Modern Animism - Pan Society, LTD

Living an Ordinary Sacred Life

Animism is an ordinary sacred thing. There is no enlightenment or Heaven at the end. You don't get status that elevates you above others. To have those things requires separateness. In a state of Oneness, nobody is any more enlightened than anyone else. No one...

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What You Want is Not for Sale

We live in a society where everything is a commodity. The belief is that everything can be bought for a price. Cars, homes, land, beauty, salvation, friendships, education, spirituality, happiness, and even love. In fact, we judge others by how well they are able to acquire...

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Living a Spiritually Debt Free Life

As a facilitator of past life regression, I can tell you that the number one thing that comes up in any session is spiritual debt or unfinished business. When you leave this world in debt, you don’t get a “get out of debt free” card....

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Let the World See You

Everything and everyone is interconnected. People whom westerners see as primitive often still have and live with this knowing. When you see others and let the world see you, you embody that knowing. What am I talking about? The movie Avatar displayed this beautifully. In one...

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You Can’t Think Your Way to Spirituality

Once there was a well known philosopher and scholar who devoted himself to the study of Zen for many years. On the day that he finally attained enlightenment, he took all of his books out into the yard and burned them all. ~Zen parable A lot...

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The Many Benefits of Ritual

There are many benefits of rituals. You just have to engage in them with an open heart to see for yourself. There is nothing superstitious or evil about it. It’s just a way to get in touch with yourself, your ancestors, and the universe. Rituals Help...

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Spirituality and Giving Too Much

There are a lot of religious teachings that support martyrdom. Giving up your life, sacrificing comfort, living in poverty in service to others are all seen as ways to sainthood – literally and figuratively. Many spiritual traditions teach that spirituality is free and services are...

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The Spirituality of Scars

If you want to know about the spiritual significance of scars, visit a battleground, a holocaust site, or any symbol of horror. I’ve been to Tuol Sleng, Culloden, and Wounded Knee. I hope to visit Auschwitz some day too. You might wonder what that has to do with spirituality. Aren’t...

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The Spirituality of Surfing

If anyone had ever told me that surfing was a spiritual pursuit, I would have said they were completely nuts. The spirituality of surfing? Bah! Funny, but it really is. I finally get why all those lonely guys in wet suits would be out riding the...

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