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I heard this theory that beings in myths and legends and stuff are created by humans. Like humans dream us up and so we come to be kind of deal. Wouldn't it be interesting if this was true? Maybe that's why we're otherkin instead of just being whatever it is we are since we have to follow the laws of nature. Although I suppose imagining us into being would break the laws of nature... I'm just musing. That would also explain fictionkin as well (although I've always been skeptical of them and will remain skeptical).
This is, of course, the ignoring the possibility that we are the humans who dreamed ourselves up unintentionally. I do remember that I am possibly nuts, but I can't bring myself to care anymore.

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2012-08-28 20:37
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The way I see it is that there are infinite universes (thanks, physics!)...thus every possible universe exists...meaning every possible being/animal/whatever physically exists *somewhere*. This, in my head, relates to mythology in that therepeople either incarnated here from a world where mythological beings are real or perhaps people have been able to glimpse these other worlds somehow. I'd be wary of saying that humans 'dreamed up' mythological beings, only because if physics is right in the theory of infinite universes...that would mean that these creatures all evolved on their own worlds and to presume that humanity somehow influenced this would be hubris to say the least.

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2012-08-28 20:45
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it is a valid theory... absolutely valid.

The theory, almost atheistic and in denial of anything. It would assume that there are only Humans, no Fae, no Elves, no Angels, no Demons.

The collective unconscious and an overactive imagination creates these things we experience, and further, our own wish for it makes it real to us.

It is entirely possible, I have my own theories on how a lot of kin exacerbate some of their symptoms just by indulging them or on some level either wanting or feeling it is likely and/or acceptable for some things to happen.

It is not exactly a popular theory, and sometimes it can be borderline insulting and offensive, so I mostly keep it to myself.

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2012-08-28 21:53
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Terro Wrote:It is entirely possible, I have my own theories on how a lot of kin exacerbate some of their symptoms just by indulging them or on some level either wanting or feeling it is likely and/or acceptable for some things to happen.

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2012-08-28 23:16
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There was a description for this back in the day that really, really pissed a few people off that I recall...

But generally speaking, When you have something as defiant of being quantified as what you identify the soul that may or may not exist as... Anything could happen.

Not intending to call anyone out, but I recall a person who believed in a past life they were a machine, and wore a USB cable around their neck in order to feel closer to the machine they believed they truly were.

This was partially based on his empathic sense with machines and his feeling of physical pain when someone hit a keyboard when they were frustrated.

Such a sensation however, can absolutely come from any source. I used the argument of seeing a movie or show where some male character is hit square in the family jewels. Every guy in the room may very well double over in pain thinking about how that would hurt (despite the actors doing the show having not actually gotten hit at all). This individual did not take kindly to that argument, seeing it as a direct attack on the irrefutable proof that keyboards have feelings too.

Now... We can basically assume that for the most part, machines do not actually have a soul as this individual argued. But by belief (or possibly trolling, still not entirely sure on that one) they not only swore it was and started claiming experiences believing it.. but more miraculously convinced another individual that they themselves were also machine-kin.

So yes, what we think and believe here right now absolutely and entirely has a direct effect on how we view what may or may not have been what we were prior to this lifetime if said "prior to this lifetime" existed.

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2012-08-28 23:53
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Terro Wrote:It is entirely possible, I have my own theories on how a lot of kin exacerbate some of their symptoms just by indulging them or on some level either wanting or feeling it is likely and/or acceptable for some things to happen.
You have a point there and I would like to add that the opposite can have the same affect. At least, I know it has for me. When I was freaking out over my apparent loss of sanity and inability to tell the difference between what I was told was real and what I experienced as real, my symptoms (if that is what they were) were present all the time and exacerbated by my freaking out over them. I just don't care anymore and, while I wouldn't say it's gone away per say, my symptoms are barely there compared to how they used to be.
That said, I have no idea if this is a mental illness or not, but I did get checked out by professionals and they say I'm not insane, just odd. Either way.
On the other hand, I also think that for me, it may have also occurred as something my brain made up to explain certain problems of mine. (Sorry for talking about myself so much. I only know my own experiences.) Either way, I'm not entirely sure it matters other than to satisfy curiosity.

What I actually meant though was more what Sephirah said about alternate universes and she has a point about that too. I've heard that theory before and would like to study it further, but brains and genetics are what I'm going into. Oh maybe I can study otherkin brains at some point if I can get funding (probably not).

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2012-08-29 4:13
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According to science brain doesn't make a difference between what you actually see and what you imagine.
If you look at the apple, the same part of the brain is active when you just imagine apple in your head.
So for brain both apples are real, for you one is and one isn't.

Also this whole think is more about your character not your past life. If someone claims that (s)he is dragon you expect him/her to act this and that way because that's how dragons are.
Past lives are just the tip of the iceberg.

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2012-11-01 21:08
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Eh I don't get the "past life" thing. It's all one life to me, just different parts of it. How did we got on the subject of past lives?
I know! Brains are so fascinating aren't they? Ok I better go before I go all nerdy fanboy.

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2012-11-16 3:48
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