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
A divine life-force energy permeates the natural world. In some cultures this is called chi, others prana or awen; in ancient Japan, that energy was given definition with kami. The indigenous faith of Japan, Shinto, is not unlike other shamanic traditions found among human cultures.… Read More