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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
7:48 pm
For those seeking RP...
I realize that not a lot of people may follow this community anymore, and at the same time are mostly only here for spiritual discussion. But, for those who are interested in RP involving Kitsune, I run a community called Kitsuria Network. It is named after the world where my story and main RP take place, but it is open for any setting. There are also boards for discussion of many things, including Kitsune - whether in popular culture or folklore.

So, if anyone's interested, the URL is http://www.kitsuria.net
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
8:49 pm
Hi all... is this community is still active?
Friday, August 7th, 2009
4:10 pm
Ontological Rebellion: The Otherkin Community and the Struggle for Reality
Joseph Laycock, author of Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism, will be delivering a paper (oral lecture) on Otherkin and the Otherkin Community at the annual conference of the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) in San Francisco, CA tomorrow (August 8, 2009).

Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) Annual Meeting
August 8-10, 2009 - San Francisco, CA
"Ontological Rebellion: The Otherkin Community and the Struggle for Reality"
Joseph Laycock, Boston University

Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism
Joseph Laycock - Praeger Publishers 2009

Examples of this writings and blogs may be viewed at Religion Dispatches
Note:  While he's a "scholar of religion", he does not argue that "vampirism" or "otherkin" are new religious movements - this is simply his peer audience and disclipline of study backdropped against a broader sociological context.

Saturday, June 6th, 2009
4:41 pm
Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism (Academic Book) + Otherkin Interests

The author of the following book will be delivering a paper on Otherkin in August (2009) at the Association for the Sociology of Religion's annual conference in San Francisco, CA.  If you know of individuals with insightful perspectives or interviews to provide regarding Otherkin or the Otherkin Community e-mail us at research@suscitatio.com and we'll pass along your contact information to Mr. Laycock.  He is already in communication with quite of number of individuals from the Otherkin community to ensure as accurate a representation as possible. 

If you're interested in the Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS/AVEWRS), sanguinarian and/or psychic vampirism w/secondary focus on Otherkin / Therianthropy, or the vampire community in general you will want to purchase a copy of this book.  There hasn't been anything quite like this published before... a very different kind of text/approach than that of Ramsland, Guiley, Guinn, and others.

The academic and sociological significance of this work can't be underscored enough.  Laycock offers a sweeping scholarly examination of the vampire community and the process of self-identification as a vampire.  He counters many of the negative stereotypes of the vampire community and posits thought-provoking arguments regarding ontological diversity.  I strongly encourage everyone to obtain a copy of this book and link to it as a resource for vampirism and the vampire community.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230149021&sr=1-1

Praeger Publishers:  http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/C36472.aspx

Religion Dispatches Article:  http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/rdbook/1438/modern_vampires%3A_your_neighbors_and_spouses/?page=1

Vampires Today:  The Truth About Modern Vampirism
Joseph Laycock

Chapter 1:  What Is a Vampire? or, The Varieties of Vampiric Experience
Chapter 2:  Why Vampires?
Chapter 3:  The Vampire Milieu
Chapter 4:  Initiatory Vampire Groups:  Vampirism as Apotheosis
Chapter 5:  The Vampire Community
Chapter 6:  Vampirism and Religion, a Dialogue
Chapter 7:  Out of the Shadows
Chapter 8:  Vampires and the Modern
Bibliography & Index

Names You May Recognize (Mentioned and/or Contributed Material):

Atlanta Vampire Alliance, Corvis Nocturnum, Daemonox, D'Drennan, Don Henrie, Dozens of Groups/Houses/etc. (House Dark Haven, House Eclipse, House Kheperu, House of the Dreaming, House Pantheon, House Quinotaur, House Sahjaza, Temple of the Vampire, Order of the Vampyre, Ordo Strigoi Vii, etc.), Eclecta, Father Sebastiaan, Father Vincent, Goddess Rosemary, J. Gordon Melton, Kiera, Lady CG, Lady Dark Rose, Lord Alistair, Madame X, Maloryn, Martin Riccardo, Merticus, Michelle Belanger, Nicholas, Sanguinarius, Sarah Dorrance, Shadowlore, SoulSplat, SphynxCatVP, Stephen O'Mallie, Vlad & Sky, Voices of the Vampire Community, Vyrdolak, & Zilchy

Inside Cover: 

Vampires are not just the stuff of folklore and fiction. This book explores the modern world of vampirism in all its variety.

