no rules

How to Live With No Rules

One of the hallmarks of Pan Society is that we have no dogma. But how do you live with no rules? How can you have a group identity without shared guidelines? That might sound like the ultimate climate for anarchy, lawlessness, and chaos. Another way to look at it is that it gives you the […]

fire altar

Creating Your Fire Altar

For some, particularly ladies, the favorite way for staying in tune with Nature is through the Moon. Others tune in primarily on the eight holy days. There is another really effective way to deepen the connection. That is through the elements. Summer is fire season. If it appeals to you, you may wish to have […]

easy mead

Easy Mead Recipe for Beginners

If you’re a beekeeper, you know that when the pollen flows, honey is not far behind. What can you do with all of that golden honey? Make mead, of course! Here’s an easy mead recipe for beginners. Now, this isn’t a connoisseur’s version. This is the backyard, home brew version. This is designed to get […]

reconciling with dark ancestors

Discover Life-Changing Ways to Heal Your Naughty Ancestors

We all have ancestors who are less than fabulous. For me, coming face to face with that is like looking at myself. After all, the ancestors are a part of us. And Shadow work is not easy. So here are some of member’s of my family’s rogue’s gallery. King John. Yes, that King John. (It’s […]


How to Be a Hero (Archetype)

The Hero is probably more important to American culture than any other archetype. Most of our immigrant ancestors came here with a dream of being the hero of their own life. They were escaping poverty, religious persecution, war, and famine. Many of them turned their fortunes around and were better off than before they arrived. […]

sacred space

Etiquette for Sharing Sacred Space | Modern Animism

As more and more newcomers delve into animism, it’s important to have a conversation about etiquette for sharing sacred space. By “sacred space” I mean formal and informal places of worship, rituals, and liminal space where the apparent world and the Otherworld meet. The latter could just be a meditation or moon circle. If you’re […]

animist bible

Why There Is No Animist Bible

More and more people are looking at animism as a potential spiritual home. Because many of them come from other religions or none at all, people are asking us for an no animist Bible. They want instructions, a template, or some type of guide for how to “do” animism. I get it. If that’s what […]

rose quartz

Open Your Heart with Rose Quartz

I have to admit, I have never been a fan of pink. And rose quartz never called to me until recently. Now all of a sudden, I can’t get enough of it. I have a rose quartz Orgone pyramid in my office, a rose quartz choker that I wear constantly, and a fat rose quartz […]

wine cap

Rebuild Your Soil with Wine Cap Mushrooms

If you have poor soil and want help from the garden store, they will test your soil sample. Then they will recommend a bunch of products and fertilizers to help you grow the plants that you want. However, these products won’t build soil. In the long term, they may degrade the soil further by continuing […]

relationship with the land

Nurturing Your Relationship With the Land

There are lots of reasons why modern people don’t have a relationship with the land. Most are city dwellers. For them, “land” is a public park or a small backyard rather than wide open spaces with no light pollution. Most Americans are immigrants, so our ancestral “home” is somewhere else. We don’t have family homesteads […]