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 […]

living on a farm

Ten Things I Learned from Living on a Farm

Living on a farm is very different from living in the city. You’re a lot closer to the land and the cycle of life. Things are harder, take longer, and are also quieter. Lots of people say that it’s their dream, but is it really? Here are 10 things I’ve learned from living on a […]

mercury retrograde

Mercury in Retrograde in a Nutshell

Maybe you’ve heard of Mercury in Retrograde before, but didn’t know what it meant or how it might affect you. Here’s the deal in a nutshell. What is Mercury in Retrograde? Mercury is the planet of communication. You might find this easy to remember by recalling that the Roman god, Mercury, was the one who […]

holy days

How to Keep the Holy Days Sacred

The winter holiday season is over, and the holiday horror stories are rolling out. If you have some of your own, read on. See how to keep the holy days sacred so that this will be the last year of disasters. My holy days are always fabulous. I look forward to them every year and […]

shamanic initiation

Am I Having a Shamanic Initiation?- (Where Mental Illness Meets Spirituality)

According to the Journal of American College Health, a quarter of the American population suffers from mental illness. One in six Americans are on psychiatric drugs reports Scientific American. Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the USA, and treatment begins as early as age 14. In short, mental illness is a huge […]

rowan

Rowan Full Moon Ritual

The rowan tree’s strongest energies are: protection against enchantment or manipulation, discrimination, astral travel, connection to ecstasy, universal unconditional love, higher consciousness, connection to the mystery, and gateways between this and that. As we are nearing the Winter Solstice, a liminal space between peak darkness back into light, the rowan will be our guide back […]

animists are from venus

Non-Animists are From Mars, Animists Are From Venus

John Gray’s book, Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus, instantly connected with people. Gray made it obvious why men and women can sometimes have such a hard time connecting and understanding each other. In my world, the same thing can happen with animists and non-animists. It can feel like non-animists are from Mars, […]

cultural christmas

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 […]

cut your chicken feed bill

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! […]

I am that

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. […]

thieves oil

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. […]