definitions

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 […]

ancestor veneration

Creating an Ancestor Veneration Practice

Modern people live in extreme disconnection from our ancestors. On the macro level, this extends to the plants, animals, and minerals. Many of us aren’t even aware of that detachment. But perhaps what makes an even bigger impact is the divorce of our own families. How many of us grew up without a father? How […]

ageism in spirituality

Ageism in Spirituality

It’s time to confront ageism in spirituality. To have true connection, we have to value our Elders and include them in our lives. Modern society marginalizes older people. “We don’t value you” and “We don’t want to be you” is hidden in our language, advertising, and behavior. Here is what I mean: Advertisers use the […]

modern animism

What’s Modern Animism?

The question “what’s modern animism” continues to come up. We’ve talked about it on the podcast, youtube channel, and on our facebook page a little. The more we share, the more questions come up that show there is more to clarify. So, here’s another stab at modern animism. Let us know what you think. Why […]

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Let Nature Revive the Poet In You

A poet lives in us all. He’s a part of childhood who sees the world through magical eyes. He brings it to light with his words. If you have lost this magic, let Nature revive the poet in you. To be a poet is to see little things. Life’s many joys are sometimes subtle. We […]

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Celebrating the Feast of Transformation

All Pan Society holy days are connected with the natural world – particularly the sun. The Feast of Transformation is an agricultural holy day that marks the beginning of the harvest season. It’s time to reap what we have sown. Indeed, the feast is a reaping of the hard work that went into planting this […]

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Six Ways that Mung Beans Boost Your Health

I’m always quoting Hippocrates. “Let food be your medicine and medicine your food.” Choosing healthy foods slowly nourishes your body and keeps it looking and feeling good throughout your life. Some food pack a great punch, giving you more bang for your buck. Mung beans are definitely a great example of that. So let’s look […]

ethics in divination

Ethics in Divination

If you engage in divination- either as the practitioner or client- you have to consider ethics. Ethics? In divination? Yes, ethics always play a role in every aspect of life. Before we can talk about that, let’s first define divination. For most people, divination means the practice of seeking information from supernatural means. For some […]

vengeful god

How Can You Believe in a Vengeful God?

We ask for questions, we’ve got them! The most recent one comes from a Christian. He wants to know “How can you believe in a vengeful God?” He specifically talks about God sending people to burn in a pit of fire for eternity for either sinning or not believing in him. If you have this […]

spiritual not religious

Comparing Panism to “Spiritual Not Religious”

I often get the question, “What’s the difference between Pan Society and Spiritual Not Religious?” We have more in common than differences, however, here is a break down of what I see. These are generalizations because groups value individuality. So there is a lot of diversity in both. Spiritual not religious tends to be a […]

awakening

Fourteen Signs That You’re Having an Awakening

What does awakening look like? Would you know if it happened to you? If you are feeling a little loopy and are not sure what’s going on, you could be in the midst of an awakening. If you are feeling a little loopy and are not sure what’s going on, you could be in the […]