Valamezar Wrote:What about the Hindus? I always think on their system of reincarnation which states that you have to go through all experiences, human, animal, deities and demons, all of them - literally. If you do not believe me google it, it is fact. Are all people living in India and of hinduistic or one of the other religions there Otherkin?
That's actually the process I quote to explain my therianthropy (the process only though, I don't think the moral standards apply). That is also why I think otherkin/therianthropy is actually pretty common (maybe not everyone, but a good chunk of the population, like 1/3 of humans), since reincarnation applies to lots of people's beliefs. So yes, they would be, at least the way I view it. Though in that sense, the soul itself isn't actually a soul of any single species, it just happens to be in a certain creature's body. It's not really connected to the body, almost like the body "is old clothes" to be discarded after use.
Though the way I learned it, you (as in, the soul), if you wanted to experiance life or as divine punishment, did have to go through at least 3 or 4 lifetimes (this is required before you even get to work your way up), and then succeed at whatever roles they were meant to do. If you went through those lives as intended, then you can work your way up the ladder in the next life or so and be able to attain enlightenment/Nirvana (this is where Hinduism and Buddhism likes to overlap). It couldn't be that you had to go through EVERY kind of experiance though, that would just be too much. There's just too many kinds of experiences to get within one species let alone all of them.
As for the original question, no, they are not "other" kin, because they are not "other" than human. However, if we were to follow that bodies=clothing analogy I mentioned before, then no one would be otherkin. They would just be their own unique uncategorized selves, and any creature they played the part of would merely be an experiance, not what THEY (again, as in the soul itself) physically were and are.