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benefits of animism

Seven Awesome Benefits of Animism

Contemplating adopting an animist practice, but want to know the benefits of animism? Each person's practice will vary widely so the benefits of animism are different from person to person. But I am happy to share the advantages that I experience. Animism Gives You a Deep...

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Are My Favorite Boots Alive?

Have you ever thought, "Are my favorite boots alive?" Lots of people claim to be animists, but stop short of believing that things that we think of as inanimate having a soul. From this perspective, computers, socks, and brooms aren't "living" or "conscious." But are they?...

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magical

Five Powerful Ways to Become Re-enchanted

If you want to really live an animist life, you need to become enchanted. It's absolutely essential. The animist world is holistic. The observable, rational, masculine reality overlaps with the feminine mystical, emotional, intuitive world. That is a world of myth and mystery that requires...

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rituals

Why We Don’t Videotape or Photograph Rituals

A listener wants to know why we don't videotape or photograph rituals. There are some exceptions to this rule, like weddings, but it holds true in most situations. Here's why. You're a Participant, Not a Spectator If you are a part of the ritual, you need to...

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problem with indigenous animism

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...

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