Around the globe, untold numbers of people are identifying as "vampires" and following the ways of "vampirism."  But what does it mean to be a vampire?  Is vampirism a religion? Is it a fantasy? Is it a medical condition?  Based upon extensive interviews with members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance and others within vampire communities throughout the United States, Vampires Today looks at the many expressions of vampirism.

In the past two decades, modern vampirism has come under increased study, yet most scholarship has portrayed the vampire community as a cultural phenomenon or, at worst, as a religious cult. Having interviewed many vampires across the country, both "lifestylers" and "real," even those "reluctants" who try not to be vampires, Laycock argues that today's vampires are best understood as an identity group and that vampirism has caused a profound change in how individuals choose to define themselves. As vampires come "out of the closet," either as followers of a "religion" or "lifestyle" or as people biologically distinct from other humans, their confrontation with mainstream society will raise questions about the definition of "normal" and what it means to be human.

In this book, readers will meet "lifestyle vampires," who adopt a culture and a gothic ascetic associated with the vampires of art and legend.  They will be introduced to "real" vampires, who feel that they must actually consume blood and/or psychic energy for their well being.  They will hear from members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance, and they will learn about the Order of the Vampyre, the Ordo Strigoi Vii, and the Temple of the Vampire.

There is no doubt that anyone who reads this book will find the details of real vampire life--including vampire role-playing games, grimoires, "vampyre" balls, vampire houses like House Sahjaza and House Kheperu, the vampire "caste" system, and other details--utterly fascinating.

Additional Notes:  The author holds a Masters of Divinity from Harvard University, a recipient of a grant from the Pluralism Project, and currently enrolled in the Division of Religious and Theological Studies at Boston University where he's working on his PhD.  He has presented on the topic of vampirism at the American Academy of Religion Conference in San Diego where he argued that "vampirism" should not be classified as a new religious movement (NRM) and to faculty at the University of Michigan and other institutional bodies on the sociological and emergent scientific aspects of vampirism.  Laycock is well versed in the structure of the vampire community, has interviewed many individuals from diverse paths, and attended multiple gatherings.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
10:43 pm
Questions that need answering.
I have been a kitsune for some time. I awoke around last September I think around there. I was dubbed Crevan. And other then that. I know nothing. I would like to learn more... Anything... My friend who helped me realize I was kin has lost he interest. So I am alone pretty much seeking answers as best as I can. Help?
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
3:57 pm
How many here are Myobu and are with Inari? I feel so lonely not knowing many Myobu. Even my mates a Nogitsune.. Not that it is a bad thing.

Current Mood: calm
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
4:02 am
Of one little kitsune
Hello all I'm Nipo Ostra, though you can just call me Nipo, or Ostra, or Hey you or anything, I've probably been called worse anyhow. =^.^=

Anyway I'm not 100% kitsune-kin. I'm actually a chimera made of a shit ton of things that are mostly boring, but at the moment I'm taking mostly a kitsune form and I've been around kitsunes for almost all my spiritual lives. Anyhow my interests lay towards the everything side, though music, poetry, veganism, tarot, herbalism and learning new languages have to be some of my favorites.

I'm a little odd, though I'm up for new friends or just talking if anyone wants to hit me up. I'm just here to read, chill, and discuss things.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
7:16 pm
Otherkin - Therian - Vampirism Research Surveys - Important Update

The long-term importance of the VEWRS & AVEWRS surveys can't be stressed enough and this will come into focus on a larger scale in May of 2009 with the publication of an academic book involving some of the information gathered thus far. This independent publication in May ‘09 necessitates that we stop accepting surveys and move full time into analysis and writing if we ever hope to finish this decade (over 130 additional surveys have been e-mailed to us after the initial Oct. ’07 deadline bring the response total to over 750+).  If you have not already completed these surveys (preferably both parts) PLEASE take an hour or so tonight or this weekend/over the holidays to sit down and complete at least the VEWRS (Part 1 - Survey). PLEASE encourage others you know to complete these surveys as well - we rely on your assistance to reach as many individuals online and offline as possible.

