"I feel an animal spirit that is an integral part of my being, affecting how I interact with others, what I do, where I go and in that sense, I am a shapeshifter. I exist mentally and in spirit as both wolf and human but not separate, I am one person, one character, one being. Even without a shift, there are several facets in my mind that are pure wolf thinking and make me definitely different than people around me.

Shifting itself is something that's almost impossible to explain to someone who isn't a shifter himself, but I'll try to give you some idea what this is about. My being is truly integrated, both human and wolf co-operating to do what I have to do, to say what I want to say, to live my life, trying to find one that best suits me as being part human, part non-human. Some other feel this differently, having made a clear separation between their human and animal forms, but for me, this is the way it is. Most of the time, to be able to go on mostly unnoticed, I have to let the main "line" of my life being led by my human side, to adapt to human civilization, to "blend in" so to say. When shifting, I let the wolf side take more control, let the animal control my actions and thoughts more. Shifting can be triggered either by will or when the situation I'm in gets really dangerous or life-threatening even and the wolf gets me in a state of heightened awareness, being able to cope with whatever will come my way at that moment. Then, although my human side is still there, my thinking has gone almost purely predatorial."

- Rhuwyth, gaesati wolf cub

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