I find shapeshifting to be a facinating subject, so here is a page that explores different aspects of the shifter. If anyone has any information about tree melding, I would be interested (no wicked thoughts, all). My interest comes from some experiences where people say that I have looked as if I had come out of a tree, or have seen my hands and feet look like roots. Do I believe that Shifters in fact exist? Look around and draw your own conclusions.
“Shapechanging in practice essentially breaks down into two main areas that for the purposes of discussion I’ve decided to call “Out of body” shifting and “Altered State” shifting. The two are related: altered state shapeshifting in particular using some of the methods of consciousness altering employed in out-of-body voyages but they are sufficiently different to enable them to be considered separately.” — Redvane Fox
There are two types of shapeshifting; changing your light body in the astral to power animal, & changing your physical form on the earth plane into an animal. Perhaps this is where the lycanthropy legend actually began. Very adept shamans are said to be able to change their physical human forms into that of animals.
Windigo – Someone who is one of the astral shifters
The Clan of the Cats — A very interesting on-line comic strip published daily, which is about a girl who shapeshifts into a panther when agitated. The girl’s family is cursed so they cannot determine just when they are going to shift…
Stone Knife Clan Homepage — A site by cat people, for cat people and other werecreatures
The Leopard’s Tree — Elist for shapeshifters..