wheel of the year cheat sheet

Animist Wheel of the Year Cheat Sheet

If you’re new to animism and need a little help understanding the wheel of the year, don’t fret. This animist wheel of the year cheat sheet will help things to click so that you can get into the groove of the seasons. You will be coming up with your own ideas that suit your geography […]

night vigil

How to Hold a Night Vigil

We get a lot of requests for rituals. I get it. Lots of people want step-by-step directions and outward signs that they are practicing animists. The night vigil is a very flexible, common ritual that can be used for many purposes. Keep reading and I’ll explain how to do one. What is a Night Vigil? […]

liminal space

Exploring the Scary Doorways of Liminal Space

Doorways. The horizon. Midnight. The water’s edge. Stairwells. Elevators. Living in the covid pandemic. Cliffs. The mouth of a cave. New Year’s Eve. Equinoxes. Solstices. Rites of passage. Separation. Birth. Death.  These are all liminal spaces, or places of in between this and that. They are magical doorways of potential where ordinary boundaries don’t exist. […]

spring equinox

Spring Equinox Solo Ritual

Ready for spring? Want to welcome it with a spring equinox solo ritual, but don’t know how to do that yet? Here you go! Prepare Your Altar There are many ways to do this. This is not “the” way. I am just giving you some ideas to get you started. Feel free to deviate and […]

ground hog day

Bet You Didn’t Know Groundhog Day is Pagan

February 2 is Groundhog day. Here in the United States, it doesn’t seem particularly spiritual, but the tradition actually has earth base spirituality roots. In ancient times, agricultural cultures had to pay attention to the natural cycles. The sun and moon told them when it was time to do things they needed to do to […]

poetry

Poetry and the Promise of Spring

There are lots of themes with the Promise of Spring: fertility, rebirth, inhaling, receiving, remembering, cleaning, renewal, healing, smithcraft, calling in protection and prosperity, relighting the fires, and – poetry! Why poetry? Perhaps it’s because winter is often drab and feels like something to be endured. When life begins stirring as trees begin to bud, […]

holy days

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 […]

cultural christmas

Observing a Cultural Christmas

Now is the time of year when we see all the comments about Christmas being a pagan holiday. Some say that Christmas observances should be abandoned. Some say a simple Winter Solstice observance is best. If you ask ten people, you will get ten answers. So, what’s a modern animist to do? You know, in […]

ancestor day

How to Celebrate Ancestor Day

Ancestor Day kicks off on October 31. It happens when the veil between worlds is the thinnest and it’s easiest to speak with the souls of the departed. You can contact those whom you miss, and hide from those who weren’t the best in life. Be warned. All spirits of the Otherworld can come through- […]

dumb supper

VIDEO: Let’s Have a Dumb Supper

Have you ever wanted to have a nice quiet meal with your ancestors? Keep reading and you’ll see a way to make that happen. It’s Autumn. This is time to commune with our ancestors. And the amazing thing is so many cultures across the world felt the same way. This is following that Wheel of […]