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 […]

autumn

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 […]

spiritual boundaries

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 […]

butternut squash

Two Butternut Squash Recipes for Autumn

Eating seasonally is one way to stay in tune with nature. Butternut squash is a great fruit to add to your autumn menus. It is high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. It has the added bonus of being low in calories, so this can help with weight loss. Here are two recipes to get […]

negativity

Moving Away from Negativity

Do we want to move away from negativity? You bet! Negativity is where dis-ease, fear, and pain live. Nobody wants that. However, in the animist world, everything has a rightful place. Darkness and light are compliments. They need each other to thrive. If this is the case, how do you know what’s negative? How do […]

be careful

Be Careful What You Listen To

I created a video a while back about asking great questions. If your questions don’t reflect what you really want to know, you can walk in circles not really getting anywhere. The compliment to that is to be careful what you listen to. If the source of your answers is tainted, not knowledgeable, unreliable, or […]

VIDEO: Rhythm and Connection

We’ve all been the new person to the ritual or drum circle but that should never stop us from participating. We learn by jumping in and trying.

ancestor day

How to Celebrate Ancestor Day

Ancestor Day kicks off on October 31. It happens when the veil between worlds is the thinnest and it’s easiest to speak with the souls of the departed. You can contact those whom you miss, and hide from those who weren’t the best in life. Be warned. All spirits of the Otherworld can come through- […]

ancestors stories

Why We Tell Our Ancestors’ Stories on October 31

Ancestor Day begins on the evening of October 31. Are you looking for something meaningful to do for Ancestor Day? Telling our ancestors’ stories is a great way to connect. Here’s how to get started.   Write it Down To get started, we’re going to write everything down. This my require some research, so if […]

ancestor deficit disorder

VIDEO: Could Ancestor Deficit Disorder Be The Cause of First World Problems?

I was recently introduced to this idea of Ancestor Deficit Disorder by author Steve Crandall. I thought it was an amazing look at the possible impact of divorcing our ancestors from our lives. Crandall lists the symptoms as follows. Symptoms of Ancestor Deficit Disorder low mood anxiety lack of wonder loss of individual destiny chronic cynicism […]

VIDEO: Charms, Amulets, & Talismans

Whether you’ve ever worn a cross or carried a lucky rabbit’s foot, you probably have some experience with charms, amulets or talismans. While we tend to consider them the same thing they are actually different. Charms are like rabbits’ feet or four-leaf clovers. They are small items that we usually carry in our pocket or […]