Author:Laura

promise of animism

Examining the Promise of Animism

Someone recently asked me, "Why should I practice animism? What's in it for me?" That's a fair question given that some religions are based upon a god's promise. Some religions promise a place in the afterlife beside Him. Some promise eternal life in the spirit world....

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listening to the stones

Listening To The Stones

When we want to shed our sadness, release our longing, or heal our hurts, we tell it to the trees. When we need to find our center or gain in wisdom, it's time for listening to the stones. The stones are Elders of the earth. They've...

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thanksgiving

Planning Your Animist Thanksgiving

For many Thanksgiving is a dreaded holiday. Maybe they aren't on great terms with their family. Maybe Thanksgiving has negative connotations to it. It could be that past Thanksgivings were not pleasant affairs and there is no reason to believe that this year will be...

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moon invites you to dance

When The Moon Invites You to Dance

When the moon invites you to dance, do you do it? Last night the moon woke me from my warm, cozy slumber and invited me to dance. Skyclad, I stepped onto the moonlit balcony to receive kisses in the dewy, crisp air. There is something magical...

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keeping the afterglow

Keeping The Afterglow

You know that warm, glowy feeling that you get after having a deep, meaningful spiritual experience or coming home after a pilgrimage? It fades, doesn't it? It's amazing for a little while and then you feel it draining away bit by bit. Here are some...

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