spiritual healers

Ethics for Spiritual Healers

If you engage in some form of spiritual healing- either as the practitioner or client- you have to consider ethics. Ethics? For spiritual healers? Yes, ethics always play a role in every aspect of life. All too often, this gets overlooked because many practitioners are not regulated and have no body overseeing their work. I […]

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The Surprising Problem With Indigenous Animism is…

I had an interesting conversation with someone recently about the problem with indigenous animism. It was illuminating because it highlighted some misconceptions that are easily cleared up. Let’s take a look. It’s a Utopia Some people have this romantic point of view that indigenous people were living in harmony with Nature and themselves before the […]

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Respecting the Darkness in the Spirit World

Someone recently came to me with a story about how he was planning to battle the Darkness. That story told me it was time that we shared some thoughts about respecting the Darkness. What’s the Darkness? But first, a definition. What do I mean by “Darkness?” Do I mean things that are unseen? Evil? Energies […]

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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. […]

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Four Spiritual Self Checks to Keep You On Track

If you are a growth oriented person (and I recommend it so that you can grow into a helpful elder), you’ll want to do spiritual self checks once in a while. A spiritual self check is a “how am I doing?” moment.  You can do them periodically to make sure you’re on track. You can […]

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How to Really Love Your Space

A pretty white cottage with a circular driveway lined with flowers sits along the road to town. I don’t drive past it often, so I was surprised when I saw it looking grey and forgotten one day. It seemed to happen over night – like the life just went out of it. And the “for sale” […]


How to Stop Othering and Start Belonging

Are you engaging in “othering?” We all do it sometimes. Many of the ways we do it are unintentional. Sometimes we even do it when we’re coming from a good hearted place. Regardless of why, it’s destructive. It creates separation that takes us out of a place of compassion, love, and belonging. Why Do We […]

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How to Live With No Rules

One of the hallmarks of Pan Society is that we have no dogma. But how do you live with no rules? How can you have a group identity without shared guidelines? That might sound like the ultimate climate for anarchy, lawlessness, and chaos. Another way to look at it is that it gives you the […]

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Creating Your Fire Altar

For some, particularly ladies, the favorite way for staying in tune with Nature is through the Moon. Others tune in primarily on the eight holy days. There is another really effective way to deepen the connection. That is through the elements. Summer is fire season. If it appeals to you, you may wish to have […]

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Easy Mead Recipe for Beginners

If you’re a beekeeper, you know that when the pollen flows, honey is not far behind. What can you do with all of that golden honey? Make mead, of course! Here’s an easy mead recipe for beginners. Now, this isn’t a connoisseur’s version. This is the backyard, home brew version. This is designed to get […]