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.

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Why We Tell Our Ancestors’ Stories on October 31

Ancestor Day begins on the evening of October 31. Are you looking for something meaningful to do for Ancestor Day? Telling our ancestors’ stories is a great way to connect. Here’s how to get started.   Write it Down To get started, we’re going to write everything down. This my require some research, so if […]

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VIDEO: Could Ancestor Deficit Disorder Be The Cause of First World Problems?

I was recently introduced to this idea of Ancestor Deficit Disorder by author Steve Crandall. I thought it was an amazing look at the possible impact of divorcing our ancestors from our lives. Crandall lists the symptoms as follows. Symptoms of Ancestor Deficit Disorder low mood anxiety lack of wonder loss of individual destiny chronic cynicism […]

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Cultivating Cultural Competency in Spirituality

On September 13, 2007, the The United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It says in part Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right not to be subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of their culture. If this is something that you believe in, it’s time to talk about cultivating cultural […]

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It’s Not About the Rituals

I get a lot of requests for rituals. That’s awesome. I am glad people are interested in this. I am happy to share rituals, but I’ve got to tell you something. Animism is not about the rituals. Did you know that one third of all lottery winners declare bankruptcy? Do you know why? I think […]

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Solo Ritual for the New Moon in Virgo

It’s the new moon in Virgo! It’s the perfect time to reboot. Ready? Here are some keywords for the energies that are in play now that can help you set your intention and go with the flow. Keywords New moon – new beginnings, plant new seeds, refocus, renew, regroup Virgo – perfectionism, service, analysis, communication, cool, […]

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Creating an Ancestor Veneration Practice

Modern people live in extreme disconnection from our ancestors. On the macro level, this extends to the plants, animals, and minerals. Many of us aren’t even aware of that detachment. But perhaps what makes an even bigger impact is the divorce of our own families. How many of us grew up without a father? How […]

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What’s Modern Animism?

The question “what’s modern animism” continues to come up. We’ve talked about it on the podcast, youtube channel, and on our facebook page a little. The more we share, the more questions come up that show there is more to clarify. So, here’s another stab at modern animism. Let us know what you think. Why […]

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Celebrating the Feast of Transformation

All Pan Society holy days are connected with the natural world – particularly the sun. The Feast of Transformation is an agricultural holy day that marks the beginning of the harvest season. It’s time to reap what we have sown. Indeed, the feast is a reaping of the hard work that went into planting this […]

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How To Draw Down the Moon

With the full moon lunar eclipse happening, you may be interested in learning how to draw down the moon. This is a full moon ritual that can be performed when you want to soak up the energy of the moon, send her gratitude, ask for her favor, or hear her wisdom. Since you are invoking […]