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New Moon in Gemini Solo Ritual

Don’t have a moon circle near you? No worries! Here is a new moon ritual for the June 3, 2019 that you can do alone. While June 3 at 5:02 a.m EST is the optimal time for this, you can do it a day ahead to about to two days after to take advantage of […]

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What Does This Mean? Definitions for the Curious.

As we get more and more questions from curious listeners about animism, it became obvious that we need some sort of data base for definitions so that we can communicate clearly. This page will continue to grow. Please use it as a starting point to keep the discussion going. Agnostic– a person who neither believes […]

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Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

It might not seem logical for Memorial Day to be something that animists observe. We already have two ancestor days – Ancestor Day and May Day. Is honoring our fallen soldiers a spiritual practice or a personal one? Is it appropriate to honor soldiers at all? If you have these thoughts, read on and see […]

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Five Things You Might Not Know About Food

Most people are so removed from their food that there are many things you might not know about what we eat. The more you know, the better food choices you can make. Here are five things that could spark an interest in knowing more about your food. Chickens are Not Vegetarians I am always amazed […]

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Things Happen When You’re Quiet

This morning while on my walk, the forest was so silent. The carpet of pine needles kept my footsteps quiet. So, it was easy for me, and everything around me, to just Be. I was looking at the hollow of an old oak tree and almost didn’t notice it. I am not sure what caused […]

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If a Tree Falls and No One Hears It, Does It Make a Sound?

“I hope you have your hiking shoes on,” he said. I looked at him quizzically and responded, “Why, do I need them?” He replied, “There is a downed tree ahead. You can shimmy over it if you are adventurous, but I’d turn back.” Curious, I strode on. I could smell it before I saw it. […]

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Am I a Shaman?

Have you read or heard something and now you are asking yourself, “Am I a shaman?” You are the final authority on your reality. No one can answer that question for you, however, let me provide you with some things to think about that might help to make this clearer. What Is a Shaman? “Shaman” […]

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The Lotuses are Here!

Have you seen the lotuses returning? They are here, popping their beautiful heads out of the mud. Lotuses are considered sacred flowers in the East and Middle East. They symbolize Man’s spiritual path. They  grow in the mud, flower during the day, retreat at night, but are reborn with the sun looking fresh and clean […]

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It’s Mulberry Season!

As I was walking through the woods, I stumbled upon a mulberry tree full of fat, juicy, ripe berries. I was instantly transported back to elementary school where a mulberry tree stood in the corner of the schoolyard. At recess near the end of the year, my friends and I would sneak off to the […]

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Honeysuckle, Nature’s Perfume

I walked outside today and smelled Nature’s perfume, honeysuckle. Something so sweet invites you to see if it tastes as good as it smells. When I was a kid, we used to suck the nectar out of the flowers. If it was good enough for bees, hey, it’s good enough for us. But there is […]