grow mushrooms

It’s Fall! Time to Grow Mushrooms!

It’s fall! Flowers and trees are dying back, but this doesn’t mean it’s time to stop gardening. No! It’s time to grow mushrooms! If you have a 10 x 10 shady spot, you can grow mushrooms. Why Grow Mushrooms It’s Fun There is something very satisfying about watching life unfold. First there was nothing. Then […]

do I have a soul mate

VIDEO: Do I Have a Soul Mate?

By far the most common question that I’m asked is “Do I have a soul mate?” You will get a different answer depending upon who you ask. My response is based on my experience as a past life regressionist and animist.     In my work, about 50% of people come in because they have […]

calling to the ancestors

VIDEO: Calling to the Ancestors Song

If you’re new to animism you might be wondering what to do at your ancestor altar. Maybe you wonder what you’re going to do for this upcoming Ancestor Day. Today I have a song for you for calling to the ancestors. You can use it on Ancestor Day, at your altar in the mornings, when […]

dumb supper

VIDEO: Let’s Have a Dumb Supper

Have you ever wanted to have a nice quiet meal with your ancestors? Keep reading and you’ll see a way to make that happen. It’s Autumn. This is time to commune with our ancestors. And the amazing thing is so many cultures across the world felt the same way. This is following that Wheel of […]

tinctures and extracts

How to Make Tinctures and Extracts

Tinctures and extracts are great ways to prepare natural medicines and store them for later use. They are easy and usually inexpensive to make. Making your own medicines is also a great way to learn about the natural world around us. This can help deepen your animist practice. What’s a Tincture or Extract? Before we […]

poultice

How to Make a Poultice

Writing an article about how to make a poultice has been on my to do list for a long time. Yesterday I was stung by at least six wasps. My feet, ankles, and legs are swollen so that I can’t walk. And since I am using poultices to get the swelling down, I thought it […]

teas, tisanes, and decoctions

Making Teas, Tisanes, and Decoctions

It’s fall! Last chance to harvest ingredients for your natural medicine chest. As the weather gets colder, it’s time to enjoy hot drinks too. So here are instructions for making teas, tisanes, and decoctions so that you can use them as daily medicine. But first some definitions. tea – technically tea is the dried and […]

heather lore

Heather Lore, Magic, and Healing

It’s not the season for heather, but we just got back from Wales where there was such a profusion of it that I wanted to share. To get started, here is some heather lore you can use for magic and healing. Latin name: Calluna vulgaris Folk or Common names: Common Heather, Ling, Scottish Heather Ruler: […]

libra new moon ritual

Libra New Moon Ritual

September 28, 2019 is a Libra super moon. Animism is a call to live in the wheel of life. Doing a Libra new moon ritual will help us do just that! What’s This Mean? “New”¬†either refers to when the moon is not visible in the sky or when you see the first slivers of light […]

equinox

Are You Flowing With the Equinox Energy?

Whew! Was that some equinox! I want to share a bit about my equinox experience so that people who are new to modern animism can see how living in the wheel of life might show up for them. When you know what to look for, it can be easier to spot how you are already […]