photographer: Faris Munandar

Connecting to the Ancestors on May Day

May Day (May 1) is upon us. That means it’s a great time for connecting to the ancestors. How do we do that? Let’s take a look. Clean the Graves If you know who your dead people are and where they are, May Day is a great day to visit and clean the graves. Modern […]

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Seven Things I Learned from the Spring Retreat

The spring retreat is over. I laughed until my sides ached. My heart overflowed. Now I want to share some of the things I learned from spring retreat with you because I believe in sharing the wealth. Experience is the Best Teacher Tisha Michelle just did a video about how she taught people to make […]

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, […]

A Solo Ritual for the Promise of Spring

The Promise of Spring happens half way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. The actual day varies a little from year to year. In 2019, it happens from sundown on February 3 to sundown on February 4. Although all days are sacred, we mark the 8 holy days to remind ourselves to step […]

Aging in an Animist World

I was at a family function recently when a child said to me with the typical unfiltered honesty that only a child can muster, “I don’t like your grey hair. It makes you look old.” Ooh, snap! I could have taken this as an opportunity to be hurt or offended or to teach him about […]

Embracing the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is a wonderful moment in the year that is pregnant with possibility! It’s the time between death and rebirth. What a fabulous time to sink into a state of mindfulness to intentionally create what is to come in your life for the following year. Think of it this way. Imagine that you’re […]