I have noticed since my beginning within the otherkin community that there seems to be a certain kind of feeling towards angels and elves, at the very least — and I’m not the only one who has noticed this: that we are somehow “elitist”, that we are “snobs” and believe we are somehow elevated above the rest of creation. The accusation is thrown at angels and certain types of elves, such as the Elenari, more than any other — or so I have witnessed.
This portrayal, of course, is something I feel to be quite inaccurate; and in this article, I will discuss the reasons why I believe the stereotype exists.
I can only speak about incarnate angels, so I will focus more on them than on my other prime example, the Elenari.
As well, please note that I do not mean to say that we are somehow “better” than the other kinds of ‘kin; anything I say that seems to state that is probably in jest.
I. We Have a Shared History
Angels all come from the same place, basically; in most of our minds, the very definition of an angel is “a servant of the Divine”. Therefore, we all come from Heaven, or something related to that; and we were all created by God Hirself, by Hir very hands.
Most of the angelics I have ever come across remember some if not many of the same events, people, and places. For example, the First War, which produced the one called Satanel, is a vivid memory for a lot of us; still more remember Lucifer’s Fall; and some of us remember all three Rebellions, the Fall of the Grigori being the third. Some of us are younger than others, but we all still remember Michael and Gabriel and the other higher-ups . . . and boy, do we all still talk about Lucifer.
Many kinds of ‘kin, unfortunately, cannot claim the same kind of history that we do. Unless two therians were in the same group, they do not remember the same events and personalities; the same holds true of dragons, many fae, vampires, chaos entities . . .
II. We Are Related to Each Other
Angels, I know, were all brothers, sisters, and cousins. We had families within the family, certainly — some of us had siblings, lovers, and even children — but as we all came directly from the Divine, we behaved as any family does.
We all loved each other, for the most part; and this will sound quite incestuous, but an angel having multiple lovers, or even a new lover every day, was not uncommon in the slightest — for oftentimes, that was how we showed our love. The one example of pure hatred I can think of between two angels is Michael and Samael; and even then, I believe that there was some kind of love there, deep down within them, even if it was obligatory. But just like any family, we fought and made up and died for and killed for each other. We did not necessarily like everyone Up There . . . but love and amity are not mutually inclusive.
III. We Know More About God and the Universe Than You Do
Or so we sometimes feel, which is admittedly a little snobbish — or even very snobbish, considering how far some angelics take it.
Let’s face it: we come from a true theocracy, a place where God is the centerpiece of our existence and rules everything. The debate on whether angels have free will, even, still goes on within the angelics’ forums on many otherkin sites. Being that God is, indeed, our “Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End”, that Xie created us and put us in charge of keeping Order within the universe — or multiverse, depending on how you look at it — and that many of us believe that Xie put us in human bodies for a reason benefiting the ultimate Plan that Xie must have . . . it’s natural that we would give off the impression that we believe we know more about the mysteries of the universe than everyone else.
Heck, some of us do believe that — which certainly makes the rest of us look bad.
This fails to explain why newly awakened angels seem to be popping up left and right . . . isn’t it sexier to be a vampire? But that is an article for another time.
I hope that this short and sweet piece has put to rest some of the misunderstandings afloat at the present time. Questions are encouraged.