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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 […]

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Am I Having a Shamanic Initiation?- (Where Mental Illness Meets Spirituality)

According to the Journal of American College Health, a quarter of the American population suffers from mental illness. One in six Americans are on psychiatric drugs reports Scientific American. Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the USA, and treatment begins as early as age 14. In short, mental illness is a huge […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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.