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What Does This Mean? Definitions for the Curious.

As we get more and more questions from curious listeners about animism, it became obvious that we need some sort of data base for definitions so that we can communicate clearly. This page will continue to grow. Please use it as a starting point to keep the discussion going. Agnostic– a person who neither believes […]

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Things Happen When You’re Quiet

This morning while on my walk, the forest was so silent. The carpet of pine needles kept my footsteps quiet. So, it was easy for me, and everything around me, to just Be. I was looking at the hollow of an old oak tree and almost didn’t notice it. I am not sure what caused […]

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Am I a Shaman?

Have you read or heard something and now you are asking yourself, “Am I a shaman?” You are the final authority on your reality. No one can answer that question for you, however, let me provide you with some things to think about that might help to make this clearer. What Is a Shaman? “Shaman” […]

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Animist Theme Movies

If you are new to animism and want to learn more about it, what better way than through pop culture? Movies/stories with animist themes can help explain a lot in an entertaining way in a short period of time. So, here are my picks. This isn’t an exhaustive list or even a list of the […]

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Hearty Stew to Rebuild Your Postpartum Body

It takes a lot of energy to make a baby! That can leave a new mom depleted. Caring for a newborn makes it even worse – especially if Mom’s breastfeeding. Since babies have to be fed every few hours, the months of no sleep can lead to postpartum depression. Soups and stews are nutrient dense […]

Seven Ways We Block Our Path to Oneness

Oneness is a natural state of being. Fear and social conditioning creates separation almost from the time we take our first breath. Knowing how we block our path to oneness can help us undo this programming and get back on track. Let’s look at the top seven ways we do this. Judgment Judgment always creates […]

Five Myths About Animism

Animism isn’t one thing. It changes based upon the culture and the person that embraces it. However, there are lots of misinformation and myths about animism that can make it appear scary to those who don’t understand it. Let’s take a look. We worship our ancestors Ancestor veneration is not the same as worship. It’s […]

Four Spring Equinox Altar Ideas

If you are a solo Pan practitioner who is just getting started, you may wish for some help creating your spring equinox altar. If so, this is just for you! Here are four spring equinox altar ideas. Set Your Intention Everything begins with an intention. Some themes of spring are things like renewal, birth, rebirth, […]

How to Engage in Hospitality as a Spiritual Practice

When I was little, we knew who our neighbors were. We had neighborhood block parties. If someone was having a barbeque, you could almost always be assured of someone offering you food if you were hungry. People sat outside on the porch on hot summer nights talking nonsense for hours. These days everyone is inside […]

Living an Ordinary Sacred Life

Animism is an ordinary sacred thing. There is no enlightenment or Heaven at the end. You don’t get status that elevates you above others. To have those things requires separateness. In a state of Oneness, nobody is any more enlightened than anyone else. No one is higher or lower. We just Are. Modern animism doesn’t […]