There is only one sentient humanoid species on this planet, and that is us – Homo Sapiens. Every human on this planet is born of two human parents, as were they, and their parents before them, and theirs before them, and so on and so forth back to the point where we differentiated from other primates.
There are no offshoots of the human species that have “went back to the water” – environmentally based evolutionary changes take millions of years to occur. Humans as a general rule, do not adapt to the environment so much as we alter our environment to suit us. This has taken the form of building fire, creating clothing, building shelters, making tools, etc. etc. ad nauseum.
Magic does not exist, in any way, shape, or form. There is no nebulous energy field that allows humans to change, alter, or otherwise affect reality in any way. Energy reacts in scientifically recognizable ways, such as electricity, thermal heat, and electromagnetism. It reacts in the same way over and over and over again, producing consistent, verifiable, testable, and documentable results.
Claims of “abilities” to consciously affect or direct fire, water, air, etc. are fantasies born out of the old myth that there were four “elements” that made up the whole world. Humans cannot cause the movement of anything with their minds via the fantasy of telekinesis. Fire “moves” as a matter of natural course, because of eddies and currents in the air, differences in air pressure, differing rates of fuel consumption according to material density, movements of people in the vicinity, even differing densities of gases in the air among a myriad of other variables. Similar variables affect water.
Shifting is not real. It is at best a simple imaginative fantasy and at worst a dangerous delusional thinking pattern that can lead to true mental illness such as paranoid schizophrenia, which is marked by a loss of the ability to differentiate reality from fantasy. Such thinking patterns have been shown to be nothing more than fantasy over and over again, from the delusions of Alzheimer’s patients to people suffering traumatic brain injuries to drug-induced delusions to people who induce in-depth fantasies such as “therianthropy”. Self identified “therianthropes” claim to be able to “m-shift”, which they claim is a change from a human mode of behavior to the behavior of their self-chosen animal “type”. They seem to exhibit a mental change, affecting at first glance the behavior of the target animal, but no such change is genuine. They are adopting the perceived behavior of an animal, from an entirely human standpoint of observation, and they are usually very, very, wrong about how the animal actually behaves. In most cases if that person were to try to use their “therian” behavior to actually interact with real animals of that type, they’d probably get severely mauled or injured.
The electrical patterns and waveforms of the human brain do not change in such episodes to that of an “animal”, but they do reflect the patterns associated with delusional thinking or deep fantasies.
Continued participation in these fantasies of “shifting”, of whatever type someone invents, will not turn you into a mythological creature – but it will mentally predispose you to deeper delusions and aberrant thinking patterns that can lead you into mental illness. 3 weeks ago