I should’ve listened to the fairy tales of my childhood. The stories my mother told came with a clear warning: a path can only be walked once. There are certain times in our lives when we happen upon a door to the Otherworld. We are… Read More
Across cultures, names are consistently recognized to carry not only meaning but power too. Magic is often thought to be spoken. A name is an extension of that magic.
The full moon of September is in Pisces, my favorite full moon of the year. It’s also known as the Wine Moon. As the equinox comes and goes, now is the time to preserve the fruit harvest of summer – and wine or juice is… Read More
From the embroidered linen the woman emerged in full color. She was ethereal, unbound, and almost glowing with light. Her hair was dark brown with the front gathered into little burlap-like ribbons, and her dress was a gorgeous shade of blue. She was very simple in appearance, humble even, and smiled at me.
Many of us feel helpless as we face these complex problems. Natural disasters are frightening because they exist beyond our control. But an animist, neo pagan mindset can help make sense of these events.
I’m not sure what keeps drawing me back to animism. People have described the call as a profound connection, a comfort, a sense of holiness. Wandering any mossy forest or looking up at the cliffs of a waterfall, I do feel those things. Yet I… Read More
The whole of nature is sacred, but is sectioned into kingdoms, parts, biomes, and ecosystems that are honored as part of the greater whole. The ancient gods are typically associated with one or more of these parts. Sometimes they are honored entire bioregions and other… Read More
Their glorious burst of beauty in bloom is indeed short lived, but returns next year with even more to bare.