Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Twilight hunting

The hour of twilight, both evening and morning, is a very important place. It's when the air shifts and it turns into a different temperature. Morning twilights always feel cold for me as the night passes and the sun rises. That sends a chill eveywhere. This breeze can be felt by some people and a few of them are were creatures or otherkin of some kind but the many don't seem to recognise it.

In this breeze there is a special sound, scent and even colours. Each can be identified at different times of the year or felt by different people. It also depends on where you live and who you are. For instance, a teenaged therianthrope living in California won't recognise the same thing that an old werewolf Master living in Norway. However, for the teenager, he or she will begin to experience the various levels of sensations that each clock time, day, weather pattern, season, month and even ritualistic event ("holiday") is going to be like. That person can grow to understand it. For the many it's visual too.

During the Spring mornings when it's twilight and not yet sun-risen, the breeze is very cool. At times it can be frosty. The breeze can sound like birds or rustling leaves, sighing, the shore, twirling movements on grass and the lightest rainfall. It smells like candy and flowers. Depending on what carried it and where the twilight breeze travelled from, the scent can be like trees or rocks. The morning early Spring breeze is a very soft, transparent pale pink. It's glowing colour is so swift and brief that it looks like a drifting shawl. The style and type of breeze changes every time and sometimes each individual person will understand it in their own way. It won't even be the same as what I feel.

Then late twilight it's also different again. Sunset, moonrise, starlight, before then when it turns darker and the sky is still quite colourful. This is when the air becomes dense and closed, as if a blanket is being covered over the world. For werewolves we might shapeshift and transform, depending on the cycles. When we do transform, it's during twilight and NOT dead-of-night with the moon up already. Werewolves become who they are as the night approaches, and before the sky blackens.

In forests there are large amounts of deer and other wild animals. They are part of the landscape. Werewolves do feed upon them but it's not true that they always do this. People have a large meal before they become wolves. It isn't true that werewolves attack people either or simply become hungry once they've altered shape. This process of transformation is not a physical change as people know it as they've seen it in horror movies. Therianthropy isn't clinical lycanthropy and others do tend to confuse it together. Often the medical web definitions of Lycanthropy might mention the word Therianthropy as to judge the matter as going downwards, to lump this all together, darken true werewolves and because the topic itself needs a more wider, friendlier understanding. If no one understands the differences of the types of werewolves there are from the Therianthrope to the mystical lycanthrope, to the nicknamed infamous associates and the clinical lycanthrope illness, then let's show them. Werewolf myths, stories and fables, reports, misunderstandings and uplifting healing experiences, that would make a whole subject worthy of studying.   

Anyone interested in Lycanthropy or Therianthropy:

Werewolves and Lycanthropy
Monstrous Werewolves
The werewolf and shapeshifter codex

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