One who studies the biology, culture and transmutation of lycanthropes,(werewolves). Most are slightly neurotic about becoming, meeting or being eaten by lycanthropes, and enlist in the study of lycanthropology to prepare for the worst case scenario. More experienced practitioners also delve into the psycho-spiritual phenomena of totemic obsession.
I met a lycanthropologist today, whilst wondering through the highlands. He looked like he could use a shave......
by Juniper Gnowell July 28, 2010
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One who studies the biology, culture and transmutation of lycanthropes, (werewolves). Most are slightly neurotic about becoming, meeting or being eaten by the creatures, and enlist in the study of lycanthropology to prepare for the worst case scenario. Medicinal (Wolfsbein), surgical and spiritual (exorcism) treatments have been developed but none of these can guarentee recovery. Experienced lycanthropologists have even sought answers through extending their study to metaphysics and therianthropy but as of yet no epistemological or pathological explaination for the phenomena has been uncovered. Thus lycanthropology, like its mysterious subject of study, continues to thrive beautifully.
In 1951, in the French town of Pont St. Esprit., nearly 135 people had to be hospitalized and 6 died from ergot poisoning after eating bread made from fungus infected rye. The victims had horrible visions of being attacked by tigers and snakes and of turning into beasts. Victims reported a 'terror of dark’ and ‘feeling that my body was not mine’) together with burning sensations (commonly known as St. Anthony’s fire ) in the extremities & the scalp. Leading Lycanthropologist's consider this episode to offer valuable incite into the natureof lycanthropy.
by Juniper Gnowell 2 September 05, 2012