THESE SURVEYS ARE APPLICABLE IN PART TO THE THERIAN & OTHERKIN COMMUNITY - YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VALUED & IMPORTANT!  Nearly 200 Otherkin & Therians have already participated in this study and a year later we are extending the offer to participation one last time before initial publication of aspects of this study.  We intend to share the data with these groups so that both may benefit by having a clearer understanding of the demographics, experiences, and beliefs held by our different but often interlinked groups.  If there are questions located on the VEWRS (Part 1) & AVEWRS (Part 2) survey that are not applicable to you, simply answer "Not Applicable", leave blank, or where appropriate if a substitution of "vampire" or "energy worker" for "therian" or "otherkin" is applicable to you please feel free to answer and your response will be treated under the category you identify yourself as outlined on question #172 and #285 (Other - Write In) of the VEWRS and #383/384 and #982 of the AVEWRS.  The data will be divided into the follow classification based on your own self-identity.  Please encourage others from the Otherkin & Therian community to participate ASAP in this study!

V:ampire; V - VE - VO - VT - VEO - VET - VOT - VEOT
E:nergy Worker; E - EO - ET - EOT
O:therkin; O - OT
T:herian; T
How To Participate:

PLEASE download and complete the following survey(s) - if you don't have the time to complete both of these surveys please at least complete the 1st (VEWRS). Your input is more valuable than you realize and will help aid in the understanding of real vampirism, energy work, psychic phenomena, otherkin, therianthropy, etc.

Return the surveys to

SURVEYS: (Click Links To Download)

Part 1 - VEWRS (MS Word Format): 
Part 2 - AVEWRS (MS Word Format): 

TROUBLESHOOTING: (If You Are Unable To Read The File) - Simply Copy/Paste From The Web Sites Below Into rtf/doc/pdf/text File Format or Direct E-mail, "X" Your Choices or Delete Any Non-Applicable Choice, Send As Attachment:

Part 1 - VEWRS (Text Format): 
Part 2 - AVEWRS (Text Format): 


- Suscitatio Research Staff

Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study

A Detailed Sociological & Phenomenological Examination Of The Real Vampire & Energy Worker Community With Secondary Focus On Therianthropy, Otherkin, & "Awakened" Individuals
Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC

Sunday, September 7th, 2008
4:08 pm
I have a question. How many of you Kitsune are of the elements? I am very connected to the earth and such. I am possibly an Earth Kitsune but am having a hard time "feeding" from my element. and am not sure why. I used to not have trouble with this sort of thing and now I am.  So I was wondering if anyone else had any advice how to better take in energy and what not..
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
3:47 pm
Hello I am a new Kitsune here. I am glad there are at least some places like this. Even mystical foxes seem to be in the dark now adays I have not ever seen any shows on foxes exept once on the bat eared fox. I am a female Kitsune light furred. I am glad to be here.

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
7:00 pm
Ok I dont care what you think about me. The thing is I am very lonely and I wanted to get back home sooner rather then later. I have a mate that paied for the trip to RMFC and to Missoula, MT but I don't want to take anymore from him cause the trip alone he told me he could barely afford to have me go. I feel bad that I insisted that I go too. Everyone was right there was other solutions except for selling the gun though I am not going to get into that. I just wanted a way back so that I could have been back with grey and so I don't have to take more from what little he has. I guess that is all I have to say...
6:35 pm
Thank you all who helped but I am returning everything donated and not going to bother anymore. I will find a way without you guys.
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
9:46 am
Hair:shoulderblade lienth
Hair Color:Blood Red
eye color:bye eyed:right is jade greenleft is hoeny brown
Main Breed:FloF&Herding Mutt
Number of Tailz:2
Other Breeds:Vampiric Snow Pard.
Relationship Statis:Singel and looking for long term.
Yiff Statis:Dont Yiff 
SexualityStraight/Bi Currouss.
Type of Relationship Looking for:Male
Well thats it for now, feel free to AIm or what ever. Im Freindly and dont bite....

Current Mood: bouncy
Monday, April 7th, 2008
1:41 pm
We need otherkin related meetings again
Yups... made my last post here almost one year ago, since I haven't been into LJ much as it's been silent and inactive. Since the Kitsuhana forum was taken down, I'm guessing this is currently the best place where everyone can get to talk together except IRC. But alongside that this place would really need more activity and people talking here.

