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The Different Types of Shifting

February 15th, 2010 § 19

Sure, werewolves can do lots of stuff. But can they do anything other than shift shape? I mean really, when you consider all that is in a werewolf’s realm of abilities, simply turning from man to wolf and back again can become quite boring. So, what else can they do? There are actually lots of different ways that werewolves can shift including non-lucid shifting and shifting out of one’s body. Here are the nine most common types of shifting and what they’re all about.

Sense Shifting – This happens when in human form however, senses become sharp and wolf-like. This usually only affects one or two senses at a time but it can be more.

Wild Shifting – This shifting also happens when in human form and is when the werewolf will become crazy, ‘wild’, and uncontrollable. The wolf will not be able to control his/her own actions, and may involuntarily growl or bare their teeth.

Non-Lucid Shifting – This type of shifting happens when the werewolf is dreaming and the person actually does change into a werewolf. However, the wolf has no idea this is happening and so has no control over their actions.

Lucid Dream Shifting – This differs from non-lucid shifting because, while the werewolf still changes into a werewolf while they are dreaming, they are aware of what is happening and able to control what they do.

Astral Shifting – This is when the werewolf comes out of the body and actually shifts onto a different astral plane. This is different from lucid dream shifting because the werewolf will shift to somewhere such as into past worlds, or other worlds where past loved ones may have gone when they died.

Mental Shifting – Mental shifting is actually something that many werewolves can do. This is the simple ability to shut out all human activity happening around in order to fully heighten all of the senses. This can be done when a werewolf is searching out prey, or something that may be of danger to them. Although it’s a fairly common ability, it still takes a good deal of concentration and focus.

Phantom Shift – A phantom shift is one of the most interesting types of shifts. This shift occurs when a werewolf is in human form and is experiencing something so close to resembling a shift that they need to check that they aren’t actually changing. The feeling of changing may even be so strong that the werewolf might check for fur. Of course, there will be none there – if it really is a phantom shift.

Auric Shifting – This type of shifting is done when the werewolf needs to change the aura that surrounds them. While the physical form of the werewolf, whether human or wolf, will stay the same, the aura around them will change. This is mostly used when a werewolf senses that they are in danger.

Physical Shifting – This of course, is the most common and well-known. It’s the act of a human turning into the form of a wolf, therefore becoming a werewolf.

Of course, not all werewolves will have all, or even any, of these abilities. But some of them are quite common so the possibility is quite good that a werewolf has the ability to shift in a number of different ways.

- Kate

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19 Responses to The Different Types of Shifting

  1. DatapawWolf says:

    Wow, I never thought about it that way before, thanks for the list!

  2. Demonofthefullmoon says:

    ill remember this while i write my pet project

  3. will says:

    hello kate have you ever met a werewolf? well if you have let me know and if you have not would you like to. I am a werewolf and just had to read this to see if you knew what you were talking about. contact me if you wish.

  4. SheWolf says:

    how do we contact u? and how do we kno ur lying?!??!

  5. Creeper says:

    I would call physical shifting the most well known but by far the least common (to be considered biologically impossible.)Even psuedo-physical shifting, which is where the silly concept of phyasical shifting originated, should be catagorized as a rare if not extinct practice. Psuedo-physical shifting can only be achieved with the aid of psychotropic hallucinegenes (which is strongly discouraged.) Before all the werewolves start ragging on me about sightings and historical acounts of physical werewolves I digress that psuedo-physical werewolves can appear to be fully physical and interact with the physical world through the etheric levels of physical matter. The etheric animal body of the practitioner is projected their physical mass a method also used in advanced glamour. Ironically this form of shapeshifting while capable of interacting with the physical world certain base metals, namely the magnetic ones (iron, and yes silver,) disrupt the etheric energy level thus shattering the etheric body and revealing the person within.

  6. Andre says:

    shifting? This stuff is called illusion, mental disorder etc. Did you call it “shofting” to make it sound better?

  7. AlphaWerewolf says:

    And did you spell shifting wrong to seem less smart? Physical shifting is impossible but I have had a mental and phantom shift.

  8. josie says:

    That’s a good way to think about it.Oh, and can one of you werewolves out there bite me or turn me into a werewolf?PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I really want to become one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Karl says:

    All of this werewolf “shifting or miraculous changing” into a wolf or partial wolf and man could be true, and cannot. Its always a 50/50 on mythology. I personally think that Kate does have a point though. IF werwolves do exist, then there is a chance that they would have several possibilities in which to change through. Good Illustration Kate. I’ve had a couple of experiences like these myself. I’ve had the Phantom Shift several times last year. But that still doesn’t make me a werewolf. Thank you Kate. For you are a very smart, and intelligent person on werewolf mythology!

  10. Noctin Tilandir says:

    Hello. I have had many dreams of shifting from human to wolf, and I often experienced mental and phantom shifts. The “ears” almost became permanent to the extent where I keep having to check and make sure I didn’t change physically. I can immitate wolf-like sounds such as growling, barking (yes, wolves do bark), whimpering, yelping, and howling, and often yelp involuntarilly when I’m startled or when I get injured. I often have trouble controlling the “snarl-and-growl” reflex and even bit one of the dogs when it tried to bite me (I knew the dog was only playing, by the way). I mostly need help learning how to control it. If you have any suggestions, please say so!

  11. Blak werwolf says:

    werewolf aer alsome i love them

  12. Blak werwolf says:

    I have dream so meany times that i was a werewolf. people say that i was craze Becase i belive in werewolf is that way i am haveing dreams about them.

  13. cjf says:

    you forgot about the effects wolvesbayn has on were wolves it makes them change no matter what

  14. Wolfengod says:

    I have read the responses and most are lucid dreamers, and some a forethought of projection. I have seen the comments of Wolfsbayne and moon cycles, the moon has nothing to do with it unless you are insane and your blood is reacting to the magnetic forces. I thank you for the effort of writing this page and will defend your right to believe in it. As for the rest of you believing you are a werewolf does not make you one.

  15. Wolf lover :3 says:

    I’ve always wanted to be a vampire, but when I thought about it, being a vampire wouldn’t be very fun. Living forever? I wouldn’t want that. I mean, theres a meteor heading towards the Earth for goodness sakes. When it hits the Earth..Whats gonna happen? Vampires are gonna be floating in space?

    The second thing I always wanted to be was a werewolf. Which is still number 2. (I have a dream of being a wolf demon.) If I was (a wolf demon or) a werewolf, what would happen? Would I be completely out of control? Would I be able to control when I turn into wolf form or not? Maybe…Maybe being human for a while would be better, but I still want to be a werewolf. Maybe I should learn more about them first?…

    Are there different types of werewolves?

    I love wolves. They are my favorite animal. My friend thinks I’m crazy because I want to be a werewolf. I am sorda crazy, but again…She is the wierd one. I think shes crazy because she still wants to be a vampire. My friend and I… Lets just say that we are like twin sisters..

  16. Great info. Very useful.

  17. Francisco says:

    Ur lying i want to become a werewolf but dont know how

    Any help please

  18. Lucas says:

    Lol
    Yea :D!!!are U a werewolf?…

  19. melody ann says:

    I think this is all a lie

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