Dragon Spirituality, Draconity & Otherkin

I came across another dragon website today ~ “Jafira’s Lair” at www.jafiradragon.com ~ which had some intriguing personal opinions and insights about dragon spirituality, ‘draconity’ and ‘otherkinism’. So, as I’m always on a quest for knowledge about dragons I’ve added some of it to my collection here.

Otherkinism is an obscure personal belief system in which a person perceives themselves to be connected spiritually in one way or another with a nonhuman form. Draconity is a term used to refer to the idea that one is dragonkin, or the concept of believing oneself to be connected spiritually with dragons in one form or another.” ~ Jafira

My own personal beliefs don’t readily fall into either category, although the definitions given above are rather broad so perhaps the second definition of draconity comes close, but I did think it was all rather fascinating. The article also highlights the problems that followers of such “unusual” faiths have and in doing so shows how much in common we all share when our beliefs, no matter what they might be, are not part of the mainstream beliefs of our given society.

I found it to be an interesting foray into another way of believing in dragons and certainly worthy of inclusion here on Dragon Dreaming. Even though I don’t personally relate to the idea of being dragonkin in the sense that I am or have been a dragon, I respect other people’s right to have such beliefs about themselves.

Click the link to download Jafira’s Draconity Guide  as a pdf or go to Jafira’s Lair (http://www.jafiradragon.com) to read it and much, much more.


Edit: 13/12/2011 ~ I’ve rearranged the links section on this website and added a page here for links to websites about Draconity by Dragonkin.

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10 comments on “Dragon Spirituality, Draconity & Otherkin

  1. Dragon's Eye says:

    There are a great many more who have opinions of themselves as former or current Dragon-Souls. This is an area that has many varied opinions and beliefs.

    I do entreat to you to check out some other sites on-line that may give you a bit more of a perspective in the area of “Draconity”. It was this Draconity that had me twisted up in knots for years until I started accepting the possibility thereof, and exploring it further. It has led me to examining my previous written notes, essays, etc. and delve into the various divination methods – to find some answers that made most sense to me.

    This is a very difficult to explain area of spirituality, but a very rewarding experience for those who choose to explore it further, and learn to accept themselves for who and what they are.

    BTW: I love the site and your writings!

    My site url is available by your request.

    – Dragon’s Eye ( or: Athauliz Dragon. )

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  2. TopazDragon says:

    Hi and thanks for commenting. As a result of your comment here I’ve rearranged my links section and added a page for links to websites about Draconity. I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve added your site to the small list I have so far. 🙂

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  3. Khaskha says:

    I know this is a post from some time ago, but having run across it and finding no better place to leave a comment, here I go!

    Simply, I wish you all the best of luck researching this phenomena if ever you decide to expand an article like this. Do not be afraid to ask others you meet who are any type of kin for their views. It may provide an interesting and wide array of knowledge to take in and examine. You would be surprised the similarities between the species and breeds.

    Otherwise, thank you for shedding a very positive light on the matter. It’s not often that one can come across a page describing Otherkin that has, of what I can see, no negative connotation to it whatsoever. I appreciate it dearly.

    Good luck expanding your site and building a beautiful collection. I’ve found it great so far.

    Wind to thy wings,
    -Khaskha

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    • TopazDragon says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog. 🙂 Yes, I try to show respect for other people’s beliefs and practices (barring anything deliberately harmful etc) even if it’s not something that I personally subscribe to …I like to keep an open mind. 🙂

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  4. Juliet says:

    Hi there. I found this site was really interesting, honestly anything that are related to dragon is like a great concern for me. I had a big interest on dragons i dont know why but i’ve always found myself searching over and over again about them, even on bookstore my eyes keep looking on books which all related on dragons. Might people considered them as only a myth creatures and doesn’t exist but in my heart and mind i believe that they are real and they are just around on us. I’d love to collect dragon images and figurines, perhaps there are times i wish i could seen this creatures in my dreams. I believe dragon is my animal totem. For me they are a wonderful creatures here on earth.

    Anyway i really appreciate and enjoy reading your blog and i want to thank you for it.:)
    Its really an excellent writings on this site.

    Juliet

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    • TopazDragon says:

      Hi Juliet. Thank you very much for your interest in and appreciation of my blog. It’s nice to know that there are so many other people out there who are drawn to dragons as I am. I tend to do the same thing when in book stores — always scanning the shelves for something about dragons. I wish you well on your Dragon Journey 🙂

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  5. SystemDefect says:

    When I was a child I started drawing dragons in great detail, this began from a young age 5-8 even though I hadn’t been exposed to any mythology or lore about Dragons, I’m now 30 and my niece is 8 and she is drawing the same dragons that I drew when I was a child, she hasn’t been exposed to any dragon lore or myth. My sister is perplex by this as I am.

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  6. I have finally gotten around to tending to MY WordPress.com account.

    So I have added your very informative blog to my “follows”. I will see about hooking up my RSS-feeds from my “Temple-Blog” to this one, so that any new posts of mine on there, will hopefully feed here.

    BTW: Thank you very much for linking both of my sites (“The Home of Dragon’s Eye” – and – “Temple of The Ancient Dragons”)

    I was thinking about doing away with the angelfire site, that is, until I noticed the Alexa-ratings for it, and what webstatsdomain was saying about it! Who would have thought that a “simplistic”, free-hosted angelfire site would get such attention by several of the SEO’s?

    Anyway,

    Just cruising around on-line, catching up on some contacts I have not done in ages! Keep up the great-looking blog!

    – Rev. Athauliz “Dragon’s Eye” Firestorm,

    Founder and Chief-Elder,
    Temple of The Ancient Dragons

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  7. sam thorbred says:

    A Dragons Lair perhaps could comeby in this world in a form of a dwelling, mixed with history, a touch of hysteria in its environment.,trapping much energy from the transient souls that have inhabited the latter, a portal from which dragons can manifest in our planet in all its form and glory,.they are among us.

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