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  • badwox

On therianthropy and animal role play in BDSM

Recently over on FetLife, someone was asking how others felt about mixing their therianthopy with kinky animal role play.  While some people who espouse to be "true therians"  may feel sexual expression is not an appropriate part of therianthropy, I do not concur.

To me, sexual expression is a VERY deep part of my therianthopy, and for years, I have remained silent about it because of the flak I received from other therians about my sexual expressiveness.   Even though I was part of the original discussion that made therianthropy a religion for all intents and purposes.

I remember when the term Therianthropy was coined...  When we were having the spiritual lycanthropy thread on alt.horror.werewolves, and all the folks who identified with other animals wanted a more inclusive term.  A lot of that stemmed from the thread about "Dancing your animal" ...  Dancing your animal is a native american term for costuming to symbolize a spiritual celebration, and communication with your animal spirit, and that opened the  door to something of a spiritual lycanthropy discussion.

In the kinky world I have discovered my own "mental shift" that most kinky people call a "head space" .  I  I like to apply Dr Paul  Mclean's  "Triune brain model" to describe the mental shift or head space as a behavior model to describe the peeling away fo the "human consciousness" of the neo cortex, and a regression into the "R-complex" instinctual anamistic behavior of he brain.  While the triune brain model is totally inappropriate for a physical model, it does provide a very convenient behavioral model by which to describe the transition of consciousness, and control from human consciousness to the raw pure animal mind, driven and controlled by instinct. 

This transition or mental shift is , to me a very cathartic process that I find to be emotionally, and spiritually therapeutic.  I happen to achieve it through dancing my animal with fetish attire, and kinky sex acts, but this is not the case for all therianthropes.

Helpful links:
http://www.kheper.net/topics/intelligence/MacLean.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triune_brain
brigitte

Help a grad student out with her thesis research!

Hi everyone:

My name's Liz, and I'm a grad student at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. I'm currently doing my master's thesis in communication and cultural studies, and my topic is female werewolves in recent film and tv narratives.

I tried a couple of times to get moderator/maintainer permission before posting this notice, but time is getting tight, so I'm going to go ahead and post it. Please delete if it's too intrusive or against community rules.

I’m looking for folks to take part in a discussion about these characters. The discussion boards are on my livejournal page: http://girl-werewolves.livejournal.com. Come visit and let me hear from you!

Aged 18 and older only, please.

Questions? Email me at girl.werewolves.onscreen [at] gmail.com."

Thank you in advance!

Best,
Liz
wolfie rose 3

The Paranormals: A Webcomic

Quick intro, I'm new to the community, but I've been a fan of sci-fi/fantasy/horror and gaming for years. Got the chance to produce my own webcomic and our hero is a 13 year old girl who also happens to be a werewolf. I was thrilled to get the incredible artist Ron Werner, and a fantastic writer, M. Raven Brown to work on it with me. You can check it out here:



Start with issue one, New Moon, then Moondance, and finally Little Egypt. Most of the werewolf-y goodness is in the first two issues, though.

If you'd like to just take a look at the werewolf related art you can also check out the wallpapers I've created:




and a bunch of icons here and here. There's also a collector card game associated with the comic called Arcanom, where you can play the characters with all their associated abilities, more werewolf art available there.

I'd be happy to answer any questions or just get feedback on the comic, the laws governing werewolves in our universe, and so on. Let me know what you think!

UPDATE: Issue 4 is now available, Rose finds a werewolf forum and thinks she's discovered a new friend with a similar problem, unfortunately things aren't always what they seem online...

  • siegen

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New to this community, but it's definitely what I've been looking for, so glad to be here. My name's Siegen, hope to get to know at least a few of you, maybe more.

I've had a fair share of watching werewolf movies, but I'm more of a history person, so I've been digging around in bookstores all over the place to find older books on werewolves, their history, the origins of it all, but have failed. I will never understand why there is such a larger fascination with vampires, because..well, being in this community really gives the reason doesn't it?

So I'm curious if anyone here knows of any worthy older books. And new ones as well, just to get more information.

I'll probably be posting wolf drawings, as well as werewolf drawings, hope no one is going to be against that. Glad to be here, hope to hear from any of you.
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benny

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I just found this community and this is my first, introductory entry. my name is allison and i was born under a full moon (lol). i really like werewolf films but i havent seen very many. of course, ginger snaps is one of my favorite movies over all, but i liked underworld and an american werewolf in paris. ive never seen the howling (blasphemy for any fan huh?) or the wolfman with lon chany jr.

i also love reading so of course i read a lot of werewolf books, but there arent that many, not as many as vampire books you know? ive read blook and chocolate a couple of times and a few others that i cant think of right now, but anyone have any suggestions? i found one at the bookstore that sounded a little interesting but i didnt get it, its called The Wereling: Wounded by Stephen Cole. Anyone read it? any movie suggestions also?

well im looking forward to being here.