animism

Stop sneering at Nevada: we've got Michael Heizer. For almost five decades, the internationally renowned Land Artist has etched, dug, plowed and excavated the state.
The similarity between animism and The Force isn't an accident. According to George Lucas, creator of the films, Joseph Campbell's
Our resident magical thinker makes sense of the year's most baffling craze.
In the Betwixt series, I talk a lot about Nature Spirit Allies. For many seekers, these allies are engaged through work with fetishes, or power items, as has become the phrase-of-the-day.
To watch an Apichatpong Werasethakul film is to be lulled into a dream state. His latest film, Cemetery of Splendour, which premiered at Cannes this week, immerses you in a surreal, and yet real, world on the line of wakefulness and sleep.
Then I went to the Death Market. It's not all gross gore -- I did find one living thing in the Witchdoctor market... Penny
Despite our best strides in incorporating a shamanistic worldview, we still look upon such bare demands as archaic or outmoded. By our keen intellect, we see ourselves as somehow beyond that base need.
Sure, part of that can be chalked up to dynamics. There's something magickal about group sacred space, particularly when
Uruz -- Auroch -- Any time the wild things show up, it's about to go big. An initiation is upon us. When we encounter this
Weather shamanism is all about balance -- not controlling rain or shine, but coming into concert with Nature in a way that
Othala -- property -- Remember that journey we took with Raidho last week? Well, we did it right! Over the last few weeks
This week, gently consider where soul sustenance has become rote. This is a bold undertaking from inside the comfort zone.
Normalization of the journey experience isn't failure. It's natural, it's progress, integration. The act of journeying is a relationship, not just the connections we make from it.
Take time to reflect on your healing story. Write it down, if it helps, or draw it, paint it. Express all of the feelings wrapped into your experience of the healing process, and know that in doing so, we all heal. We all move closer to wellness.
A growing pain in the maturation of neoshamanism is the instinct to heal everything, that where there is energy imbalance
To create and sustain soul healing we must bring some sort of awareness into everything that we do. When we decide that we want to heal, we must become active participants in that process.
In all, I took the off-road adventure, self-creating my own shamanic path without the guideposts and maps we are used to finding on spiritual quests, a feat common to many modern seekers on broken paths in this cultural melting pot.
--- "Bouncing is what Tiggers do best. -- Tigger, from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh Wandering out is our natural state of