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A Field Guide to Otherkin|
A Field Guide to Otherkin
Author: Lupa [a Witchvox Sponsor]
Publisher: Immanion Press/Megalithica Books
Category: Otherkin/mythology/subcultures Level: All
The Otherkin community is a small but growing subculture of
people who identify in some way--spiritually, metaphorically, etc.--as
Other than human. Some resonate with dragons, while others believe they
were elves in another life, and still others identify as wolves, great
cats, and other animals.
Of course, this all may seem a little odd to those who aren't Otherkin.
What do Otherkin believe? Why do we believe these things? How does being
Otherkin affect how we relate to the world around us--and ourselves? A
Field Guide to Otherkin offers answers straight from over 100 survey
respondents, collected by Lupa, herself a wolf therianthrope, and
elaborated upon by her.
A Field Guide to Otherkin is designed to inform both Otherkin and
non-Otherkin about the community and the people and beliefs that create it.
Rather than being a collection of statistics, it is a look into the lives
of Otherkin, qualitative rather than quantitative.
From the Author
I am a lupine therianthrope; I've been Awakened to that about
as long as I've been pagan (a little over a decade) . For years I'd seen
people posting to listserves and message boards, "Hey, will you fill out my
survey? I'm writing a book on Otherkin!" No book ever materialized, other
than a couple on specific types of 'kin. So when I was looking for a book
idea after I finished "Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone", I decided I was going
to write that book on Otherkin.
A year and a half later (as of March 2007) ths is the result. It wasn't an
easy project, but it was fun, and I learned a lot. It's not the do-all and
end-all of the Otherkin subculture; no single book can have everything. But
it's an introduction to the community, and I hope you enjoy it!
About the Author
Lupa is a pagan and experimental magician living in the Pacific
Northwest U.S. with her husband and fellow author, Taylor Ellwood, Sun Ce
the cat, and entirely too many books and art supplies. She is the author of
"Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic", "A Field
Guide to Otherkin", and is cowriting "Kink Magic: Sex Magic Beyond Vanilla"
Where To Buy: You may purchase a signed copy directly from the author at http://www.thegreenwolf.com/afgto.html. The publisher's website, http://www.immanion-press.com, offers a 10% discount. As of 26 April, 2007, all Amazon.com sites have the book available for purchase.
At this time "A Field Guide to Otherkin" is not available at the chain stores like B&N and Borders except through special orders. However, we strongly recommend that you take your business to small, independent pagan and occult shops--every purchase helps keep them in business, and helps keep the book industry diverse! Give them the information below if they don't already carry our books in their shop.
For shops interested in carrying this and other Immanion Press/Megalithica Books titles, we distribute through Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and New Leaf. You may also order directly through the publisher. For more information or to request a catalog, contact Lupa at whishthound (at) gmail.com or Immanion Press at orders (at) immanion-press.com.
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