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A physical shift (or a P-shift, for short) is a physical change into another form. Of all the shifts, this is the most unproven, as nobody has come forward with hard evidence of a physical shift. In addition, many do not believe that it is possible to induce such a drastic physical change.(citation needed) Some communities, such as the Therian Temple use this term to instead describe an extreme Physiological shift.

To find more information of the process of physical shifting, a website has been posted with a compilation of various people's guides.

http://sites.google.com/site/shiftingdata/

Physical Shifts in LegendsEdit

Many legends tell of people who have the ability to turn into an animal. In Native American culture, Shamans of old are said to have been able to take on the form of creatures they shift into.

Fictional WerewolvesEdit

Fictional Werewolves are able to change into a wolf, or "Wolf-like creature", usually during the full moon.

CommunitiesEdit

There are several notable communities involved with physical shifting, which sprang to popularity around 2009. While no widespread solid proof has been shown on any of these sites, they remain with active communities. It is notable that even though these communities believe in full scale physical shifting, most if not all members do not believe in vampires or dragonkin.

Almost all therians in this category identify themselves with wolves, although there are a number of cats, dogs, and bears, respectively. Most of these sites are controlled by teenagers ranging from 14-19. Almost all leadership is held with leaders age 14-15. As the community is younger, some sites do not have amnesties that other major sites have, and some are run on completely free (albeit basic) website hosts. Also due to this fact, physical shifting communities are constantly plagued with roleplayers and impersonators.


Major PacksEdit

  • Razgriz Pack

Founded in 2008 by a male wolf therian, Razgriz pack was the most widely known online site dealing with physical shifting. At it's peak, it had over a thousand members. Later abandoned by the owner, it shifted control several times. It has now been relocated.

The site remains active. http://razgrizpack.com/

  • Pariah Pack

Founded as a child site of Razgriz when the original alpha left it, it was since abandoned by the owner. A new alpha pair was voted in, in 2011 and established a new site with more control over it. The current alpha is a female wolf therian and has been alpha since the new site was established. The male alpha has changed twice, and the space is currently vacant, although another is not likely to be voted in soon.

This site accepts all species of therian, and has a variety of theriotypes. Currently we have over 100 members from all walks of life and all different countries.

It is now one of the most active therian sites on the web.

This site remains active. http://pariahpack2.webs.com/

  • Reclusive Shadows Pack

Founded in 2010, the Reclusive Shadow pack was founded by a now ex-therian female who was unsatisfied with the condition of Razgriz Pack. Leadership has changed three times: from the original founder, later to a dog therian, and finally, another female dog therian.

The site remains active. http://reclusiveshadowspack.webs.com

  • Freedom Runners Pack

Founded in 2008, Freedom Runners was another major pack around the 2009 "boom" of physical shifters. Founded by a female wolf therian, the site has as well changed leadership several times. It is currently under the control of a relatively new male wolf therian, who has gained leadership simply from the fact of being friends with the leader.

The site remains semi-active. http://freedomrunnerspack.webs.com

  • Howling Jaws Pack

Founded by a female wolf therian, Howling Jaws was another therian website that had a long history of roleplaying problems. The site was assaulted several times with members carrying notions of prophesied Armageddon, Demi-Gods, and the like.

The site remains semi-active. http://howlingjaws.webs.com

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