My genius - by definition
As I worked through my ceremonial magick training, I was exhorted to develop my ‘knowledge and conversation with my Holy Guardian Angel’. Depending on what I was reading and who I spoke to, my personal HGA was either an external lifeform that would deign to work with me if I approached it sincerely, or an internal mechanism, a part of my Super Ego, a part of my ‘magickal...
Unnecessary focus obscures the big picture
Not that I believe anyone has a real sense of perspective — who among us claims to see the entirety of the big picture? However, I really do find it can be damaging to focus on a single process, or shard of an idea to the exclusion of the context*. I say this in consideration of how rich a paradigm can be if we learn all its marvels, or try to see all its offerings. I worry about systems or...
Re: Are otherkin based on a broad idea of...
This is such an excellent question, and it’s beautifully impossible to answer! But I shall attempt to lay out some ideas (I’m not one for beliefs, so although I’ll use that word, I mean ‘ideas’. I wish there was an English word that means ‘I idea’!). For me, existence is purely spiritual (I dislike that word, it stinks of religion, but I don’t know...
Chaos is me
i am so gonna change my web address to Xaos.me.uk - I know you don’t care, it’s just a domain for just a blogsite, but there you go.
Anonymous asked: I must second cultofthedead, of otherkin being most broadly identifying as/with nonhumans. I feel I am otherkin because of psychological and possibly neurological divergence of some kind. So do quite a few I know, but then we're networked because it's harder to find 'kin who think that way. I'm currently discussing it with doctors, but it's a slow process. (:
Otherkin and reincarnation - it's all in the scope
If you’re otherkin, someone with a non-human central spirit, someone who is ‘kin to the other’ rather than wholly human, then does that mean you automatically believe in past lives? Are we talking about reincarnation, but outside of the human wheel of Samsara? Lots of people around the world believe in non-human reincarnation; there are even fairly robust guides on which...
Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō?), the other two being...