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Observing a Cultural Christmas

Now is the time of year when we see all the comments about Christmas being a pagan holiday. Some say that Christmas observances should be abandoned. Some say a simple Winter Solstice observance is best. If you ask ten people, you will get ten answers. So, what’s a modern animist to do? You know, in […]

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Cut Your Chicken Feed Bill to $0 With Composting

It’s fall. There isn’t much for free ranging chickens to eat now. Egg production is down too, so if you are paying for chicken feed, you’re putting money out without getting much back. So, you might be feeling the pinch. If you want to cut your chicken feed bill to $0 with composting, read on! […]

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I Am That

Have you ever had your DNA analyzed? If so, you know that it can be a great way to realize “I am that.” “That”, of course, is everything. So, it can help you realize the Oneness that you already are. How? Recent Ancestral Story The first thing it does is illuminate your recent ancestral story. […]

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Making Thieves Oil and Vinegar

We’re heading into cold and flu season. It’s a great idea to have some thieves oil and thieves vinegar on hand. Now is the time to make it. The Thieves Oil Story The thieves oil story goes back to the time of the plague. The Black Death killed thirty to sixty percent of Europe’s population. […]

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How to Have a Green Friday

Four a.m. wake ups. Shopper stampedes. Setting up camping tents outside the store. Fights. Black Friday horror stories mean many people want to opt out. Opt out of the buying, stress, and pressure. If this is you, read on. I’ll give you some tips on how to reinvent the kick off to the winter holiday […]

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What is Connection?

The Pan Society path of modern animism is sovereignty, connection, and Oneness, but what is “connection?” Yesterday it came to my attention that some people might not know. We have the post of the glossary of terms sticky posted on our blog to facilitate communication. Sometimes when someone says something, we are not talking about […]

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Why We Use Talking Circles (And You Can Too!)

Our path to modern animism at Pan Society is through cultivating sovereignty, connection, and Oneness. We host talking circles because it hits all three. How? Read on. What’s a Talking Circle A talking circle is an indigenous practice that is used by many groups for problem-solving, enhancing communication, and creating understanding. Participating in a talking […]

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How to Make a Healing Salve

It’s fall! Time to restock your herbal medicine cabinet. One of the easiest remedies to make is a healing salve. The skin is like a sponge. Whatever you put on it quickly enters the body. Healing salves are great for the skin. They can soothe dryness, irritation, heal wounds, and rashes. Healing salves can also […]

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Why Is Autumn So Hard?

I work as a therapist, and I can tell you that lots of people are asking “Why is autumn so hard?” right now. Autumn is a time of slowing down and letting go. If you look around, all the leaves are dying. The Earth is yielding up the last of her treasures in preparation for […]

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Animist Revival, Duality, and Spiritual Boundaries

I recently discovered that there is an animist revival happening! Lots of people who lost touch with their animist roots are now being drawn to reawaken this part of themselves. Mixed culture people are deepening their knowledge and practice of their animist side. Tribal people are benefiting and recoiling from this explosion. To navigate this […]