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  A message to all.
Posted by: LycanTheory - 2020-06-01 16:48 - Replies (5)

Therian Guide has always been a community of very unique and diverse animal-people who recognize and accept the value of embracing one another on the common ground that we all share. It is humbling to be a part of a community which transcends much of the strife and animosity that exists in the world today and it is an honor to know that we can be loved and accepted just as we are, without regard for race, gender, religion, beliefs, theriotype, orientation or whatever else might set us apart from our neighbors.

We have always operated on these principles and we stand with all those who seek love, unity, peace and respect for one another.

I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to all members of Therian Guide for setting a fine example of what a community can be like when we value who a person is, first and foremost and regard each other with the same degree of respect, kindness and dignity that we, ourselves, would like to be afforded.

I have never been more proud of this community than I am right now.

Alone we stand, together we prevail.

Thank you all and please keep up the good work.
Lyc

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  Therian Guide Academy
Posted by: DustWolf - 2020-04-11 12:39 - Replies (3)

Hey everyone,

This is a project we've sortof been working on with the staff over the last few months. The thing is, we need your help.

We've been looking over what the therian community needs right now (to be progressing in the direction of basically helping therians understand therianthropy). We've been looking at both modern and traditional systems of education that are suitable to our varied population.

We've determined that what is missing the most right now is verification of comprehension. Basically, we have all of these resources on Therianthropy that are accessible to members and outsiders and we have afforded every opportunity to discuss therian experiences, however what we currently don't do is check if anyone actually understands the materials on Therianthropy and if they are actually being understood as intended.


For this purpose we've come up with a new thing! Therian Guide Academy! Big Grin
(it's what I'm calling it now, we went through several different names)

So we've designed a curriculum of 8 courses for a well-rounded understanding of Therianthropy, for each of which we will be able to do a kind of exam for. However, to be fair, each of these would need some kind of textbook so that people can reasonably prepare for what is going to be verified. This is where we need help.

We need your help to prepare the textbooks for these 8 courses:

  1. Persistence of animal experience
  2. Satisfying animal needs
  3. Self-perception
  4. Shifting
  5. Identity
  6. Human therian experiences
  7. Delusion and mental illness
  8. Spirituality

These are intended to be in relation to therianthropy and aren't like generic textbooks about mental illness, etc.


Each of the textbooks will be published in the form of basically essays in our Introduction to Therianthropy forum, so it will be public in the hopes that it will help as many people as possible.

If nobody else picks up the task, I will start them up and then we can fix them up together. Tongue


If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to reply.



EDIT: To respond to a question posed in Discord, obviously the courses can't be about what Therianthropy is, because we don't know what it is and it would be wrong to impose our perspectives on other people.

However what we can do is provide useful knowledge to therians which may not be strictly about therianthropy, but is useful to know if you are a therian. This is roughly what the textbooks are meant to contain. For example in course #2, where we are talking about satisfying animal needs, we are not talking about things every therian needs to do, but rather about the needs that our theriotypes have, which may apply to certain therians.

LP,
Dusty

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  New Therian talk: Therianthropy in the media
Posted by: DustWolf - 2020-03-15 0:35 - Replies (6)

Hey guys,

Here's something to take your mind off of the recent pandemic drama: A new Therian Talk!




Episode #8 of the Therian Talk series. We discuss Therianthropy in the media, as one of the recent debates that we had on the forums, we decided to make a little episode about it.

Please forgive the blunders we made in the episode (Click to View)

Though if you have any feedback, we're always happy for that. Smile

Hosts: @Zefer Nezumi and @DustWolf
Editor: @coffeebear
Music: @Baumarius (Syamori)

Links Discussed in the Episode (Click to View)

LP,
Dusty

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  Support TG!
Posted by: DustWolf - 2020-02-15 18:15 - No Replies

Hey all,

Are you liking Therian Guide? Smile

Do you think what we do here is good? Want to help Therian Guide continue to be?

I would invite you to consider getting a TG support token:
https://forums.therian-guide.com/newpoin...70#content

The TG support token is a unique points store item (just 14 of them left!) you can add to your user profile to show your support.


Getting the token won't cost you any money, but it counts as your vote to route some of the money from the TG budget to help pay TG's hosting fee to keep it running.

Once all tokens are sold out, we are good for another year. Smile

If not, well I understand times are tough and I'll cover the rest to keep TG around.


P.S.: Donations are good too, they will go towards TG's budget and will make the TG support token cost fewer points.

LP,
Dusty

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  New fields: Psychological and Spiritual connection
Posted by: DustWolf - 2020-02-01 10:35 - Replies (10)

Hey guys,

In anticipation for a major new feature here on TG, we've been reworking the postbit, that is the user profile thingy that you see hanging next to posts in a thread, like mine here on the left.

We've cleaned it up a bit and removed several fields which don't really tell you anything you absolutely need to know (most of which were not visible on mobile anyway). Don't worry, the fields are not gone, if you click on a username you can still see all of them.


We've also added two new profile fields: Psychological connection and Spiritual connection.

This might be viewed as slightly controversial since the separation of therianthropy into spiritual and psychological is something we came up with here on Therian Guide. So I thought I'd try to explain it a little.

  • Experiencing a psychological connection to your theriotype is like the usual way you experience therianthropy: When you have phantom shifts, mental shifts, an animal mindset. All of these things are psychology, basically whatever about your behaviour that is kinda animal.
  • Experiencing a spiritual connection to your theriotype on the other paw, is like if you believe in reincarnation and you think you were an animal in your previous lifetime, if you experience a spiritual connection to an animal, etc.

I think that most people here experience both, the psychological connection being the reason you are here and the spiritual connection being something you are somewhat interested in. I wanted to explicitly point out that setting both to "Yes" this is perfectly fine as an option.

I would therefore invite you to visit your user profiles, set up these options according to how you experience therianthropy and using the save button at the bottom of the page.

Please note that presently, if both are set to No or are not selected, the field "Connection:" does not show up in your postbit next to your posts.


Regarding the gender field. If anyone is upset that it is no longer prominently displayed, we will be adding shop icons to fix that, eventually.

LP,
Dusty

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