The Library

FledgingAciesMusings about the sky and flight.2012
Keeping up the Facade AciesA day in the life of a birdperson.2012
The FallAciesA bird's experience of skydiving.2012
CrowAdagioOn being a crow.2006
WintercrowAdagioMusings about winter from the perspective of a crow-person.2006
The Contherianthropy FAQAkhilaA guide clarifying on the concept of contherianthropy.2005

I am Not One-winged
AkhilaFinding and thinking of one’s identity as a raven.2012
Raw RavenAkhilaThoughts and memories on being common raven.2012
The Wings, the Sky and the BirdAkhilaPonderings over what it means to be a bird and an animal-person.2012
I'll Only Fly AwayAriAbout sometimes being a bird shapeshifter, from a jotun perspective.2012
Tengu-nessCrowgoblinSome words from a tengu.2004
TermsElinoxCommonly used community terminology and their definitions.2008
Why So Many Wolves?ElinoxSpeculation on the prevalence of wolf as a theriotype.2007community
WingsFaileasA look into the phenomena of phantom wings.2005
On Being a Heavy BirdGreyGhost Thoughts on body, movement and flight from a goshawk.2012
Eating with a RaptorGreyGhostSenses and taste as a goshawk-person.2012
Life and ReligionKefiraPersonal reflection on spirituality, life, and religion.2005lioness, lion
LionessKefiraOn being a lioness.2005lion,
Dream ShiftingKellerThoughts on the relevance of dream shifting, trends in therian communities, and the expansion of therianthropy's scope.2004shifting, community
Humans as Lesser BeingsKellerA heated look at some folks' opinion of humans being inferior.2005
Hair and TherianthropyKellerThoughts on hairstyling in relation to therianthropy with commentary on gender roles and sexuality.2004
Musing on RetirementKellerOn experiences of culture shifts within the therian community.2005
Territoriality in TheriansKellerOn an experience of territorial instincts in non-primate humans.2004leopard
Terms and DiagramsKellerDiscussion of terminology and using diagrams as a visual means of describing therianthropy.2005contherianthropy, cladotherianthropy,
community, shifting, terminology
ZoophiliaKellerPersonal thoughts on zoophilia and the documentary 'Animal Passions'.2004
Power BirdKhamaseenOn Great Horned Owl.-
Body BeingKhamaseenAn experience of phantom limbs.-
Who Holds the Sun in WinterKhamaseenA more experiential writing about the weather, outdoors, and an encounter with a hawk.-
Phoenix: From My EyesKya_raynAn experience of being a phoenix.-
A Short View on Modern ContherianthropyLion TemplinPart 1/4 in a series discussing Templin's proposal of 'contherianthropy'.1997contherianthropy
Fun with Faith - The Fallacy of TherianthropyLion TemplinPart 2/4 in a series discussing Templin's proposal of 'contherianthropy'.1997contherianthropy
Proving Individual ContherianthropyLion TemplinPart 3/4 in a series discussing Templin's proposal of 'contherianthropy'.1997contherianthropy
Building Blocks to ContherianthropyLion TemplinPart 4/4 in a series discussing Templin's proposal of 'contherianthropy'.1997contherianthropy
A Raptor’s Primary SensesMeiryaTouch is vital to a near-sighted hawk.-
Feathers and PinionsMeiryaThe path to internal balance of bird-needs and human-needs began with acceptance.-
Cinnamon and MyrrhMeiryaIdentifying with phoenix, and phoenix-nature.-
Expressing HawkMeiryaExpressing hawk in physical presentation.-
Expressing PheonixMeiryaOn expressing being phoenix. -
FeathersMeiryaWhat is being a bird.2005

North Wind, Winter Sun, Rough-Legged Hawk
MeiryaSeeking the myth behind Buteo lagopus.-

