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Loupgaros

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Spirituality
« on: May 22, 2007, 16:40:02 »
A specialist area of mine in any case, what topics are going to be covered in the seminar? I had ideas it might centre on therianthropy and shamanism, but I thought I'd ask anyways.  :P *ish a curious wolfie*

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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 21:59:51 »
A specialist area of mine in any case, what topics are going to be covered in the seminar? I had ideas it might centre on therianthropy and shamanism, but I thought I'd ask anyways.  :P *ish a curious wolfie*
Spirituality is a huge, huge, subject, and is typically best covered by allowing different folks to explain how their own spirituality works, usually starting with those leading the session, but then extending to everyone who wants to participate.  I'd expect there to be quite a few different takes on therianthropy alone.  There are quite a few shamanic viewpoints too, and there are also furs who integrate christianity into their furry belief systems (or is that the other way around?).  The key to these things is to recognise that there's no right or wrong way, and certainly no unified church of furry ;>
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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 22:18:57 »
I feel that I'm a dog who has somehow ended up in a human's body. I should have been whelped as a long-coated, black and tan German Shepherd Dog, but it didn't happen. Not a great state of affairs, but I get by, mainly by doing things differently to other people :)
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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007, 23:01:36 »
I'm shamanic so I believe I am therian. *grin*

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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007, 08:42:59 »
I'm Wiccan, which means I believe in the power of the earth, the sun and the moon.

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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 12:02:39 »
I'm shamanic so I believe I am therian. *grin*
Something to think about is whether the animal-part is something internal to yourself (in general therians), or something external (in general totemic beliefs).
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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007, 19:17:15 »
Ah yes... Very true. *nods* BTW.. nice sig. Angua is my fave werwolf character.

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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2007, 17:23:25 »
Baptist christian myself. I suppose the whole dunking in water for baptism was art of my inspiration for being an ottah.

Although, occasionally, I wonder if maybe I have the wrong body on....

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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2007, 21:48:57 »
*giggles*

Religion to me is a load of twoddle. I believe in science and foxes. :P

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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2007, 22:16:18 »
Myself, I'm not really at all religious, I would probably describe myself as an agnostic... I am however quite spiritual; I believe in such things as Karma and I do believe that in some why my spirit is leonine, although I can't decide if I am therian or not.
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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2007, 14:03:59 »
How interlinked are religion and spirituality for you?

After all, they're not necessarily the same :) My parents for instance are Christians BUT they believe in lots of things like the spirit, healing it with crystals placed on chakras, Reiki, sound healing etc etc etc. A strange combination!

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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2007, 14:28:33 »
You can be Christian and still believe in that. Okay the evangelicals wouldn't like it but there is a lot the evangelicals don't like.  :P

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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2007, 19:10:18 »
Therian here!

I try and keep my fursona the same as my spirit guide.

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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2007, 17:24:50 »
i need one to talk too  :-\
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Re: Spirituality
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2007, 20:13:07 »
I'm a therian who doesn't feel his therianthropy is related in any way to spirituality (I'm not the only one). I think it's important to mention this; some people don't like it when they are considered as a spiritual phenomenon when they're not.  ;)