Otherkin Reiki: Discernment

Continuing my thoughts on otherkin Reiki, we next come to a stage that I think can best be described as “discernment”.  This is the stage when memories uncovered in the awakening and remembering stages are examined and the proverbial wheat is separated from the chaff.

This corresponds to the alchemical stage of seperation, in which ungenuine or unworthy material is discarded.  And that’s pretty much our goal here as well – to discard any false memories you may have generated to fill in gaps in your actual memories, a particular danger if you attempt to present your memories in story format, and to discard any material which is not worthy of bringing into the present.  For instance – if you had a life that you weren’t proud of, separating yourself to some degree from who you were then while still bringing forward that life’s lessons so you do not repeat its mistakes.

In the existing tradition of otherkin Reiki, Rialian’s True Memory symbol is again the symbol most commonly used to weed out false memories.  To my knowledge there is no symbol, at this time, designed to help distance one from “unworthy” memories.  Our sigil will attempt to do both.

We will start this time with the magic square of Mars, associated with the alchemical process of separation:

It’s a bit more of a challenge to pick a root word to form the basis of this sigil, but I think I’ll go with the hebrew word פָּרַד, pronounced “paw-rad'” and meaning “to divide” or “separated”.  It is composed of the letters, from right to left, Pe (80=8), Resh (200=2), and Dalet (4).  So our sigil, laid out on the magic square, will look like this:

Which gives us, as our final sigil, this:

Again, a very simple sigil and quite effective once charged and released.  As with the Remembering sigil this thoughtform has specifically been created for work with nonhuman past-life memories.  In addition to the purposes already suggested it may also be useful for creating some emotional distance between yourself and memories you are attempting to work with.

At this point it may be interesting to point out that each sigil designed so far has graphically suggested its purpose.  The Awakening sigil suggests reaching down for something that was buried and bringing it up into the light.  The Remembering sigil has the appearance of a lightning bolt, certainly fitting for the typical flashes of memory otherkin experience.  And the Discernment sigil suggests taking something out and throwing it away.  At least, that’s how I view each of them.

For the curious, the next stage will be Integration.

Otherkin Reiki: Remembering

Continuing my thoughts on Reiki for otherkin, the next stage after Awakening would seem to be Remembering.  The line between the two is, of course, subtle – many of my own Awakenings have involved the initial recovery of new memories.  I would say the distinction between these two stages is in the deep exploration of the memories uncovered and learning to work with them consciously.

This may involve dealing with traumas or attachments from previous lives, recognizing patterns, finding new information and perspectives, etc.  Alchemically, it corresponds to the process of dissolution.  In the existing tradition of otherkin Reiki, the symbol most often used for Remembering is the True Memory symbol channeled by Rialian.

To intentionally create a sigil for Remembering, we’d start with the magic square of Jupiter, pictured below:

Again going old-school, we’d use the hebrew word זכור, pronounced “zakor”, and meaning “remember” in the imperative sense as the basis for this sigil.  This word is composed (from right to left) by the letters Zayin (7), Kaph (20=2), Waw (6), and Resh (200=2).  Laid out on our magic square, the sigil would appear like this:

Which leaves us the following as our final sigil:

Again, a fairly simple sigil, and highly effective once properly charged and released.  This thoughtform has specifically been created with remembering and working with memories of non-human past lives in mind, rather than more mundane purposes or even remembering “what you need to know”.

Otherkin Reiki: Awakening

Following up on my previous articles, Reiki from a Magical Perspective and Reiki Sigils, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the subject of what is termed “otherkin Reiki“.  This has largely referred to a school of Reiki as taught, used, mutated and mutilated by the members of the otherkin community.  My own practice sprang from this tradition.

But in addition to Reiki by otherkin, “otherkin Reiki” has also referred to Reiki for otherkin.  Reiki which deals with unique issues faced by otherkin.  For example, the True Form symbol, channeled by Eyovah, is commonly used by practitioners of otherkin Reiki to explore their nonhuman aspects and even to promote awakening.

As covered in my earlier articles, this is a sigil that links to a specific thoughtform which acts to reveal a person’s “true form”.  In some cases this revelation may help that person to awaken as otherkin.  Personally, while I do find uses for this symbol and include it in my own practice, I don’t connect well to the “true form” concept for otherkin as someone with multiple nonhuman past lives on different worlds and as different species.  So my first thought for truly otherkin Reiki is – what about a sigil to promote awakening?  Purely awakening, no reference to true forms much less a symbol suggestive of a particular (winged, if not draconic) form.

There are various methods I could use to construct such a sigil, but in this case I think I’ll stick with one of the more traditional methods.  A magic square.  Specifically, the magic square of Saturn since awakening is roughly equivalent to the alchemical operation of calcination associated with that planet.  Which looks like this:

Since I’m going old-school, I’ll also use the hebrew verb עוּר, pronounced “oor” and meaning “to rouse oneself, awake” as the basis for the sigil.  It is composed (from right to left) by the letters Ayin (70=7), Waw (6), and Resh (200=2).  We lay this out on our magic square as follows:

Which gives us, for our awakening sigil, this:

A simple and, once charged and released, very effective sigil to help promote awakening in otherkin.

There are probably a number of additional uses otherkin in particular could put Reiki-charged sigils to.  Several of which may represent additional stages of development corresponding to further alchemical processes.  I’ll be giving it some more thought, and writing additional articles in this series as I think of them and design appropriate sigils.  It is my hope to eventually compile a complete set of sigils and connected thoughtforms uniquely useful to otherkin and expanding beyond the set arrived at somewhat haphazardly through “channeling”.