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Pan Society Mythology Explained

Although the title of this post is “Pan Society Mythology Explained,” that’s rather a grand ambition. What I hope this article does is give a broad overview of the Pan Society world. Those who are new to animism may be confused by the lack of stories. Hopefully this makes it easier to understand. Keep in […]

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Independence is Spiritual! How Are You Celebrating Your Independence?

Independence is spiritual? What? How? What does independence have to do with spirituality? If those are your thoughts, read on! Modern animism is a holistic spiritual path. It puts sovereignty, or independence, at the bottom of the pyramid. I know lots of faith focus on community, or togetherness. We do too, but in order to […]

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What Are Good Are Mosquitoes?

Children are so perceptive! They say the smartest things. I was telling some children about how everything is sacred and needs to be respected. One of them raised his eyebrows and said, “What good are mosquitoes?” Awesome question! I can see why people might not like them. They were attacking me just this morning on […]

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What the Heck is Going On With this Crazy Energy?

Have you ever had one of those days or string of days when you are wondering what the heck is going on?  It’s like there is crazy energy all around you. Maybe your day just seems wonky and nothing is going right. Or other people around you seem to be in a daze. If this […]

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When Do We Observe the Holy Days?

We received a question about when do we observe the holy days. There is a list on our website here, but as you can see, there are a range of dates offered in most cases. It can get a little confusing, so I will break down the reasons below. You can use this to decide […]

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Please Stop Using the Term “Shamanism”

Please stop using the term shamanism. The word “shamanism” makes it seem like there is only one type or one process. It’s confusing, meaningless, and waters down something wonderful and complex that is steeped in tradition and culture. Consider cakes. Cake is everything from a three tiered wedding cake with pounds of buttercream frosting and […]

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Keening, Lamenting, and the Grief Process

During the Summer Solstice and other liminal times of the year, it’s common for those who teeter between worlds to cross over. As my grandmother has just made this transition, I thought it appropriate to talk about the animist tradition of keening and lamenting. What are Keening and Lamentations? Some say keening and lamenting are […]

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How To Practice Panism

So, you want to be an animist and you don’t know where to start. We’re glad you’re here. This article can help you on your journey! The first thing to know is that Panism is a lifestyle that flows from your beliefs. It’s not the beliefs themselves. So essentially, it’s a way to just be […]

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Your Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer solstice is upon us! What are you doing for your summer solstice celebration? No clue? Don’t want a public drunken, rowdy bonfire? Here is a suggestion that will keep is sacred and simple. Plan Your Altar Prepare by gathering what you want for your altar. Think about what this time means for you. Summer […]

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Enjoying the Beauty of the Trumpet Vine

Have you seen the profusion of trumpet vines (Campsis radicans)? These amazingly bright flowers drip beautifully from above bringing an abundance of hummingbirds with them. But other animals benefit from them too. White tailed deer eat them. Birds make their nests in the leaves. The American goldfinch eats the seeds. Ants, bees, and butterflies eat […]