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About This Forum
“Therian Wilderness is a community dedicated to separating the real views of Otherkin and Therianthropy, spiritual and otherwise, from the unrealistic ideas that have accumulated around the sub-culture. 'Spiritual' does not mean 'Religious' and we are not a religion, although many of our members do have separate religious beliefs. The forum has been established for constructive discussion of relevant topics, to share theories and experiences, to assist newly awakened Otherkin/Therians, and to help make available beneficial teachings and practices.”

What Therian Wilderness Is Not
• A Furry Role-Play forum
• A place for Pack Recruitment/Advertisement/Searching
• A Role-Play forum for Otherkin/Therians
• A Professional Mental/Legal Help forum
• An Adult/XXX/Yiff site

Basic Terms & Definitions as Used on the Forum
(For further assistance, check the "Common Misconceptions, and FAQ")

  • Otherkin: An individual who feels/believes that they are something non-human on an internal level, usually spiritually or psychologically. Considered an 'umbrella term' to include Therianthropy, but generally used to refer to those who identify as non-Earthly/mythical creatures or beings.
  • Therian: Otherkin who identify exclusively as a single known Earthly or extinct animal. Some may claim to have been multiple, but only identify as one.
  • Furry: A person who role-plays as a made up animal/anthropomorphic character, but does not feel that they are that being all the time. Furry sub-culture is most often confused with Otherkin/Therianthropy, but lacks the fundamental belief of unconditional identification as the creature.
  • Kintype/Theriotype: The animal(s)/creature(s)/being(s) an Otherkin or Therian identifies as.
  • Shift: One of several types of 'transitions' or changes in intensity regarding how much an Otherkin/Therian feels their kintype(s) and/or which one if there are multiple. Not to be confused with physical transformation, which is generally agreed upon as impossible or taboo to discuss in the community. "Shifts" in this sense are strictly mental, spiritual, or energetic/auric.

The First Thing to Do

1) Read The Rules.
• Every place has them, and here they distinguish us as a community to further Otherkin/Therianthropy understanding. Their importance cannot be stressed enough.
(Ignorance of the rules for having not read them is not an excuse to get away with breaking them. To the contrary, not having read them is breaking this one.)

2) Write an Introduction.
Please write an introduction within 7 days of registering in the "Member Introductions" board. Things to include below are highly recommended, but not required:
• A bit about yourself,
• Likes and dislikes,
• Hobbies,
• How you found us.
• What animal(s) or being(s) you associate with, if any,
• How you determined the above,
• What you hope to gain by being here,

The more others know about you, the more they will be able to connect. Short three line introductions are not adequate enough to get to know an individual, so if you want to stand out, don't be afraid to make your mark.

Bear in mind, this is a text based forum so your literacy levels must be adequate for us to understand you and take you seriously. If your intro is heavily illiterate, lacks most grammar, or is a multiple size text rainbow, other members will not be able to respond correctly, or may not wish to at all. Info on this is below in the "Posting Messages" area of the "Member Rules" section.

If you have issues with writing due to dyslexia or English not being your primary language, this is understandable. Just let us know, take time to post your info, and use a spell checker where you feel you may need it.

I Want to Meet Another Member.
• The Forum does not endorse any meetings. All personal meetings must be arranged outside the forum, and you will do so at entirely your own risk.

I Want to Create a Pack.
• The Forum does not allow members to advertise or recruit for any "pack" they may be forming or are involved in. This rule has been added due to the influx of problems with pack advertisement/recruitment and associated negative aspects of "pack mentality". No exceptions on this rule.

Meetings in any way representing Therian Wilderness are NOT PERMITTED without accompaniment of Staff. If you attempt to arrange such a meeting through the forum or chat, you will be banned from this community. Anyone who receives a PM asking for meetings must contact a staff member immediately and link to a screenshot of the message. This is as much for your safety against predators as it is for the forum's well being.


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StarGazer Stone: Hey! I'm StarGazer! wolfkin and hella gay whats up Nov 20, 2015 18:24:37 GMT
Kasumi Noxumbra: Welcome StarGazer, if you haven't already I suggest making an account on the forums so we can get to know you better and answer any questions if you have any. n_n Nov 20, 2015 19:15:47 GMT
Daizen: Im having trouble registering an account. Where is the link? Nov 22, 2015 5:00:52 GMT
Daizen Mahtmas: Nevermind, found it Nov 22, 2015 5:06:44 GMT
Kasumi Noxumbra: Glad you found it. n_n Let us know in your introduction or through PM if you have any questions. We'll be more than happy to help. Nov 22, 2015 13:19:29 GMT
hi: Hi! IM Aezo! My theriotype is a artic fox. :P Nov 22, 2015 13:58:45 GMT
Aezo: I was wandering , Im therian but Im christian. By meditating , Its like.. suppose to be a hindu and budhist thing. Do I have to meditate? I always figure things out through dream shifts that I have , though my pack says I NEED to meditate. Please Help :( Nov 22, 2015 14:00:46 GMT
Parthaeus: Meditation is a universal practice. It's purpose is to aid in self exploration. It won't be against your religion to meditate. Nov 22, 2015 14:06:39 GMT
Kasumi Noxumbra: I agree with Parth on this. Also I wouldn't rely on dream shifts though to figure things out. Dreams can be affected by our minds whether we realize it or not. I see you already made an account here, so we'll talk more in your introduction if you want. n_n Nov 22, 2015 15:05:40 GMT
Kasumi Noxumbra: Anyways, going to grab some food and take my dogs out, I'll check back later. n_n Nov 22, 2015 15:08:06 GMT
TheLittleRedHen: Hey guys I'm new trying to figure out how I edit my species and stuff. Nov 22, 2015 15:38:48 GMT
TheLittleRedHen: I JUST joined. I litterally just popped out of the cyber womb. Nov 22, 2015 15:39:03 GMT
TheLittleRedHen: Oh never mind I think I found it. Nov 22, 2015 15:40:55 GMT
Parthaeus: Your custom title will be set after you've made an introduction and let us get to know you a little bit. Nov 22, 2015 15:42:25 GMT
TheLittleRedHen: Oh okay. Nov 22, 2015 15:49:08 GMT
TheLittleRedHen: Man, this is kinda cool. I have never really been on a FORUM before. Just Furaffinity. so this is kinda cool. Nov 22, 2015 15:49:33 GMT
TheLittleRedHen: I guess Furaffinity is like...a Image....Forum? I dunno! Nov 22, 2015 15:50:16 GMT
Parthaeus: This is a nice little spot of the internet. Nov 22, 2015 15:58:56 GMT
R: You're finally escaping the clutches of FA, then!! Nov 22, 2015 17:20:01 GMT
TheLittleRedHen: I like FA. Nov 23, 2015 3:59:10 GMT
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