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 […]

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Keening, Lamenting, and the Grief Process

During the Summer Solstice and other liminal times of the year, it’s common for those who teeter between worlds to cross over. As my grandmother has just made this transition, I thought it appropriate to talk about the animist tradition of keening and lamenting. What are Keening and Lamentations? Some say keening and lamenting are […]

A Consecration Ritual

We consecrate our tools and ritual objects to dedicate them for spiritual and ritual work.

flower essences

Healing The Natural Easy Way with Flower Essences

I’ve got to tell you about my experience with Bach Flower Essences! It’s just too good to keep to myself. I wanted to acquaint myself with the energy of more trees, but some of them aren’t local to me. Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate so it’s not easy to be outside. I had the idea […]

Juicy Summer Solstice Recipes

The summer solstice is right around the corner, and food is an important part of celebration, so why not share some delicious ways to celebrate? Corn, squashes, watermelon, cantaloupe and stone fruits are perfect for this holy day. Check out these juicy summer solstice recipes that use these fresh, in-season foods.

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Celebrating Father’s Day When Your Dad Isn’t The Greatest Guy

Today is Father’s Day. Some of us are making joyous memories with our families. Some of us are trying to forget the wounds of our childhood and wishing we had different fathers. So how do you celebrate Father’s Day if your dad isn’t the greatest guy? Well, if you want to transform your past, read […]

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Magical Herbs for the Summer Solstice

We’ve been talking about magic a lot on Pan Society. Perhaps because we are upon one of the most magical times of the year, Summer Solstice. So, it’s a good time to talk about some of the magical herbs that are associated with this time of year. Getting to know the plants, their properties, and […]

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How To Practice Panism

So, you want to be an animist and you don’t know where to start. We’re glad you’re here. This article can help you on your journey! The first thing to know is that Panism is a lifestyle that flows from your beliefs. It’s not the beliefs themselves. So essentially, it’s a way to just be […]

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Responsible Group Ritual Leadership

Ritual space is sacred space. Leading group ritual requires responsibility. The leader’s job is to make sure that everyone who participates knows what is going on, is healthy enough to participate, and is appropriate for the group. Additionally, the leader needs to know what each person may bring into the group setting so that he […]

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Your Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer solstice is upon us! What are you doing for your summer solstice celebration? No clue? Don’t want a public drunken, rowdy bonfire? Here is a suggestion that will keep is sacred and simple. Plan Your Altar Prepare by gathering what you want for your altar. Think about what this time means for you. Summer […]

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Do No Thing

I was talking to a woman about my long drive to work, and she asked, “Do you listen to podcasts? Music?” When I told her no, she replied, “Do you plan your day?” Again I replied no. I could tell from the look on her face that she didn’t understand and thought I was wasting […]