The Alien Avian
MeiryaBird into human is a difficult translation.-
Definition of Noema/ NoemataPoppyDefinition/ usage of noema proposed in 2019 by Poppy.2020
On Wings of a Living Past SonneAn exploration of one’s extinct theropod theriotype.2009
Terms and DefinitionsSonneDefinitions of various words related to therianthropy.2008cladotherianthropy, suntherianthropy, syntherianthropy, contherianthropy, otherkin, phenotype, polywere, wereside
The Nature of BuzzardSunburnOn being a common buzzard.2009
Advice for NewbiesSwiftpawAdvice for interacting in communities and commentary of trends.1999-2003
A Brief Introduction To the SubjectSwiftpawAn introduction to therianthropy and the community of the time.1999-2003
Animal Folk: Being Alone SucksSwiftpawThoughts on solitude and networking with animal people offline and being jaguar1999-2003jaguar, feline, cat
An Introduction to Shifting for NewbiesSwiftpawCommentary on what shifting is and how it is done.1999-2003
Cities vs. CountrysideSwiftpawPersonal reflection on living in rural and urban environments. 1999-2003jaguar, feline, cat
Coming Out of the Furry ClosetSwiftpawThoughts on sharing individual therianthropy with friends and family.1999-2003
Confronting Your MythsSwiftpawA heated review of two articles containing misinformation. Further discussion of introspection/ soul-searching and discussion of sharing therianthropy with the public.1999-2003
Different Places, Different Cultures, Different VelocitiesSwiftpawExperiencing two different cities as a jaguar.1999-2003jaguar, feline, cat
Excuses for the High School TherianSwiftpawA teenager's cynical take on teenage therian stereotypes.1999-2003
Rant: How (not) To Tell The Online WorldSwiftpawHeated thoughts on presenting therianthropy to others and behaviour within the community. 1999-2003
Real Guide to Physical ShiftingSwiftpawBrief commentary on physical shapeshifting being fictitious.1999-2003
Swift's Interview with an UtahraptorSwiftpawDiscussion of being a utahraptor.2001utahraptor ostromayorsum
Teenagers and MaturitySwiftpawDiscussion of age and maturity in community interactions. Bit of a vent. 1999-2003community
Tracing the Origins of the Term 'Therianthropy'SwiftpawOrigin and definitions of 'therianthropy'.1999-2003definitions, terminology, ahww, alt.horror.werewolves, history, lycanthropy
Undertree: Being Alone is PerfectSwiftpawRecollecting a moment spent under a tree and the city stars.1999-2003jaguar, feline, cat
What A Were Is: My Input on the 2002 Terms WarSwiftpawDefining therianthropy and thoughts on use of the term and community trends.2002definitions, terminology, history, community
Why Slang SucksSwiftpawThoughts on the value (or lack there of) of expanding slang/ shorthand vocabulary.1999-2003terminology
WerefolkSwiftpawDefining weres (therians). Somewhat outdated.1999-2003terminology, history
Introduction to Modern Therianthropy as a Personal Identity - TranscriptTherian NationTranscript. An introduction to therianthropy.2016introduction, definition,
Introduction to Modern Therianthropy as a Personal Identity - VideoTherian NationAn introduction to therianthropy. 2016introduction, definition, youtube
Therian Nation Magazine Vol.1 Is.1Therian NationA zine with a collection of art, poetry, stories, food, and more.2020

An Injured Bird Hides
TsuAn introspective journey of self-discovery.2012mute swan, bird,
A Therian StoryTsuA personal description of being bird from a young age.2012mute swan, bird

TsuAutism and being bird.2012

Exploring Your Kintype with Sumi-e
TsuSculptures and simple paintings, and how they can bring out the spirit of a species.2012mute swan, bird,

Dysphoria is Not Always About Wings and Tails
TsuThoughts about different kinds of body dysphoria2012mute swan, bird, species dysphoria, dysmorphia
Finding BirdTsuDiscussing what is bird nature.2012mute swan, bird, flight

Freedom is a Small Word
TsuAbout flying and the use of the word “freedom”.2012mute swan, bird, flight
Heron StoryTsuAbout seeing a heron, and thinking about bird shapes and what feels right.2012

I Just Worked Something Out
TsuA personal experience of phantom wings; experiencing “back wings” instead of “arm wings”.2012phantom limbs, mute swan,

The Purity Myth and the Liminal Mute
TsuAbout the human idea of mute swans as “pure”, and why they are really not very pure at all.2012mute swan, bird,

Religion of the Swan
TsuMusing on if swans had religion, what would it be?2012mute swan, bird, myth, spirituality,

Swan in an Owl Cage
TsuStory of swan's experience working with barn owls.2012mute swan, barn owl, bird

What Are Birds? We Just Don’t Know: More Thoughts on “Finding Bird”
TsuExploring and describing “bird nature”.2012

What is it Like to be a Swangirl?
TsuDescription of swan feelings.2012mute swan, bird
That Which Snatches And That Which FliesZedjeb (House of Chimeras)Detailed account of one’s harpy identity.2012