living on a farm

Ten Things I Learned from Living on a Farm

Living on a farm is very different from living in the city. You’re a lot closer to the land and the cycle of life. Things are harder, take longer, and are also quieter. Lots of people say that it’s their dream, but is it really? Here are 10 things I’ve learned from living on a […]

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Mercury in Retrograde in a Nutshell

Maybe you’ve heard of Mercury in Retrograde before, but didn’t know what it meant or how it might affect you. Here’s the deal in a nutshell. What is Mercury in Retrograde? Mercury is the planet of communication. You might find this easy to remember by recalling that the Roman god, Mercury, was the one who […]

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How to Keep the Holy Days Sacred

The winter holiday season is over, and the holiday horror stories are rolling out. If you have some of your own, read on. See how to keep the holy days sacred so that this will be the last year of disasters. My holy days are always fabulous. I look forward to them every year and […]

animists are from venus

Non-Animists are From Mars, Animists Are From Venus

John Gray’s book, Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus, instantly connected with people. Gray made it obvious why men and women can sometimes have such a hard time connecting and understanding each other. In my world, the same thing can happen with animists and non-animists. It can feel like non-animists are from Mars, […]

cultural christmas

Observing a Cultural Christmas

Now is the time of year when we see all the comments about Christmas being a pagan holiday. Some say that Christmas observances should be abandoned. Some say a simple Winter Solstice observance is best. If you ask ten people, you will get ten answers. So, what’s a modern animist to do? You know, in […]

I am that

I Am That

Have you ever had your DNA analyzed? If so, you know that it can be a great way to realize “I am that.” “That”, of course, is everything. So, it can help you realize the Oneness that you already are. How? Recent Ancestral Story The first thing it does is illuminate your recent ancestral story. […]

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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 […]

spiritual boundaries

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 […]

negativity

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 […]