What is a Therian?
The answer is somewhat difficult to place as the definition changes slightly depending on who you ask. However, to give a general answer, a therian is a person who eels that they are closely bound to a certain animal-type dee within their personality, even some to their soul. Some have dreams of being an animal, other's feel invisible fur on their skin. there are many other interesting effects of therianthropy, but i just wanted to give an idea. The most well-known form of Therian is the were-wolf. These therians usually do feel some sort of pain or influence during a full moon, but then, a good portion of the rest of us "others" are influenced by the moon as well. The difference comes when the Therian has a "shift" of sorts. There are many different kinds of shifting. M-shits are mental, when the person thinks like the animal would. D-shifts are when the person dreams they are the animal. there is also the ever-popular p-shift, where there is a physical shift in the persons body, although I personally refuse to accept this until I witness it first-hand. There is much more about Therians than I have given in this brief introduction, so please contribute to what i have said. Share your experiences, tell us your beliefs. Let us better understand one another.