Archer Wrote:An "energy being" is one who, in their natural form, has no physical body: for example astral entities, spirits, all that jazz.
Exactly. Putting the "well we can never know" argument aside, if one were to have been a, say, wolf... or a cat, or a dragon, or an elf, etc. their "soul" or their "essence" or whatever it is that transferred to this body that makes them "otherkin" was still harbored in a corporeal body of some sort.
Energy beings never had an original "body" or "shell" and are just stuffed into this current human body, so to speak.
There's definitely some overlap between the two, as there seems to be with virtually any term in the kin community. And, of course, there are probably some angels, demons, etc, who had very corporeal bodies.