For many are called, but few are chosen" - Matthew 22:14 ver. New American Standard.
"Though my soul is born from darkness, it shall rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly, to be fearful of the night". Unknown
"On those nights that I gazed upon the full moon in longing it was always you that my heart was calling." - me