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.
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.