(2017-07-28 3:01)Mr.Wolf Wrote: How does therianthrope differ to power animals & spirit animals?
I will point out a Power Animal is basically the Animal version if yourself Spiritually/energetically which can & does influence a person's personality, views etc.
So I hope its veiwed a fair question & not seen as trying to stereotype because I genuinely want to know?
I want to learn about Therians & their experiences that helped them realise what type they are?
Therianthropy/Otherkin = Identifying AS something non-human; you are that creature on the inside. For example, I am a wolf.
Spirit Animal/Totem = Having an external animal spirit make itself known in your life for some purpose; it may or may not stay for your entire life. You are not this animal inside. Although in some cases, your 'kin type can be the same as your spirit animal. For example, one of my totems was a bottlenose dolphin.
Power Animal = In some modern teachings, your spirit animal is just the animal representation of you that you choose. Like in Harry Potter, it's basically your patronus. For example, my patronus is an otter.
A Spirit Animal/Totem chooses you, you choose your Power Animal. Make sense?