Either way, I noticed that over the last months things have been getting really silent, and I don't mean just this LJ community. While in the past we always used to have a lot of chats about kitsune and many interesting subjects, today we almost never have anything more then random chats on IRC when someone is actually there. I find this a sad thing, as we could learn a lot if we spent more time together to discuss. Don't take it as complaining now, I know people are busy irl and they are trying to find more time for their kin family and friends, but still I think many would actually agree on this.

I remember that last year, miss alynna tried to run a few discussion panels on Second Life every week at a certain hour. Even if some got boring, it used to be quite interesting and we got to talk about quite a few things. That's why I thought it's probably time we think about having weekly, daily or even monthly meetings once again to discuss about otherkin, kitsune, magic and related. We could do this on IRC, on Second Life again (though SL is not what it used to be any more right now) or anywhere else on a stable and comfortable chat system.

The most important thing would be making sure that such discussion will not die again, and we would keep having them every time at the chosen hour and date. But yeah... for now I'd like to know what everyone here thinks about running such meetings again, when most people would have the free time to be online for this. What do you think?

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
9:30 pm
And I command thee.....

...Or something!

Come on now! Hinamatsuri is over already, and I feel like the only one who did anything for it!
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...Or something!

Come on now! Hinamatsuri is over already, and I feel like the only one who did anything for it! <I made onigiri, bell peppers and beef, and origami hina dolls. ^^> Surely you guys are planning on doing things for harumatsuri, and I need ideas! LOTS of ideas. :O So post what you plan on doing to signify the festival, please. Thank ya!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
11:45 pm
My recipe for: Kitsune Udon
Kitsune Udon (Alynna's recipe, 4 servings)

* 2 packs frozen udon noodles
(or a single pack of freshly prepared udon noodles)
* 6 cups of ichiban-dashi (from base)
(expect to have to go to a japanese store for this. You may substitute tempura udon base for this, see below)
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1 Tablespoon mirin
* 1/2 cup soy sauce
* 4 pieces of aburaage (prepared in advance)
(this may just be called 'age' in your store)

Optional ingredients:
* One green onion
* Strips of Nori (dried seaweed) to taste
* 1/2 cup okara (tofu remnant)
* Optional garnishes of your choice.

1. Prepare and heat up ichiban-dashi.
2. Add sugar, mirin, soy sauce, stir until dissolved.
3. When water *begins to boil* (when the bubbles begin to form) add udon noodles and aburaage.
4. If there are Nori or Okara or onion to add, add them now also.
5. Heat until a rolling boil begins, then cut all heat.
6. Allow about 3 minutes for further cooling and flavor saturation, add any garnishes desired then serve.

More options:
* Add frozen vegetables (like carrot, cauliflower, or broccoli) at step 4.
* You may substitute tempura-udon base for ichiban-dashi and soy sauce if you cannot find it. If you are using tempura-udon base, eliminate both the ichiban-dashi and soy sauce, or use much less soy sauce.
* Remember that if you are preparing your own udon noodles, it is one udon noodle pack per two frozen udon pack.
* You may also add an egg to this recipe. Hardboil the egg, chop the white up and add to soup chopped, drop the yolk in, intact. Treat this as a garnish, add it at step 6.

Current Mood: hungry
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
12:29 pm
Otherkin/Therian/Vampirism Research Study Update - 01.03.08
VEWRS & AVEWRS Surveys - An Update 01.03.08:

Our next major release of statistical analysis regarding the VEWRS & AVEWRS will be at the TWILIGHT II Gathering in Atlanta, GA on March 7-9, 2008.  You are invited to attend this event by signing up at: http://vampires.meetup.com/914  We’re glad that several from the Otherkin Community were able to join us at TWILIGHT I in Los Angeles, CA in October 2007!  For the first time with these new upcoming charts and commentary we’ll be dividing the data pools by the following classification method:

V:ampire; V - VE - VO - VT - VEO - VET - VOT - VEOT
E:nergy Worker; E - EO - ET - EOT
O:therkin; O - OT
T:herian; T
* N/A

As many of you are already aware the VEWRS & AVEWRS (Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study) w/secondary focus on Otherkin and Therianthropy (http://www.suscitatio.com) far exceeded our expectations for return rates with over 650+ for the VEWRS and 330+ for the AVEWRS received by the October 31, 2007 deadline.  That equates to over 450,000 individually answered questions!  During the next few months we will be continuing to enter data into SPSS (a statistical analysis program) and working with a variety of individuals from both the community and academia on analysis and correlation of the data we've received.  In addition, this study has captured the attention of many in the media, academic institutions, and even the paranormal community.  While the official deadline has passed, we are asking for your help with a smaller internal and grass-roots effort to directly reach those you personally know within the community (active or inactive) who may have overlooked or failed to complete and return either or both surveys (we will not reject surveys that are still e-mailed to us). We can post on message boards, forums, LJ, Yahoo Groups, MSN, IRC chat rooms, and other areas but we are realistically unable to cover every possible square inch of the internet or global offline community. 

