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 […]

ritual clothing

Making the Decision to Wear Ritual Clothing or Not

Sooner or later, most animists come to a point where they decide whether to wear ritual clothing or not. If you are contemplating this, here are some things you might want to consider. Why Ritual Clothing? Before we talk about why one might want to wear ritual clothing, let’s talk about why someone might prefer […]

rose water

Make Your Own Rosewater

Roses are here! If you are like me, you’re thinking now is the time to make your own rose water. If you’ve never done it before, don’t worry. It’s easy. And I will tell you how, but first let’s talk about why you want to. Benefits of Rose Water reduces skin irritation of eczema or […]

earth and sky meditation

Earth and Sky Meditation

Meditation doesn’t have to be long or hard. Here’s an easy, quick earth and sky meditation that can help you purge, ground, and connect. It is so beneficial that you may find you use it every day. Whenever you want to start the day right or get things back on track, step outside where you […]

Do I Have to Care for My Abusive Elderly Parent?

At Pan Society we often talk about elders in an idealized way, but we know life isn’t ideal. We don’t live in a perfect world. Life’s pretty messy. What happens when our elders are not nice people? Or maybe they are even toxic! So, what do you do when you have an abusive elderly parent? […]

dandelion jelly

How to Make Dandelion Jelly

I am sure you know about all the many medicinal and magical uses for everybody’s favorite herb, dandelion. But did you know you can also make dandelion jelly? Yep! It tastes like honey, so you can use it as a honey replacer and get all the yummy benefits of dandelions in your diet. And it’s […]

love is the foundation

Love is the Foundation for Modern Animism

Oops! I made a mistake. I don’t think I’ve ever talked about love. For me, like Spirit. it’s silent. It goes without saying because it’s everywhere. It’s in everything. Love is the foundation for modern animism, so it’s easy to not talk about it because I take it for granted. I assume that it’s something […]

boundaries of sovereignty

What Are the Boundaries of Sovereignty?

I get a lot of questions like: My boyfriend takes a long time to text me back. How should I feel about that? My wife hates that I see a therapist. Should I stop? My best friend gets a lot of support from her family. I don’t. Should I expect her to pay when we […]

pollinator garden

Why Your Pollinator Garden Doesn’t Have Many Butterflies and Bees

Did you plant a pollinator garden only to find out that the butterflies and bees didn’t come? Nobody wants to go to the trouble of creating a buffet only to find that no one eats. So here’s some tips to figure out why your pollinator garden doesn’t have many butterflies and bees. Let’s make this […]

elderberry syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

A couple years ago, few people knew what elderberry (Sambucus Nigra or Sambucus canadensis) syrup was. After a nasty flu season, I started to see it everywhere on mainstream grocery store shelves. Elderberry gummies, juice, teas, wine, capsules, jam, and lozenges are all the rage. Good news can’t be suppressed, so it’s no wonder the […]

corona virus

The Spiritual Purpose of the Corona Virus

Last night, to combat social isolation and give people peace of mind, Pan Society held a virtual intuitive practice session. Not surprisingly, all the questions revolved around the corona virus outbreak. While you might expect dire warnings of doom and gloom, the gathering was surprisingly heart-warming and inspiring. Here is what we learned about the […]