Modern Animism - Pan Society, LTD

september second

Something set the energy swirling. I don’t know what it was, could have been anything. But somewhere, somehow, something appeared. The chord of Tao intoned. She was a brief and beautiful thing, full of swirls and bangles. I’m fascinated by migratory birds, how they know how to...

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Things That Happen When You Draw

First, you pick up a pencil. Seems obvious, but this is the step where most people falter. Just begin. You may have a scene in mind, or you may not, doesn’t really matter. You trace a line, maybe straight, maybe a squiggle, then another. Create a little form. How does your little form connect to your heart? You just created an energy being. Ask it what it is.

Now the high strangeness begins. Let the energy you just shaped guide you as you add a bit, then another bit. It loves you – you are its daddy (or its mom) – and it wants to dance for you. It wants your attention, your love; it wants to make you happy. Allow.

Creating a Relationship with the Dead

Fall is upon us. It’s time when the dead roam the earth more freely (because there is more darkness after the fall equinox). And on the upcoming three day period (Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day), contact with the dead is easier. So this is when the dead come back to visit – particularly those who are in the in between state who have not fully crossed over. (These are the scary, possibly unhealthy dead).

It’s the perfect time to cultivate relationship with the dead. It’s something we don’t do well in this country because we don’t really do death. So, how do you have a relationship with the dead? It’s a great question. Let’s look first at why you’d want a relationship with the dead.

The Sacred, Mundane, and Profane

What’s the difference between the sacred, mundane, and profane? I’d say your point of view. All life is sacred. What makes it mundane is forgetting that so that what is commonplace loses its significance. What makes a thing profane is abuse.

Let’s look at sex for example. Sex is a magical process from which life begins. When you see a calf or baby being born, it’s hard to miss the wonder of it all. Yet, who among us hasn’t forgotten that when sex is readily available in the same way with the same person? The sex didn’t change. Our minds did.