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“Alternatives: Pathfinding” (April 20, 2015)

“Alternatives: Pathfinding” (April 20, 2015) Animality, or more accurately, human-animality, is such an essential part of who I am: my very life, self, mind, and soul are painted with it and have been that way ever since at least my early childhood. It’s not just therianthropy or being otherkin. It’s

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“Beneath the Surface” (September 2013)

“Beneath the Surface” (September 2013) There’s something within my mind, my soul, my Self, that’s been there for a long time, though I’m unsure how far/early into my childhood its existence reaches.  Back then, it was probably much less developed, maybe just a spark or small flame of vicious wildness

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“Monsters, Vampires, and Personal Animality” (March 2012)

“Monsters, Vampires, and Personal Animality” (March 2012) To set up some initial context of what I mean by “monster” in this writing, I’ll quote the beginning of the Wikipedia article on “Monster” because I feel it sums it up well enough. From Wikipedia “Monster” article:A monster is any fictional creature,

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“Riding Dragonflies & Butterflies: Taming Muses” (5/18/2011)

“Riding Dragonflies & Butterflies: Taming Muses” (5/18/2011) I suppose that right in line with the intended subject of this essay, some muse-related part of my mind feels the need to give me all these great, fairly coherent thoughts to write about, even a drawing to go with them that I

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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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