breaking up over religion

Breaking Up Over Religion

When you come out as animist, some relationships may end. Many spiritual paths say that theirs is the one and only way. Their history is “kill or convert” so they don’t tolerate or try to understand outsiders. This could lead to breaking up over religion. If this happens to you, here are some things to […]

heritage seeds

Why You Should Consider Planting Heritage Seeds

There are three different types of seeds: heritage seeds, hybrids, and GMO. Heirloom or heritage seeds (the terms are used interchangeably) are open pollinated. This means that they will either self pollinate or will be pollinated by birds, animals, wind or other natural means. The offspring will produce plants that are like the parents. In […]

ground hog day

Bet You Didn’t Know Groundhog Day is Pagan

February 2 is Groundhog day. Here in the United States, it doesn’t seem particularly spiritual, but the tradition actually has earth base spirituality roots. In ancient times, agricultural cultures had to pay attention to the natural cycles. The sun and moon told them when it was time to do things they needed to do to […]

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Poetry and the Promise of Spring

There are lots of themes with the Promise of Spring: fertility, rebirth, inhaling, receiving, remembering, cleaning, renewal, healing, smithcraft, calling in protection and prosperity, relighting the fires, and – poetry! Why poetry? Perhaps it’s because winter is often drab and feels like something to be endured. When life begins stirring as trees begin to bud, […]

living on a farm

Ten Things I Learned from Living on a Farm

Living on a farm is very different from living in the city. You’re a lot closer to the land and the cycle of life. Things are harder, take longer, and are also quieter. Lots of people say that it’s their dream, but is it really? Here are 10 things I’ve learned from living on a […]

mercury retrograde

Mercury in Retrograde in a Nutshell

Maybe you’ve heard of Mercury in Retrograde before, but didn’t know what it meant or how it might affect you. Here’s the deal in a nutshell. What is Mercury in Retrograde? Mercury is the planet of communication. You might find this easy to remember by recalling that the Roman god, Mercury, was the one who […]

holy days

How to Keep the Holy Days Sacred

The winter holiday season is over, and the holiday horror stories are rolling out. If you have some of your own, read on. See how to keep the holy days sacred so that this will be the last year of disasters. My holy days are always fabulous. I look forward to them every year and […]

shamanic initiation

Am I Having a Shamanic Initiation?- (Where Mental Illness Meets Spirituality)

According to the Journal of American College Health, a quarter of the American population suffers from mental illness. One in six Americans are on psychiatric drugs reports Scientific American. Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the USA, and treatment begins as early as age 14. In short, mental illness is a huge […]

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Rowan Full Moon Ritual

The rowan tree’s strongest energies are: protection against enchantment or manipulation, discrimination, astral travel, connection to ecstasy, universal unconditional love, higher consciousness, connection to the mystery, and gateways between this and that. As we are nearing the Winter Solstice, a liminal space between peak darkness back into light, the rowan will be our guide back […]

animists are from venus

Non-Animists are From Mars, Animists Are From Venus

John Gray’s book, Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus, instantly connected with people. Gray made it obvious why men and women can sometimes have such a hard time connecting and understanding each other. In my world, the same thing can happen with animists and non-animists. It can feel like non-animists are from Mars, […]