This is why we need your help!

VEWRS & AVEWRS May Be Downloaded From: http://www.suscitatio.com
Completed Surveys May Be E-Mailed To:  response@suscitatio.com
Troubleshooting:  See red box section of web site on instructions on how to complete the "text-only" versions of these surveys

We sincerely thank you for you help with contributing to the success of this study and for your encouragement of others you know to complete and e-mail back these important surveys!

- Suscitatio Research Staff

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
11:36 pm
Hey everyone, the name is Hanai.  I'm a kitsune (I've been on lj for a while, but I created this account separately so those who know me in person and my relatives don't freak out or anything, heh).  Let's see... uh... about me, I've known I was kitsune for quite a while, 5-tailed, and currently sharing this body with another kitsune. 

Anyway, this community seems rather quiet, but I joined in hopes that maybe someday it becomes a bit more active, and perhaps one day I can be of service as well.  Take care and pleased to meet you all.

Current Mood: pleased
Monday, October 29th, 2007
2:41 pm
Hey. Call me Taffy. I do not ever recall being Kitsune, nor do I consider myself to be one in spirit or whatever people say these days. Simply put, I’m not kitsune-kin, but strange things pertaining to the critters have been happening to me as of late.

I have bizarre dreams, wandering through ever-changing scenery and encountering creatures I’d never imagined. One of my gifts during these travels is the ability to take on any shape I wish, though sometimes I cannot change and the forms tend to be those that I’ve had in past lives.

Last winter I had the strangest dream of all. I had been fleeing an unseen assailant through the territory I’d almost come to call home, seeing as how I visited that land multiple times in a week. I ran into a dark shack that I thought could hide me, but the moment I stepped through the door I found myself in what appeared to instead be an enormous den of sorts. There were Kitsune of various sizes and tail counts. Words were exchanged, I assume what I was saying was that I needed shelter, and I don’t know what they spoke to me, but I do recall that they surrounded me and that my mind became very confused, and all was warm. My body changed from a human into a small black fox. At first I had just the one tail, then a second sprouted, and a third. The third shrank back, then the second, and then all three were there. I spent the rest of the night huddled in there with them, wandering the almost mazelike tunnels of their underground home.

I’ve never seen those particular foxes again in my dreams. However, two weeks ago I encountered a small two-tailed fox by the name of Yaga. She lived with her older sister in a dimly lit hut filled with vials and artifacts in the swamp, which was at the far southern end of the lands, where the forest turned wet and dark. After many experiences of being attacked by unfamiliar beings, I decided it was best to head back into safer territory. Several minutes later I noticed Yaga had followed me. My reaction, without particularly thinking, was to transform myself back into the three-tail that the original group had made out of me. The rest is not important. When I awoke later, I was startled to recall the change. I’d never thought I could become a fox of my own will. It’s happened twice since.

So, there’s my connection to the foxes. Input as to the meaning of these dreams would be lovely, or perhaps just a virtual cookie.

Current Mood: sleepy
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
8:40 am
I may or may not get lynched for posting about this here, but, hey, I'll give it a shot.

I am posting to promote a MUCK that I am running. It is called KitsuMUCK, and as you can tell by the name, it is a Kitsune-themed MUCK. Currently, I am working on hiring staff to help run it - basically, to help keep people in line, to help new users that are either new to MUCKing or just getting their character set up and ready to go. If anyone's interested in a position, contact me. My IM screen name for AIM and YIM is "Samuikon".

As for the MUCK itself, there are multiple worlds where the (main) story takes place. And although it is mostly about Kitsune, all species are welcome.

I've had this MUCK open for a while, and now my current goal is to find players to populate it. If you know of anyone who may be interested, spread the word to them.

(5/24/11: edited to update broken links)
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