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Identity Group Experiences & Perceptions Of Therapy: Vampires, Otherkin and Others

Researching Identity Group Experiences & Perceptions Of Therapy UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON School of Psychology Stratford Campus Water Lane London E15 4LZ Would you like to take part in research about Otherkin, Vampires, and Therians/Weres and are over 18? Ish’had Duncan (MA Student at University of East London) is seeking six self-identified Otherkin, Vampires and […]

Joseph Laycock: Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community

Joseph Laycock has written a new article that explores the Otherkin. “We Are Spirits of Another Sort: Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community” By Joseph P. Laycock, PhD Nova Religio – The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions February 2012, Vol. 15, No. 3, Pages 65-90 Purchase Article: http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.65 Abstract: Otherkin are […]

Merticus Interview: Media’s Depiction Of Vampires – CSI Las Vegas: “Blood Moon”

CBS recently aired an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation titled “Blood Moon.” The episode focused on a murder connected to the intersection between the vampire and werewolf communities. In relation to this program TheoFantastique presents an interview with Merticus of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance. Merticus has been a member of the vampire community since […]

Teen Werewolves: From the Silver Screen to America’s Schools

I came across an interesting item at the science fiction website io9 with a post titled “Teens pretending to be werewolves.” You will see the news report out of San Antonio, Texas accompanying this post that describes a group of teens who identify with werewolves and gather in groups they call packs. When I came […]

The Otherkin: Fantastic Texts, Pop Culture, and Neo-Religiosity

At times the lines between fact and fiction are blurred when it comes to the fantastic in popular culture and identification with the various characters and creatures that inhabit it. At times the lines are not so much blurred as they are dissolved. Christopher Partridge speaks of “fact-fiction reversals” that exist, and that as a result […]

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