There are now whole discussion groups devoted to the belief that they are either Na'vi reincarnated, or their souls are Na'vi, or they're just Na'vi on a totally different plane of existence.
People! The movie is about a month old! What is your damage? I mean... Ok... I get that I'm supposed to be Mr. Voice of Reason because I have a podcast and blog and I should watch my words so as not to offend absolutely everyone, but I'm saying it. Right here. Right now.
I can sort of get Otherkin. I can. Do I buy into it wholeheartedly. Honestly, no. Sorry Otherkin fans, but until I sit down and have a few in-depth, intellectual conversations with an Otherkin... Well, there's just too many scenarios in which it's all just crap. However, I can get it on an intellectual level. I believe in reincarnation. If you attach a hierarchical scale onto the idea of reincarnation - like, if you were a really, really good snail, maybe you get to be a lap dog in your next life - then I can see how Otherkin exist. You might have been a wolf in a past life, and part of you still wants to run with the pack...or...something.
But to outright claim to be something that hundreds of millions of people know for a FACT is a totally fictional creation from the mind of James Cameron is so beyond laughable as to be sad. I feel pity for people that need attention - or whatever psychological need they're trying to fill - so badly that they're attempting to glob on to the media frenzy surrounding the top-grossing movie of all time in such a way.
OMG! In going through the various Na'vi sites, I found this gem. Apparently, I was also right about people practicing the Na'vi 'religion.' VOMIT! Now, you can't really Google Na'vi religion and come up with a website yet, but given the speed with which people have already changed their entire spiritual, psychological, and sociological makeup, I give it about another week.
Ok... Ok... Off my soapbox now and off to bed. My Imbolc ritual was simple, but I felt it was rather beautiful.
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