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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 […]

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The Promise of Spring Song

Now comes the Promise of Spring Prepare by purifying Go to the water, clean the house, Thank the spirits for their healing. Now comes the Promise of Spring The Earth is awakening Crocuses blossom through the snow Life is renewing. Now comes the Promise of Spring Raise your voices in singing All is possible with […]

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Animist Theme Movies

If you are new to animism and want to learn more about it, what better way than through pop culture? Movies/stories with animist themes can help explain a lot in an entertaining way in a short period of time. So, here are my picks. This isn’t an exhaustive list or even a list of the […]

photographer: Faris Munandar

Connecting to the Ancestors on May Day

May Day (May 1) is upon us. That means it’s a great time for connecting to the ancestors. How do we do that? Let’s take a look. Clean the Graves If you know who your dead people are and where they are, May Day is a great day to visit and clean the graves. Modern […]

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Three Simple Full Moon Rituals

Full moons are a time of purging, releasing, death and change. Imagine a pregnant moon in the sky. It’s as big as it can be. There is nothing left for it to do but die and get smaller. That’s the gist of full moon energy. It is the peak and inevitable fall. Since the sun […]

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Seven Things I Learned from the Spring Retreat

The spring retreat is over. I laughed until my sides ached. My heart overflowed. Now I want to share some of the things I learned from spring retreat with you because I believe in sharing the wealth. Experience is the Best Teacher Tisha Michelle just did a video about how she taught people to make […]