Category: Essays

Reflections: Personal Guidance from Mongoose (12/18/2008)

Reflections: Personal Guidance from Mongoose (12/18/2008) Discovering and Embracing My Personal Niche: Although it may seem somewhat odd that specifically Mongoose would be the main one so far to aid in teaching this lesson of ‘finding my niche’ in life, there has nevertheless been something about him that has allowed

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“The Watch-Guardian: Mongoose Energy and Symbolism, Part II” (11/8/2008)

“The Watch-Guardian: Mongoose Energy and Symbolism, Part II” (11/8/2008) Part II: (Link to Part I) Group Strength, Personal Responsibility, and Dedication: Mongoose energy resonates with symbolism of courage, as relates to their feeding and defensive behaviors I previously explained.  Even though mongooses are prey animals as well as predators, numerous

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“The Watch-Guardian: Mongoose Energy and Symbolism, Part I” (11/8/2008)

“The Watch-Guardian: Mongoose Energy and Symbolism, Part I” (11/8/2008) Part I: (Link to Part II) As I’ve mentioned before in another writing or two, I feel that I have spent years now subconsciously putting effort into keeping my therianthropy separate from my totemism, but have this year tried to tear

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“Guiding Black Wings: Essay on Crow” (February 2006)

“Guiding Black Wings: Essay on Crow” (February 2006) Crow is an important part of my life, and I feel drawn to writing about him right now and the parts he has played in my life. I’ll backtrack over some things involving crows earlier in my life, leading up to late

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“Skin Deep: On Being Animal and Human” (11/24/2008)

“Skin Deep: On Being Animal and Human” (11/24/2008) Although I have written some on this subject before, primarily in my essay “Sanctuary of the Catatonic Soul”, further thought about the topic leaves me feeling that there’s more I could and want to say on it.  It’s a concept so often

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“Designing a Theriotype” (8/1/2009)

“Designing a Theriotype” (8/1/2009) One of the difficult and tricky things to identifying myself as having a non-extant theriotype is trying to figure out what that animal was—what it looked liked, how it behaved, what type of environment(s) it may have lived in, and so forth.  There’s of course some

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“Domestic and Wild: Spectrum of Diversity” (4/4/2008)

“Domestic and Wild: Spectrum of Diversity” (4/4/2008) This is a subject I have thought about numerous times and sought to eventually describe some of it in words and always came up short on that until now.  Me pondering it probably came about initially from me identifying as a domestic cat

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“Fluidity and Fragmentation” (3/21/2008)

“Fluidity and Fragmentation” (3/21/2008) Fluidity: Shifting and Integration Shortly after I became active in the therianthropy community I came to realize the emphasis on subtypes of therians, which still remains currently yet with a little less emphasis than in 2005.  Fortunately, I never really tried to squeeze myself into one

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