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How to Have a Green Friday

Four a.m. wake ups. Shopper stampedes. Setting up camping tents outside the store. Fights. Black Friday horror stories mean many people want to opt out. Opt out of the buying, stress, and pressure. If this is you, read on. I’ll give you some tips on how to reinvent the kick off to the winter holiday […]

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What is Connection?

The Pan Society path of modern animism is sovereignty, connection, and Oneness, but what is “connection?” Yesterday it came to my attention that some people might not know. We have the post of the glossary of terms sticky posted on our blog to facilitate communication. Sometimes when someone says something, we are not talking about […]

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Why We Use Talking Circles (And You Can Too!)

Our path to modern animism at Pan Society is through cultivating sovereignty, connection, and Oneness. We host talking circles because it hits all three. How? Read on. What’s a Talking Circle A talking circle is an indigenous practice that is used by many groups for problem-solving, enhancing communication, and creating understanding. Participating in a talking […]

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How to Make a Healing Salve

It’s fall! Time to restock your herbal medicine cabinet. One of the easiest remedies to make is a healing salve. The skin is like a sponge. Whatever you put on it quickly enters the body. Healing salves are great for the skin. They can soothe dryness, irritation, heal wounds, and rashes. Healing salves can also […]

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Why Is Autumn So Hard?

I work as a therapist, and I can tell you that lots of people are asking “Why is autumn so hard?” right now. Autumn is a time of slowing down and letting go. If you look around, all the leaves are dying. The Earth is yielding up the last of her treasures in preparation for […]

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Animist Revival, Duality, and Spiritual Boundaries

I recently discovered that there is an animist revival happening! Lots of people who lost touch with their animist roots are now being drawn to reawaken this part of themselves. Mixed culture people are deepening their knowledge and practice of their animist side. Tribal people are benefiting and recoiling from this explosion. To navigate this […]

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Two Butternut Squash Recipes for Autumn

Eating seasonally is one way to stay in tune with nature. Butternut squash is a great fruit to add to your autumn menus. It is high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. It has the added bonus of being low in calories, so this can help with weight loss. Here are two recipes to get […]

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Moving Away from Negativity

Do we want to move away from negativity? You bet! Negativity is where dis-ease, fear, and pain live. Nobody wants that. However, in the animist world, everything has a rightful place. Darkness and light are compliments. They need each other to thrive. If this is the case, how do you know what’s negative? How do […]

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Be Careful What You Listen To

I created a video a while back about asking great questions. If your questions don’t reflect what you really want to know, you can walk in circles not really getting anywhere. The compliment to that is to be careful what you listen to. If the source of your answers is tainted, not knowledgeable, unreliable, or […]

VIDEO: Rhythm and Connection

We’ve all been the new person to the ritual or drum circle but that should never stop us from participating. We learn by jumping in and trying.